Donna Hall

The power of local systems to save lives

22/05/2020

Councils and their partners could do even more to contain the spread of COVID-19 if properly funded to undertake a robust localised system of testing, tracking and tracing, argues Professor Donna Hall.

More weirdos wanted!

16/01/2020

You don’t have to be brilliant at digital, algorithms or a weirdo to see that naked self-preservation and worrying about rocking the boat too dramatically is what is behind the failure to deliver local public service reform, observes Donna Hall.

Mending a shattered society

17/10/2019

Local government must be the glue that mends the broken bonds of our communities, writes Donna Hall.

District View

12/10/2010

I like the analogy in the article ‘Will shared management go the way of crushed velvet trousers’ (The MJ, 30 September 2010), comparing shared chief executives with crushed velvet trousers… aren’t they coming back in fashion this autumn?

District View

01/10/2008

What do members of your workforce really think of you? The ‘100 best councils to work for’ listings have just been published.

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Innovating for a fairer start

Nesta’s Tom Symons outlines how they are partnering with three councils for trial discovery projects to improve school readiness levels.
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