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#QuackCWaC forced to unlock their doors to social media and bloggers

New law changes to introduce greater openness and transparency in executive councils meetings will mean all decisions including those affecting bud...

Swifter justice for victims of 'neighbours from hell'

Grant Schapps MPNEIGHBOURS FROM HELL will be evicted much more quickly than at present if new proposals from the Government's Housing Minister Gran...

Humber bid for Enterprise Zone

THE NEW HUMBER ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP set up last month is competing with twenty eight other similar bodies from around the country each ...

Government BARRIER BUSTING website!

Website ImageTHE BEST IDEAS to improve local communities quite often come from the people who live there. But quite often rules, regulations or bur...

Citizens' right to inspect council finances to be spotlighted

Open book government!?THE GOVERNMENT is to introduce new transparency rules which will require councils to publicise to the press and public the "l...

Yesterday in Parliament

The following is an extract from Hansard detailing questions asked of the Department of Communities and Local Government ministerial team yesterday...

Government Review Statutory Obligations of Local Councils: Libraries At Further Risk

Statutory obligation to provide a comprehensive library service may be scrapped by Government

News release from the Government… open Council meetings up to hyperlocal Bloggers Map_icon

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER Bob Neill has written to all councils urging greater openness and calling on them to adopt a modern day approach so that ...

PASSED: 43 to 18 vote in favour of SCC cuts

After a marathon meeting of the County Council, Tory councillors have just overwhelmingly voted in favour of the cuts budget, with chief cutter Cll...

Councillors to vote on top officer salaries

LOCALLY ELECTED COUNCILLORS should all have to vote on decisions about whether they want to pay staff salaries over £100,000, according to Local G...

Local Transparency – Council Spending over £500

IN 2010 THE GOVERNMENT set a deadline for councils to become more transparent by publishing all of their spending data over £500 online in "access...

Why haven’t the County or Borough Councils published their spending?

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has given five Suffolk councils, including Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council, a week to publish...

SNUB ask to be at the vanguard of local planning

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have asked all local authorities in England to send out a request to local Parish Counci...

BAD PLANNING AND SHABBY POLITICS

A major part of the Big Society debate and the new localism bill now going through parliament is the devolution of power to local communities and i...

Hackney Council yet to publish spending over £500

With just two weeks until the government's deadline, Hackney is one of ten London councils that have still to make available their data online

An interview with Ken Livingstone

Labour candidate for London mayor talks budgets, students, crime and the Olympics

Hackney Council faces ‘difficult decisions’ as cuts loom

Slashing on Town Hall's spending power is condemned by local councillors

Hackney Today, gone tomorrow?

The council's freesheet needs to be clear about its proper function in future

County burned by regional fire control cancellation

On Monday of this week, the Suffolk County Council scrutiny committee chose to affirm the decision taken by the SCC Cabinet on 7th December to tran...

East Riding Council to 'open the books'

EAST RIDING COUNCIL is expected to 'open-the-books' and publish full details of all its spending over £500 on its website by January 2011. Under n...

LSP Quango Should Be Scrapped

Upon returning from my annual holiday, the first headline in the local media to hit me was the ConLib Governments cuts to Area Based Grants (£3.4m...

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