Whilst I was exploring the website I did happen upon the 'About Suffolk Council' page which contains the statement 'We now also publish the salaries of senior officials' and a link that you can click to get this information. So I thought I'd have a little look. I'm being disengenuous now. I have been having a 'little look' regularly since the 25th of September and there is no page with this information or at least the page hasn't been acessible on the eight seperate occasions that I have checked over the past month. Perhaps this is an oversight?
So, quickly to today's East Anglian Daily Times and a feature entitled 'The Big Questions. Suffolk: Eight vital issues the county council must address'. This report highlights the lack of information that has been placed in the public domain regarding the NSD and lists eight questions that the East Anglian has put to the County Council on behalf of the community. These cover the following areas:
- Impact on vulnerable people
- Local government's moral and leagl responsibility
- Linking things together
- Leadership capacity
- Suffolks local economy
- Suffolk county council and the NHS
- External advice and feed back
- 'Proactive and wide-ranging engagement'
I will finish here. More later about Participation and Top Down versus Bottom Up policy and planning.