We must continue to devolve power to council taxpayers themselves – building on the legacy of the abolition of the Audit Commission.
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We are left with a scattergun of projects, selected on old information, the best sales pitch, and political favouritism.
Robert Ward and Alan Burns: Councils that declare a “climate emergency” engage in scaremongering, not practical action
The current media narrative links every wrinkle in the weather with dire predictions of imminent Armageddon. The young especially are being convinced that the end is nigh.
You wouldn’t go under anaesthetic if the surgeon were doing it as a hobby. There is a reason why a substantial number of MPs start life as councillors.
Our survey identified 15,875 of them. Many of these could be redeveloped to provide new homes.
Barwell quits Croydon Conservatives WhatsApp group, saying “I have had enough” of attacks on the Prime Minister
May’s Chief of Staff objected strongly to seeing Tory activists subject his boss to criticism “of the kind I would expect from our worst opponents”.
Shortlists have been chosen for London South West and for Croydon and Sutton. The elections take place next year.
Local Conservatives have challenged the Mayor over the closure of Blackhorse Lane Bridge. Our campaign is resonating with residents.
It is funded at a lower level than schools, and yet is expected to put right much that has gone wrong. Technical courses need higher esteem.
To revive our high streets councils have a role in making sure empty space is put back into use.
Voluntary-aided status works both for Catholic schools and everyone else. Furthermore, lifting the cap from new institutions could have had unexpected consequences.
Dorian Bartley, whose day job involves working alongside police to “reduce crime”, also shared conspiracy theories about terrorist attacks in the UK and US.
Tim Pollard: In Croydon, Labour is going through a tortuous process to block the right to buy for future council tenants
They are also failing to bring local communities with them. Development must be attractive to win support for the new homes we need.
The proposal is criticised for hitting the vulnerable and breaking an election pledge. Local transport schemes are also being hit.
The need to reform the Conservative Councillors Association is ignored.