Home Office: Strong Families, Strong Communities June 10, 2003

Strong families are the building blocks of strong communities and key to tackling anti-social behaviour, Home Office Minister Beverley Hughes said today. The Government is spearheading a radical agenda to tackle anti-social behaviour. Ms Hughes today emphasised the vital role that families play in providing positive role models and teaching respect and responsibility. Speaking at […]

Breaking Down Barriers to Partnerships: The Future of Local Strategic Partnerships June 2, 2003

Barbican Centre, London, EC2 – Thursday 12th June 2003 with Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Minister for Local Government, ODPM Introduced to join up government at local level, Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) are vital to the future of local governance agenda and central to all regeneration initiatives. Councils, mainstream public service providers, the private, community […]

Developing Locally-Led Responses to Anti-Social Behaviour May 20, 2003

Church House Conference Centre, London SW1, Tuesday 10th June 2003 with Beverley Hughes MP, Minister of State, Home Office At the root of the Government’s priorities for tackling anti-social behaviour is the commitment to provide local authorities, police services and above all, local communities with the power and tools to effectively deal with anti-social behaviour. […]

A ground-breaking study by the New Local Government Network think-tank, launched today in central London, is calling for local councils in the UK to overcome their fear of working together across traditional geographic and institutional boundaries in order to improve quality, access and efficiency in the delivery of local public services.

May 14, 2003

A ground-breaking study by the New Local Government Network think-tank, launched today in central London, is calling for local councils in the UK to overcome their fear of working together across traditional geographic and institutional boundaries in order to improve quality, access and efficiency in the delivery of local public services. The result of a […]

Crossing Boundaries: New Ways of Working April 15, 2003

One day conference & Publication launch ‘Crossing Boundaries: New Ways of Working’ Central London, Wednesday 14 May 2003 with Chris Leslie MP, Minister for Local Government, ODPM While the Government’s agenda for public service reform has led to the introduction of a range of different service providers, ingrained attitudes, prior baggage, ‘sovereignty’ and other less […]

NLGN Chair calls on government to renew local government reform strategy March 21, 2003

Gerry Stoker, Chair of the New Local Government Network (NLGN) think-tank and Professor of Political Science at Manchester University has called on the Government to implement a ‘more vigorous local government policy’ that recognises the broader political challenges involved. Writing in the latest issue of the quarterly journal Renewal, Professor Stoker offers an assessment of […]