Although not widely recognised across the rest of the public sector, Fire and Rescue Services have arguably gone further in terms of demand management and service prevention than any single public service body. Over the past 10 years the fire service has overseen a substantial reduction in the level of demand for its services. This […]
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About Giles Piercy
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Despite years of money and government initiatives the evidence of London’s communities actually being in control of meaningful budgets or setting up new, local, democratically elected bodies (such as parish councils) is thin on the ground. Read more
I believe in the devolution of budgets and responsibility, from central government to town halls and from there down to community groups. This piece tells the story of how I got involved in the White City community and the lessons we have learned up to this point. Despite being seen by the Department for Communities […]
In Britain, successive governments have poured money into local communities. If you were to track the amount going to communities since the Thatcher government’s response to the Toxteth riots in 1981, it would run into billions of pounds. Read more
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