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Working in partnership. How councils can work with the voluntary sector to increase civic participation.

Working in partnership – how councils can work with the voluntary and community sector to increase civic participation

Local democracy is strongest when there are high levels of civic representation, where citizens voices are heard and taken into account in local decision-making.

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The LGA's call for evidence quantitative data

The final research report of the quantitative data from the LGA's call for evidence on abuse and intimidation of councillors.

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The Independent Group Annual Report 2024

The ascent of Independents and Green parties in the recent local elections is nothing short of breathtaking. Independents with Residents Associations gained 104 members and Greens increased by 74 members. In total, including the smaller parties, the group saw 464 members elected, a gain of 184 seats, on a par with Labour and leaving the Conservatives reeling with a loss of 474 seats.


The councillor mentoring handbook

Councillor mentoring undertaken by our cohort of councillor peers is an important part of our Sector Support programme funded by the UK Government. Our councillor mentoring helps councils and councillors to receive the support they need to deliver services to the public as effectively as possible.

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The 12 components of effective coalitions

This guidance framework outlines the 12 key components of effective coalitions and includes a development tool for councillors, officers and regional teams to use in developing their own local arrangements.

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Supporting transition to ‘no overall control’ – a 30-step framework

Developed by Dr Stephanie Snape, this 30-step framework explores the role of the chief executive in supporting a transition to 'no overall control' (NOC) and successful NOC working.

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Supporting council improvement – annual report 2021/22

This report provides an overview and summary of highlights from our 2021/22 council improvement support programme.

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Supporting council improvement - annual report 2023/24

A review of the programmes that made up our sector support offer in 2023/24 and demonstrates the ways we supported councils to improve, develop leadership, make data-informed decisions, share notable practice, and – in so doing – build capacity and capability in local government.

Stand for what you believe in: Be a Liberal Democrat councillor

Welsh Liberal Democrats edition

Stand for what you believe in - be a councillor

What matters to you in your local area? Whatever needs changing in your neighbourhood, you could be just the person to change it by becoming a local councillor. No other role gives you the chance to make such a huge difference to the quality of life for people in your local area.

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