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In this issue of Local Government News we have features on why councils may owe residents millions of pounds in overpaid water bills following a High Court judgement and we also we explore whether councils should be charging Parkrun members to use local parks.

We also have features on how councils can tell the difference between a real and fake ransom demand, and a practical look at how to overcome some of the challenges posed by devolution.

Our special street lighting section contains a feature examining what impact turning off street lights has on crime, and a look at what role street lighting will play in bringing the smart city concept to life.

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Scotland’s towns get a data driven head start

Scotland’s towns get a data driven head start

Gina Wilson explains how the Understanding Scottish Places tool is helping to make town's better places to work and live.

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Merging councils – more process, less stress

Merging councils – more process, less stress

Find out how Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council in Australia prepared themselves to merge together.

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Finding the money for social care

Finding the money for social care

While the government's answer to solving the social care crisis appears to be increasing council tax bills, will this money even make a dent in the expected overspend this year? William Eichler and Laura Sharman investigate.

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Letter from the editor

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Local government News is the leading magazine for officers in every department of local government. Providing an unrivalled circulation, it showcases the latest information on what is happening within the sector, helping our readers deal with the changing face of local government.

With its independent and exclusive editorial policy, Local Government News covers examples of best practice, information of new Government policy, and analysis of the latest sector developments.

It covers the six core areas of most interest to local government: the built environment, public realm, procurement and effi ciency, IT and technology, finance, and health and social care. Each issue also features a special focus such as HR, the environment or regeneration.

The magazine is informed by the most popular news from LocalGov, developing the stories that the sector are really interesting in.

As always, you can reach me on l.sharman@hgluk.com

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