Local Public Services Group

The CIPR's Local Public Services group represents communications professionals in all local public services, including local government, health, housing, education, and emergency services.

Visit our blog at http://localpublicservicecomms.org

Forthcoming CPD webinars - more details

5 December 2017, 6.30pm 'Mental toughness and personal resilience' - this CPD webinar is being provided with thanks to trainers AQR International and CMI Southern and will include a panel of CIPR and CMI members.

Book for the 5/12/2017 webinarfor the CPD log, please indicate if you are a CIPR member.

6 December 2017, 11am - 12.30pm 'Managing how your organisation and teams deal with GDPR' - speakers include senior communications practitioners working with information management, representatives from the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing and the Information Commissioner's Office.

> Book for the GDPR webinar on 6/12/2017

> More on the GDPR webinar on our blog site

> Why GDPR is an opportunity for your organisation (Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing's Holly Bremner writes for the LPS blog)

Fake news and ethics event, Oct 2017 - CIPR South West and CIPR LPS - thanks to all those involved with providing this event.

> Read the blog by Tim Borrett MCMI and why communications practitioners at the event are calling for long term engagement to build relationships

'Intellectual Property - why is it important to you', Oct 2017 - a CPD webinar with IPO and Chartered Management Institute Southern and communications practitioners working in this area. Thank you to all those involved and particularly to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The next in the series will be held in Spring. 5 CPD points are available for CIPR members who attended the October 2017 webinar. CMI members can claim the webinar as part of their CPD log.


A full programme is planned. Here are the confirmed events and projects to date.

  • Digital transformation research project
    We are gathering research materials including case studies on digital transformation for a report and webinar later this year.  The webinar will explore 'Managing communications in the digital age with the self-service citizen', a CPD webinar with the CIPR Wessex and CMI Southern. Contact us to get involved or submit materials.

  • 31 January 2018 - Behaviour Change Workshop, CIPR HQ, London - bookings open, limited spaces.
    > Book your place via Eventbrite

  • February 2018 - Regeneration communications event

  • March 2018 - Intellectual Property webinar 2

  • April 2018 - AGM and CPD event



We represent communicators working in or supporting local public services, from councils and health authorities to regional police and ambulance authorities. We are a voice for you at a national level and within the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. If you have issues, concerns or just want to shout about your work, we are there to help you.

Our main aims are to:

  • promote good practice and encourage professional development and standards
  • support local public services to continue to deliver great communications during a period of significant cuts in the public and not-for-profit sectors
  • promote the benefits of partnership working
  • promote the role of council and other public services communications as effective tools to engage with residents and other stakeholders.

The group conducted an extensive research project into local public service communications in 2015 resulting in a report 'Influence for Impact'. A programme of CPD events, working with other parts of the CIPR, are planned for 2016. More about the research and its findings on our blog site.

Get in touch

For authorative comment on local public service communications issues, contact the CIPR Local Public Services Group.

Get in touch with Group Chair, Clair Mandy Pearse and the group at LPS@cipr.co.uk

You can also follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook / LinkedIn groups.

Blog: localpublicservicecomms.org