Kay Cutts column: The time has come to streamline local government

A meeting at Ashfield District Council

A meeting at Ashfield District Council

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I share the view of the Tony Egginton, executive mayor of Mansfield, that the time has come to streamline our system of local government.

A structure established in 1974 cannot expect to serve the county properly in 2014. The electronic revolution has changed the way we all work, with emails instead of letters and instant information via the internet.

You do not need to be an expert in local government to realise that significant savings for taxpayers can be achieved by having fewer councils occupying fewer buildings, employing fewer managers and delivering all services ‘under one roof’.

 

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