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
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