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June 2018 | Connecting Cities

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In this issue:

♦ Special report: Post Grenfell Building regs recommendations
♦ Special report: Project 13
♦ Melbourne viaducts cut out level crossings
♦ Transport for the North’s Barry White
♦ How return to work schemes are easing the skills shortage

 

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Readers' comments (2)

  • Ian Jenkinson

    Letter to the Editor
    I’m writing to express my dismay at the way in which the Bylaw changes have been put to ballot without time to discuss, or even prior notice, of the changes.
    I knew nothing about these proposals until I read the two letters (NCE June 2018) from former President’s; hardly sufficient information to make an informed decision.
    When I raised the matter at a meeting of the West Midlands Regional Committee I was told that while Council Members and Officers knew the details they were advised to keep the issue confidential until the ballot took place.
    While I have more than a few criticisms of my own about the way that ICE manages its affairs I’d like the opportunity to hear a range of views about the governance problems that we face and the options available to change things before voting for such a fundamental change.
    The changes that Council are seeking may be appropriate but, without more information and time to discuss the issue, I don’t know if the proposals are for the best.
    One of the many things I learned from my time as a Chief Executive in local government is that governance changes are not something that you spring upon elected members, or the public, without some serious preparation. It’s certainly not something that you do at the last minute hoping that “things will work out all right on the night”.
    This is bad management and leadership, not something that I expect ICE to be doing
    Ian Jenkinson, Fellow, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

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  • I agree entirely with the sentiments expressed by Professor Jowitt in respect of the governance of the ICE (letter to NCE Editor June 2018). I do not understand what the President means by 'greater social value' in his open letter also of the June edition.

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