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Benjamin Welby
Works at Hull City Council
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The trouble with the A23 If you were designing London for 21st century traffic you probably wouldn’t build the A23. It’s only 53 miles long but because it starts at Waterloo Bridge and finishes in Brighton it’s got five different owners. In the 17 miles…
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On Friday 19th December 2014 when the final agency switched on its pages we celebrated GOV.UK being ‘organisation complete’. Sat in a chippy dressed in a dinner jacket with heroes of the @GOVUK transition. Supremely proud to be part of this thing. —…
On Friday 19th December 2014 when the final agency switched on its pages we celebrated GOV.UK being 'organisation complete'. Three years ago one of the four things Baroness Lane Fox told government...
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In this series of blogposts I’m unpacking my opinions about the local government digital service debate. In the first post I set out my opinion that a single entity with the mandate and resource to address the common needs of the public is overdue; in the…
If a local government digital service is a good thing, how might it work and what could it look like? Are some concepts more practical than others?
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In this series of blogposts I’m unpacking my opinions about the local government digital service debate. In the first post I set out my opinion that a single entity with the mandate and resource to address the common needs of the public is overdue and…
A local government digital service would remove the digital service design and delivery function from local authorities, is that be an abuse of democracy?
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Friday 24th May 2013 We had originally planned to be in Taupo by now, and had thought today would have been a good day for the Tongariro Crossing but last week we discovered that we could get tickets for one of the marquee fixtures in the Super XV…
Friday 24th May 2013. We had originally planned to be in Taupo by now, and had thought today would have been a good day for the Tongariro Crossing but last week we discovered that we could get tickets for one of the marquee fixtures in the Super XV competition: Hamilton Chiefs versus Canterbury ...
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Wednesday 22nd May 2013 In the morning we drove up and around Lake Tarawera – it was a lovely sunny morning to watch the clouds roll over Mount Tarawera (the volcano that erupted in 1886). [slickr-flickr tag="laketarawera"] On the way we had stopped…
Our final day in Rotorua involved three lakes: Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake) plus lunch at the Fat Dog Cafe
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This is the final entry in a series of blogposts unpacking my opinions about the local government digital service debate. In the first post I set out my opinion that a single entity with the mandate and resource to address the common needs of the public…
If a local government digital service needs revolution, not evolution then how might the design principles of GDS, the initial path finders, apply?
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In this series of blogposts I’m unpacking my opinions about the local government digital service debate. In the first post I set out my opinion that a single entity with the mandate and resource to address the common needs of the public is overdue and in…
Some common needs are met by commons services already. Some councils build services. Some councils buy services. Does this mixed economy work?
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I think local government would benefit hugely from a disruptive approach to providing digital services and meeting user needs. I’ve thought this for some time. This is the first of a series of blogposts where I unpack why I think what I think; the second…
The idea of a local government digital service will not go away. Is it an impossible dream? Would it be a nightmare? Personally, I think it's overdue.
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Thursday 23rd May 2013 We started the day with breakfast at 3rd Place, which had come highly recommended by the Lonely Planet. Christine had a light breakfast, which was delicious but left her wanting more; I didn’t make such a novice mistake and enjoyed…
After leaving Rotorua we drove to Tauranga and enjoyed a walk up Mount Maunganui in the sunshine
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Tuesday 21st May 2013 Whakarewarewa Thermal Village In the morning we visited the community at Whakarewarewa, a Maori village that demonstrates how geothermal energy can be used in daily life. We took a guided tour of the village and saw how steam from…
Finding out about how the Maori of Whakarewarewa use geothermal energy and how Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park is leading efforts at Kiwi conservation
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 I live and church in York with my wife (@fordface), I work in Hull for the Council and visit Bradford to watch Bantams
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  • University of Birmingham
    MSc - Public Administration, 2008 - 2010
  • University of York
    MA - Post-War Recovery Studies, 2006 - 2007
  • University of York
    BA - History, 2003 - 2006
  • Shebbear College
    1995 - 2002
  • Hatherleigh Primary School
    1995 - 1995
  • Ryan Middle School
    1993 - 1995
  • St Stephen's First School
    1989 - 1993
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