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
I could not believe my eyes when I read this absurd document. The "Core Brief" just issued to all Somerset County Council staff warns of a pandemic the likes of which we have not seen before. It was written after the introduction of the … [Read more...] about SHAME ON THE COUNTY COUNCIL
Millions of pounds was given to Somerset County Council to help alleviate the Covid crisis. Many people are now seriously concerned that substantial sums may have been quietly siphoned off to help the county balance its books in time to … [Read more...] about WHERE DID SCC’s COVID GRANTS GO?
Somerset County Council's seasonal free 'newspaper' - Your Somerset - is being flagrantly used to promote "One Somerset", the flimsy and unimaginative proposal for a single unitary authority. This is a direct breach of the rules set out … [Read more...] about COUNTY HALL BREAKS THE RULES