Archive for February, 2010

Bullying

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

A couple of years back, I nearly ended up facing accusations of bullying in the workplace. One of my team had failed to action a key piece of a project, something I'd asked him, twice, to do that day. When I discovered that he still hadn't done it at the ...

A new job – the RNIB

Friday, February 19th, 2010

I've started a new job at the Royal National Institute of Blind People. (It's still known as the RNIB, but the new name represents changes in governance). 4 weeks in, and already I've learned an enormous amount about Blind & Partially Sighted people. For instance, there are 1.86 million people in ...

The North Dorset Community Partnership is the best in the country!

Friday, February 5th, 2010

So, for some time we've been saying that we do things differently in North Dorset, and for the better. This was confirmed last night, Thursday 4 February, at the National Community Partnership Awards when North Dorset received the top award of Best Community Partnership in the UK. The award is the ...

Joint Working across Councils

Monday, February 1st, 2010

One of the recurring themes I hear is the confusion between the different levels of council. Not surprising, really - with County, District, Town, Parish councils all taking their share of responsibilities. Of course, move to the metropolitan or unitary areas and the framework changes again. Indeed I remember a ...