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LGN Issue cover:June 2018

The June issue of Local Government News contains a special section on grasscare and landscaping. This includes a look at some of the main issues facing councils in pest control, and the stark warning that 85% of councils will cut budgets for parks in the next five years.

This issue also has features on why councils are struggling to replace homes old under Right to Buy, what signs suggest a council is facing financial crisis and the benefits of a ‘plug and play’ approach to public services.

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Smart city tech for local challenges?

Smart city tech for local challenges?

How do local authorities take advantage of ‘smart-city’ technology in an affordable and realistic way? Miguel Lira and Amy Barker investigate.

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Resourceful partners

Resourceful partners

This summer, with the support of three councils, the HERU (Home Energy Resources Unit) will be going out for field trials. Ruth Corrall and Vic Allison looks at the HERU and what the councils hope to achieve with their involvement.

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DPS – A flexible way to procure

DPS – A flexible way to procure

Paul Smith urges councils to consider Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPSs) as a pioneering approach to procurement and outlines the five top reasons for considering the use of a DPS.

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Letter from the editor

editor-laura-sharman

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 efficiency, 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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