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What are people 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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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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Sir Tim Berners-Lee is awarded Honorary Freedom of the City of London

Yesterday, Sir Tim Berners-Lee was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the City of London and I was lucky enough to go along as a blogger and social reporter. This was the first time the ceremony has been open to the media and broadcast online. The notion of using the Internet to report on a ceremony ...

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If you’re going to #localgovcamp then you should know about #networkedcllr

This weekend many of our friends will be going to Local Gov Camp, the brilliant unconference for local government folk and beyond. It's going to be fun - and there will be some really interesting conversations that we'll be joining (our very own Catherine Howe and Dave Eaton will be there). With, we think, a general ...

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Siobhan joins the team and gets Networked Councillorerd!

Yesterday was my ninth day in my new role as a Project Support Officer at Public-i and I spent it attending a Networked Councillor workshop at West Sussex County Council. Now that I have figured out where the tea and coffee are kept, and learnt to avoid the office lift at all costs, I have ...

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