The Government may be running out of patience with Somerset County Council. Today the council's Audit Committee was told that Skanska, the firm hired to do all the work on Somerset's roads, handed over extra payments of £4million … [Read more...] about CABINET MINISTER REJECTS “ONE SOMERSET” PLAN
Archives for January 2021
Make a date in your "virtual" diary - 10am, this Thursday (January 28th). A meeting of Somerset County Council's Audit committee. These regular sessions are held to examine different aspects of council spending. The degree of scrutiny … [Read more...] about COUNTY COUNCIL SKANSKA SCANDAL
Somerset County Council has already been given over £32million to help cope with Covid. There remains considerable doubt about where and how the money has been spent. Some of it has been costed and revealed (the overall price paid for … [Read more...] about DO YOU TRUST THE COUNTY COUNCIL?
Today, for the third time in Parliament, I highlighted the questionable use of government Covid grants by Somerset County Council. I am still far from satisfied with the vague assurances the council leader has offered to the Prime … [Read more...] about WAR OF WORDS ON COVID CASH
Somerset can no longer afford to waste any more time and effort arguing about the merit, or inferiority, of unitary authorities. Too many people have died and more are becoming desperately ill with Covid. Local Government reform MUST be … [Read more...] about COVID – STOP LOCAL GOV’T REFORM NOW