Best Practice

  • Mapping out a bright future for Hampshire

    By Roy Perry | June 12, 2019

    Cllr Roy Perry outlines the work of the Hampshire 2050 Commission of Inquiry and its focus on maximising the benefits of technological advance and managing the impact of climate change so everyone can continue to enjoy a good quality of life.

  • We’re making Slough a springboard for the UK

    By Josie Wragg | June 12, 2019

    Centre for Cities research has identified Slough as the second largest contributor to UK GDP after London. Josie Wragg outlines how a strategic property partnership has been central to a long-term plan to transform the town

  • Wigan’s fire within

    By Alison McKenzie-Folan | June 5, 2019

    A year ago, Wigan MBC commissioned its new cultural strategy. Alison McKenzie-Folan, explains how the arts are helping ignite excitement and spark creativity in the town.

  • Changing the system for cancer care

    By Ewan King | June 5, 2019

    Ewan King outlines how the Macmillan Local Authority Partnership Programme (MLAPP) is assessing the needs of people with cancer in a holistic way, with councils playing a crucial role as convenors

 
 

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