Communications support

A range of guides and resources to help support and advance communications activity at your council.


CommsNet is a weekly e-newsletter we send out with tips, case studies and news from council comms teams across the country.

Sign up to the mailing list to stay up to date.

LGA's Parliamentary Network

The LGA's Parliamentary Network is designed to support communications, strategy and policy officials working in local government in their engagement with parliamentarians, central government and stakeholders.

If you would like to sign up, please contact us at

Image library

Our library provides a bank of images for our members to use. Find out more. 

To sign up, contact

How it works

Contributing councils share their images on one resource, to create a stock of graphics to use on councils' websites, social media channels, press releases or other resources.

Comms survey

This concise report provides insight into the state of local government communications in 2016.

The report presents the findings from a survey sent out to all councils' Heads of Communications earlier this year. Find benchmark information for your council.

Download the Heads of Communications Survey 2016.

Research - Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: February 2017

This report outlines the sixteenth set of results in a series of regular LGA public polls on resident satisfaction with local councils.

The polling was conducted by telephone between 2 and 5 February 2017 by Populus Data Solutions.