New Roles for Modern Members: Enhancing Local Democracy for Stronger Communities February 3, 2003

One day national conference Victoria Plaza Park Hotel, London SW1, Thursday 27 February In recent years, the Government has introduced a series of initiatives – Best Value, Local Strategic Partnerships and, more recently, Comprehensive Performance Assessment – that have impacted directly on the roles and responsibilities of elected members. The development of such reforms has […]

Alan Milburn Speech to NLGN and New Health Network January 27, 2003

EVENT NOTICE NLGN and the New Health Network presents Locality and diversity in the new National Health Service with Rt Hon Alan Milburn MP Secretary of State for Health Dan Corry, Executive Director, NLGN Margaret Mythen, Chief Executive, the New Health Network Wednesday 5 February Central London ATTENDANCE BY INVITE ONLY RSVP: network@nlgn.org.uk All NLGN […]

NLGN adds its voice to debate over Audit Commission review of PFI projects January 16, 2003

With the launch of the Audit Commission’s comprehensive review of schools built using the Private Finance Initiative scheme, Dan Corry, Executive Director of independent think-tank, the New Local Government Network (NLGN) today said: “The Audit Commission report is welcome, offering a thorough and independent look at the workings of established PFI schemes for schools and […]

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 […]