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Stand up for Cathy

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:40 PM 2,552 views

Every now and again I watch Cathy Come Home. I did so once more after attending a ‘Stand Up for Shelter’ fundraiser during the week starring the stunningly funny Eddie Izzard. Next year it will be 50 years since this ‘Wednesday Play’…

The worst is yet to come

We Love Local Government / June 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM 2,577 views

Over the last few years I think I have become partially immune to stories about the cuts that local authorities are still required to make. In part this is because the cuts have been such a part of our life…

How to innovate in local government

Freedom From Command And Control / June 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM 2,724 views

1. Copy The best innovations have been done. Copy practice from another region or country but not from your own organisation. Innovation always looks better from a distance. It looks particularly good in a PDF. Innovation can be emailed over…

Digital democracy – beyond the ballot box

Puffles / June 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM 2,747 views

Summary A challenge for Cambridge – and perhaps where you live as well. With local civic society structures broken, its systems obsolete and its content though important, discussed in a very frustrating manner, something must be done. But what, and…