Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lambeth launches cooperative council plans

Lambeth Council today publishes details of how it will become Britain’s first cooperative council.  So why are we doing it, what difference will people see, and are there wider lessons for Labour local government?   Public services in Britain have reached … Continue reading

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Eric fiddles while services burn

  Britain has in Eric Pickles a Secretary of State for local government who can barely conceal his contempt for local services and the people who rely on them.  Because he failed to defend funding for those services during the … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to a year we’ll remember

I suspect 2011 will be a year to remember. It’s the year the Coalition cuts will move from being Government rhetoric to visible service closures that will hurt people. In Lambeth we will start to make our vision for the … Continue reading

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