City Council

What people are saying about devolution in Birmingham?

In October Birmingham City Council held its Highbury 4 Democracy event on devolution After the Scottish referendum and the promise to grant greater powers to the Parliament in Edinburgh, Birmingham - along with other cities in England - is exploring how best to devolve power to city level from Whitehall and to bring greater power to district and neighbourhood ...

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After the Local Government Association conference: A few thoughts

Well it's been a busy and exciting few days for Public-i. I expect that Catherine will want to say something more considered when she has time but I thought it might be worth dashing down a few thoughts on our conference and the LGA in general... The conversation about the conversation is growing: We've come a ...

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How many councillors tweet?

Update: As you'll see here we've had to revise the numbers for Birmingham City Council. The maps and numbers should now reflect higher figures for the city council.) At the LGA conference on Wednesday (1pm) we'll be holding a short session about Twitter, entitled 'Anyone can use Twitter. The question is why should you?' It's just ...

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Open Space South West and cultural exchanges #openssw

I wanted to talk about Open Space South West  and also add a bit of a comment on Carl Haggerty’s post here. I am a huge fan of Open Spaces in their many forms. I am a regular at UK Govcamp and LocalGovCamp and also a co-producer of CityCamp Brighton. Furthermore, through our work with CRIF and We Live Here we're part of an exploration ...

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Cookie law: a very short introduction

We need to talk about cookie law, don't we? The EU's Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (to give it the full name) will be enforced from Sunday, (the 27th of May 2012) by the Information Commisioner's Office. It, in a nutshell, requires websites to seek permission from users before planting 'cookies' on their browsers. ...

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