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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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Pest awareness in local government

Pest awareness in local government

Dee Ward-Thompson outlines some of the main issues facing councils in pest control, and gives insight into a pioneering scheme from one local authority.

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Taking a new approach to apprenticeships

Taking a new approach to apprenticeships

Cornwall Council explains how it has re-evaluated its approach to apprenticeships, setting an ambitious target of 500 by 2021.

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Nowhere to play?

Nowhere to play?

New research from the Association of Play Industries has revealed the scale of decline in playgrounds across England. LGN finds out more.

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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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