Tag Archives: local govt

What should a Police and Crime Commissioner do?

It is not that long now until Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are upon us – elections will be held on the 15th November 2012 – but there is still some confusion (and concern) over what this new role will … Continue reading

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Are Social Media Strategies a waste of time?

There has been lots of discussions recently online about the need for a social media strategy for organisations, particularly in the public sector. I remain unconvinced – yes an organisation needs some guidance and possibly a policy for use of social media … Continue reading

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Beyond Civility

After giving some thought to creating a problem solving culture in local communities (see this post by Dave Briggs which started it, and my reply on this blog) I came across an excellent how to guide for local leaders interested in … Continue reading

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Local engagement in the land of big sky and sausages

In reply to this post by Dave Briggs. Dave and I were chatting the other day about local engagement issues, especially in Lincolnshire (the land of big sky and sausages) where we both live. Lincolnshire is a complex county, with … Continue reading

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Social media and the future of the public sector

Those who know me will be aware that I am a big supporter of social media in the Public Sector. I have piloted public engagement via Facebook for Neighbourhood Policing Teams in Lincolnshire Police – check out Bracebridge Heath’s page for an … Continue reading

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What now for Big Society?

There has been a flurry of interest again in the Big Society recently – check out this article or this one in the Guardian proclaiming it’s death, and the suggestion that the church will take over much of the state … Continue reading

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Directly Elected Individuals

The government has made a clear commitment to directly elected individuals (elected police commissioners), but the specifics of how they will carry out their role still need development. I have pulled together some of my thoughts on how this might … Continue reading

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