In a bid to check whether there really are no new ideas I’ve started re-reading David Osborne and Ted Gaebler’s Reinventing Government.
Google Earth have released imagery of London from 1945 (and other years) which give a fascinating view of how the Luftwaffe left the area.
There is an immediacy to reading the reports compiled while various authorities were responding to Second World War bombing.
One of my concerns about the rush towards spending transparency for councils (Wandsworth publishes spending by vendor by month) are the unintended consequences.
I’ve followed, from a distance, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) conference today.
In an email the other day I commented that the two big pillars of the Big Society were re-branding and permission.