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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Creating net-zero public engagement

Local Climate Engagement is a project to support local authorities or partnerships to plan, commission and deliver high quality public engagement in how best to reduce carbon emissions. Sarah Allan explains.
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There's a whiff of purpose once more on devolution

Devolution should rock the status quo and create a new culture of governance which pushes everyone who currently holds decision-making power out of their comfort zones, says deputy chief executive of New Local Jessica Studdert.
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