Author Archives: Dave Briggs

Councillors and Social Media Part 2 – Blogging

One of the first things any councillor should do to engage online with residents is to get a website of some sort. This will help people to find you, know what you are up to and to get in touch. Continue reading

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Why are Localism Bill can help Councillors

One of our new modules in the Modern Councillor catalogue is on the topic of the Localism Bill, which undertook to change the law to shift power away from central government and towards local people. Continue reading

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Councillors and Social Media (Part 1)

If there is one thing we are always being asked about at Modern Councillor, it’s how councillors could make use of social media. Continue reading

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Big Society: app stores & hyper local democracy

David Wilcox has been doing a great job documenting the discussions around theBig Society agenda, which according to the website, is an organisation being set up by frustrated citizens for frustrated citizens, to help everyone achieve change in their local area. … Continue reading

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Guidance for blogging councillors in Scotland

The Improvement Service, which – according to its website – supports “Scottish Local Government and its partners to deliver better outcomes for communities”, has produced a guide for councillors on how to use blogs as tools for communications and engagement. … Continue reading

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Wigan and Modern Councillor

Wigan Council has recently begun offering Modern Councillor to its Councillors. Read what Councillor Ged Bretherton thinks of the e-learning service from Learning Pool. Where did you hear about Modern Councillor? I first heard about Modern Councillor through an awareness session … Continue reading

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Peterborough and Modern Councillor

Peterborough City Council has recently begun offering Modern Councillor to its Councillors. Read what Peterborough Councillor Stephen Goldspink thinks of the e-learning service from Learning Pool. Where did you hear about Modern Councillor? I attended a democratic service meeting at my council … Continue reading

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Ipswich and Modern Councillor

Ipswich Borough Council has recently begun offering Modern Councillor to its Councillors. Read what Ipswich councillor George Debman thinks of the e-learning service from Learning Pool. Where did you hear about Modern Councillor? I heard about Modern Councillor from a fellow councillor … Continue reading

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Thurrock and Modern Councillor

Thurrock Borough Council has recently begun offering Modern Councillor to its Councillors. Read what Thurrock’s Councillor Danny Nicklen thinks of the e-learning service from Learning Pool. Where did you hear about Modern Councillor? I heard about Modern Councillor from an internal memo … Continue reading

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Chelmsford and Modern Councillor

Chelmsford Borough Council has recently begun offering Modern Councillor to its Councillors. Read what Member Development Officer Marie Russell thinks of the e-learning service from Learning Pool. Where did you hear about Modern Councillor? I heard about Modern Councillor at a Learning … Continue reading

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