Local Councils

Councils need to twist being of socially aware, yet commercially awake daily, in harmony with the community they serve.

More than three posts in different departments

Council staff are an incestuous lot with many going from one council to another sometimes for less hours and more wages.

Don’t get this wrong: majority of council officers are dedicated good people, but their hands are tied by incompetent outdated rules and a few selfish people.

How many staff have been caught stealing 

"Are councils the owners of local assets or guardians in time on behalf of the people?"

What does mean creating tomorrow’s park today mean?

"With less open spaces, communities are starting to utilise local parks in ways never seen before, this movement of park groups have been quietly creating much needed communities around the parks."

Councils up and down the country do not have a plan in place

Councils up and down the country are trying to put plans in place, very much on a backtracking basis, however no one has asked the locals what they want from their parks.

The relationship between council and community has historically been one of a secretive nature, which has had a dire detrimental effect to the very fabric of life far more that realised.

The symbiotic relationship between Council officers, councillors, legislation, and central government does not include the very people they are trying to serve. 

Within councils we are aware of bullying, private “locked” payments, staff stealing and moved because it was easier, and likely now working for another authority.

Parks in trust is not the way forward, locals do not want the extra responsibility, nor should they, a company could run these, but the uniform nature they would have to employ would result in locals not getting on with what they want, not injecting their own local imagination.

 

Presently, the council runs parks! This does not work for a myriad of reasons. The third alternative require the councils thinking towards parks.

"This change would see parks, the council, and residents in partnership in a transparent new loving relationship"

A revamped framework would, reduce costs and waste, increase the councils spend, build better communities, and allow flexibility.

Example:

We recently started a litter picking collection network across Harrow with the council, this saw reduced admin costs for the council, and over 2000 bags of litter recorded in one small area of the borough. Previously this was an intangible line on the finance sheet, using a partnership with park groups in this way sees this intangible line become tangible.

 

 

Mr Nobody
Dedicated to community engagement and eliminating selfish people in authority