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Local services to the public in the 21st century

The LGA and the Government Horizon Scanning Centre have started a wiki inviting contributions on how local services can meet the needs of the public in the 21st century. Keep an eye on this as it promises to be a rich resource, pulling together knowledge and ideas from those involved in both futures work and local and public services.

Their hopes for this website may well look familiar with those of you who use the NCVO Third Sector Foresight website regularly - the idea of an organic resource? Building on each other's imput and ideas? Interactive websites such as ours and the one the LGA and the Government Horizon Scanning Centre have set up are important sources of information as well as great places to network. The focus of theirs will help you consider drivers that might impact on local communities as well as council work so could be particularly useful if your organisation works in any areas that relate to this.

They are running other strands to this project, looking at the Future of Local Services to the Public. There will be a summit on 4th September, after which a report will be produced.

Last updated at 15:08 Mon 18/May/09.
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