Nottinghamshire County Council leader's suggestion of super council deemed ‘massively insensitive’ during coronavirus crisis
With the UK heading towards a significant recession, now is the time to look at scrapping district and borough councils and replacing them with one council for the whole of Nottinghamshire, according to the leader of the county council, writes Local Democracy Reporter.
With councils under significant financial pressure exacerbated by the coronavirus response, it was right to look now at how to run services more efficiently in the future, Conservative Kay Cutts said.
But critics have argued the timing of the announcement was ‘massively insensitive’ and that local government reorganisation should not be a priority during the current pandemic.
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