There are glossy reports and poorly attended meetings. But obvious failings are ignored.
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.
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.
Regulations should be applied lightly and Business Rates cut. Improving transport links must be championed.
The largest district council in the country is proving an effectve model of local government.
Some of the abuse is nothing short of bullying. This is a threat to freedom of speech. We should value debating different views.
The East of England has become the UK’s epicentre for energy generation, with its unique mix of renewable energy.
Sprinklers offer a sensible way to protect our historic buildings. But they are not being installed.
Failing inspection reports on two occasions and losing 90 per cent of SEND cases taken to tribunal are worrying signs.
Brexit and the leadership contest have reduced clarity on council finances. But the pressure to find savings is likely to continue.
Funds go to leasing expensive cars for managers – while more specialist care for our courageous servicemen and women should be made available.
It will take time to rebuild confidence in what has become a very disappointed and sceptical electorate.
Bringing services together under one roof would be enormously beneficial, both financially and socially.
We must take responsibility for public safety – to protect people, homes, businesses, and schools.
A more collaborative approach with the districts over planning approval could avoid unnecessary complexity and delay.