Housing is under great strain while the prohibition on asylum seekers working in the UK makes integration harder.
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.
A flexible approach to new homes is for local needs to be met.
Charging residents for using their local parks is not the answer.
Judy Terry: Councils should consider their own failings in school management before attacking academies
Navigating the bureaucracy can be tortuous and time-consuming.
Freight arrives in the ports of East Anglia – but the economy is held back because of an inferior road and rail network.
Councils could gain revenue from more effective enforcement.
Building the new prisons alongside military bases would provide opportunities.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Trust has the highest number of suicides among patients in England. Why are councillors failing to investigate?
Too often local authority children’s services are dysfunctional – a lead professional needs to take responsibility when failures occur.
Planning officers often use spurious arguments to deny permission for new homes.
It’s not just about money but also the right location.
Mildenhall could provide Suffolk with a commercial airport.
We should aim to recruit top class businessmen to take over the larger schools
Coping with disabled children is still a struggle even if you have money.
A switch to unitary authorities would improve accountability.