THE UK CONSULT | Episode 15: Charly’s Podcast Debut, Internet Consultations & the Number 1610
A BIG First for the Podcast as Charly Amos Takes The Mic from Jonno!
Charly is really inspired by the smooth grooves from Phil Taggart’s Dance Weekend Special playlist. Have a listen.
Elt has been listening to the acoustic genius of Alice in Chains’ Jar of Flies track “Nutshell“
Emerging Trends & Themes in Online Public Consultation and Community Engagement
Charly reflects on the first 3 weeks she has enjoyed at Bang the Table, and emerging trends around digital public consultations being on the rise since the global pandemic hit.
Judge Jonno – The Internet
Elt dons the Judge’s hat this week to preside over the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s approach to consulting the public on decisions relating to the internet.
Project Launch of The Week in EngagementHQ
Elt is really inspired by SES Water’s new project, consulting with the public on an important water mains renewal project along West Park Road in Copthorne. Charly notes that her in-laws live in that area so is going to ask them to engage and give feedback next week.
Stats of the Week
20% (30 million) – The number of US-based Twitter users each day. Charly notes that 80% of the tweets come from 10% of Twitter users, most of whom are women talking about politics!
1610 – The number of pin drops West Yorkshire Combined Authority has had from community members, consulting on their safe streets for walking and cycling project in EHQ using our mapping tool. They used 11 different pins!
600 – England cricketer Jimmy Anderson breaks ALL records by becoming the first player in history to take 600 wickets in test match cricket. HOWZAT!
Charly bemoans the lack of “good quality TV series” available since lockdown, having finished Netflix.
Elt is REALLY grumpy about his local Council’s inability to clarify how it is possible to get involved in a consultation.