Tag Archives: Voluntary Sector

MP’s like Henry Smith need inviting to a more diverse range of youth groups

When I was 8 long before the Scout network started the Beaver concept, I joined the 12th Crosby and 172nd Liverpool pack of cubs and I was a very enthusiastic cub, even rising to the rank of sixer. At the … Continue reading

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The problem with memory

Why English Language lessons are nothing new, and this Government cancelled the previous approach Continue reading

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Blue Light Commissioner

According to todays Times the Government is about to extend the role of Police and Crime Commissioners to oversee Fire & Rescue Services. Apart from any Union opposition which the article focuses on, this is a mistake for several reasons. The most fundamental … Continue reading

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SERPLAN resurfaces

The news from last week that London mayor Boris Johnson is planning to create a strategic regional plan covering the capital and the greater South East and that he plans to hold a summit next spring to discuss the issue with Home Counties … Continue reading

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What is good for the North……

The promises of Devo-Met being made to some of the Northern Cities and the land in between may yet come to naught. We are about to elect a new Government and just as this Government has picked and chosen the … Continue reading

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The cost of creativity

Yesterday I attended a meeting which involved a number of representatives from the public sector, some business leaders and others from the voluntary and community sector. One of the matters we discussed was the need to find new ways of … Continue reading

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Are they really listening?

The approaching General Election creates the need for all parties to decide how to woo potential voters and also what to include in their manifestos. Both of these causes are a reflection of a very poor form of democracy, which allows those … Continue reading

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