Local Government

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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The next usergroup: 6/12/13

I'm a bit late on this, but it's really time that we talked about the next user group - on the 6th of December. As is now customary it will be held at the Hallam Conference Centre on 6th December 2013 and you can find details of directions and nearby stations here. I mentioned in the last ...

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Pickles promises law to give public the right to film council meetings

Last month we heard that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has promised to give bloggers, journalists and the public the right to film and report on council meetings in law - thanks to this post by Mike Rawlins at Talk About Local. Mr Pickles told Parliament on the 28th of October that ...

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Birmingham City Council leader declares webcasting a resounding success

Earlier this year we were enormously pleased to announce that Birmingham City Council, the UK's largest unitary local authority, was to start webcasting with us. While Birmingham had already experimented with webcasting - via a free service that included advertising - February marked the start of its contract with Public-i and the beginning of a systematic ...

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Cheshire West and Chester: Using Connect Social for the Community Leaders debate

Damian Beaumont was at the Public-i usergroup in June to talk about the way that his council, Cheshire West and Chester, has used Connect Social for a new set of meetings called the Community Leaders Debate. As Damian explains in the video interview I did with him at the user group, Connect Social's powerful integration of ...

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