Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Government - an enemy of localism

So the goverment is getting closer to scrapping district councils , and maybe cancelling the 2007 elections.

So far, so expected. It follows the trend of combining the police into superforces, and amalgamating Primary Care Trusts.

Serving on a council that is forced by central government to be one of the lowest spenders per person in the country, I don't need to hear any preaching from Labour on how to cut costs. Our residents don't ask me for council reorganisation. But many of them are grateful that our council is small and local.

Seems a good issue for the new leader to campaign on, whoever he will be!

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