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PCCs are here. Rubbish Turnout. What are we going to do about it?

This article was originally posted on Curious Catherine's blog Even without the final results it’s not too early to say that the turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioners has been horribly horribly low. Just a few examples: 16:09% in Nottinghamshire, 19.58% in Avon & Somerset, 19:48% in Humberside but these levels also mask areas of ...


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 ...


Notes and slides from CIPR

I spent Friday at the CIPR Conference in Brighton – here are my slides plus a couple of observations from the day.  It was an interesting day with a fairly eclectic mix of speakers which I always enjoy with respect to the keeping on the toes. However for a communications conference there was an alarming lack ...