Local Public Services news

Feature: Comms Manager Stevenage

Discover more about the work of a senior communications professional in a local government. Stevenage Borough Council’s Communications Manager and CIPR Local Public Service Committee Member Lucie Culkin talks about her role.

Call to elevate the importance of comms

Published 26 July 2017 ‘Elevate the importance of comms’ – CIPR LPS Chair urges public sector bodies Last week on BBC Newsnight, the Deputy Leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, Kim Taylor-Smith faced questions about the organisation’s response to the… Read More ›

Fellowship awarded to former LPS Chair

Wendy Moran, who chaired the LPS 2015-2016 and part of the group for 12 years, has been made a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The fellowship is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to public relations,… Read More ›

Keep safe in the hot weather

“We’re having a heatwave…” as the song goes. Comms teams across the UK’s local public sector have been encouraging residents to protect themselves from the high weather temperatures this summer. Here we highlight some of the key ways you can keep… Read More ›

The merry month of May

May proved to be a busy month for public sector communicators. Local government elections at the start of the month saw many councils change political control. For those that did re-evaluation of priorities, updates to strategies and changes to campaigns… Read More ›

Share your professional comms skills

Could you support your colleagues in PR and communications in local public services? The CIPR’s Local Public Services Group wants to hear from you. It is recruiting for its committee for the coming year and is looking for active practitioners interested in… Read More ›

Cornwall comms – could it be you?

Local Government Communicator Peter Holt writes: “If you imagine that Cornwall Council is a stuffy and limited upper-tier county council – think again – it’s been unitary for nearly 8 years, and runs a broader range of services than a London Borough. If you think that the local media is sleepy and sparse – think again – as there are dozens of media outlets, and the much-listened-to lunchtime BBC phone in show will routinely lead on council stories. The council down here reaches into residents’ consciousness much more than in many other parts of the country, especially London.”