Best Practice

Forging a top team in the middle of a crisis

By Kath O'Dwyer | April 8, 2021

Recruited during the pandemic, St Helens MBC’s new senior management have only physically met once. But they have created a high performing top team that’s now working hard on reset and recovery. Kath O’Dwyer highlights what has been achieved so far.

  • Buckinghamshire’s new collaborations

    By Claire Hawkes | March 30, 2021

    Claire Hawkes outlines Buckinghamshire Council’s community board approach to distributing COVID-19 crisis funding, using a ‘light-touch, but robust application process’.

  • Owning the local message

    By Cormac Smith | March 30, 2021

    It’s time to get back to the basics of good communication and make these skills more accessible to local communities, says Cormac Smith. He outlines the core communication disciplines every organisation needs to master.

  • How to promote community participation

    By Ann McGauran | March 30, 2021

    Ann McGauran reports from a FutureGov workshop on the best way to empower communities to get involved in designing local services.

  • Planning for climate power

    March 23, 2021

    A new report from APSE Energy looks at the practical ways in which the power of planning can be harnessed to embed climate change ambitions, say Phil Brennan and Paul O’Brien.

 
 

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