Can the Council be a leader?

Exeter City Council’s default position is to look inwards on itself, but it can’t show the necessary 21st century leadership until that culture changes. Most people from the City Council who’ve read as far as this will already be outraged at what they see as a misrepresentation.  They will argue that Council consults on proposedContinue reading “Can the Council be a leader?”

Good listening

A couple of recent events suggest that Exeter City Council may be starting to listen seriously to its communities after all. First, another bus station story.  While the new bus station is being built – and we all assume it will now go ahead – on the existing bus station site, there will need toContinue reading “Good listening”

Off the buses

How the Old Politics sowed discord where there should have been harmony In my previous post I set out an explanation for the failure of the “old politics” in Exeter’s local government.  I noted: a combination of working behind closed doors, letting the political party system inhibit new thinking, and failing to show leadership onContinue reading “Off the buses”