South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council: Corporate assessment – January 2009

South Tyneside Council is performing strongly overall. Excellent partnership working, supported by challenging ambitions for the area, robust local intelligence, clear priorities and strong performance management are improving outcomes for local people in South Tyneside. The Council continues to maintain... (Continue reading)

Reading Borough Council : Corporate assessment – January 2009

The Commission’s corporate assessment inspection team found that the Council, with its partner organisations, is delivering well on a number of local priorities and exerts influence beyond its area. Click here... (Continue reading)

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council: Corporate assessment – January 2009

Oldham Council is performing adequately overall. With its partners, it now has clear ambitions and priorities and it provides good community leadership on the borough’s interests in Greater Manchester. Click here... (Continue reading)

Northamptonshire Fire Authority: Corporate assessment – January 2009

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Authority has clearly moved on since its last assessment in 2005. Its commitment to improving the safety of people living in, working in or visiting the county is evident from its sustained progress in many areas.... (Continue reading)

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IDeA: Springfield Garden Village – One year on

Last year the IDeA caught up with Andrew Simpson, Springfield Regeneration Programme Director at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, to find out what was planned. A year on, he gives us an update on how... (Continue reading)

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IDeA: Instant mash – Empowering communities through the web

From virtual worlds, to CoPs and ‘mash-ups’ – Kent County Council is using all of these to promote knowledge management. Carol Patrick, Kent’s Head of Innovation, talks to Juno Baker about empowering members and residents to use web 2.0 technologies for knowledge management (KM). Click... (Continue reading)

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Sustainable Development Commission: Strategic priorities for sustainable schools

This note describes the policy context for sustainable schools and sets out six strategic priorities to take the strategy to its next stage. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Government Office for the West Midlands: In the know newsletter – Winter 2009

This is the ninth edition of our new quarterly electronic newsletter. Its purpose is simple, to keep you in the know about what is going on in the Government Office for the West Midlands and our sponsor Departments in Whitehall.... (Continue reading)

Supporting Local Information and Research: Understanding demand and improving capacity

Communities and Local Government, in partnership with the Audit Commission and the Local Government Association, commissioned this external review to understand better how to strengthen support to local partners in using local information and research in decision-making. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Creative industries economic estimates

This bulletin contains statistics on gross value added, exports, employment and numbers of businesses within the creative industries. Click here... (Continue reading)

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