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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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Birmingham City Council: The difference Public-i can make to a new client

At the usergroup just a few weeks back we were very lucky to welcome Geoff Coleman, of Birmingham City Council. Birmingham became a Connect client with us in February this year and this was the first time he'd been able to come to a Public-i usergroup. I grabbed the chance to talk to Geoff about ...

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New guidance for councils in England: Citizens are welcome to film meetings

Today sees the publication of new guidance from the Department for Communities and Local Government on filming council meetings in England, saying councils need to welcome citizens who want to film and record public meetings. You can read about it from Nick Booth and from Sarah Hartley of Talk About Local. Both have done a ...

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Feedback from the NetworkedCllr report

Catherine yesterday updated the NetworkedCllr blog with feedback that she has received about the report. As you'll know from reading here (or elsewhere), the report has stirred up a lot of interest in how councillors should be equipped for a digital, networked world. So it's no surprise at all that there have been some really interesting ...

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High viewing figures and planning – a case study from Bristol

Back in January a Bristol City Council webcast received more than 3,500 live views– when the redevelopment of Bristol Rovers’ Memorial stadium was considered by the authority’s development control committee. While Bristol is no stranger to such big viewing figures, a few things made the meeting worth shouting about. For us, it was the first time ...

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