Purdah explained for 2015 elections

Purdah is the pre-election period in the UK and covers the time between the announcement of the election and its conclusion with the declaration of results. There are restrictions which apply to local authorities during this period. The latest day… Read More ›

2014-2015 LPS report

(Reposted with election result 28/3/2015, original report posted 25/3/2015) We welcome Wendy Moran MCIPR as the new Chair of the LPS Group for 2015-2016 and formally wish to thank the outgoing Chair Ashley Scott Wilcox FCIPR for all his contributions… Read More ›

Future of digital engagement

(Last updated 25/2/2015) Do you work or support communications and PR in local government or public services? Would you like to develop your skills and meet others in other local authorities? Book for the CIPR Local Public Services AGM and… Read More ›

Professional PR Practitioners

Mandy Pearse MCIPR, newly elected CIPR Council representative, reports on the importance of ongoing learning and development to the PR profession and its customers. The call for a focus on professionalism was loud and clear when I attended my first… Read More ›

Share your local gov social media tips

Help the Local Government Association (LGA) compile a guide on using social media when communicating with residents and communities. On Thursday 9 October 2014, between 1pm and 2pm, you can share your top tips, recommendations for approaches to use and any… Read More ›

Survey – CPD registration

We are keen to help members access and benefit from the CIPR’s Continuous Professional Development Scheme (CPD). If you work in local public service communications and would like informal advice on how to use the scheme, contact us at ciprlps@yahoo.co.uk