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These essays provide an insight into the current thinking on the future of mayors and local government. The essays here are persuasive, yet despite the strong differences of opinion, we can begin to see the potential for some kind of consensus for the future.
If we can protect our environment locally – if small sustainable communities can be formed – then there is no reason that these models cannot go on to protect nationally and globally.
Way out in Gateshead (WinG) trains young people to become voluntary instructors in outdoor settings – contributing to all five ‘Every Child Matters’ outcomes.
This document is a an attempt at synthesising the ideas and suggestions made by a leading group of experts from the second session. They are categorised according to themes which emerged during the discussion.
The Innovation Council was set up in to look into the work of local Councils, and to come up with innovative new ideas for them to adapt and adopt to their own individual areas. We assembled a group of eighteen senior figures from local government, business, NGOs and environmental experts in order to discuss the underlying principles for achieving a model environmentally sustainable Council.
This is a summary of the topics covered at the roundtable discussion hosted by Localis and the Audit Commission on the 15th October 2008, attended by James Morris, Steve Bundred, Greg Smith, Tom Fairhead, Emer Coleman, Prof Jean Hartley, Peter Gilroy, Dr Su Maddock, Crispin Moor, Rhodri Davies, George Lee, Roger Gough and Tom Shakespeare.
This booklet by Localis and the Conservative Councils Innovation Unit which aims to highlight some of the good work happening within Conservative controlled Councils at the local level. This publication has contributions from Council Leaders, the private sector and the voluntary sector
This report focuses on the major strategic issues that Boris Johnson is facing in his first term in office. The analysis is covered in 7 chapters written by some of the leading London experts and commentators.
What are the qualities of a sucessful council leader? Stephen Greenhalgh argues that the orderly, rational skills of a manager are essential – but not enough.
Tim Palmer and Glyn Gaskarth argue that there is a better way: an innovative model of ‘federal’ county government.