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With Cambridge calling to ban councillors from moving too far away from their constituents, Mark Whitehead considers if long-distance communication can ever replace face-to-face communication?
A total of 42 councils have signed a charter aimed at eradicating modern slavery in their supply chains.
Rules to prevent people found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils will be strengthened following a public consultation, the Government has announced.
Neil Merrick outlines the five key areas that parish and town councillors should be trained in.
The sector’s ability to respond to crises such as a care provider failure could be hit after Whitehall demanded cuts to a key improvement programme, senior councillors have been warned.
The Redditch councillor who set up David Cameron’s official Facebook page has designed his own chatbot service to help local people communicate with the council.
Oxfordshire CC’s largest ever transformation initiative could save up to £58m a year, officers have estimated.
Over 6,000 new homes will now be built after councillors’ objections were overturned on appeal, planning consultants have found.
The majority of town and parish councils support the introduction of a single, mandatory code of conduct, according to a new poll.
The majority of Tory councillors (80%) believe fracking companies should be required to submit a planning application before drilling, according to the results of a new poll.