THE UK CONSULT | Episode 26: Newsround Returns, BCP Council Site Launch, and Slow Walkers

Jonno is BACK with a BANG!

After a couple of weeks off Podcast duty, Jonno is refreshed and raring to go, and “decompressed”, back in his rightful place at the head of The UK Consult table, and he’s got his eyes on MULTIPLE global Podcast awards!

Charly’s Choons of the Week

Jonno introduces Country music to the Podcast in the form of Ruthie Collins. Listen to her track “Cold Comfort” here!

Elt has been listening to an ambient version of Deftones – Passenger, remixed by Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park. Have a listen here!

News Roundup with John (Jonno) Craven

It may be a long time since John Craven hung up his Newsround boots, but Jonno revives those memories in a new UK Consult feature, with the following headlines from the world of public consultation.

Click on the Headlines Below to Get Yourself in the Know!

3rd Annual Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival – EU Science Hub – European Commission

The Faulks Review – Judicial review under threat? — The Consultation Institute

New public consultation on total ban of online advertising for unhealthy foods

£6.1 billion plan to radically overhaul the region’s transport network

Council urged to ask locals before imposing controversial Edinburgh traffic scheme

Move over John Craven! (Pictured below… circa 1980)


EngagementHQ Site/Project Launches of the Week

Newry, Mourne and Down Council’s “Living Well Together” project launched this week, much to Jonno & Elt’s excitement. Beyond looking amazing in the new Appearance Editor in EngagementHQ, Jonno describes the project in more detail. Have a look here!

BCP Council launched an incredible new site in EngagementHQ this week, with way more than just a stunning coastal banner at the top. Elt describes their approach and you can see the main site page here.

Their first project launch is called “Transforming Travel,” and already has an impressive number of resident contributions to their Ideas board. Check it out here!

coast and ocean

Mug of the Week 

This week sees an unprecedented dual award for mugs of the week with Chloe Durrant and the BCP Council team clinching the site launch award, and David Patterson and the team at Newry, Mourne and Down Community Planning Partnership scooping the project launch.

Now, can Jonno retrieve the mugs from his lockup?

Word Play at The Table

What nuggets of pure public consultation GOLD can Jonno come up with for the following words and phrases after Bang the Table colleagues Mel & Charly set such a high bar in his absence? Stay tuned for this…!



Chiming in

Meldrew Moments

Jonno is still…….yes, STILL grumpy about traffic reduction schemes and ongoing lack of consultation with the public. He’s also grumpy about grand plans for moon and space travel before things on earth have been sorted out properly. Priorities!

Elt is being stopped in his tracks by slow walkers as he continues his quest to beat his personal best 3-mile walking time, whilst adhering to the requisite social distancing measures.

Duration: 41mins

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