One of the things that has become more and more apparent is the failure of Councils to react to the future and being too busy focusing on the past and always blaming the Government!
Councils have an obligation to deliver services but also have the interests of it’s residents/constituents in it’s main sights too!
Yet why is it whenever the Local Councillors change, the same things always happen and no changes are made – are we seeing that the Council Officials are the ones paying the Councillors lip service who in turn pay their electorate lip service too?
As a society we need to make sure that we are paying account more and more to what is in our favour as taxpayers and start to use laws against them. Therefore, one thing that we should be using more and more, is the Localism Act 2011 and as taxpayers, we need to challenge decisions and be able to hold the Council more to account.
Whilst the Localism Act 2011 is a huge document to read, there is a simple break down to it here. Also, there is a clear and concise 22 page Plain English Briefing Document too which helps immensely as well.
As a community, we need to start looking at how the Councils are behaving and look to see Communities can reclaim local assets and look after them like our Local Councils should be doing.
So, we would like to hear from you (please use the contact form below) and see how we can work together to make sure our Communities are being looked after and delivering the services that the Community wants, needs or demands…..