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Protests force council to close COVID vaccination service

12/07/2021

Brighton & Hove City Council was forced to close its mobile vaccination van yesterday following protests from anti-lockdown campaigners.

Council warns against lockdown protest

11/01/2021

The City of Edinburgh Council is urging people to stay away from a lockdown protest planned for today.

Home Office urged to review abortion clinic buffer zone decision

09/10/2019

Charities and medical bodies have today written to the Home Secretary to ask for an ‘urgent review’ of a decision taken last year not to install buffer zones around abortion clinics.

Court upholds abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’

22/08/2019

The Court of Appeal has upheld Ealing Council’s protest-free ‘buffer zone’ which is located outside of an abortion clinic in the London borough.

Local government's relationship with Extinction Rebellion

23/07/2019

Several cities throughout the UK have been hit by protests involving climate change protestors. Mark Whitehead assesses how councils are dealing with it.

Birmingham council granted interim injunction to protect school from protests

03/06/2019

A court order banning protests over sex education outside a Birmingham school is set to be reviewed next week.

Council bans anti-abortion protests near clinic

07/03/2019

Richmond has prohibited anti-abortion protests outside a pregnancy advisory clinic after a consultation revealed the majority of residents supported a ban.

Sheffield CC compromises over controversial tree felling plans

14/12/2018

Sheffield CC has acknowledged the need for a new phased approach to street tree replacement as a result of the ongoing controversy over tree felling.

Sheffield CC tables proposal to end tree felling dispute

25/10/2018

Sheffield City Council has tabled a proposal to save 300 trees and ‘phase the work on others’ in an effort to end the long running dispute over tree felling.

Council’s boycott of illegal Israeli settlements ‘legitimate’, court rules

05/07/2018

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Leicester City Council’s decision to boycott illegal Israeli settlements is both ‘temperate and legitimate’.

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It’s now or never for modern democracy

The electoral landscape is now ‘more crowded than ever’, while council resources have been ground down, says Laura Lock – and she warns that professionals do not have limitless capacity.
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