Archives for May 3rd, 2000

LOCAL COUNCILS FAIL TO LINK STRUCTURES TO OBJECTIVES

Headlines, PublicNet: 3 May, 2000

An in-depth study of the current revolution in council management has shown that the new structures being set up are not being linked to the change that they are supposed to bring about.The old arrangement of committees and sub-committees for decision-making is being overhauled, with many councils choosing to select a handful of councillors to make decisions in smaller, closed ‘cabinet’ style meetings.

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COST OF OVER 50’s EXCLUSION

Headlines, PublicNet: 3 May, 2000

The startling extent of exclusion of people over 50 has been revealed in the latest report from the Government’s Performance and Innovation Unit (PIU).’Winning the Generation Game’ reveals that unemployment among the over 50 age group is costing sixteen billion pounds in lost GDP each year.

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MAYOR MAKES – NEW LEADERSHIP FOR NEW COMMUNITIES

Book News, PublicNet: 3 May, 2000

By Karen DayThis pamphlet explores how Directly Elected Mayors, proposed in the Government’s Draft Bill for Local Government, could breathe new life into local democracy and reconnect communities with local government. Examples of successful mayors from around the world and helpful statistics makes this a ‘must have’ publication for all those who are either campaigning for directly elected mayors or want some hard facts about their impact elsewhere.

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