We round up the reaction from local government
10 December 2013
Newcastle has a reputation as a place to enjoy yourself. For years we have had an image as the ‘party city’ where there are good times to be had.
Over the last few years we’ve worked hard [...]
09 December 2013
<p>I was watching a programme on BBC 2 about the cat and mouse activities of US and Soviet submarines during the Cold War. A programme I was likely to forget as soon as it had ended - but now I [...]
05 December 2013
This is a statement which recognises that growth begins on our local high streets. Business rates will be discounted for SMEs and payments scheduled over 12 months. In welcome news for finance [...]
04 December 2013
I have long considered that one of the most amusing lines in British films were those uttered by Kenneth Williams in ‘Carry On Caesar’ [...]
02 December 2013
Are we as one?
<p>It felt like only yesterday that I walked through the doors of Hadley Secondary School when I started my education in the UK aged 14. While the land and the surrounding area around the [...]
01 December 2013
Yesterday we had a marvellous day in Allerton Road. The Christmas Market was the best event we [...]
29 November 2013
Councillors have a vital, yet often unacknowledged, role as champions of their community. As elected representatives they are the mechanism through which citizens engage and interact with local [...]
25 November 2013
Which is the better dog a Labrador or a Rottweiler?
As local authorities increasingly look for commercial acumen, MJ round table with Penna considered the implications of business thinking in a political world.
Introducing the next MJ Future Forum on budget planning and preparing for the new Spending Review.
New vice-president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
Senior figures in local government have hit back at the latest attack on the role of council chief executives.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.