A string of bicycle thefts could be a coordinated plan, with those stealing the bikes paid with a small amount of Class A drugs.
The Council and local charities work together to defeat loneliness and social isolation
So much of the role is apolitical. Arts projects for schools. Honouring local heroes. Planting flowers and removing weeds.
It is rural England that forms the bedrock of Conservatism. But we must not take its support for granted.
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Worcestershire. The Conservatives also held a seat in Windsor and Maidenhead.
Labour claims to be concerned about what they call “voter suppression.” They should sort out their own Party.
Gareth Lyon: By professionalising councillors, we are repeating Parliament’s mistake at a local level
Ever greater state funding is being followed by ever greater statism in political thought – and the decline of independent thought.
Residents want low taxes and regular bin collections, not big PR budgets and regular spin.
A feminist account declares that judges “decide our laws”. There is no mention of parliament.
I am determined to refocus the conversation: to how we bring crime levels down; and build the homes we desperately need.
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Daventry. But the Conservatives lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Powys.
Mimi Harker: Councillors can help the Conservative Party adapt to the less deferential age of social media
Politics has changed. Elected members need to champion the community. Being aloof is no longer tolerated.
In Thames Valley we have had some groundbreaking investigations. But there are too many agencies with overlapping responsibilities.
Susan Hall: The Prime Minister is serious about defeating the drugs gangs. But the Mayor of London is not.
Thousands of teenagers are exploited through County Lines. The Metropolitan Police force area is the largest exporting hub to the rest of the country.
We made savings which allowed us to create news teams. These work with all schools to spread tested practices to support good mental wellbeing.