A case study from Middlesbrough Council examines how the authority showed its commitment to the local government declaration on climate change through partnership working and its climate change community action plan.
Consultant Steve Pashley has a five-point plan for improving change management. This includes 'Planning less and implementing more' and 'Using more temporary structures and rising stars'.
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Two beacon councils have prepared some tips and lessons on delivering improvement in specific service areas. Case studies from Blackpool BC and Salford City Council are used as examples of how to address benefits fraud and improve benefits administration service quality.
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Violence and crime
Advice from the Home Office on tackling domestic violence and the implications of the Domestic Violence, Crime & Victims Act, to be implemented in April.
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North East Derbyshire DC has reviewed its out-of-date procurement strategy, using a
two-phased approach by the scrutiny committee.
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EnCams, the charity that runs Keep Britain Tidy, has worked with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to reduce drug-related litter, including needles. New approaches have been piloted by partners in the south-west.
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