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Reflections on #UKGC14

Created on 28 January 2014. Posted in Our blog

... these approaches. Everyone simply took it all in their strides and focussed on making sure that lasting connections were made one way or another; truly, technology (whether electronic or traditional) was ...

Central-Local 5: It’s good to talk

Created on 13 December 2013. Posted in Our blog

... but not before you're read today's post: From my civil service days I recall a visit to a local authority in the south west, accompanied by a colleague from another government department. Although a ...

Central – Local 2a: The LGA lays out its priorities

Created on 23 November 2013. Posted in Our blog

26th November 2013 Another quick diversion in our central – local series today but the topic seemed relevant. On Thursday Sir Merrick Cockell hit the breakfast airwaves and TV studios to press the ...

Central - Local 2: Secondments

Created on 03 November 2013. Posted in Our blog

... offered 50 staff and other departments another 50 we believe this would be a really interesting pilot. We accept that this isn’t the most radical proposal in the world, and that it might not work, but ...

Central - Local 1a: Abolish the DCLG?

Created on 03 November 2013. Posted in Our blog

... assets (another example of DCLG policy I should have mentioned above). I don't have the historical comparison that some of my colleagues do but I get the feeling that whilst the DCLG has had more policy ...

Service Before Self

Created on 23 September 2013. Posted in Our blog

... hatred that takes years to shift. I have seen many things that have reduced me to tears in social care; human beings that do the most appalling things to one another; broken people and shattered lives. ...

Tales from the NHS

Created on 15 September 2013. Posted in Our blog

... they hadn’t burnt them or done something else ridiculous with them). So my Mum had to trek another 30 miles out of her way to drop off documents they already had. Throughout this time the east team had ...

The K-Hub is dead; long live the K-Hub?

Created on 27 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

... they have made the decision they have. However, if we are able to salvage something from this; through Dave, or another white knight, then all the better for the sector.  ...

The challenge of complexity

Created on 22 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

... that extricating themselves from the arrangement will be very tricky. For example, if a local authority opts for joint teams with another organisation and then designs all of their processes around this ...

It's a no from me

Created on 19 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

... sort it out. That would almost certainly not be a single officer, it might even have ended up being another waste collection truck complete with crew. I dread to think of how much that one phone call cost ...

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

Created on 14 May 2013. 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 ...

20 and Out

Created on 09 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

... filled with potential. It's been a turbulent career, full of highs and lows, so here I present just a few of the lessons he has taught me which I think relate in some way or another to local government. ...

19 things I learnt at the Public Sector Show 2013

Created on 30 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... and yet nothing similar exists in the public sector… Why not? This is a great FDR quote: ‘It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, ...

Working for a ‘best achieving’ council

Created on 28 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... didn’t want to reveal ourselves in such a flagrant way.   There was another deeper reason though; we didn’t believe that people wanted to read about our personal comings and goings (we saved that tedium ...

I can't remember

Created on 24 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

Yesterday I saw a tweet from the top @iamadonut which read “Another farewell presentation: we're losing the corporate memory...”. It turns out that they are losing the person who does the entire officer/member ...

Professional problems

Created on 14 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... might know best; just think of the number of times a conference of one group or another has decried political interference in their sector.   Taken together I wonder about the impact of this paradox ...

12 Things I learnt about podcasting

Created on 03 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... gave us something else to think about, and even if we decided to go against it we were forced to consider and discuss it all and make an active conscious decision one way or another. When we ask for feedback ...

The Freedom of ‘Lazy Journalism’ Act

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... dare I say, incompetent journalists. Not all journalists are lazy or incompetent and some who use the FoI Act do so with devastatingeffectiveness. However, there are another category and they are just ...

Dear ITV

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... local government officers have a rough deal. Another ‘fact’ was that private sector workers put up for long days but are rewarded with company cars, expenses, higher wages and bonuses.  My private sector ...