I have been greatly concerned about the recent announcement to extend the Right to Buy scheme to social housing providers.
Welcome to all new councillors, and well done to those who were re-elected!
As you read this, hundreds of Independent, Green, Plaid Cymru and smaller party candidates are out and about in their communities and working hard online, organised and determined to focus on getting the very best for their local residents.
With the arrival of the first Ukrainian families to their sponsors in Britain, I know you are preparing to help those sharing their homes and those who are arriving having escaped from this terrible war.
The levelling up white paper has landed, heralding that bigger local government bodies, with power siphoned to the few, are better.
While we are still waiting for announcements on contentious levelling up and planning changes, Covid restrictions have been lifted.
We enter 2022 with everything to play for.
Several of our members attended COP26, speaking up effectively inside and outside the arena, demonstrating just how much the human impact on climate change matters.
The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) starts shortly and provides a significant opportunity for the UK to demonstrate its commitment to meaningful change to protect our planet.