Public Sector: The Public Sector Week

Seven Hills has been called in for a year-long brief by Kent County Council to help with the £35m regional growth fund for East Kent.

The Camden Society, which provides services for people with learning difficulties, has brought in Claremont PR for a three-month comms brief.

The University of BristoL has launched Discover More magazine, which will use augmented reality technology to enable readers to interact with the magazine through their smartphone. It is being distributed to sixth-formers.

Rochester PR Group has been appointed by the Socio-Technical Centre at Leeds University Business School to raise awareness of the recently established Crowd Behaviour Network, which offers advice on crowd safety management.

A Pricewaterhouse-cooper survey, The Local State We're In, reported that three-quarters of council leaders said the public was very or well informed about the reasons why councils were planning to make savings, but only one-quarter of the public said they were very or well informed.

Mandy Pearse, director of Seashell Communications and member of the CIPR local public services group, has written this week's public sector column on the Olympic Torch. To read it, go to prweek.com/uk and click on public sector.

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