If local government were a building it would be a crumbling stately
home , still grand but decrepit now in parts, it’s gardens over grown
and floor boards warped. Makes you wonder does it have a future or
will it be allowed to decay through lack of funds and indifference, no
longer considered relevant. The longer it’s neglected the more costly
it is to restore it. But it’s amazing what can be done with limited
funds, unlimited creativity and boundless energy plus a lot of skilled
know how. Yes I have been watching Escape to the Chateau on channel 4.
Dick and Angel the two larger than life characters who are
transforming the Chateau with their can do attitude, profession
skills, creativity and business acumen remind me of some of the best
people working in Local Authorities up and down the country.
Blair Mcpherson former Director author and blogger www.blairmcpherson.co.uk