Unitary council will be 'remote'

PUBLISHED: 10:34 10 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:19 15 June 2010

IF the current reorganisation of our local government proceeds in accordance with Devon County Council's wishes, it will mean the removal of the word local". At present we have county, district and town (or parish) councils. The arrangements enable all o

IF the current reorganisation of our local government proceeds in accordance with Devon County Council's wishes, it will mean the removal of the word "local".At present we have county, district and town (or parish) councils. The arrangements enable all of us to have our say through our local representatives. If we have this enormous unitary council, power will devolve to a tiny executive body which will be as remote from the people as the current Labour Government.Each unitary councillor would have 7,400 residents to listen to and take notice of - a ridiculous number. The idea of the people having to vote for someone they have never seen, never met and never spoken to is totally unacceptable.Richard C PittmanHigh RangeWest Hill


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