Plus: Mismanagement continues in Slough. Bassetlaw Council spends £320,000 to improve the energy efficiency of a golf club it owns.
Instead of flying off to climate change conferences, the council leader should sort out the poor results on recycling.
The Conservatives gained two seats from independents in North Kesteven. Labour gained a seat from an independent in Cardiff.
Approval for the idea provided welcome relief from the dirigiste gushing at the select committee hearing this week.
The problem with trying to keep two jobs, is, that many Councils conduct committee business in the morning and early afternoon.
In Suffolk, there are robust plans for the Council to work with schools and parents to ensure that expert help is provided.
Residents know that their council is failing them and are fed up with being ignored. Our Council Tax goes up. But our services get worse.
The Lib Dems gained seats from the Conservatives in Gloucester and West Sussex. Labour gained a seat from an independent in Rutland.
Not just bricks and wood, but fabric. Councils can reduce carbon emissions by delivering development in this way.
Local producers can market their goods to residents, where the profits can be reinvested in the community.
Local elections in depth: Sandwell is seeing the fallen bricks from the red wall being crushed into dust
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
In Bristol, Nottingham, and Portsmouth the result has been that Council Taxpayers’ money has gone up in smoke.
From next May, all vans, buses, coaches, taxis, and heavy goods vehicles will have to pay a daily charge to travel in the area.
The Conservatives lost a seat to an independent in South Kesteven. Labour gained a seat from UKIP in Carlisle.
Croydon is to join Hackney, Lewisham, Newham, and Tower Hamlets, in having this directly elected position.