Weekly update from Dave Burn, Vice Chair

  Greetings one and all. Looking out of the window reminds me of this John Steinbeck quote: “In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground.” I think an umbrella might be in order….. This week I am pleased to be able to provide you with … Continued

Weekly update from the Chair, John Austin

I am writing this from Northern Ireland (NI) where I have just spent 2 half days with democratic services officers from local councils spreading the word about ADSO. We did this jointly with a company called PI Communications who televised the coverage of the Northern Ireland Assembly when it was in being. They are looking … Continued

Weekly update from Director of Communications, Wayne Chandai

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th February 2019 at the The Media Centre, in Huddersfield saw the return of the popular Not Westminster event. James McLaughlin  ADSO Regional Rep for the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside was there representing us. The event is in its fifth year and was once again a success, if you want to … Continued

First weekly update from Peter Savage, Company Secretary

Firstly I would like to congratulate Peter Sass on being such an excellent Company Secretary.  He will be a very hard act to follow – but I will do my best. I enjoyed meeting a few new people at last year’s conference and look forward to meeting more of you in Bristol later this year.  … Continued

Weekly update from Finance Director, John Lynch

Am off to Cornwall tomorrow until Saturday so thought I’d send you my bit for the newsletter now.  Wayne John A will also send you some text to go in below about sponsorship opportunities for the Symposium. I recently attended the East of England Regional meeting in Welwyn Hatfield last month. It was good to … Continued

Weekly update from Dave Burn, Vice Chair

  Belated New Year wishes to you all from me. This week we stick with a training theme, so here goes: LLG Webinar –  Committee on Standards in Public Life report on local government ethical standards As was reported in last week’s bulletin, LLG are running a free webinar next week (Wed, Jan 30, 2019 … Continued

Weekly update from Susan Biddle, Director of Training

Hi everyone Delighted to be writing my first weekly update as the new Director of Training. I met some of you at the conference in November and am sure I will meet many more over this next year. My first few weeks have been taken up with getting to grips with the role and agreeing … Continued

New year update from the Chair, John Austin

This is the first newsletter in 2019 and on behalf of all the Board I wish you a very happy and healthy new year. I hope you all had a good break over the festive season. I see 2019 as being a very important year for ADSO. We will have been in existence for 10 … Continued

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