What are the councils up to? May 2022 edition

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case it is of use to others.

link back to March and April 2022’s editions if you want to rummage backwards.

Consultations closing

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What are the councils up to? March & April 2022 edition

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case it is of use to others.

A link back to January and February 2022’s editions if you want to rummage backwards.

April 2022

April was largely a quiet month as the London borough elections were scheduled for 5 May and announcements were barred during the pre-election period.

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What are the councils up to? January & February 2022 edition

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case it is of use to others.

A link back to November & December 2021’s editions if you want to rummage backwards.

February 2022

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Smart council officers outsmart attempts to game consultations

Smart and tech savvy council officers are weeding out attempts by anti-active travel campaigners to game consultations.  Over the last couple of years, officers working for several councils have spotted attempts to corrupt consultation results such as false names, false addresses and multiple internet submissions from the same IP address. And officers are now taking steps to ensure consultation responses satisfy the Department for Transport’s statutory guidance that they should reflect the local population.   

This post pulls together reports where a few councils have reported the results of their officers’ work … and a few councils which don’t bother.

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