Local government elections due to take place on 7th May have been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Government’s announcement, a U-turn on its previous position, follows calls from within the sector and the Electoral Commission. A Cabinet Office spokeswoman said: ‘We will bring forward legislation to postpone local, mayoral and
LocalGov has published a short guide on what local government can expect in the wake of the general election by looking at the key pledges in the Conservative party manifesto. It should be noted that this is aimed primarily at principal local authorities but offers an insight into the government’s plans for the future and
Local Government News reports that the Oakervee review into HS2, commissioned by the government, has recommended the full high speed rail network go ahead including the eastern leg. For further information click here.
The Street Design Awards 2020 have now been launched to celebrate best practice and innovation across the UK. The awards, organised by Local Government News magazine, are completely free to enter and open to entries from ALL tiers of local government. Entries close on Friday February 28th 2020. For more information click here. Laura Sharman,