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Pop Up Local Democracy

Dave McKenna, a first time contributor to Weekly Blog Club, has some great ideas for engaging citizens more with their local government, including pop up events. Have any local authorities tried anything along these lines yet? Pop Up Local Democracy

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What’s in a name?

Andy Mahon questions why there seem to be fewer conferences this year and the value of conferences to local authority staff. What’s in a name? by Andy Mahon of the BDOlocalgov team.

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Looking back, looking now, looking forward

It was an unusually quiet week for posts during Week 37, quieter than during the summer holidays period. I wondered why. Maybe people are still getting back into the swing of the weekly work and school routines this week, and

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Social media – is noise enough?

Simon Hope considers the recent announcement about councils no longer being able to prohibit social media reporters from recording and reporting on council meetings, and what difference this might or might not have. Social media – is noise enough? by Simon Hope.

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