Health & Safety and Equality Considerations for Christmas Songs

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The Rocking Song
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not stir;
We will rock you, rock you, rock you,
We will rock you, rock you, rock you:

Fur is no longer appropriate wear for small infants, both due to risk of allergy to animal fur, and for ethical reasons. Therefore faux fur, a nice cellular blanket or perhaps micro-fleece material should be considered a suitable alternative.

Please note, only persons who have been subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check and have enhanced clearance will be permitted to rock baby Jesus. Persons must carry their CRB disclosure with them at all times and be prepared to provide three forms of identification before rocking commences.


Stairway to Floor Seven

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The crown jewels. The Prime Minister. Megan Fox’s phone number. Three things that are eminently worthy of guarding with all due diligence, and protecting from the masses at all costs. My daughter’s home-made pasta jewellery. My phone number. The stairs at the Town Hall. Three other things which should not have any need to be guarded by a big burly security operative for any reason whatsoever. Guess which one we just discovered is…

Yep, you’ve guessed it, the Town Hall is officially stair-less. After a nice lunch and good conversation, my co-author and I decided to continue our strange love affair with the stairs by using them to return to our desks. We had walked up on the way to the canteen on the ninth floor from the fourth, both trying to keep talking all the way without appearing to get out of breath at any stage (thus proving our manliness). What could possibly go wrong with our plans to complete the round trip with a similar but downwardly oriented route?


How to walk in three easy steps

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Today we got given a flyer and sent an e-mail about a lunch-time walk.  This certainly sounds nice on the face of it – a scenic stroll next to the river in the company of interesting colleagues and in decent (if not fine) weather.

That, my friends, is where Local Government kicked in.

If we wanted to take part in this walk firstly we had to register our interest.  Register interest?!  It’s a walk for crying out loud!!!  What possible reason could there be for registering interest in walking from a to b – if we are interested then we’ll just do it!


We're back...

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They say you should never go back.

Nine months ago we closed down our blog; the original We Love Local Government.

For those who don’t know; the blog was a daily, and anonymous, blog about local government written by Gareth Young and Glen Ocsko. That last bit of information was only released on the last day of the blog’s existence; after which we hopped off into the sunset for a well-earned break.

Nine months ago we were tired; writing a daily blog is tough going. Writing a daily blog whilst trying to keep it entertaining, informative and anonymous is harder. So after three years and over 250,000 words we closed it down.

Nine months later and a lot has happened. Today we launch the rethought We Love Local Government; this time not as a wordpress blog but instead as a fully-fledged website.

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