Councils that wish to communities to survive need to help establish credit unions.
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.
Each Council should have an experienced senior Cabinet member to be a point of contact.
Changing the Council Tax bands offers a fairer alternative to Labour’s “Mansion Tax”.
Labour councillors in Ipswich opposed increasing the number of moorings – the politics of envy.
Voters are intelligent – councillors should contribute to an intelligent debate about health care.
Some planning conditions actively prevent disabled access being made available.
The Arts Council should be abolished – funding should be devolved to the regions including to the Mayor of London.
We still have too many empire builders who want everything to continue as it is, whilst bleating about ‘cuts’.
The ‘something must be done’ never happens.
I can’t be alone in noticing that some people never even open their papers
The key to success in the north west will be job creation
How many councils are prioritising service families in their housing policies?
Token appointments to public boards and “community engagement” are a patronising waste of time
Labour are not addressing the obstacles to increasing the housing supply.
Councillors should behave like non-executive directors of multi-million pound businesses.