Category Archives: Localism

Localism & the EU: Geographies of Responsibility

DCLG have published their Policy Statement for Part 2 of the Localism Act setting out the framework for requiring local authorities to take responsibility for any fines they occur if they infringe EU law. This is the flipside of localism, if … Continue reading

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What is local? And what are ‘natural communities’?

I am off to Wiltshire today to meet with their experts on localism and community governance. As well as being simply delighted to be invited to talk to people who practice localism, I’m particularly excited to go to Wiltshire because … Continue reading

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What would a Mayor’s powers be?

This is perhaps the six million dollar question. It was certainly one that got a great deal of attention at the Bristol Mayor debate on Wednesday night. The answer is, nobody knows. While some political participants in the Coalition may … Continue reading

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A Mayor for Bristol?

Last night’s debate about whether we should have a Mayor for Bristol was busy, energetic and felt like the start of something. The referendum whether to have a mayor will take place on local election day, May 3rd. If a city … Continue reading

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