Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Monday, 12 September 2016
Dawn Finch Warning on Volunteers
Dawn Finch, of CILIP, gives a warning about relying on volunteers to deliver public services here. It takes as view based very much on overworked volunteers, but I think there is also a great danger of false expectations of support from hard pressed local authorities, and a general under-estimation of how hard it can be to run a public service. The shift from initial enthusiasm to rapidly dwindling numbers is also noteworthy.