Grassroots Blog

Bradford on Avon voters say no to costly, wider pavements

An example of direct democracy this week, as a majority of local residents have voted against a council proposal to...

10:18 AM February 11, 2015

Cornish nervous over council parking plans

Cornish business people and residents are getting very nervous as Cornwall Council plans a new parking regime for spring 2015.  

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2:26 PM February 03, 2015

When is a tax not a tax? When it's a levy.

There is a new term coming into use with worrying regularity.  Local authorities, finding it politically difficult to raise council...

10:18 AM February 03, 2015

Councils In Kent Proving They Still Have The Spendthrift Mindset

Why do we continue to pursue our “War On Waste”?  The answer...

11:16 AM January 29, 2015

Two police forces come together to share costs

Two police forces in the South West are to be congratulated for coming together to share administrative costs in order...

2:53 PM January 27, 2015

The Garden Bridge: A great headline, but a costly folly

It is unlikely to garner too many headlines, but today sees the Transport Select Committee debate funding of river crossings...

11:25 AM January 26, 2015

Bath Council’s Undemocratic War on Motorists

Latest news from Bath is that it’s a big two-fingers up to the petitioners and councillors who battled to...

10:41 AM January 20, 2015

High cost of council cost-cutters

The high cost of hiring senior Council cost-cutters was brought into focus recently at North Somerset Council. Determined to find...

4:12 PM January 06, 2015

Council waste charges see fly-tipping increase

Having reported in the past about the tendency of Councils to shift the burden of paying for basic services—such as...

4:45 PM December 15, 2014

Stonehenge’s costly tunnel

Mixed messages coming out of Wiltshire when it comes to spending taxpayers’ money on expensive road projects. On one...

2:13 PM December 10, 2014


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