Public Sector: Lincolnshire promises change after damning report

Lincolnshire County Council this week pledged a raft of communications activities to 'rebuild trust' following the latest scandal to hit the authority.

A damning report by the Audit Commission, released last week, branded the council's leadership 'weak' and said little progress had been made to improve following the jailing of council leader Jim Speechley last year for misconduct in public office.

As a result, the entire eight-strong executive at the Conservative-led authority has resigned leaving the council with the task of turning around its reputation.

But Karen Spencer, the communications officer in charge of crisis comms surrounding the report, said: 'We must rebuild trust. Work has already begun to address concerns raised in the report, which is our job to explain.'

Work includes promoting a newly launched public consultation body, called the County Forum, an action plan for racial equality and an extra £14.3m cash boost for social care services.

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