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Hear the new Chair of the LGA, Sir Merrick Cockell share some earlier ideas on sharing services from his perspective as the Leader of RB Kensington & Chelsea in London. http://audioboo.fm/boos/193538-cpc10-sir-merrick-cockell-explains-how-councils-can-save-money-via-combining-services Here’s his inaugural speech to the LGA conference in Birmingham this week. http://www.lgcplus.com/topics/politics/sir-merrick-cockells-speech-to-the-lga-in-full/5031851.article His election is not universally well received (actually worse than that) on the ConservativeHome website, mainly because the bloggers there demand the LGA’s abolition – which is pretty much the answer one hears from that ¬†worldview for anything that isn’t directly ‘wealth-creating’ (who is that ‘wealth’ for, by the way?). http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2011/06/cllr-sir-merrick-cockell-to-be-new-lga-chairman.html News of a more edifying… Read more
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