In Suffolk, there are robust plans for the Council to work with schools and parents to ensure that expert help is provided.
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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.
They can’t remain in hotels, but deserve to rebuild their lives, with education and employment prospects. So radical options need to be considered.
They are drawing crowds of fans from across the country, allowing them to explore the region’s hidden culture.
Judy Terry: Ipswich Council should put more of its art on display – not buy up more items to languish in storage
The plan is to prioritise collecting: local school uniforms, Ipswich Town players’ football kit, and Covid-19 memorabilia.
Suffolk County Council demanded a hedge be drastically cut back – destroying a blackbird habitat and flowers that attracted bees.
Local authorities should do more to recognise and encourage volunteers – who provide services worth billons of pounds.
Face masks are destroying the environment. Social distancing rules have disrupted visits to recycling centres.
If the county continues to be neglected, the local elections could prove something of a shock.
Linking the Ports of Felixstowe and Harwich would create a strategic hub linking the UK with suppliers and customers across the globe.
Judy Terry: The demands to make car travel more expensive ignore the political and economic realities
Will council employees have their already generous mileage allowances raised to cover the extra costs?
“Special measures” are ineffective unless the failing culture is challenged. Local accountability is lacking.
Unlike independent schools, there is a reluctance in state schools to encourage careers in the Services, which then impacts on diversity.
The Government must improve its communication, avoiding bluster and phrases that patronise the public.
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.