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Episode 5 - The one where we had the long awaited sequel to The King's Speech

Written by Glen Ocsko on . Posted in Our blog

We are five! Well, the podcast is anyway. Yes, it's time for us to release another episode of meandering thoughts and conversations, which you can get either via i-tunes or listen to directly at http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/index.php/podcast/list-of-episodes

Show notes

News

 

U-Kip if you want to: the podcast is not for sleeping

Many councils are now in NOC - what might that mean?

http://www.straightbatpr.co.uk/communicating-in-a-hung-council/

 

 

Queens Speech

A few things on the audit commission, pravdas and extending referendum powers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22447539

 

Rights for carers in Queens speech

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10040248/Carers-to-receive-legal-rights-under-new-laws.html

 

Benefit cuts - impact on local authorities

http://lambethnews.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/33-rise-in-lambeth-call-centre-demand-following-government-benefit-cuts/

 

Turn the moaners into owners

Piece on the fact that you’ll never remove Nymbys, so let’s encourage them to take part in the process (neighbourhood planning, etc...) rather than battle each other.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/greenpolitics/planning/10039898/Stop-objecting-to-development-and-have-a-constructive-dialogue-instead-Nick-Boles-tells-homeowners.html

 

Pot holes

 

Social care system faces collapse (honestly)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/08/social-care-chiefs-fear-system-collapse

 

DCLG story of the week

 

Greg Clarke speaks the truth

http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thecolumnists/2013/05/from-gregclarkmp-we-in-central-government-have-so-much-to-learn-from-local-authorities.html

 

Bad council

 

Bad bin men!

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/10413082.Second_council_error_over_bin_collections_revealed_by_resident/

 

Where do I live again?

 

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/crime-courts/confusion_as_council_spells_barnsbury_street_backwards_on_sign_1_2185654

 

Feature

 

What makes a great local authority?

 

Local government challenge

 

Pet shop licensing boys

Sting and the Police-y

Wherever I lay my hat that’s my ‘care’ home

Arctic weather preparation monkeys

Snowpatrol

Pot - (w)hole lot of love

Electric Street Light Orchestra

Super-grass verges

Read all about it (in the council newspaper)

Florence and the street sweeping machine

Public health, MMR and the vaccines

All along the neighbourhood watchtower

Hit me baby one more time - and I’ll get social services involved

Smack my benchmark up

Youth Gang-nam style

Parking space-man

The Universal (credit) - Blur

Sexy and I know IT

One - way direction

Notorious B.I.D


Goodbye!

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