New councillor guides

New councillor guide from the LGA

The Local Government Association have produced a guide designed to provide you with the key information you need to know as a new councillor.

Download the guide (pdf) or visit the LGA website to download a tablet version.

21st century councillor

21st century councillor has been produced by the Economic and Social Research Council and looks at what needs to be in place to support councillors to  fulfil the vital role they play in working with and supporting communities.

The report paints a picture of the current context and the demands on councillors. The impact of budget reductions and changing public sector landscape has had a huge impact on councillors’ roles and on them as individuals, and it is important they have quality support from political groups, local authorities and other organisations.

The report focuses on roles, skills and support for individual councillors to assist them to play their crucial front line role in making connections and building strong democratic places where people can thrive.

At a time when communities and citizens are redefining their relationship with institutions and the state it is important that there is real clarity on the future role and contribution of councillors.

Read 21st century councillor.

Social media guide for councillors

Download our social media guide for councillors which gives lots of hand hints and tips, along with vital do’s and don’ts. Any questions, email