This sounds extremely fascinating, from the latest Headstar E-Government Bulletin:
"Local councils could use technology to build a new sense of local
community by moving away from centralised web services towards
smaller local online projects, according to a new report from
independent think tank the New Local Government Network"
But then if you go the site quoted for the NLGN - www.nlgn.org.uk - what do you get presented with, but an ARSING Flash-only page - not e'en a "To Index" or "Skip this page" link. Gnash, wail, gnash.
Thankfully, Google turns up the goods, but when will anyone learn?