Rob Barlow

  • Counting the benefits of good partnership

    20 October 2021

    The South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership was formally signed off this summer. It will build on South Holland DC’s own experience of partnership working, and build something even bigger, says Rob Barlow.


  • From surviving to thriving

    14 April 2021

    Rob Barlow outlines the progress Boston BC and East Lindsey DC have made eight months into their Strategic Alliance, including a joint approach to workforce development.


  • Coming together whilst staying apart

    19 October 2020

    In the midst of a global pandemic, Boston BC and East Lindsey DC signed off on their strategic alliance. The benefits are already coming to the fore despite the challenges, says Rob Barlow.


  • We’re here when times get tough

    20 August 2019

    East Lindsey DC took on the chairmanship of the Strategic Recovery Group following heavy rainfall and a subsequent river relief channel breach. Rob Barlow reviews the emergency response and recovery phase.


  • Switching focus to the carbon agenda

    18 June 2019

    Rob Barlow says that once Brexit has been put to bed, the focus needs to be on carbon reduction. Anticipated Government direction could include a raft of radically different planning policies,a tightening of building control regulations, and more.