LGA webinars to support councillors in responding to coronavirus.
The role of the ward councillor in responding to the COVID-19 crisis
This two-part webinar, published on 18 May 2020, includes an introduction from Cllr Simon Blackburn, the leader of Blackpool Council and Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board. The content is presented by Andy Fry OBE, a former local government corporate director and chief fire officer. Andy has delivered the LGA’s Emergency Planning Masterclass for councillors since 2018.
Part 1: the emergency management cycle and council responsibilities, the role of officers and building and maintaining trust in your community
Part 2: the role of senior councillors, and a detailed look at the role of the ward councillor
The importance of opposition leadership and what effective opposition looks like during the COVID-19 crisis
This two-part webinar, published on 01 June 2020, is presented by Dr Stephanie Snape, a local government specialist, having spent thirty three years in the 'world of local government'; working first as a local government officer, then over two decades as a local government academic. Stephanie has worked as a facilitator on the LGA's Leadership Academy for seventeen years.