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Christchurch BC has launched a legal challenge to plans for a reorganisation of local government in Dorset.
The tight timeframe for reorganising local government across Northamptonshire claimed its first victim this week despite ministers’ decision to extend the consultation period.
The district councils in Somerset have warned the county’s claim a single unitary authority could save up to £28m are ‘unrealistic’ and not based on sound analysis.
New local government secretary James Brokenshire has today announced the two commissioners appointed to help rescue troubled Northamptonshire CC.
The leader of Somerset County Council has launched a public discussion over options to create unitary local authorities.
Two out of three Buckinghamshire residents support a two-unitary option for the county, according to a newly-published telephone survey.
Two Suffolk district councils have put their merger plans on hold after the county council ordered a review into the structure of local government.
Councils in Northamptonshire have been invited to submit proposals for unitary structures to replace the existing 2-tier system across the county.
Sajid Javid yesterday gave the green light for Dorset to go ahead with its ‘historic’ plans to create two unitary councils.
Christchurch Borough Council has warned it could take legal action if the Government forces it to merge with Bournemouth and Poole councils.