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  • Keep safe in the hot weather

    tips on staying cool text with images of a water glass, a house, clothes

    “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 ›

  • Comms teams in the boardroom – PRFest 2017

    PRFest, a practical learning-based conference, is back in Edinburgh, from 15 to 16 June 2017. Local public service PR practitioners will be among the line-up of speakers . Senior practitioners Sarah Pinch and Bridget Aherne will be demonstrating why they believe the… Read More ›

  • The merry month of May

    Mandy Pearse

    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 ›

  • Free workshop for independent comms practitioners

    Are you an independent practitioner or consultant working in the public sector? You can learn about practical issues impacting on sole traders and small organisations at a free evening event at the CIPR in London on Monday 22 May 2017. Experienced… 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.

  • Personal & Professional Resilience Event

    Influence for Impact: Developing Personal and Professional Resilience CPD event this September 2016 Learn how to cope with challenging and dynamic environments, including the seismic changes which could affect you and your organisation following the UK’s decision to leave the… Read More ›