Archives for October 30th, 2008

CALL FOR COUNCILS TO TAKE DIFFERENT APPROACH TO PLAY SPACE DESIGN

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 October, 2008

The body which advises the Government on urban design and public space says children’s creativity is being restricted by bland playgrounds. CABE – the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment – says too many local authorities are relying on what it is branding ‘an identical KFC – kit, fence and carpet – approach to design.

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COUNCIL PAIR WIN EUROPEAN SMOKEFREE AWARD

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 October, 2008

Two staff from Nottingham City Council have won an international award which recognises the work of health professionals in helping people to stop smoking. Libby Lomas and Rachel Lewis from the city’s Tobacco Control team were named winners of the European Smokefree Supporter Award 2008.

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25 MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN 90 MINUTES

Book News, PublicNet: 30 October, 2008

By Byron Kalies

The book offers the reader a comprehensive but easily read and easily digestible text, covering a specific topic in an hour and a half of study. It could be subtitled: How to be a great manager yet retain your
principles, your humour and the respect of your staff’! It combines a little theory and lots of real examples – a sort of ‘it shouldn’t happen to a vet’ for managers.

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