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
U-Kip if you want to: the podcast is not for sleeping
Many councils are now in NOC - what might that mean?
A few things on the audit commission, pravdas and extending referendum powers
Rights for carers in Queens speech
Benefit cuts - impact on local authorities
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.
Social care system faces collapse (honestly)
DCLG story of the week
Greg Clarke speaks the truth
Bad bin men!
Where do I live again?
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
Pot - (w)hole lot of love
Electric Street Light Orchestra
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
The Universal (credit) - Blur
Sexy and I know IT
One - way direction