Laura Sharman

Campaigners warn of ‘democracy deserts’ in council elections

18/04/2019

More than 800,000 voters are being denied a real choice in the May local elections, according to new analysis by the Electoral Reform Society.

Councils urged to tackle light pollution

17/04/2019

Councils have been urged to take action to limit the impact of artificial light from streets and buildings by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

Modular homes to be developed for homeless families in London

16/04/2019

Temporary modular homes are to be developed for homeless families in the capital following a £11m investment by mayor Sadiq Khan.

Councils call for extra funding to stop UK being flooded with unsafe products

15/04/2019

Council leaders have warned new national bodies are not the best way to protect the UK from unsafe products.

Unfair evictions to be banned under new proposals

15/04/2019

The Government has outlined plans to abolish short notice and unfair evictions for private renters in England.

Thousands of children being taught in illegal schools

12/04/2019

Up to 6,000 children are being educated in illegal schools across England putting their safety and education at risk, a watchdog has warned.

Worthing’s Art Deco pier named best in the UK

11/04/2019

Worthing’s Grade II Listed Art Deco pier has been voted the best in the UK for 2019.

Whitehall pledges to end aggressive council tax debt collection

11/04/2019

The way local authorities recover unpaid council tax is to be reviewed by the Government in a bid to protect vulnerable residents from aggressive debt collection.

Wales champions council tax discounts for mentally impaired

10/04/2019

A new initiative will make it easier for people with a severe mental impairment to receive a council tax discount.

Nearly 13,000 new classrooms needed by 2022 in England

10/04/2019

England will require an additional 12,835 school classrooms by 2021/22 to meet demand, new research has revealed.

Treasury moves to ban six-figure ‘golden goodbyes’ in local government

10/04/2019

The Government has launched a consultation into ending six-figure ‘golden goodbyes’ for public sector staff.

Council receives funding to preserve 1910 election posters

10/04/2019

Wigan Council has secured funding to protect 141 posters from the 1910 election.

Mayor cancels Hillsborough commemoration event over Duckenfield trial

05/04/2019

The planned commemoration to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster has been cancelled following the hung jury verdict of match commander David Duckenfield.

ALMOs unable to replace 31% of Right to Buy sales in 2018

05/04/2019

Local authority housing companies were unable to replace 31% of properties sold under Right to Buy, a new survey has revealed.

MSPs to investigate the causes of empty homes in Scotland

05/04/2019

An investigation into empty homes in Scotland and how they can be brought back into use is to be conducted by MSPs.

Councils failing to use powers for rent repayment orders, landords warns

28/03/2019

Councils are failing to use new powers to force bad landlords to pay back rent, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have warned.

Funding for five new garden towns

26/03/2019

Five new garden towns will receive a share of £3.7m to provide up to 64,000 new homes.

Report finds disparities in highways maintenance funding

26/03/2019

An increase in local authority highways maintenance budgets is helping to stem the decline in local roads, a new report has found.

Figures show no evidence of 'large-scale electoral fraud'

25/03/2019

Campaigners have warned the case for voter ID is getting ‘weaker by the day’ after new figures show there were only eight allegations of personation fraud last year.

A million homes could be built on brownfield land

25/03/2019

More than a million new homes could be built on brownfield land, according to new research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

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Neuroscience and knife crime

Gifford Sutherland, knife crime expert at The Training Hub, provides some insight into neuroscience, young people and knife crime.
Highways jobs

Casual Lifeguard

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 3 - £9.29 per hour
It's exciting times at Riverside Leisure Centre with a brand new centre set to open in Spring 2019 and we need you to get on board and help us make... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Director of Operations (Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care)

Slough Children's Services Trust
circa £100k p.a.
As a qualified social worker, you will have significant experience of managing statutory social work delivery at a senior level. Slough, Berkshire
Recuriter: Slough Children's Services Trust

Deputy Director Children’s Social Care

City of Bradford MDC
£96,603 - £102,287
Our new Deputy Director will play a pivotal role in leading the department through a major improvement journey.  Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of Bradford MDC

Educational Psychologist - 2 jobs

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£44,563- £48,223
If you are a trainee in your final year or an experienced EP who is looking for a new opportunity we would love to hear from you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Planning Enforcement Officer

Brent Council
£29,241 – £38,799 p.a. inc
Do you have a degree or recognised post graduate qualification in planning or a science/environmental subject? Wembley, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

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