Thursday, February 14, 2008

More well timed consultation

Consultation; its something that local government has to do, but let's face it, they don't really want to do it. After all, it would only let the pesky public get a look at what little plans they have for us all. So how do you carry out the consultation that you have to do, but with the minimum of possibility for the public to chip in and spoil the council's plans?

Well its all about timing, we've covered how a well timed Compulsory Purchase Order can reduce the public outcry at the loss of local facilities or businesses and this recent example seems to be from the same play book.

The "Schools administration consultation" which appears to have just started is another example of this, now that the rush for schools places is over they decided to start the consultation, knowing that people aren't going to be looking at this stuff again for a while. On top of that a quick Google link search seems to show that the webpage this consultation document was located isn't actually linked to anything. So it is going on, its just that they don't want you to find it.



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