I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Google+: author attribution & embedded posts Clay Christensen @RSAInnovate: Why the spreadsheet is killing job creation What public consultation can look like | Postbureaucrat – good stuff from @lesteph Outline has a big first customer and a bigger goal: Making open government user-friendly | PandoDaily Google’s […]
Our site for NALC, What Next for Localism, is going pretty well. Quite a few ideas submitted and some conversation starting up around them and the articles published on the blog. To further development the online discussion, we’ll be hosting a live web chat on the site next Tuesday (16th October) at 1pm on the future […]
We’ve been working quite closely with the National Association of Local Councils this year. We produced the Planning for Councillors microsite a few months ago, and have contributed to the three People in Action conferences run around the country over the summer.
The parish and town council sector may have a certain image, but it’s hard not to be enthused by the likes of Justin Griggs, whose presentation at the recent Open Space South West event was an illuminating discussion of a sector growing in importance.
I received an email today, from a local council contact, for me to respond to a consultation about an ongoing piece of work. This was to a web page, where I could download a 25-odd page document, and then an email and physical address where I could send my views. Some immediate problems with it sprang to mind.
Neil Williams writes a great post about digital engagement on the AlphaGov blog: On the face of it, you could say it’s a simple case of government doing something a bit whizzier and more user-friendly than publishing thousands of PDFs on hundreds of websites for people to find, comprehend and comment on by email. And […]
I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. Engagement advice – Mick reports on a good list of engagement tips via @govloop Our Society – "Our Society aims to connect people who are genuinely concerned to move power into communities." Can you help? – Personal and Self Directed Learning tool – Carl needs […]
I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. Five (grim) predictions for 2011 – Ingrid expresses a few concerns. Let's work to make sure this stuff doesn't happen! What Localism might mean for local gov web managers by Michele Ide-Smith – Great stuff as always from Michele. A must read for folk interested in web […]
Another example of a nice informal council website asking for ideas – this time in Barnet and focusing on financial issues. How can the council save money? Meanwhile, Walsall Council is using Delib’s Budget Simulator tool to get residents engaged in balancing the Council’s books.
Nice, informal, consultation site for what Leeds residents would like to see in their city: