Coun­cils will change

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

The leader of the city coun­cil and the elected mayor of the Cam­bridgeshire and Peter­bor­ough com­bined author­ity have moved quickly to an­swer con­cerns of vere­tan politi­cian Charles Swift about the fu­ture of Peter­bor­ough’s lo­cal author­ity. They may be sure that the city coun­cil will re­main de­spite the cre­ation of the new com­bined author­ity but Mr Swift - a re­cently re­tired vet­eran of more than six decades on the coun­cil - has a point that many peo­ple are rais­ing. If the com­bined author­ity is not sim­ply go­ing to be an­other layer of bu­reacracy and ad­min­is­tra­tion what struc­ture will be cre­ated that al­lows greater ef­fi­ciency in our lo­cal gov­ern­ment? Peter­bor­ough’s voice must not be dimmed but few peo­ple ex­pect the in­de­pen­dent re­view into lo­cal gov­eren­ment struc­tures in Cam­bridgeshire to sug­gest the sta­tus quo is the best op­tion.

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