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22 12 Best-Practice Best Practice


  • Banbury broadens its offer for residents

    By Adele Taylor | June 6, 2019

    Cherwell DC bought the existing shopping centre in Banbury and the site for a new leisure and retail expansion. The council has a responsibility to ensure the success of these investments and of the town, says Adele Taylor

  • Striking the right balance

    By Emmet Regan | June 2, 2019

    Emmet Regan explores how leaders must take a balanced approach to solve complex public service problems and improve outcomes.

  • Creating a compassionate council

    By Robert Moran | May 29, 2019

    Robert Moran’s vision for Elmbridge is to ensure compassion runs through all of the work of the council – benefiting both residents and employees

  • West Sussex's sugar reduction success

    By Anna Raleigh | May 20, 2019

    West Sussex CC has managed to cut the amount of sugar used in school dinners by almost 75% in four years, in collaboration with its main meals provider Chartwells, says Anna Raleigh

  • Fostering mutual understanding on scrutiny

    By Camilla de Bernhardt Lane | May 15, 2019

    As the MHCLG releases statutory guidance on scrutiny, Camilla de Bernhardt Lane explains how Devon CC's decision makers welcome the challenge and contribution to policy made by scrutiny.

  • Salford strides ahead on integration

    By Charlotte Ramsden | May 15, 2019

    Charlotte Ramsden says almost 20 years of integrated working by Salford City Council and Salford CCG is delivering better outcomes - and the majority of children's services are now included in the pooled health and care fund.

  • Prevention in its own right

    By Jim McManus | May 8, 2019

    Jim McManus lays out an analysis and narrative that puts councils at the core of the preventative vision.

  • Checking up on the power of prevention

    By Jim McManus | May 8, 2019

    Jim McManus outlines how to assess if prevention is working – and says it is crucial to define what you want to achieve and to set up the project so you can measure if it’s doing what it is supposed to

  • Bringing town and gown together

    By David Harvey | May 8, 2019

    David Harvey hopes the signing of a statement of intent between Westminster City Council and King's College London will enable it to increasingly tap into the skills within the university

  • Tackling tricky social issues in the SameRoom

    By Alex Bailey | May 6, 2019

    Alex Bailey outlines how Adur DC and Worthing BC use the platform of good systems leaders and robust, low-code applications-building to achieve new solutions to long-standing local problems.

  • Enfield’s world class development plan

    By Sarah Cary | May 3, 2019

    By retaining control of the £6bn Meridian Water project, Enfield LBC will be able to ensure it meets the needs of residents – speeding up delivery of new jobs and homes, writes Sarah Cary

  • London boroughs PrEP for impact

    By Ray Puddifoot | May 2, 2019

    Cllr Ray Puddifoot is proud of the London local government decision to boost HIV prevention by providing a further 4,000 places on the PrEP impact trial – but he says the Government and the NHS must confirm arrangements for future funding.