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To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 3

Created on 15 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

... is full of some amazing minds doing great things; it can only be hoped that LGDS would be equally as packed with talent. Team members are often encouraged to work on projects outside of their normal duties ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 2

Created on 01 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

... without exception, is fiercely independent. Yes, they may all be a family in some way shape or form, and of course they want the other members of their family to succeed. But, deep down, the more honest ...

Yours, angry of Spelthorne…

Created on 05 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... has admitted that six of its elected members have not paid their council tax for three years. The six, who cannot be identified due to the Data Protection Act, have fallen behind with their payments since ...

The worst is yet to come

Created on 28 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

... Council who are set to lose another 1,000 staff on top of the 1,000 who have already left. The move equates to 1 in 6 members of the current workforce being made redundant or retiring and not being replaced ...

Showing our working out

Created on 22 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

... books whilst delivering all of the services needed to those who need them. A few members of the group are taking part as they have been invited to speak as experts, sharing their stories and describing ...

Ten things I know about Local Government

Created on 29 May 2014. Posted in Our blog

... councils put their Members at the front, or are simply forced to by proactive Councillors working their socks off to get involved anywhere and everywhere they may be able to make a positive difference. ...

Taking Paternity Leave

Created on 16 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... other members of my family (such as my Mum and Grandparents) who are, as you’d imagine delighted to have a new addition to the family.   I am also glad that I am the first person at work to do this; ...

Local – Central 8: Development days

Created on 05 January 2014. Posted in Our blog

... Executive in my authority organised an opportunity for members of staff to shadow their equivalents in some private sector organisations that provide services to our council. It was an opportunity to understand ...

Central-Local 5: It’s good to talk

Created on 13 December 2013. Posted in Our blog

... Professional bodies could look to create new opportunities to bring their members from across the sectors together. ·         While those bodies which only exist in one sector, could consider extending ...

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

Created on 23 November 2013. Posted in Our blog

... their members benefitted from the Government’s peculiar prioritisation. And yet, I still find the inconsistency hard to swallow. If we’re going to talk about money following needs then we should really ...

Who comments?

Created on 25 August 2013. Posted in Our blog

... that councillors might face if their officers were regularly disagreeing with the positions espoused by the members. This can be frustrating to officers who might have a professional judgement to make ...

The Guardian Local Leaders Network respond

Created on 23 June 2013. Posted in Our blog

... range of other partners, including people from local community groups, housing associations, local businesses, charities and faith groups. I had hoped that my message to our network members had made ...

The Guardian Local Government Network is no more - sort of

Created on 16 June 2013. Posted in Our blog

... indeed by adding in more than just local government staff, it is more inclusive. This may be the case but I do worry about the precedent. Too often the membership organisations of local government fall ...

19 things I learnt at the Public Sector Show 2013

Created on 30 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... the session on open data the PCS union rep in the room said that many of her members were against the project; and people wonder why Trade Unions are seen as out of touch with the workers they are meant ...

Working for a ‘best achieving’ council

Created on 28 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... expect a successfully implemented transformation programme or a small cadre of members or officers leading the way. At the very least you might expect to have read about the council for reasons unconnected ...

Anecdote corner – Week 1: Working with Members

Created on 14 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

...  Working with members If you have a story; positive, negative, humorous, insightful or just something you want to share please do comment. If you need to post it anonymously then a bland user name would ...

Tax increases on the poor – Why?

Created on 29 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... discussing their in a vacuum (not related to a transfer of funds or an announcement about the need to find a 10% cut) and the Director of Finance had come to the lead members and said ‘Mr Leader, we believe ...

Pay the going rate or see the talent going

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... out there earning an awful lot more (to find out just how many you canvisit the Panorama website). This was a fact that outraged many members of the public, who felt that the PM should be the top earner ...