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Catherine at LGComms Academy – Beyond communications: engagement through to democracy

We'll be at LGComms Academy on Wednesday for what should be a really interesting meeting of local and central government people who work in communications. What we'll be doing We're hoping that we'll be able to spice things up a bit in Catherine's breakout session at 2 pm, entitled: Beyond communications engagement through to democracy, where she ...

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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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Launching the Networked Councillor report – and the future

Today the East of England LGA will formally launch the finalised Networked Councillor report - written by our very own Catherine Howe - so it's a big day at Public-i. The report's publication is the culmination of a lot of very hard work - but it's by no means the end (actually, to rip off ...

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As Mr Pickles gets serious about filming, it’s time to start webcasting

Last week, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, used Twitter to warn councils he hasn't ruled out changing the law to force them to let the public film meetings. Having admonished Keighley Town Council for ejecting residents who were trying to video a meeting, he answered a question from Jacqui ...

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The #NetworkedCllr conversation at the LGA

This is just a very quick post - probably the first of a few - about the LGA Conference, which was held in Manchester this year. I thought we should briefly highlight the fantastic conversations that were had at the conference about Networked Councillor. Thanks to a lot of fantastic people and a number of great ...

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