Helping the mentally or physically ill, the elderly & the poor to fight Council PCNs. Writing about blunders, democracy and profligacy at Barnet Council.
13 June 2012
Ed gets £80,472 p.a. to write guff
what sort of website wouldn't be online?
Croydon Council are the complete masters of writing loads and saying nothing but Barnet are catching on.Look at this rubbish on the Inside Croydon blog.This is all such vague stuff that Mr Mustard can barely be bothered to get his red pen out.Now for the second division councilspeak offering from One Barnet
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 at 14:42 - Schroder, Johnathan
What next for the Corporate Change Programme?
The council is starting to think about the next wave of corporate change
programmes. A series of strategic reviews are being conducted which are
cross-cutting and inter-linked. Can't we just cut your post Mr Gowan?
These reviews will examine: community safety; early intervention and
prevention; health and social care integration; leisure; and the street
Ed Gowan, assistant director of commercial transformation, said: "These strategic reviews are the next stage in the transformation of Barnet.
We are beginning to build upon what has been achieved so far by the One Barnet
Programme by looking beyond the mechanics of how we deliver services to
identifying where we can improve the lives of residents. The council wants to
make sure that our resources are focussed on what residents need and that we can
facilitate communities taking ownership of some of these issues for
"These reviews are very much part of the 'one public sector' approach as
they will necessitate working closely with other public sector partners in the
police, NHS, probation, and across many directorates of the council itself. As
ever, the council will be driving for efficiency by mapping how much public
money is spent across the large number of bodies involved with these five areas,
and sharing resources and reducing duplication where possible. The council will
also look to be customer-centric by assessing whether it is meeting all the
needs and expectations of residents."
These strategic reviews are in their early stages. A business case will be
developed for each of these reviews. It will be requested under Freedom of Information legislation.
See future editions of First Team for
further updates. Mr Mustard has his log-in and will keep an eye out.