The Municipal Journal reports that Brighton and Hove City Council has given in notice to leave the Local Government Association.
The report says:
Brighton’s leader, Mary Mears, said the council was going through the budget ‘line by line’, in an effort to protect frontline services.
She added: ‘In order to withdraw in 2012, if that is what we eventually decide, we need to give 12 months’ notice.’
The council joins 10 other authorities which are currently on notice, in addition to five councils which have left the association.
The total sub is nearly £80,000.
A very encouraging sign.