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June 2011 Blog Posts (11)

CLG Plain Guide to Localism - updated

http://http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/localgovernment/pdf/1923416.pdf

 

Duty to cooperate

Not all planning decisions can, or should, be made at a neighbourhood or local level. In many cases there are very strong reasons for neighbouring local authorities, or groups of authorities, to work together on planning issues in the interests of…

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Added by Kate Gordon on June 23, 2011 at 23:46 — 3 Comments

Public Service: Not dead, not forgotten

In my last blog posting, I claimed that politics was presently moving away from the notion of win-win, towards win-lose politics where competition would replace cooperation and that key players would seek two or maybe three rounds of compete-punish-counterpunish.

I made this prediction based on the recent behaviour of greedy bankers, public service cuts and the backlash of protesters, strikes and job loses. I still believe…

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Added by Andrew Climo on June 16, 2011 at 19:11 — 1 Comment

MPs squabblings on the localism bill

 

As you can see from this some coalition squabbles may slow this down and cause some bottlenecks but I'm sure it will be implimented on time http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13707390 

Added by kevin Frayne on June 9, 2011 at 11:28 — No Comments

Government 2.0

 

Tim O’Reilly who championed Web 2.0, that provided the technical infrastructure for Social Media, has discussed the concept of a Government 2.0 which reviews how government should use of social media (web 2.0).He provides some ideas of how government can get its message across. Other authors (Robinson et al 2009) suggest the government should instead of spending time building websites and social media simply provide the data for communities to use and let the communities and…

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Added by Dave Andrew on June 8, 2011 at 14:03 — 1 Comment

Future of money: A currency that's building community

There have been various techniques to integrate social communities through re-gentrification to pepper pot housing and the article includes a great idea of integrating a community that already exists.

Here is the link: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028155.700-future-of-money-a-currency-thats-building-community.html

 

I'd be interested in any…

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Added by Dave Andrew on June 8, 2011 at 14:02 — No Comments

More affordable homes under Right to Build initiative

 

http://www.whathomeoverseas.com/news/housing-minister-introduces-scheme-for-more-new-affordable-homes-948

 

You can see from this site the powers that could be used to help those people whose parents, grandparents etc have lived in the same area for…

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Added by kevin Frayne on June 6, 2011 at 21:58 — No Comments

OCS - Strategic Partners programme

http://http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/News/DailyBulletin/1073494/Office-Civil-Society-sets-priorities-strategic-partners/C668D785FE9FD2A30583368F8BE6AD39/?DCMP=EMC-CONDailyBulletin

"The Office for Civil Society has laid out a detailed set of objectives for the charities receiving…

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Added by Kate Gordon on June 6, 2011 at 12:05 — No Comments

Joint Strategic Needs assessment - IDeA toolkit

http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=26995274

 

+ an online discussion next Wednesday morning

 

Added by Kate Gordon on June 1, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

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