Archive for May 3, 2011


May 3, 2011

Because it's compulsory

As I sit down on a Bank Holiday Monday evening it is hard to write a post specifically about local government without referencing the weekend’s events. Somehow a local government blog post about job applications, anonymity or Section 106 (S106) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 just doesn’t seem appropriate in amongst the other major news.

So, what to say?

First, we had the royal wedding. It was strange; we celebrated the marriage of two people we barely knew and watched the whole thing on TV for countless hours. Despite this adulation the celebration was essentially superficial. For all the cheering on the Mall and the parties on streets up and down the country my feeling is that if we didn’t hear from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the next three months no-one would particularly care.

Likewise, if the Duke and Duchess tried to call us to action it is unlikely we’d follow.