We Love Local Government Podcast http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/ en-GB WeLoveLocalGovernment.com 2013 Glen Ocsko clean local government, A fortnightly podcast looking at the wide and wonderful world of local government in the UK A fortnightly podcast looking at the wide and wonderful world of local government in the UK Glen Ocsko glen@welovelocalgovernment.com WLLG Episode 1 We Love Local Government The very first recording we have produced. Please, be gentle. The very first recording we have produced. Please, be gentle. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_1.mp3 no Mon, 11 Mar 2013 01:19:55 +0000 37:39 local government Episode 2 - the one with Public Health, Council balls-up of the week and the introduction of the Challenge We Love Local Government This week we look at everything from the DCLG's work on housing for migrants, Caerphilly's continuing struggles, what public health might mean for local government and of course touch on the budget amongst other things. We also introduce our local government challenge game - who will win this opening bout? This week we look at everything from the DCLG's work on housing for migrants, Caerphilly's continuing struggles, what public health might mean for local government and of course touch on the budget amongst other things. We also introduce our local government challenge game - who will win this opening bout? http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_2.mp3 no Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:53:07 +0000 45:04 local, government,love Episode 3 - The one where all the rules changed We Love Local Government It was 1 April recently, and for some reason we all like changing the rules on that date. From housing benefits and town hall pravdas via a look in at the DCLG and a play in the park we take another sideways look at all things local government. It was 1 April recently, and for some reason we all like changing the rules on that date. From housing benefits and town hall pravdas via a look in at the DCLG and a play in the park we take another sideways look at all things local government. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_3.mp3 no Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:01:39 +0000 45:28 local government Episode 4 - The one where we find out what local really means We Love Local Government In this podcast we look at the latest news in the world of local government and a little bit of a faux pas in Swindon as well as taking a quick look at just how local the election launches of the bigger parties really were. In this podcast we look at the latest news in the world of local government and a little bit of a faux pas in Swindon as well as taking a quick look at just how local the election launches of the bigger parties really were. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_4.mp3 no Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:30:48 +0000 50:31 local government Episode 5 - The one where we had the long awaited sequel to The King's Speech We Love Local Government In this show we discuss what the Queen's Speech meant for local government and briefly look at what the recent local elections mean for many Councils. The DCLG said some nice things about their charges, while some residents didn't say some nice things about changes to their bin collections. Finally, Gareth and Glen face off in the We Love Local Government challenge, this time mashing up local government and music. In this show we discuss what the Queen's Speech meant for local government and briefly look at what the recent local elections mean for many Councils. The DCLG said some nice things about their charges, while some residents didn't say some nice things about changes to their bin collections. Finally, Gareth and Glen face off in the We Love Local Government challenge, this time mashing up local government and music. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_5.mp3 no Tue, 14 May 2013 21:02:20 +0000 43:11 local, government,love Episode 6 - The one where we wonder where all the knowledge went to We Love Local Government This episode we look at more care system in crisis problems, how Stoke tried to take 6000 people to court, just how much Eric Pickles loves flags and whether the potential demise of the Knowledge Hub is the end of the digital world. This episode we look at more care system in crisis problems, how Stoke tried to take 6000 people to court, just how much Eric Pickles loves flags and whether the potential demise of the Knowledge Hub is the end of the digital world. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_6.mp3 no Sun, 02 Jun 2013 23:15:05 +0000 50:39 local, government,love Episode 7 - The one where we get more cultural than a yoghurt We Love Local Government In this show we look at why the grass may be longer as well as greener, whether local government gets a bad press in the arts and ask whether E-Pic will soon be leaving us. In this show we look at why the grass may be longer as well as greener, whether local government gets a bad press in the arts and ask whether E-Pic will soon be leaving us. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_7.mp3 no Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:41:58 +0000 42:47 local, government,love Episode 8 - The one where we speak to someone new We Love Local Government 2013 LGA Conference, here we come This week we are joined by our very first guest, author of Hard Change Dawn Reeves, who chews the fat on her debut novel as well as some of the wider issues facing local government. We also give our first impressions of the Comprehensive Spending Review and find out why waiting till nightfall to check if a streetlight is working is not always the best idea. This week we are joined by our very first guest, author of Hard Change Dawn Reeves, who chews the fat on her debut novel as well as some of the wider issues facing local government. We also give our first impressions of the Comprehensive Spending Review and find out why waiting till nightfall to check if a streetlight is working is not always the best idea. