New Local Network and Events Officer Stephanie Riches explains how the pandemic has changed how she views her own identity and illustrated the importance of taking pride in your area – wherever you are from.   Before the pandemic...

16th September, 2021


Pivoting from the short-term emergency response to Covid-19 towards long-term organic community development.

24th February, 2021


“Young people often find their voice through producing something creative. But they like to be reassured that their voices will be heard first before they engage in creative activities.” How can we enable creative communities for young people? As...

2nd February, 2021


Insights of changing organisational cultures in councils from chief executives.

29th November, 2019


This October, I had the pleasure of participating in an NLGN Innovation Exchange for the first time.

6th November, 2019


Increasingly councils are recognising that it is organisational culture not structure that drives impact. But what is the culture of local government? Why is changing it important? And how can such an intangible thing be transformed? In this essay...

18th April, 2018


Local government needs to engage its current and future workforce to make sure they are ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow’s council. This report uses original research and examples from around the world to explore and outline...

8th December, 2016


In partnership with: “Find a way to keep faith with arts and culture” Arts Council Chair urges local authorities as arts and culture funding falls Sir Peter Bazalgette urged local authorities to work with the Arts Council to back...

13th April, 2016