I have been meaning to moan about this for a long time now, and tonight I am going to do it. It is the topic of councillors who serve on both a borough/district and a county council.
Entries Tagged as 'Local Government'
May 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on Double hats · Politics
October 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on Everybody wins · Politics
With all the doom and gloom around, it was nice to see some good news this week – that one of our Tory councillors has been selected as a parliamentary candidate in Stoke-on-Trent. This really is one of those times when everybody wins.
There has been a bit of discussion about whether West Sussex county council and the various district and borough councils should be replaced with a unitary authority. The current round of debate started when the UKIP group on the county council raised the matter and the Lib Dems decided to support it. While I agree […]
April 29th, 2013 · Comments Off on Election time again · Politics
It is election time again, which sounds like it should be the name of a Fall album, but probably isn’t, and again I find myself standing as a candidate. This time it is the county council elections and I’m standing in Meridian division. Meridian is in East Grinstead and so called because the zero meridian […]
September 1st, 2011 · 18 Comments · Politics
There is an interesting post over at Accessdocs about councils using private security firms to police public meetings. Tucked away towards the bottom is the information that Crawley council paid a private firm £2,475 to provide security at a single development control meeting last year. Anybody know what that meeting was about? I can’t remember […]
August 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Transparency · Politics
I have a small readership here (which suits me and I try to keep it that way) but quite a few of them are, or have been, involved in local politics in Crawley or elsewhere. Maybe one of them can enlighten me on something. I am not trying to be provocative or make any sort […]
December 15th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Politics
I have been having a look at the details of the government funding for councils (Excel spreadsheet), and very depressing it is too.Â Of course it would be even more depressing if I lived in, say, Hackney, Newham, Manchester, Liverpool or any of those other places faced with cuts in spending of more than 10% […]
September 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Politics
Last week I was about to write something about the ConDom government’s announcement about council tax revaluation, and then lost the urge when Danivon beat me to it and said at least half of what I wanted to say, but I might as well have a little belated rant. When I read about this, the […]
January 4th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Life
Well…Â I didn’t say I was giving up the song titles completely 🙂 This morning I have been faintly amused and bemused by the news from Lewes, where the local council is considering guidelines for the naming of roads.
January 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments · Politics
Before Christmas I ordered some stuff from Argos – a bed and various bedroom furniture for Frankie’s new flat.Â I think it was ordered in November for delivery in December after he moved in.Â Today I received a letter from Argos telling me that the rate of VAT was reduced between the time of ordering […]