Month: February 2005
Shakespeare's father was mayor and alderman of Stratford-upon-Avon. He was also a butcher and a skinner, making leather goods as a by-product of his butchery. A by-product of skinning was a rather unpleasant substance that had to be disposed of. On at least two occasions Shakespeare senior was prosecuted for depositing this noxious material into a tributary of the River Avon and for other related land management misdemeanours. So serious was the transgression that the punishment involved loss of mayoral office and imprisonment.
Councils win accolades under ‘Best Value’ regime
The tough scrutiny by Audit Commission inspectors which local authorities have undergone since the 'Best Value' regime came into force is paying dividends as more and more councils make the grade in the environmental and waste services sectors. Councils are also increasingly gaining recognition for their improved performance and innovative thinking under various awards schemes which flag up the vital role that local government plays.
Action inspires action. Stay ahead of the curve with sustainability and energy newsletters from edieSubscribe