Babergh and Mid Suffolk used the National Tree Map to establish tree canopy cover across both predominantly rural districts, allowing them to understand tree cover to ward level and spatially, along with the value of benefits trees provide us with.
Using behavioural insights to reduce demand for prostitution in Redbridge
The adverse effects of prostitution in Ilford within London Borough of Redbridge are felt by the community and perceived to be a threat to the long-term future of the area. The council sought to better understand men who buy sex and develop an intervention to alter their behaviour.
Looking for an example of a Social Value toolkit and policy?
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham have created a social value policy and toolkit to help their potential suppliers to understand how they will consider social value within their procurement decision making, with a useful outline of what types of social value are needed within the Borough. LBBD have agreed to let us share these useful documents with other councils
Roundtable - How do councils attract a new talent pool in economic development as well as retain staff in the sector?
This roundtable was chaired by Chris Shears, Head of Economy & Place, South Hams District Council & West Devon Borough Council. It gave councils an opportunity to share insights into how they are attracting a new talent pool, both in economic development and more generally. It also allowed for a discussion on how staff is retained within the sector.
Brentwood Borough Council and Rochford District Council: Partnership working between two councils and their communities
Brentwood Borough Council and Rochford District Council formalised their strategic partnership in February 2022 following a six-month trial period with a joint chief executive. The agreement sees each council retain its sovereignty and independent governance while exploring meaningful co-working opportunities to use their combined resources for the good of local residents.
LGA Economic Growth Advisers Show and Tell Webinar
The Webinar was organised as part of the LGA’s Economic Growth improvement support offer. It showcased some of the economic growth case studies undertaken by local authorities through the EGA programme.