New Local Government Network reveals ideas for improving CPA process December 10, 2002

In a week when many local authorities are receiving notification of their CPA performance, independent think-tank the New Local Government Network (NLGN) has offered its support for CPA while calling on the Government to consider key improvements to the process of assessment. The call follows detailed discussions between NLGN and the local authority members who […]

Mayoral Forum meets at Newham Town Hall December 9, 2002

Directly elected mayors from across the UK gathered last week as part of the NLGN / IDeA Mayoral Forum. The meeting at Newham Town Hall was hosted by Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham. Welcoming the opportunity to meet with his mayoral colleagues, Sir Robin commented: “The position of directly elected mayor is still very […]

Local Government has key role in making Britain cleaner, safer, greener December 5, 2002

ODPM NEWS RELEASE Local government has a key role in tackling the social blight of litter, graffiti and the fear of crime Barbara Roche, Minister for Social Exclusion and Equality, told a conference on street management today. Speaking at the New Local Government Network (NLGN) conference ‘The Liveability Agenda: Working Towards Joined-Up Street Management’, the […]

DTI Minister Calls On Business Community To Embrace Corporate Social Responsibility December 3, 2002

Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State at the Department of Trade & Industry has called upon companies to embrace Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ensure that it is a core element of mainstream business activity. In a keynote address to a New Local Government Network conference on local partnership and the challenge of CSR, the […]

The Liveability Agenda: Working Towards Joined-Up Street Management November 28, 2002

The Liveability Agenda: Working Towards Joined-Up Street Management One day national conference Institute of Directors, London SW1, Thursday 5 December Keynote speaker: Barbara Roche MP, Minister of State, ODPM Liveability issues and the street environment rides high on the list of priorities that the public wants local authorities to address. Concern about graffiti, vandalism, anti-social […]

Local Corporate Social Responsibility conference November 25, 2002

The New Challenge to Local Partnerships: Local Corporate Social Responsibility’ One day national conference Thistle Hotel Victoria, London SW1, Tuesday 3 December Keynote speaker: Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State, DTI With strategic partnering now core to local authority delivery and governance, new imperatives are being created. Private and voluntary sector partners are increasingly expected […]

Audit Commission Chief says CPA is Great Opportunity to Improve Public Services November 12, 2002

Sir Andrew Foster, Controller at the Audit Commission has issued a plea to local authority officers to embrace their forthcoming CPA assessments and view the process as a willingness on the part of central government to give local government the power it needs to improve local public services. In a keynote address to an NLGN […]