This is the continuation of my series of posts in response to the Lib Dems’ Quality of Life consulation paper. Part one can be found here. Part two can be found here. 16. How can we actively promote ‘good neighbour’ policies? Noting that word “actively” my response is that we shouldn’t. More equal societies tend… Continue reading Quality of Life (3) – Communities, Activities and Mental Health
2009: worst local elections ever?
I wrote a short piece on the local elections on CiF yesterday, which is now live. At the time I was struggling to come up with a proper assessment of how the Lib Dems had done in the local elections so mostly concentrated on the departure of Lord Rennard, but I did write this: The… Continue reading 2009: worst local elections ever?
Why the Sustainable Communities Act matters
Okay, work hat semi-on again. Today is a big day as it is when the government formally invites local authorities to take part in the process outlined in the Sustainable Communities Act. The LGA are holding a conference today on the subject and 55 organisations have written to every council leader and chief executive in… Continue reading Why the Sustainable Communities Act matters