Public Sector: The Public Sector Week

LG Comms is inviting members to decide its next chairman.

Those attending the AGM on 28 June will have the opportunity to vote for either Cormac Smith, head of comms at Basildon Borough Council, or Andy Allsopp, head of corporate comms at Hounslow. The Nuvo Bar in Birmingham will host the event, which launches the LG Comms Academy.

Luke Blair, a director at London Communications Agency, has written this week's public sector column about the need for comms to cross organisational boundaries and offer a more joined-up service in different parts of the public sector. To read it, go to and click on public sector.

Thrive Homes, which owns and manages more than 3,700 rented and 445 leasehold properties in Hertfordshire, is looking for a PR agency to handle a three-year contract covering a range of work.

Weltch Media has teamed up with Andover-based agency EMPRA in a new partnership. EMPRA focuses mainly on schools, further education and education businesses, while Weltch Media's work has been with universities, higher and adult education.

Freshwater UK has been called in to advise health and social care services in Somerset on a project seeking to integrate NHS health services and local authority care services.

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