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‘Postcode lottery’ in councils’ use of new ASB powers

The Manifesto Club has found that less than 10 per cent of councils have a policy in place that specifically deals with Community Protection Notices.

Lockdowns have had positive impact on local democracy

The SCT has said that the coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions imposed on local government business have had a positive impact on local democracy.

Lib Dems win Chesham and Amersham by-election

The Liberal Democrats have won the parliamentary constituency of Chesham and Amersham, taking the formerly safe seat from the Conservatives in a by-election.

Councils need to be at heart of levelling up ambitions

Placing councils at the heart of the government’s levelling up ambitions would help create job and career opportunities where they are most needed.

Capital’s consumption-based emission reductions too slow

Consumption-based emissions by London boroughs have declined on average over the last two decades but there is still much more work to do.

Local leadership crucial in climate change challenge

Councils have a significant role to play to support and advance on the UK’s net zero ambitions in partnership with government, industry and communities.

Let councils sharpen commercial edge to level up locally

Councils should have the confidence to engage in well-run commercial activity that benefits residents and improves local public services.

£16 million to support young people with a social worker

Children with a social worker in England will benefit from further dedicated support in school and at college to help level up their outcomes in education.

 GB Features

Playgrounds essential in children’s recovery from lockdown

Mark Hardy looks at the importance of playgrounds in creating active environments for children as they return to a more familiar school/home balance

Public finance as a steward of inclusive green growth

A mix of regulation, economic incentives and engagement with the investment community are needed to facilitate a fairer future green economy, writes Jeffrey Matsu

How to improve cyber security in local government

Many of the most significant cyber security challenges are surmountable with a layered security strategy, writes Mark Scott

How technology brings us closer to a greener planet

The path to clean city air: Can smart cities help contribute to a better, cleaner environment? Sascha Giese explores

Media City UK, Manchester

What should the eight newly elected metro mayors focus on to help their cities build back better? Andrew Carter explores

Mental health at work: the runaway issue that mustn’t get away from us

Will business as usual dominate the workplace agenda once more as restrictions ease? Adrian Wakeling, Senior Policy Adviser at Acas, discusses

 Events

09/12/2021

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

Event Diary

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

Supplier Profiles

Coltraco Ultrasonics

Coltraco Ultrasonics is an award-winning British designer & manufacturer of ultrasonic safety

Eastcote Sign & Display Ltd

Eastcote Sign & Display Ltd is a London sign manufacture based in Wembley.