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Localism is a marathon, not a sprint, writes Lord Kerslake. Quick fixes through legislation will not be enough.
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday announced he was ‘minded’ to support two locally-led proposals for merging district councils in Somerset and Suffolk.
A £1b fund has been announced for communities near fracking sites to pay for extra facilities including parks, sports centres and libraries.
Not enough cash from the support grant is going to local authorities because ‘too many top-tier councils’ are not following Government guidance, Javid says.
Seven areas have been chosen to share £8m to create a network of new community businesses in their areas.
Local experiment offers a way out, argues Ipsos MORI's Ben Page, and in the current uncertain environment it is more needed than ever.
The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and ITN Productions have launched a news and current affairs-style programme ‘Redefining neighbourhoods: Beyond austerity'.
A new online tool to help reshape local politics and council spending decisions is being tested by four European countries.
A new guide has been launched to give local councillors tips on how to plan for their neighbourhoods.
LocalGov and We Own It are partnering up to launch the Local Public Ownership Awards.