Report condemns Stoke City Council

May 28, 2008 4:43 PM

Stoke Yet again Stoke-on-Trent City Council has come under fire, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is a council in crisis.


A report by the Stoke-on-Trent Governance Commission publicised in today’s The Sentinel has claimed that the council have ‘short-changed’ the residents of the city and a ‘catalogue of failures need to be addressed’.


Some local residents have suggested that many of the report's recommendations could compromise democracy in the city (e.g. fewer councillors and less regular elections), but whatever action is deemed the most suitable there seems to be a consensus that politics has gotten in the way of public service, and radical changes need to be implemented swiftly to save this failing authority.


Read The Sentinel's report here.


And if you'd like to sing along to the council's anthem (yep, that's right) as you read it, you can find it here.


Stoke Yet again Stoke-on-Trent City Council has come under fire, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is a council in crisis.


A report by the Stoke-on-Trent Governance Commission publicised in today’s The Sentinel has claimed that the council have ‘short-changed’ the residents of the city and a ‘catalogue of failures need to be addressed’.


Some local residents have suggested that many of the report's recommendations could compromise democracy in the city (e.g. fewer councillors and less regular elections), but whatever action is deemed the most suitable there seems to be a consensus that politics has gotten in the way of public service, and radical changes need to be implemented swiftly to save this failing authority.


Read The Sentinel's report here.


And if you'd like to sing along to the council's anthem (yep, that's right) as you read it, you can find it here.


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