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It's rubbish....

The Scottish household waste data for 2015 was published recently. And it’s good to see that Angus Council is good with rubbish. Read below and you will see what I mean….full details at – 170 more words

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The EU Referendum in Angus.....

Well, we got a result. It opens up a whole lot of questions, but we got a result. Angus 55% stay, 45% leave.

As Counting Officer for Angus I would like to publically thank our elections team for their work on the day across the many Angus polling stations, or supporting the count process at Arbroath overnight. 200 more words

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Behind the scenes....

Tomorrow, as you may have noticed, there is an election for the Scottish Parliament.

The administration and management of an election is delivered by the council’s elections team within Legal and Democratic Services, with the help, let it be said, of a few hundred others in the polling stations (about 160 locations  this time) and overnight at the count in Arbroath. 190 more words

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Handling eggs....

I was impressed by a comment from one of our councillors at the end of last week.

He told me about what he thinks is an African saying about power. 131 more words

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​I did something this week I have never done before. A first. I started a MOOC.

A MOOC is a “massive open online course”. As Wikipedia says  they are  “aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.  196 more words

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Space for Success

A recurring theme in this blog is recognition of the achievements of the Angus Council team. Next week we are running an internal “Space for Success” event over two days at The Reid Hall in Forfar to communicate our transformation journey in a more tangible way. 372 more words

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Schools and their community....

On Thursday morning I spent some time at Webster’s Theatre in Arbroath attending a joint meeting of our primary and secondary head teachers. At the start of a new year, and a new term, those familiar with the world of education will not be surprised to hear there was a buzz in the room, even with the council’s Chief Executive coming along to tell his audience how tough the year ahead will be in financial terms. 163 more words

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