Best Practice

22 12 Best-Practice Best Practice


  • Unlocking the problems of centralisation

    By Heather Jameson | September 21, 2017

    As the UK prepares to leave the EU, Core Cities chair Cllr Judith Blake tells Heather Jameson what cities have to offer on the economy, democracy and devolution in a post-Brexit world.

  • Tackling loneliness with technology

    By Graham Allen and David Rees | September 7, 2017

    Graham Allen and David Rees reveal how a recent project in Hampshire has shown how digital technology can help address the growing problem of chronic loneliness for the elderly.

  • Training up the leaders of tomorrow

    By Andrew Muter | September 5, 2017

    Andrew Muter talks about the unique approach Newark and Sherwood DC and its surrounding authorities are taking to develop talent.

  • Working together to bring CSE justice in Newcastle

    By Heather Jameson | September 5, 2017

    In the wake of the shocking sexual exploitation cases in Newcastle, Heather Jameson talks to Pat Ritchie, the council's chief executive, about the challenges of working effectively with police, supporting victims and preventing future crimes.

  • East Ayrshire’s big journey

    By Fiona Lees | August 30, 2017

    Fiona Lees charts the progress of East Ayrshire Council’s award-winning transformation strategy, which has not only maintained vital services, but forged new relationships with the community.

  • From wasteland to playground – it’s the rebirth of Lee Valley

    By Shaun Dawson | August 30, 2017

    Fifty years since the creation of the Lee Valley Regional Park and the authority that is responsible for it, Shaun Dawson explains how partnership working with local authorities has been crucial for the park’s development.

  • Building a better community in Bolsover

    By Ann Syrett | August 22, 2017

    Ann Syrett reveals how Bolsover DC has worked with partners to turn previous negative news coverage on its head and build resilience in its communities.

  • Marketing and communicating ‘place’

    By Jon-Paul Hedge | August 21, 2017

    Exeter City Council is taking a different approach to resident engagement. Jon-Paul Hedge outlines why he moved from newspaper editor to public sector and how marketing and communicating place is his new mantra.

  • The power of data

    By Stewart Eldridge | August 11, 2017

    Stewart Eldridge discusses with key figures the way local authorities have been making the most of quality, comprehensive data to deal with the challenge of delivering efficient, quality services.

  • Navigating the skills and local economic growth quandary

    By Martin Swales | August 2, 2017

    The recent launch of the SOLACE paper, Skills and Local Economic Growth, had one clear message: only by maximising skills outcomes can we successfully grow local economies, writes Martin Swales.

  • Shaping Oldham’s economic future

    By Tom Stannard | August 2, 2017

    Oldham has a long-term masterplan which will act as a catalyst for regeneration across five town centres. The partnership between private and public sectors will be worth an additional £50m a year to the town’s economy, as Tom Stannard explains.

  • Opening new doors

    By Beatrice Cingtho-Taylor | August 2, 2017

    Managing demand for homelessness services is a growing issue for local authorities. Havering has taken significant measures to be prepared, and as Beatrice Cingtho-Taylor says, others need to follow.