Local Public Services news

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.”

National award wins boost local campaigns

Winning the 2016 Public Sector Campaign of the Year CIPR Excellence Award was a first for the NHS in Sussex and for Brighton & Hove’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) who commissioned the winning ‘not QUITE an emergency’ NHS 111 campaign, featuring comedian Dom Joly.