Tag Archives: Local government

The election season is upon us


We are about to enter a busy season of elections that will no doubt keep us all busy. At the beginning of next month many of us will be asked to vote for our Councillors. We can then relax and … Continue reading

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The difference between local and regional


Todays news that the Government plans to abolish the existing 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies and replace them with 10 larger bodies is deeply flawed for several reasons. Listening to Dame Glenys Stacey on Radio 4 she referred on at least … Continue reading

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Brighton & Hove Council need to do better


A few days ago I received an invitation to respond to a consultation on a cultural framework for the city. The email related to a consultation which was scheduled to take two weeks. This seems a rather short period for … Continue reading

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Lets honour those who work for us


The following piece was published in yesterdays Argus Newspaper, it relates to the suggestion that we dedicate one of our bank holidays to honour the work of people who work in the public sector: In recent days, the work and demands … Continue reading

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Vital Visitors


Most of us experience the vital work of local government on almost a daily basis. We may not always appreciate how important these services are and occasionally may resent the cost of this vital provision or find fault with the … Continue reading

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Council funding


The announcement from the coalition yesterday regarding the annual financial settlement for Local Government is the last that they will make. It also has the potential to be changed in the middle of the year, once the new Government has been elected … Continue reading

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A state of constant denial


The reaction by George Osborne to comments made following his Autumn statement would shame most of us if we attempted something similar in our own workplaces over much more trivial matters. Most of us occasionally misspeak or misrepresent things a little. … Continue reading

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