Public Sector: The Public Sector Week

Bristol City Council service director of comms and marketing Peter Holt writes this week's public sector column, in which he questions the printing of 'endless and unintelligible statutory notices' in local newspapers. To read the full column, go to and click on public sector.

Number 10 staffers have voiced concerns that Craig Oliver, Downing Street's new director of comms, has 'underestimated media interest in him', as reported on (11 March). Former Downing Street head of strategic comms Mark Flanagan said: 'He's been unlucky with a few issues and some elements of the lobby are resentful of his TV background.'

Brighton & Hove City Council has produced an 'infographic' as part of a campaign to encourage residents to vote at the local elections on 5 May. Using images of people, numbers and a ward map showing which party controls which part of the city, the images illustrate how voting influences the running of the council and how the city's budget of £765m is spent.

Smarts, the retained agency for Cycling Scotland, has won an additional project to relaunch cycling proficiency in Scottish schools. The scheme is designed to give children the road skills to enable them to travel independently to school on their bikes.

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