Weekly message from John Austin, ADSO Chair

A somewhat belated happy new year to all. I hope you had a good festive break particularly after the stresses and strains of the recent election. Things are getting back to normal and this is the first Democracy Direct for 2020. I have mentioned in a previous bulletin that we have been preparing a survey of … Continued

Weekly message from John Austin, ADSO Chair

As I write this week’s democracy direct, I am conscious that many of you will be working hard in the polling stations across the country and perhaps getting ready for a long night at the count. When you read this however, it will thankfully be all over! I voted in my local station earlier today … Continued

Weekly message from Peter Savage, Company Secretary

I’m trying to avoid talking about the election and Brexit, but I can’t help myself! I’ll try not to repeat what you will have gleaned from the media (and I mean all forms, print, TV, radio and social (although I do hope you don’t rely on Facebook for your political guidance)).  For us these are … Continued

Weekly message from John Lynch, Director of Finance

Our 10th Anniversary Conference held in Bristol for the first time is finally over. We had a great selection of speakers and workshops over the 2 days and you can see some of the pictures from the conference on our facebook page Well done to the 25 learners who completed their Qualification Certificate  or Diploma … Continued

Weekly message from Dave Burn, Vice Chair

Before I proceed with this week’s newsletter I would like to start with an apology to Nottingham City Council in relation to last week’s newsletter. We may have given the impression that they were withdrawing from the current contract. That is not the case. The contract is up for renewal and they have given us … Continued

Weekly update from Susan Biddle, Director of Training

Some interesting challenges ahead for those seeking to ensure an accessible election process on 12th December.  I think it’s going to be messy, with local Councils in the forefront of sorting it out as best they can; sidestepping nativity plays and Christmas fairs; working their way round the threatened Royal Mail strike to ensure postal … Continued

Weekly update from the ADSO Chair, John Austin

The House of Commons has finally been able to agree on something and we now have an election on 12th December. I’m sure you have all been preparing for some time as it was a question of when rather than if. We have as a result been considering the situation regarding our conference in November. We realise that the … Continued

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