Tag Archives: councils

Twitter and local councils

Whilst the use of social media/networking is steadily growing in local government, it would be fair to say that it hasn’t exactly exploded within the first tier of local government. This may not be such a bad thing as local (parish and town) councils are cautious and risk averse creatures, perhaps rightly so many would […]

The Sussex Experience

Earlier this week I spent two days in Sussex to accompany our Chairman, Councillor Michael Chater as he hosted a visit by the Rural Advocate and Chair of the Commission for Rural Communities, Dr Stuart Burgess. My colleague Crispin Moor, Whitehall Director at CRC was also part of the visiting delegation to see local democracy […]

Control Shift: more power to local councils?

Last week we welcomed many of the underlying principles of the Conservative Party green paper on localism, ‘Control Shift: returning power to local communities’, and in particular the proposal for a power of general competence to be extended to local councils. Commenting on this latest policy paper from the Conservatives, our Chairman, Councillor Michael Chater, […]