Senior leader perspectives – The barriers and enablers to civic participation

What could this look like in Bexley? We learnt from three exemplars that committed leadership was a vital feature to their establishment and continued success. Considering this, we deemed it necessary to gather senior leader perspectives on civic participation within Bexley. These conversations were designed in a way to gain insights on the following themes: -           … Continue reading Senior leader perspectives – The barriers and enablers to civic participation

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Civic Participation – A Voyage of Discovery

Over the past four months, I’ve been part of a small team of colleagues in Bexley working to gather insights and explore all things civic participation. This discovery work forms just a small part of several enquiries which we currently have underway. These enquiries recognise that we must strive for better outcomes for citizens, while … Continue reading Civic Participation – A Voyage of Discovery

Connected Communities in Bexley, rethinking citizen participation

Last week, I joined several of my colleagues for our Connected Communities kick off meeting. The Connected Communities enquiry aims to explore a number of key themes around improving civic participation, unlocking the assets within our communities, engaging residents more in their local places and involving citizens in decision making. By harnessing design techniques, we … Continue reading Connected Communities in Bexley, rethinking citizen participation

Five things we learned at Design in the Public Sector

In February this year, a multi-organisational team from Bexley embarked on the first Public Health themed incarnation of the Design in the Public Sector programme, run by the Design Council and funded by the LGA. Staff from the Council’s Transformation & Change and Community Partnerships teams joined colleagues from Bexley Voluntary Service Council and NHS … Continue reading Five things we learned at Design in the Public Sector

Design in the Public Sector: Workshop 1 + 2

A cross-organisational team from Bexley was successful in applying to the Design in the Public Sector programme, which this year focuses on challenges around public health. Earlier this month, four staff from NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group, Bexley Voluntary Service Council and London Borough of Bexley kicked off the project at the first workshops hosted … Continue reading Design in the Public Sector: Workshop 1 + 2

STARS of Innovation & Self-sufficiency

Earlier this month the Design and Innovation Board won an award at Bexley’s Staff Thanks and Recognition Awards (STARS) for ‘Innovation and Self-Sufficiency’. The category title is taken from our Corporate Plan and reflects our Corporate Priority to ensure that Bexley is financially resilient, with growing resources that enable all of our communities to become … Continue reading STARS of Innovation & Self-sufficiency