Talk of being “cut to the bone” is nonsense. Here are some challenges councillors should be making about unnecessary spending.
Despite our budget being cut, we have achieved bold reforms with libraries, children’s services, broadband roll out and business rates retention. We are open for business.
In the only contest taking place this week the Conservatives gained a seat from the Lib Dems in Cornwall.
It is true that financial pressures will increase. But the scope for reform and innovation remains huge. Services do not need to be cut.
Where children are scared to go to school, their parents are being threatened with truancy action and given the option to home educate.
Our candidates realise we have to start early. We have regular dates set well in advance to get out on the pavement.
A coordinated “public health” approach can work. But the focus must be at the borough level.
A shockingly large number are caused by arsonists. There should be an award events for those who help to combat this menace.
The Conservatives held seats in Fylde, Peterborough and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
Asserting that everyone not white or male is a victim, and that all white people are racist is insidious and self-destructive.
Simon Fawthrop: Why I’ve asked for planning permission to build flats in the Mayor of London’s back garden
Khan wants to remove any parking requirements for developments within 800m of a transport hub or town centre. So why won’t he thank me?
Demands for billions of pounds for extra adult social care spending lack credibility given the continued profligate spending in our town halls.
On Brexit, housing and social care there is constructive dialogue and partnership with Ministers. It is delivering results.
We have a civic duty to uphold and defend our collective natural inheritance. The planning system is not flawless but it has an important role.
The Conservatives gained a seat from UKIP in Thanet and gained a seat from the Lib Dems in Torridge.