Best Practice

Not laid back about leisure

By Sohail Munawar | September 21, 2017

Slough BC is investing more than £58m in its new leisure strategy. Cllr Sohail Munawar explains the motivations behind the policy and the wider role sport and physical activity has to play in urban renewal.

  • A culture shock for Aylesbury Vale

    By Andrew Grant | September 13, 2017

    As part of its transformation programme, Aylesbury Vale DC asked all its staff to reapply for newly designed job roles in the pursuit of a single vision. Andrew Grant explains why.

  • Thinking business

    By Jason Longhurst | August 23, 2017

    Jason Longhurst explains how Central Bedfordshire Council's commercial thinking has helped to attract businesses to the area, create jobs and allowing the council to reinvest in services.

  • Councils need to lead regeneration projects

    By Teresa Lane | August 30, 2017

    When budgets are tight and markets are volatile, how can councils generate funding and mitigate risk to deliver what’s best for their districts? Teresa Lane explains.

  • Keeping family first

    By Yvette Stanley | August 16, 2017

    Yvette Stanley explains how Merton LBC and its partners have rallied to support a Syrian refugee family that has recently been resettled in the borough, and claims the work can be replicated elsewhere.


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