The Sketch: Eden Local Committee

By god I might just be mistaken or this could be the best-drilled, cross-party committee I’ve come across on my travels. Eden Local Committee last Tuesday. A barnstormer of efficiency. No petty national mudslinging or point-scoring, it was a model of getting down to council business.  At the end, they even gave away a load … Continue reading The Sketch: Eden Local Committee

The Spin Doctor and Cumbria County Council’s PR Disaster

IN public relations terms, Cumbria County Council must surely have a "damaged reputation" this weekend after nine months of bad headlines. And there's a delicious irony in that because it's due to the fact that they've finally had to admit spending £71,000 on a spin doctor and the head-hunting agency which delivered him to them. So … Continue reading The Spin Doctor and Cumbria County Council’s PR Disaster