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Reality Check – What happens when major change is implemented?

November 6, 2007 By Tuesday Topic

Major re-generation projects these days are always the subject of consultation, and the same goes for less comprehensive urban re-development. Other changes to our communities are also supposed to be…

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A week is a long time …… – Are we about to see the end of the 12-week rule?

November 6, 2007 By Tuesday Topic

Last Friday was the closing date for the consultation held on “Effective consultation” – or how the Government itself, and its agencies should manage their consultations. The debate has covered…

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A single source of data – Eliminating wasteful data management practices may be the best case for new technology

November 6, 2007 By Tuesday Topic

We’re at a curious point in the adoption of new technology for public or stakeholder participation. Many organisations have intelligently dabbled; most can now boast a passable attempt to list…

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Selective hearing – When respondents say “Yes but ….”

November 6, 2007 By Tuesday Topic

Were all consultations simple Yes/No votes, life would probably be simpler. Dumbed-down, maybe; but without doubt simpler! In reality, however, policy-making at all levels is complex and there are shades…

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Participatory Budgeting

July 11, 2007 Briefing Paper

Introduction – 3 Definitions of Participatory Budgeting – 3 Background – 4 Characteristics – 5 The UK experience – 7 Opportunities & Challenges – 9 Is it right for us?…

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Location, location, location ……… – Where you undertake consultation is as important as how you do it

February 6, 2007 By Tuesday Topic

If you’re among the titans of British business – or even merely a Government Minister – your acolytes gather around and solemnly advise that you should hold sensitive meetings on…

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Unfocused Groups – Focus Groups as Consultation? What’s different?

January 23, 2007 By Tuesday Topic

Focus Groups – among those responsible for organising public participation or consultation, their popularity is beyond question. Along with surveys and questionnaires, they are the most often quoted technique used…

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Gatekeepers! – Worth their weight in gold? ……. Or a barrier to progress?

January 15, 2007 By Tuesday Topic

Those who work with community involvement or consultation are familiar with Gatekeepers. They are often worthy, salt-of-the earth types whose hearts are always in the right place, and who are…

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Aspirational consultation – Asking people what they want is clearly a legitimate form of consultation; but is this overdone at the expense of more practical choices?

December 20, 2006 By Tuesday Topic

Consultation comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are tightly targeted; often highly technical, using a specialist vocabulary and part of a continuing dialogue with known stakeholders. Others…

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