To get things started ...
I felt guilty about having an area of this site for "Stuff" but not having any "Stuff" on it at the point I published - So to get things started I have attached an article I did that was published in the MJ.
Although the subject of the article was about establishing a shared service between 3 Councils the core message was that a Shared Service is just a business model - and business models change as they come in and out of favour - the model is not important.
"It ain't what you do its the way that you do it and that's what gets results" is what we both brought to the table when we established the service and the mantra we established in its delivery. This is what was important.
I believe that local government has a fantastic track record in responding to challenges; delivering cultural, organisational and service change and making it stick. Collaboration is part of our DNA.
These qualities have been what has seen the country through the last year and will equally be critical in responding to the reshaping of public services into the future.
No sight yet of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (sorry you'll have to read the article to understand this reference)