Embedding an EV car club into targeted neighbourhoods
Newcastle City Council’s Net Zero Team and Strategic Transport Team collaborated with Northumbria University and CoWheels, to determine whether it was feasible to deploy an EV car club vehicle into a targeted neighbourhood in the Elswick Ward of Newcastle upon Tyne.
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.
LGA response to DfE consultation: Stable Homes, Built on Love
It is helpful to acknowledge the multi-agency nature of child protection work. By including this as one of the pillars, we hope to see more done to hold partners to account, for example ensuring that children and families can access appropriate mental health services where this is key to keeping them safe and well. There is no reference within these pillars to the importance of properly resourcing the system.
We have partnered with Disability Rights UK to offer a bespoke leadership programme for disabled councillors. We are committed to supporting under-represented groups in local government and we understand the value of providing councillors with learning opportunities alongside peers with shared experience.
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.