UNISON launches campaign to celebrate local government workers 

New film will kickstart recognition of overlooked council staff

With you from the cradle to the grave

‘We are an essential part of our communities,” local government conference hears as it backs new national campaign to promote local service champions

‘Enough is enough’ say delegates on knife crime

Delegates welcome Labour Party commitments to reversing cuts that are adding to the problem

Library workers ‘put heart and soul into service’

UNISON lays down plans to protect service and workers after hearing of members burned out and facing threats and violence

Cuts increase risk to public in England and Wales

UNISON report shows how austerity is damaging the environmental health service provided by councils

New report shows devastating impact of council cuts

Investigation reveals that councils across England have sold public buildings and land to fund basic services and redundancy payments

The future of our parks is not looking rosy

Spending on parks and green spaces has been slashed by £15 million

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The continuing crisis in Northamptonshire

Special report: County council’s financial crisis could be the tip of an iceberg warns union

UNISON pledges campaign to fight cuts to council funding

‘Our broad range of services are needed more than ever’ delegates hear as union local government conference gets under way

Parks are for us all

With parks and open spaces coming under increased threat due to cuts, readers reveal what’s happening in their areas

Our park lives are under threat

Our parks are now under an increasing threat, as local councils find their funding being cut and then cut again

‘Proper staff are vital,’ says UNISON as park crisis grows

MPs’ report highlights growing threat to UK’s parks and open spaces as cuts bite deeper

Adult social care is the biggest pressure on councils

Research reveals the pressure on councils

When bus services are axed, it can isolate communities

“We are living in isolation” – Michelle Wilkes describes the impact of bus service cuts on her community

English college review risks jobs and closures, warns union

‘Area-based reviews’ part of restructuring plans for post-16 education prompted by ‘the need to cut public expenditure’