Tackling tricky social issues in the SameRoom
Alex Bailey outlines how Adur DC and Worthing BC use the platform of good systems leaders and robust, low-code applications-building to achieve new solutions to long-standing local problems.
The growing benefits of our green spaces
A long term self-sustaining scheme in Adur and Worthing which uses the natural environment to help people overcome a range of health and wellbeing issues has clear benefits, says Alex Bailey
Partnerships in Places
Alex Bailey outlines his ‘Golden rules’ to avoiding the bruises of place-based partnerships.
Culture, creativity and the real meaning of transformation
Alex Bailey highlights how Adur and Worthing DCs turned around their fortunes with imagination, innovation along with a healthy dose of civic pride.
Why it’s time to repair the policy pipework
Alex Bailey takes a semi-playful look at the ways local government can begin to replumb and join up some of Whitehall’s unrelated policy creations.
Solving the communications conundrum
Trust a journalist? Alex Bailey says independent and trustworthy scrutineers can revitalise an authority’s presence and deliver your message with clarity
Adur and Worthing Councils are pushing ahead with a radical digital agenda – even though it could lead to their eventual demise. Alex Bailey explains.
Shared services 10 years on
It’s been 10 years since Adur DC and Worthing BC became the first to share all their services, and ever since there’s been a steady stream of followers. Alex Bailey explains how the union signals more than just budgets savings.
Resetting our relationship with residents
What is the role of the state? Alex Bailey explains how Adur and Worthing councils are creating platforms upon which communities can build happy, healthy, prosperous and connected places.