It can provide councils that are more efficient, cost effective, and customer focused, without giving up accountability.
Posts by Sally-Ann Hart
Sally-Ann Hart is the MP for Hastings and Rye and a councillor on Rother District Council.Follow @
Sally-Ann Hart: Becoming a magistrate is a fulfilling way to serve the community – but the number resigning is worrying
Mean gestures like cutting the coffee and biscuits in the retiring room make these committed volunteers feel unappreciated.
As elected representatives, we must help the police and the public fight this hidden evil.
Traffic jams are already bad enough – this project would make them worse. Road improvements are a better way to boost tourism.
Greater localism is to be welcomed – but we must beware of extremists seeking new town councils as a chance to grab power.
There is a huge cost to the NHS and social care services when landlords fail to provide energy efficient homes.
300 people died last year – leaving safety up to lifeguards is not enough. All children must learn to swim.
Brexit means we could have a sales tax instead.
Tourism in Sussex is being hit – an industry many poorer residents rely on.
Support and enforcement must run hand in hand to make our communities safer.
Early intervention with failed parenting saves money in the long run.
Should devolve power from the EU to Westminster and from Westminster to local communities.
Adult social care budgets are under growing strain as the state takes over the caring for grandparents.