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20 and Out

Created on 09 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

... squad or signed players who didn't work out (Djemba Djemba or Kleberson anyone?) other clubs overtook him, which in turn inspired an overhaul of his playing and backroom staff to keep things fresh. Local ...

Working for a ‘best achieving’ council

Created on 28 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... the staff members generally care passionately about what they do. Equally, there are some people who have the fire in their belly for a challenge or a new way of working and the council have largely let ...

I can't remember

Created on 24 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... alarm bell in my mind which has been there for several years now. Thanks to the current financial crisis we are mired in (and as an aside, when did it stop being the credit crunch?) we are losing staff ...

Excuses, excuses

Created on 21 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... there are occasions when this is not the case and when the member of staff in question seeks to find a high quality excuse. Some of those excuses are marvellous in their originality and local government ...

Your local online High Street

Created on 17 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... goods bought online. I replied that surely this was a good thing, and that if indeed such a situation arose it would be generating new income and therefore able to fund the hiring of new staff to run it ...

Professional problems

Created on 14 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... hard place; between the concerns of the voter and the professional judgement of their highly trained and professionally monitored staff; many of which they don't have the expertise, and perhaps derived ...

How to outfox a local government chief executive

Created on 09 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... read on nonetheless; I could not have been more disappointed. The author, a councillor in Westminster, came up with six ‘top tips’ that can be summed up as follows: Fixed term contracts for senior staff, ...

The Freedom of ‘Lazy Journalism’ Act

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... drives many of us todistraction. I’m not going to get into the morality of the issue; I personally believe that the more information in the public realm the better but for Local Government staff the ...

Dear ITV

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... paid £20,000 or less. And 63% of civil servants – 330,000 staff – earn less than £25,000 a year. Of course there are some who earn more than this – and we seem to be told about each and every one of ...

The TPA strikes again

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... staff are hard pushed to ensure that the most vital are maintained as well as delivering what local people want and need their council to deliver. So it was with a degree of shock but at the same time ...