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Jon McGinty has been appointed to lead a new working partnership for Gloucester City Council

Jon McGinty

Jon McGinty has been appointed to lead a new working partnership for Gloucester City Council and Gloucestershire County Council.

The joint role is the managing director (MD) – head of paid service – for Gloucester City Council and commissioning director for Gloucestershire County Council.

Mr McGinty is currently deputy chief executive of […]

Otterbine urges groundskeepers to pre-empt water quality issues ahead of Summer

Before and after Otterbine at Enfield Island Village

While warmer weather may seem far-off, water management specialist Otterbine is advising groundskeepers to be pre-emptive when it comes to the challenges summer can throw at water hazards.

Water quality is a critical factor in successful park management all year round, but with the arrival of […]

LELY EXPANDS TRAINING OFFERING FOR GROUNDSMEN AS 2015 GUIDE RELEASED

Toro distributor Lely UK has launched its new Turfcare Training Programme for 2015, which sees new courses and training venues introduced for the year.

Accessible via www.lelyliterature.co.uk, the 12-page guide comprises all of the industry-leading courses Lely is recognised for; from certificated Toro operator training sessions to turfcare mechanic and spray technician courses.

New for […]

Getting Localism Right

Paul Connolly

Localism: seen by many as the answer to almost every local government question.

With good reason. Councils are close to the communities they serve. They are more immediately accountable to citizens than Whitehall departments, able to respond faster to what communities want.

And localism has the wind in its sails, as evidenced […]

Collecting Council Tax and helping those in debt

The Stour Valley & Poole Partnership (SVPP) which collects Council Tax on behalf of four Dorset Councils has teamed up with Council Tax Advisors Community Interest Company (CTACIC) to help local people with debt problems.

The initiative coincides with a rise in media attention highlighting the increasing revenues owed to councils and the need to […]

LACK OF PHYSIO ACCESS COSTING HOSPITAL TRUSTS £200 MILLION A YEAR

New research has revealed that frontline NHS hospitals are losing an estimated £200 million1 a year due to staff being absent from work with muscle and joint injuries.

More than 60% of staff working in Acute Hospital Trusts take sick leave every year, averaging just over 20 days absence each. But that figure rises to […]