Manchester City Council

No Time to Stop

I said I'd say a little about yesterday's Executive Committee meeting. The first hour was spent on the Comprehensive Spending Review, something I've already talked about and will return to next month when we will have a report on the expected impact of the CSR on Manchester residents.

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Get the Message?

It's the Executive Committee today. Might say a few words about that later but for now I want to concentrate on the vexed question of Council communications.

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Over the Edge

A lot of us in Public Service are waking up with a bit of a hangover this morning, but not alcohol induced, rather the result of drinking in yesterday's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) announcements.

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Mancunians All

The day starts at 7.30am at First Street, having a look at the landscaping work that has taken place there. It's the only time I can fit it in but I always think Manchester looks particularly lovely in the early morning light, even on a miserable, wet morning like today.

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A Night at the Opera

Always loved Marx Brothers films but perhaps not surprisingly my favourite is Duck Soup rather than the one named above .

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Liberty and Equality

An embarrassing forty five minutes late for my first appointment today, especially as it's only five minutes from home on the Abraham Moss campus. I'm visiting the Lancasterian School run Independent Development Service ( IDS ). Unfortunately my office sends me to the school itself in West Didsbury.

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My favourite bit of London

On a train at Euston heading north which is where I am now.

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Silly Season

Have been very busy all week, indeed too busy to blog until today, a day when so far I've done nothing remotely interesting enough to report on. On that basis I could do what newspapers do in August, write something really silly or make something up, but then don't some of them do that all the time. However what I am going to do is to go back into the last couple of days.

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