When it comes to appointments to outside bodies, sitting on your local internal drainage board doesn’t sound like the most dynamic position for a councillor keen to make a difference to their local community.
“Councils have lost 60p out of every £1 since 2010”
The LGA has been working hard to raise concerns about the huge financial pressures on councils and schools arising from the growing demand for support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
“We welcome the lifting of the housing borrowing cap, but continue to push for Right to Buy to be devolved”
“We are listening to you, speaking for councils nationally, and getting more good people to stand”
“Councils are struggling to meet the increased demand that children’s social care now faces”
The Green Paper proposals are not sufficient on their own to bring about a renaissance in council house building.
Rugby Borough Council launched an apprenticeship programme to recruit and develop young people.
I’ve chaired Three Rivers District Council’s Youth Council for just over a year, and it’s amazing how much you can achieve working with young people in such a short amount of time.