Councillors in rural areas often have to travel long distances to the council chamber
Councils need more financial autonomy to provide the homes and infrastructure for a growing population and economy.
With weeks of taking charge the Conservatives in Worcester are making a difference
Conservatives gain a seat in Cornwall and another in Norfolk but lose two in Herefordshire
Cllr Geoffrey Theobald: The Government’s economic strategy is reaping dividends in Brighton and Hove
There are very promising signs that the economic recovery is taking hold on the south coast
Penny Mordaunt is responsible for the fire brigade
Too many schools are still using mixed ability teaching.
Champagne Socialists sneer about an increase in the number of bedsits.
Constraints are coming in to stop parking fines being used as a tax – but shopkeepers also need to protest.
Concern remains that relying purely on council websites will leave the “Arthur Dent problem” unsolved.
The Conservatives lose a seat to the Lib Dems in Cornwall
The fall of Thatcher brought Heseltine back to the Environment Department. The results, for estate renewal, were dire.
Politicians like to have a monuments.
Pacifism among free school founders is misguided – they can not afford to be disdainful of the political battle
Councils put their own money into a project and pitch to central Government for more