Government to use facebook for public engagement on spending cuts

Despite some scepticism about the appropriateness of facebook as a dialogue channel (see previous posts) in some quarters…the government has announced a tie-up with the Facebook website as it seeks new ideas on spending cuts. According to the BBC the social networking site says it has 23 million members in the UK and has agreed to […]

Council says facebook group doesn’t count

This is a fascinating article from Newbury Today.  The whole online article is posted below and it raises some interesting questions about how social media is treated in the field of public engagement. Newbury Today Article starts… The 1,715 people who joined a Facebook group opposing parking fees at the Nature Discovery Centre are unlikely […]

We’ve been asking NHS managers what they lose sleep over?

At last week’s NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010  Participate and INOVEM teamed up to ask delegates to complete a short opinion poll about issues that they might lose sleep over in the next 9 months.  The findings summarised in the chart below make interesting reading for all those involved in the NHS.  Sample base: […]

Northamptonshire consultation on spending cuts looks exciting

This will be an interesting one to keep an eye on http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/Cuts-poll-results-due.6393589.jp.  To their merit Northamptonshire County Council took the bold decision quite a while ago that they needed to have a big debate about the financial challenges they are facing as a council.  They wanted to talk to local people about this challenge and […]