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Insight into Insourcing

In this current climate Councils may find themselves considering insourcing for a number of reasons such as financial drivers, performance management or political imperatives. This virtual roundtable shared two differing case studies that highlighted how insourcing was arrived at as the most viable option, the process involved, the importance of risk management, lessons learnt and the […]

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Working with LEP’s to boost community and economic recovery

This virtual roundtable explored how cultural and leisure services can work with their Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) using a place-based approach to boost community and economic recovery. The session was hosted by Matt Partridge, CLOA Executive Committee Member (and Chief Executive of Stevenage Borough Council); the speaker presentations can be download below: Mark Bretton, Chair […]

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Parks & Wellbeing Roundtable

During COVID-19 lockdown, parks and open spaces provided an escape for millions of people. This virtual roundtable focused on the importance of our parks and open spaces, their role in the recovery after the pandemic as key contributors to health and wellbeing in our communities and the stark reality of delivering a service with limited resources […]

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Exploring the new funding landscape

CLOA Executive Member Ian Brooke hosted a virtual roundtable with a group of National Funders and CLOA Local Authority members on 22 June to inform members about interesting trends in the external funding environment and the impact that Covid is having. Alongside a number of local authorities, attendees included: Lankelly Chase, Lloyds Bank Foundation, Salix […]

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CLOA AGM 2021

This year our AGM place virtually took place virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Alongside the formal AGM business, there was a showcase of how members have been innovating over the last year, to stimulate thinking about the art of the possible. Papers from the AGM Budget for 21/22 Chairs’ Report Treasurers Statement Honorary nomination for Martyn […]

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‘The Future is Phygital’ – Libraries roundtable

This virtual session was a collaboration between CLOA and Libraries Connected and explored how library services are building on the innovation during the pandemic to develop a ‘three channel’ service (digital, physical and outside the walls) to provide maximum engagement and impact for users and contribute towards local strategic priorities. The session was hosted by […]

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Tackling health inequalities through culture and leisure

This virtual roundtable session discussed some of the stark health inequalities across communities post pandemic.  It also focused in on the opportunities that culture, arts, heritage and leisure has in learning from Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review and from National work prior to and during the pandemic, to truly build back fairer. Hosted by Julie […]

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Topical issues – a virtual roundtable for Archives

This online session considered the impact of COVID-19 on archives services, how TNA has responded to provide guidance, support and funding and shared two best practice examples of how archives have innovated during this critical time. Emma Markiewicz, Head of Archives Sector Development at The National Archives, gave a keynote on Leading the Archives sector […]

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Culture under Covid

This online session included four case studies that consider the challenges facing cultural venues that are new due to COVID-19. Using data to make the case, New Anglia LEP Culture Board – Jayne Knight The challenge of balancing the Corporate COVID response with making the case for Culture under COVID. A District Authority experience – […]

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Climate Emergency Roundtable

Over 270 councils have now declared a climate emergency and are taking action to reduce their own carbon emissions and working with others to tackle the impact of climate change on their local area.  The presentations from this session are now available to review and share: Paul O’ Brien Chief Executive, Chief Exec, APSE covered […]

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