Archive for April 6, 2011

Look for the silver lining

April 6, 2011

Every cloud...

There is very little to be happy about in local government at the moment.  People are losing their jobs.  Services are being cut.  Battle lines are being drawn and people are being forced to take sides, whether they want to or not.

But do you know what?  I’ve seen a sliver of silver lining on this depressive cloud.  It’s not much of a lining perhaps, but in these dark times every sliver helps.

People are talking.

Some are talking about the amount of non-jobs in local government others are talking about the impact of cutting vital services to vulnerable groups: but whatever the debate, people are talking about local government.   (more…)