Networked Councillor

Seven great learning points from the Networked Councillor pilot programme

Late last year we finished our pilot programme for Networked Councillor, where we worked with different councils to develop the thinking and skills that they would need to be effective in a digital, networked world. With us now looking forward to a set of new programmes (more about this soon!) we thought we’d share some ...

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Epping Forest District Council and electronic communications in 2015

The Local Government (Electronic Communications) Order (England) 2015, which enables the use of electronic communications to local authority members, will come into force on the 30th January. The process for updated legislation started in July 2012 when Simon Hill, Assistant Director: Governance and Performance Management at Epping Forest District Council researched the legal implications of sending ...

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It’s time for digital leadership

This week local authority chief executives and senior managers arrive in Liverpool for the Solace Summit. As regular visitors, we know just how much this annual get-together has changed. Recent events have felt pragmatic - with leaders concentrating on delivering first-class public services at a time of huge cuts to local-government funding. In some ways this conference won't be ...

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Networked Councillor Update

Way back at the beginning of summer I blogged about my first experience of the Networked Councillor programme. This is a programme designed to give elected members the tools they need to effectively communicate, collaborate and co-produce with their communities in the digital world. When I joined the company, Networked Councillor was being delivered to ...

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