Kathy O'Leary

  • Housebuilding: 'yet another flawed algorithm'

    30 August 2020

    Kathy O'Leary says 'the potential disparity in new housing allocations highlights real concern about the negative effects of yet another flawed algorithm'.


  • Slow with the flow

    17 August 2020

    When residents of Stroud were offered a concrete dam as a solution to their flooding problems, councillors and the community pushed for a more natural solution, says Kathy O’Leary.


  • Councillor, are you on mute?

    27 May 2020

    Kathy O'Leary is navigating the perils of holding a council meeting online in the midst of the coronavirus crisis


  • We are working more closely together than ever

    08 April 2020

    ‘In terms of channel shift, in little more than a fortnight we have achieved what I thought would take about a year’, says chief executive of Stroud DC Kathy O’Leary.


  • Will devo be lost in translation?

    19 February 2020

    What next for districts and devolution, asks Kathy O'Leary. Are there lessons we can learn from Japan?


  • And a High Sheriff making the decree

    12 December 2019

    Salt, grit, battery-powered lamps, heaters and jeeps are essential kit at this time of year in the Cotswolds. However Kathy O'Leary is pleased to report that no nativity plays have been harmed in preparing for this election.


  • One magic wish for change

    23 October 2019

    The answers given by prospective strategic directors of resources and place to the question of what one law or change they would want the Government to make - and why - gave the interviewers at Stroud DC food for thought, says Kathy O'Leary.


  • Give districts certainty on funding

    03 September 2019

    As the spending round looms, Kathy O’ Leary says districts now need the Government to deliver financial reassurance.


  • Rewards of cross-party collaboration

    17 July 2019

    Kathy O'Leary says that with trust in national politicians at an all-time low, local government is thinking more about its relevance to the communities it serves through collaboration that begins with putting people and place first.