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NOV
30

Cyber Insurance: Five ways councils can safeguard from cyber attacks

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Author: Lee​ Cleaver, sales development account broker at BHIB Councils Insurance


Almost every local (parish and town) council uses technology in their day-to-day operations — whether simply accessing emails or performing more complex tasks such as handling personal data.

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NOV
28

Warm up Winter with The Big Lunch at Christmas

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Author: Tracey Robbins, head of UK Delivery at Eden Project Communities 


The Big Lunch, an Eden Project initiative, has been bringing neighbours together annually each June since 2009. This year was exceptional, as The Big Jubilee Lunch 2022 was part of the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

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NOV
25

A personal perspective on White Ribbon Accreditation

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Author: Cllr Kay Wesley, White Ribbon Champion for Congleton Town Council


What is Congleton doing and why?

Congleton Town Council has voted to become White Ribbon Accredited. The catalyst for this was a visit to Congleton by Chris Green OBE, the White Ribbon UK President, who was invited to speak at a public event organised by the Congleton Women’s Forum.

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NOV
09

Planning applications in a digital mapping system

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Author: Tristram Cary, chair of Geoxphere Ltd


One of the local (parish and town) councils' essential duties is to analyse and comment on planning applications. This vital task is made much easier if the planning applications can be loaded into a digital mapping system and analysed against all the relevant constraints, such as local plans and flood risk. 

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NOV
02

There’s a climate emergency – what can councils do next?

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Author: Megan Blyth, local and community empowerment project officer at the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE)


Tackling the climate crisis is a daunting task, especially for councils that may not have access to large budgets, resources or staff. But we know more and more local councils have declared climate emergencies and are thinking about plans for positive change in their local area. But what support is available to ensure these plans benefit local communities and the planet? 

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OCT
28

A Co-operative Council response to the cost of living crisis – Stevenage Borough Council

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Author: Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE, chair of the Co-operative Councils' Innovation Network and leader of Stevenage Borough Council 


The United Kingdom is currently facing a cost of living crisis that is directly impacting all households and businesses up and down the country. 

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