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Super council views sought




I read in the Advertiser of June 25 that Nottinghamshire County Council leader Kay Cutts is once again proposing that the district and borough councils are scrapped to make way for a super council (Local Concerns Raised Over County Super Council Plan).

This is a plan that Kay Cutts proposed back in July 2018 at a cost of £270,000 for an assessment of the plan.

Why is it back on the table now?

In the article David Lloyd, the Conservative leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, thinks that the timing is wrong to even consider it.

Other councillors quoted are opposed to it in part or totally.

However, we have yet to hear from our elected Conservative county councillors on their view.

In fact, I don’t recall any of the county councillors for Newark and district using your pages to inform us about any of their deliberations at County Hall.

To remind your readers the following County Councillors back in July 2018 backed the proposal for a super council:

Keith Girling (Newark West) Roger Jackson (Southwell) Bruce Laughton (Muskham and Farnsfield) Sue Saddington (Farndon and Trent) Keith Walker (Balderton) and Stuart Wallace (Newark East).

Many of these councillors are currently also district councillors. If they want to abolish district councils why do they not resign their seats on the district council?

Perhaps they can spare some time to write to the Advertiser to express their views.

If not, then it is up to us at the next election to show our disquiet. ­— PETER JONES, via email.


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