Since moving house back in October, my local government district is South Holland, in south Lincolnshire. I’m no stranger to it – this is where I grew up, before leaving to go to University.
It’s good to see the local council is engaging in some online engagement activity in the near future.
Firstly, they are running a YouChoose-based budget simulation exercise.
Second, with help from the nice folk at Public-i, they are webcasting a Q&A session with decision makers which is taking place in the council chamber. People engaging virtually can also send in questions via email – it would be good if other tools could be used like Twitter – although this is hardly a hotbed of social media activity if I’m honest.
South Holland is also lucky to boast a blogging Chief Executive in Terry Huggins, who is also present on Twitter. We share him with Breckland Council in Norfolk.
As well as a shared Chief Exec, the council has a shared back-office arrangement with East Lindsay council, further north in Lincolnshire.