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_8.mp3 no Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:29:36 +0000 59:10 local, government,love Episode 9 - The one from the LGA 2013 Conference We Love Local Government The launch or Rewired Public Services This special episode comes from the 2013 LGA conference, and includes as many interviews as we could cram into one show. This special episode comes from the 2013 LGA conference, and includes as many interviews as we could cram into one show. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_9.mp3 no Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:30:00 +0000 38:06 local, government,love,LGA,conference Episode 10 - The one where we channelled our inner Nicholas Parsons We Love Local Government This time around we look at licensing laws, planning laws and common sense laws, before discussing the DCLG going over budget, Doncaster hitting more problems and the ten big ideas from the LGA conference. This time around we look at licensing laws, planning laws and common sense laws, before discussing the DCLG going over budget, Doncaster hitting more problems and the ten big ideas from the LGA conference. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_10.mp3 no Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:28:24 +0000 53:01 local, government,love,LGA,conference Episode 11 - the one where we park a few thoughts We Love Local Government In this episode we take a look at parking, how Slough are using spy planes and whether HR Policies really can be distilled into 140 characters In this episode we take a look at parking, how Slough are using spy planes and whether HR Policies really can be distilled into 140 characters http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_11.mp3 no Sun, 04 Aug 2013 23:04:47 +0000 34:28 local, government,love Episode 12 - The one where we return from our winter hibernation We Love Local Government In this episode we return from the land of the forgotten to talk about some of the things which are on our minds in the world of local government. We are mixing things up a bit, so expect to hear about the Wolverhampton City financial problems, UKGovCamp 14 and the joys of iPad working. In this episode we return from the land of the forgotten to talk about some of the things which are on our minds in the world of local government. We are mixing things up a bit, so expect to hear about the Wolverhampton City financial problems, UKGovCamp 14 and the joys of iPad working. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_12.mp3 no Sun, 12 Jan 2014 20:30:40 +0000 32:46 Episode 13 - The one where we discuss money, culture and how many parking signs you can fit in a mile We Love Local Government On this show we take a look at whether or not Brighton's plans to hold a council tax referendum are really all that bad, and debate whether Council's should act as modern day Arthur Daley's by curating and keeping hold of cultural objects rather than cashing in. On this show we take a look at whether or not Brighton's plans to hold a council tax referendum are really all that bad, and debate whether Council's should act as modern day Arthur Daley's by curating and keeping hold of cultural objects rather than cashing in. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_13.mp3 no Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:39:09 +0000 32:49 Episode 14 - The one where we ironically talk about a late election count after being late podcasting We Love Local Government In this episode we focus on two things - the 2014 local elections (and ask how do Sunderland manage to count quite so quickly?!) and one of our journeys over to the private sector. In this episode we focus on two things - the 2014 local elections (and ask how do Sunderland manage to count quite so quickly?!) and one of our journeys over to the private sector. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_14.mp3 no Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:06:56 +0000 32:49 local government Episode 15 - The one where we talk about all the fun things we've been doing over the last few weeks and the issue around striking We Love Local Government In this episode of the WLLG podcast we talk about some of the field trips we've undertaken recently, from localgovcamp to the Strategic Leaders Forum. We also take a detour to look at the forthcoming strike and what it might mean for those involved. In this episode of the WLLG podcast we talk about some of the field trips we've undertaken recently, from localgovcamp to the Strategic Leaders Forum. We also take a detour to look at the forthcoming strike and what it might mean for those involved. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_15.mp3 no Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:32:35 +0000 33:53 local government Episode 16 - the one where we revisit localism and launch our secret facebook page We Love Local Government In this episode we look at whether we've really seen the worst of the cuts, if localism is always the best way, more about the Tower Hamlets shenanigans and we mention our new secret facebook page. In this episode we look at whether we've really seen the worst of the cuts, if localism is always the best way, more about the Tower Hamlets shenanigans and we mention our new secret facebook page. http://www.welovelocalgovernment.com/media/com_podcastmanager/WLLG_Episode_16.mp3 no Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:26:28 +0000 30:40 local government