Liverpool to approve spend on public spaces

Section 106 contributions amounting to around £284,000 are to be invested in a series of improvements for Liverpool’s public spaces, with a report to tomorrow's council cabinet meeting recommending approval.

Norman resigns from Cheshire East

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Bill Norman, the local authority’s director of legal services and its monitoring officer, had been one of three senior officials suspended from duty over the course of this year.

Susan Parsonage

NW in 2018 | Bright future for Lancaster

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A little over a year ago, I took up the post of chief executive for Lancaster City Council, writes Susan Parsonage. Driven by action, real collaboration and seizing opportunities, the area’s potential is becoming a reality.

Knowsley Green Space

Knowsley names parks to be sacrificed

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Knowsley Council has agreed to sell off 10% of its parks and green spaces in order to secure funding for the continued management of the remaining sites, which it said will be protected "forever".

Bernstein adds IED role to portfolio

Sir Howard Bernstein has taken over from Lord Heseltine as patron of the Institute for Economic Development, the membership body of economic development and regeneration practitioners.