I was very surprised to read the comments from both Mayor Tony Egginton and conservative county councillor Kay Cutts about the deficiencies in our local government structure.
They both were saying in effect that that their own local authorities were “past their sell by dates” and ought to be abolished! I must say that I would give greater credence to their views had it not been the case that Mr Egginton is coming to the end of his term of office and Mrs Cutts’ party has lost control of Notts county council!
I do however support their opinions that there are too many councils in Notts. It is not true to say that the present structure has been around for forty years as some years ago Nottingham was allowed to disengage from its links with the county council and run all their local council services themselves as a unitary authority.