Change Leadership in Public Services consultant, Sir Bill Taylor is now retired from both his professional & public life.
In his professional life, Bill was a youth & community work face to face worker, trainer & manager for 33 years.
In his public life he was on Blackburn (later with Darwen) Council for 25 years.
He was Mayor & Deputy, Leader & Deputy & Chair/Exec Member for many things including:- Recreation, Finance & Education.
"Excellent" Council, Council of the Year.
He was knighted for his services across Lancashire in 2003.
He now Chairs the "Outstanding" Blackburn College, recently gaining his sixth career "Beacon".
He has also been appointed Independent Chair of 3rd Sector Lancashire.
Blog Posts (24)
Can we embrace notions of consensus around principles that we can agree we can share?
I’ve not really been following the news a great deal recently. I’ve been travelling
How does the private/public/3rd sector Trinity operate in the new economic environment?
What we’ve just witnessed weren’t “justifiable” riots but looting, pilfering, wanton aggression & violence, writes Sir Bill Taylor.
What if we have just embarked upon a huge and possibly irreversible eradication of the investment in our public services?
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Comment on: Moving forward in Blackburn
All true...good luck Harry.
Comment on: Forging new approaches to commissioning
I have not the slightest doubt that my colleagues within the Council & NHS locally will make the very best of these NHS "reforms" but it represents a major "regrouping" to adapt to these uncalled for, expensive & inefficient new ways. I am the outgoing Chair of Care Trust Plus & chose not to seek any role in Mr Lansley's New World.CT+s were citizen led "chemically" changed more effective blue prints for the future. Rather than learn & build upon their ground breaking work, we now find ourselves back to square one, if not worse. True public services integration, single tier unitary local govt, all locally democratically led find themselves discovered but no being sailed away from! The tide will turn...but not just now. Sir Bill Taylor.
Comment on: My holiday reading - and why
Well...I did Portrait of a Flawed Genius-Shane Warne biog...Damned United & Azincourt!!! And a few Private Eyes passim!!! Lady Anne had xth unsuccessfull attempt @ A la recherche du Temps perdu!!! Probably enjoyed 40th DVD of Woodstock & Queen Wembley concert best... Or just the sun of Spain...roll on end of the Recession!!! Sir Bill Taylor.
Comment on: Why are councils thought of so badly?
I think because our citizens deserve & demand the best, have infinite aspirations...whilst councils have a complexity of services to deliver, 800+ with finite resources. Are our elected members prepared, supported & trained for the job? Does "Soapland" help? The Robertses, Barlows, Curly, Eric Pollard, Ian Beale, Peggy Mitchell have all dabbled with local govt there...Mainly mocking & trivialising it:- public health, education, housing, social care...worthy of a condescending swipe?
Comment on: Local election fallout
On the button, Dan...Why am "I" never to blame... On the other hand, there is a honeymoon when local parties either ride high because they're doing well nationally or "reverse" honeymoon (honeysun?) when the inverse occurs... Perhaps some local politicians think they're "mini" national politicians, when really THEIR electorate only want the best possible local services delivered locally...