Posts by Andrew Brightwell

Next usergroup: 19th of June

Just a quick note to tell you that our next usergroup will be on the 19th of June in the Hallam Conference Centre in London W1. You can find a map and travel directions here. Obviously, the day will include a review of all the recent technical improvements and the development roadmap - as well as ...

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NHS Citizen: Designing democracy in the light

This post, about NHS Citizen, is by Simon Burall, Director of Involve, one of the NHS Citizen partner organisations. It is a cross-post, also published on the Demsoc NHS Citizen blog and the Involve blog. There are times, very rare times, where a part of government decides that it needs to develop a new structure to ...

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How Birmingham City Council used interactive webcasting to transform engagement in its budget

Geoff Coleman, Birmingham City Council communications officer, explains how his authority has used a question-and-answer webcasts to massively widen engagement in the 2014/15 budget. In December, cabinet members from Birmingham City Council attended four public meetings across the city to answer questions about the 2014/15 budget. The meetings were attended by a total 287 hardy souls. On January 7, ...

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UKGovCamp 2014

Saturday's UKGovCamp was, if the hugely impressive online conversation was anything to go by, a massive success. It's a success that thanks to our late entry as a sponsor we were very happy to have played a tiny part in. Our colleague, Emma Daniel, who attended the event, has written a couple of posts, here and ...

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