Archives for March 1st, 2007

CELEBRATING COUNCILLORS’ COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP ROLE

Headlines, PublicNet: 1 March, 2007

CELEBRATING COUNCILLORS’ COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP ROLE

 

A new publication has been produced to show how local government is fulfilling its community leadership role by featuring the individual stories of fourteen councillors from around the country. ‘Frontline Councillor. How local politicians make a difference in their communities’, is the work of the Improvement and Development Agency and is available in print and online.

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COUNCILS SAY MOVES TO CUT IMPACT OF CARRIER BAGS ARE NOT ENOUGH

Headlines, PublicNet: 1 March, 2007

COUNCILS SAY MOVES TO CUT IMPACT OF CARRIER BAGS ARE NOT ENOUGH

 

Council leaders say an agreement by leading retail stores to cut the environmental impact of plastic carrier bags does not go far enough. Retailers have pledged to encourage customers to reduce the number of bags they use, to offer more recycling facilities and to use more recycled material in making bags in an effort to reduce their environmental impact by a quarter.

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PLANNING TOGETHER – LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND SPATIAL PLANNING

Book News, PublicNet: 1 March, 2007

This guide from Communities and Local Government offers practical advice to local authorities on how to work most effectively with strategic partners in the shaping of sustainable, mixed communities. It aims to improve collaboration between planners and those involved with Local Strategic Partnerships. It is focused on the strategic leadership role of local authorities in shaping good places, creating sustainable mixed communities and delivering better local services. It was commissioned through the Royal Town Planning Institute and Marilyn Taylor Associates and prepared in conjunction with a Sounding Board of practitioners and policy advisers.The guide explains the importance of the relationship between Sustainable Community Strategies and Local Development Frameworks. It stresses that there should be complete coherence between the SCS and all other plans for the area, including the LDF and the Regional Economic Strategy.

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