More activity around the country, as folks form up in packs to deliver Mr Pickles' Local Enterprise Partnerships.
But it would seem that the ruling elite in London remains a bit tight-lipped about it all, struggling to find a way through Boris's Big Agency (no similarity to Big Society at all there then!) of the GLA/LDA/HCA centralised morass and the need for bottom up partnerships.
It is rumoured that certain London boroughs will be submitting letters to Mr Pickles suggesting that they form a LEP for ...er.... their own borough only, which does rather defeat the idea wouldn't you say?
Hey! Most savvy London officers know that there's no money forthcoming in any case so they're a bit apathetic about putting the work in at all, and who could blame them?
London may still be in disarray but the Thames Valley has always been rather good at getting its act together. And now I have agreed to help with the lovely Matthew Battle's Thames Valley Property Forum on September 9th in Reading ( see www.tvpf.co.uk).
As part of this grand event he has a dinner the night before and it has been suggested that I lead a talk on the Regeneration of Business Parks, along the lines of "Business parks are dead, long live the business park" (or something equally obtuse) looking at the potential for existing not new (key point here) business parks to actually provide a valuable service for the community if they were to actually adapt and become part of the urban fabric rather than being monolithic office parks.