Saturday 16 September 2006
Mark Bramah and myself undertake some visits to the North East today. We start off with a small focus group with colleagues from Redcar and Cleveland, Easington and Newcastle on the big issues impacting on service providers over the next five years. It's real quality stuff with some excellent contributions and ideas.
We then go on to a meeting with a Council Leader and Chief Executive. The Council Leader is a big Sunderland fan and he has a life size cut out of Roy Keane in his office along with a smaller photo of Mick McCarthy. Can't help but wonder how he can keep them in the one room without it breaking into violence.