The Government must improve its communication, avoiding bluster and phrases that patronise the public.
Posts by Judy Terry
Judy Terry is a journalist and marketing professional. She was a Suffolk councillor for 10 years, four of which on the County as Cabinet member for Economic Development, and 10 on Ipswich Borough Council, where she transformed cultural services. She stood down in May this year.
Councils should do more to share premises, such as libraries and office reception areas. So should post offices.
Finance, legal, and property expertise are often in short supply on governance boards, yet that knowledge is key to professional school management.
Judy Terry: Suffolk has shown has small charities can make a big difference in helping the vulnerable
A Community Foundation in the county helps the old with insulation improvements and the young to turn away from knife crime.
Too many have non-existent brakes and inadequate lights. We need courses in public parks to ensure roadworthiness and proficiency.
Experienced paramedics are refusing deserved promotions because they don’t want to be part of existing management.
Retraining older workers wishing to renew their careers, is a priority. There is a lot of hidden talent.
These bodies are supposed to ensure the needs of patients are being met. Yet this work is being neglected.
No-one wants to be thought nosey and interfering, but protecting the elderly from scammers is essential.
Judy Terry: Suffolk residents are facing a Council Tax increase, yet the wasteful spending continues
Ipswich Borough Council’s decision to “improve” the Cornhill, a popular public space fronting the former Town Hall, is proving disastrous.
With Council Tax continuing to rise, these companies should be required to provide detailed Annual Reports, which identify directors and any payments they receive.
In Suffolk, it is proposed to change the service to meet changing need, with a focus on sharing buildings and working with other organisations to maximise benefits.
There are glossy reports and poorly attended meetings. But obvious failings are ignored.
When I first commuted from Ipswich into London Liverpool Street, it took 55 minutes. Now the average is one hour and 15 minutes.
There is a misguided belief that the sector is an easy route to raising tax revenues. Businesses and second home owners are being penalised.