Headlines: August 13th, 1998

As councils across the country grapple with the change promised by the Local
Government White Paper, two organisations set up to help councils have got
together to provide updates on pilot schemes already testing out some of the
Government’s proposals.

The Local Government Association and Local Government Management Board have set up the Democracy Network, a database of information and contacts about innovative work. A conference is also planned next March.

The team responsible for the Democracy Network database is regularly updating material which promises to help managers attempting to implement some of the Government’s ideas about public service.

Examples of the initiatives currently being tested are on the LGA’s website at
www.lga.gov.uk and any local authority can contact the LGMB free on 0171 296 6605 for a resource pack giving examples of the type of material held.