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To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 3

Created on 15 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

... in digitising services and improving the experience for customers, who were available to come in to solve a particular challenge within a particular council. Having trouble working out how to digitise ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 2

Created on 01 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

... for councils to work together or follow the guidance of a single service when it comes to digital services. Therefore, like it or not there are a sizable number who simply won’t do it. Yes, of course ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 1

Created on 25 October 2015. Posted in Our blog

... administrative beast filled with bureaucracy and red tape, needed a fresh team to come in, blow the digital cobwebs away and show everyone just how easy it was to build excellent digital systems which ...

Equality of Opportunity and the Exam System

Created on 30 September 2015. Posted in Our blog

... teacher then it is likely that your English result will be worse than if you went to a good school and had a great English teacher. Likewise, if you come from a family living in temporary accommodation ...

100 days in office and all that...

Created on 23 August 2015. Posted in Our blog

We've been on a bit of a summer recent here at WLLG towers but when the chance comes to publish a guest post - especially one from the excellent Rob Foster who usually writes over at futuresinfinite.blogspot.co.uk and ...

The next steps for equalities?

Created on 02 June 2015. Posted in Our blog

... the 1970s or 80s – a situation which would be subject to serious scrutiny today. In addition, equalities practice is beginning to explore the impact of leadership and organisational vision when it comes ...

An Exchange of Ideas

Created on 27 February 2015. Posted in Our blog

Christopher, Of Honour and House Paradiso are all very notable things to put before or after the word 'guest', but none comes close to making us as happy as being able to put the word Post after it. Today ...

Reflections on UKGC15

Created on 28 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... is created and had by the people who attend; I’d love to find a way to get some less digital people to come along next time though. The rule of thirds There were a few people I spoke with who felt ...

#UKGC15

Created on 21 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... are many blogs out there which talk about how unconferences run and why they are brilliant, so I won’t simply repeat things here. Instead, I’ll trust that the intangible outcomes which I've gone away with ...

2015 will be the year of…

Created on 14 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... order repairs without the need for people to report them, but the reality is that they can’t yet afford them. Until someone comes up with an argument to demonstrate that a connected network of dumb devices ...

A whole load of cuts

Created on 05 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... savings because of increased costs and demand on services. BBC News 28/10 Services at risk Libraries, parks and leisure centres could come under threat as councils are forced to consider unprecedented ...

Yours, angry of Spelthorne…

Created on 05 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... taxes. I know this is probably obvious but let me explain the reasons for my outrage: 1)      The council sends me demands for me to pay my taxes. These demands come from decisions made by the council, ...

The boy who cried wolf

Created on 03 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... who would find my arguments to be disagreeable. I describe the above as chicken-ness because both arguments are overcome-able but nonetheless the caution exists and I have found myself not blogging. ...

Writing about writing

Created on 16 December 2014. Posted in Our blog

Dorothy Parker once said “I hate writing, I love having written.” It wasn’t until I started writing semi-regularly that I knew what this actually meant. The process of writing can be difficult; you come ...

The Comms2point0 Unawards are coming...

Created on 10 November 2014. Posted in Our blog

... Shout really loudly so your boss and your bosses' boss can hear. In 2014, in a landscape of cuts people really should be shouting. That's where awards come in.   Trouble is in local government these ...

FOI in five words

Created on 19 August 2014. Posted in Our blog

... who I believed would be able to answer my query and hit the send button, waiting excitedly for first the acknowledgement replies to come in before the information itself. It’s amazing what it feels like ...

Tattoos are a choice you will need to live with

Created on 18 August 2014. Posted in Our blog

... becomes a case of the Council setting its standards and then applying them across the board. If it says that visible tattoos are unacceptable then that is entirely its own decision, to be supported or ...

Running before you can walk; Government plans to share your data

Created on 04 August 2014. Posted in Our blog

... with an interest in health and improving health outcomes. All of this would have been done without consent and once the public found out about it there was a fairly large backlash and the plan was postponed. ...

Cricket and Councils; more alike than you'd think

Created on 29 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

...  3.       Captains are more important than most people realise Alistair Cook has come under a lot of flak recently for poor captaincy (and rightly so in my opinion), but some people feel he should be ...