We need stronger and more robust local community media to scrutinise local councils. If this does not happen then local democracy will be weaker for it.
From the very beginning stages of the Our Place programme, also known as the Neighbourhood Community Budget pilot, the parish sector has been involved in this new approach to bringing the community together to join up public service delivery.
Kidderminster residents voted 80% in favour of the creation of a new town council on 7 May 2015 in a referendum held at the same time as national and local elections.
Could the door be open for the creation of a new town council in Spalding, the only unparished part of South Holland in Lincolnshire?