England & Wales Democracy, devolution and governance , Personal and organisational development

Public notices. The case for radical reform: part 1

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Summary

The LGiU have published a new policy report that looks at the current requirements on councils to publish public notices in local newspapers.

We call for changes to be made in the following areas:

– free up councils to decide, based on their local online and offline ecosystem, where best to place public notices

– councils should work to de-jargon the content of public notices

– councils who decide to publish public notices online should offer residents the ability to register to updates via email

– hyperlocal websites and traditional publishes should look to work with councils to publish on their website

– DCLG should look to see if the production of a central portal like TellMeScotland is suitable for England and Wales.

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