Business Improvement Districts: Models for Economic Renewal June 30, 2003

One day conference Barbican Centre, London, EC2 – Wednesday 9 July 2003 with Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Minister for Local Government, ODPM As the Local Government Bill continues its progress through Parliament, legislation will soon to be introduce to provide for the introduction of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). With draft guidance already in circulation, […]

Delivering The Communities Plan: The Strategic Role for Local Authorities June 27, 2003

One day conference Monday 7 July 2003 – Holiday Inn, Regents Park, London The Government’s Communities Plan looks to challenge the entire way in which services support the development of communities, how they are perceived and provide safe and positive environments for individuals and families in which to live and work. Jointly hosted by the […]

MAKING PROGRESS UNDER CPA: The Future of Assessment – Strategies for Success June 24, 2003

One day conference Central London, Tuesday 8 July 2003 Having restated its support for the general thrust of Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA), the New Local Government Network (NLGN) recently responded to an Audit Commission consultation document CPA – The Next Steps by calling for radical reform to allow local authorities to request a further corporate […]

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. […]