Rushcliffe Borough Council News – Response to Unitary Council Proposal

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Leader responds on calls for Unitary Council for Nottinghamshire

Our Leader Cllr Simon Robinson has responded on Nottinghamshire County Council’s renewed calls for a Unitary Council for the county.

He has joined fellow District and Borough Council leaders and Nottingham City Council’s leader in writing a letter to the Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government, Luke Hall MP.

It requests support to invite all Councils to develop alternative proposals to a single, county-wide unitary over the forthcoming year.

He said: “We wish to debate and work with fellow authorities on the shape any local government reorganisation may take for the continued benefit of our residents.

“It’s important as a proactive high performing district council, we positively play any part in the format of the future.

“A Cabinet report on September 8 passed recommendations on how we will now look to positively engage in the wider process and work collectively to identify and consult with partner councils on the best options going forward.

“A single unitary Council suggested by the County Council as the only option on the table is not acceptable.

“The failure to engage by the authority to date on any wholescale change is not the open minded approach required to deliver high quality services.

“We wish to work with the County Council, City Council and fellow districts on meaningful engagement as part of a collaborative and strategic approach to properly identify and appraise options.”

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