We bring people and their ideas together. 

Our network is home to the UK’s most forward-thinking and innovative councils. They are local authorities – and others – united in the drive to create a better system, and full of the people who will make this happen.

We run a bespoke programme of peer-learning sessions to help make this happen. These are designed for a huge range of experience – from up-and-comers to chief executives, with themes ranging from finances, to AI, to managing conflict – all with a golden thread of community power.

Our public events open the doors to beyond our network. Every year, almost 2000 people attend Stronger Things: our flagship festival of community power.


"New Local is a place of inspiration as well as learning, where community power manifests itself. In meeting and discovering about and with others. I cannot recommend it enough."