Breckland goes it alone in wake of strategic partnership end
Breckland DC has failed to convince another Norfolk district to join it in a new strategic partnership after its deal with South Holland DC ended.
Councils receive funding for data sharing projects
Vulnerable children and families will receive better support after a new fund was created to improve how data is shared between partners.
Supporting the most vulnerable in Herts
Hertfordshire CC is investing £9.6m to support its most vulnerable residents in overcoming the repercussions of the pandemic. Scott Crudgington explains why the council is determined to remain ‘a county of opportunity’ for all.
An opportunity to build back from the ground-up
With lockdown restrictions still in place and post-COVID economic recovery just getting started, now more than ever strong leadership from the public and private sector is needed to deliver at a local level, says Anne Boyd.
Lincolnshire districts join forces in new partnership
Three Lincolnshire district councils have announced they will form a new strategic partnership.
Pandemic made councils 'more responsive' to charities, survey finds
The pandemic has helped improve the relationships and collaboration between local authorities and charities, according to new research.
South Holland and Breckland to break up partnership
South Holland and Breckland DCs are to end their decade-long partnership, with a final decision due at the end of the month.
Levelling up means devolving down
To ‘build back better’ we need to use recovery to invest in approaches that foster stronger place-based partnerships, says Graham Duxbury.
Casting light on a dark problem
An innovative integrated approach to tackling drug-related harm in Blackpool is achieving promising early results – but significant challenges remain on funding, commissioning cycles and data. Ann McGauran reports.
A crucial role for districts
Martin Ellender says districts, with their local and national partners, must consider 'what has worked well during this incredibly challenging period and protect the strengths in the system highlighted in 2020'.
HOUSING: Investing in a not so risky business
With the recent scrutiny over Spelthorne BC’s investment decisions, James Duncan suggests it makes sense to consider other funding mechanisms for housing developments.
The power of local knowledge
A report show the impressive record of collaboration between Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds and untapped potential for research partnerships, says Neil Evans.
A new public service
When Waltham Forest put together its new corporate strategy, it was with the belief that the extraordinary response to the pandemic should be understood and celebrated as public service, explains Martin Esom.
Salford’s development partnership strengthens
The pandemic has had a far-reaching impact, but the English Cities Fund and Salford City Council continue to deliver their long term vision for the city, says Phil Mayall.
Taking the ethical route to enforcement
Three years ago East Hampshire DC and Havant BC launched their own ethical trading company aimed at improving the environment, says Gill Kneller - and they're delivering a 'seamless and efficient enforcement service'.
Video conferencing has boosted partnership working
Use of video conferencing is helping local councils to achieve more, and the convenience factor is bringing many benefits for partnership working, says Michael Bracey.
Keep the faith: The importance of courage post coronavirus
COVID-19 has merely accelerated the changes that were already happening in our conurbations, says Matt Crompton. We will continue to create special places if we remain courageous, he adds.
Melting the boundaries after COVID
In our first virtual round table alongside recruiters Faerfield, chiefs from across the sector talk to Heather Jameson about the opportunities ahead to ‘build back better’ and reshape public services.
Policing the street population in the context of COVID-19
Dr Arabella Kyprianides and professors Ben Bradford and Clifford Stott examine how the challenges faced by police, local government and partner agencies when policing London’s street population are being addressed.
Time for some creative thinking on safeguarding
With many key partners having closed their doors, local authorities need to think differently about safeguarding children to make sure they don’t fall through the net, warns Anne Longfield.