We live in difficult times and they're getting harder all the time. We're having to make even tougher choices in the regeneration sector right now, in recognition that incremental change is not enough.
One of the things facing us is the fundamental question of how we network and represent regeneration practitioners AT ALL in this hostile climate, let alone how best to do it. The important thing (and this is now a mantra with us) is not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Talking of which.....I'm still a bit bewildered about the sudden swoop on the Audit Commission (see blog on 16th August ). Unloved and unlovely in many ways, as the Audit Commission certainly was, we may definitely live to regret this.
People have forgotten that the thing was set up - by the Tories - 30 years ago, primarily, if the truth be known, to sort out Liverpool. The Audit Commission has now been abolished to "save £50m a year".