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For more information, contact
Rich Nelmes,
Director of Network.

It’s a deeply challenging time for local government – no-one doubts that. But for those with vision it’s also a time of new ideas and radical change.

This is when being part of a network of like-minded organisations and individuals can be invaluable. A group of peers who can give you advice based on their experience when you face a problem and are there when you need to trial an idea or test an insight.

Joining New Local gives you and your colleagues access to: 

  • Over 20 peer-led, intensive events each year – safe and confidential spaces for honest conversations about the challenges we all face. Discussions are expertly facilitated by New Local staff and are always practically focussed.  
  • Direct access to this six-strong team of research experts who work full time on emerging trends and the future of local government, always with a clear and practical focus. 
  • Tailored facilitated sessions for you and your team exploring your own council’s approach and potential. 
  • Access to members-only publications and briefings, responding to practical, prescient issues in local government

“Any chief executive wanting to connect their team with the big, new and exciting trends in local government and public services should make engaging with New Local their priority.”

Robin Tuddenham, Chief Executive, Calderdale Council

Who is it for? 

Our members are the most forward-thinking, ready-to-learn councils and organisations of all tiers and political persuasions from across the country. 

We ask every prospective member to consider carefully if they are able to commit time and energy to exploring new ideas and willing to be candid about their own successes and failures to help others.

If you think you can, the investment is worth it – you’ll be at the heart of the UK’s most vibrant, engaged and innovative network of councils and we can’t wait to start working with you! 

Get in touch

For more information, contact
Rich Nelmes,
Director of Network.