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Media Watch | 55

Media Watch | 55

Media Watch is a weekly round-up of the latest major stories on the local council sector.

Referendum principles

The Government’s decision to withdraw the threat of introducing referendums for the following financial year to local councils who wish to increase their precepts by over a certain amount (via Local Government Chronicle)

Local Council Awards Scheme

Helston Town Council is awarded Quality Gold status (via Falmouth Packet)

Pot holes

BBC Radio 4’s Today problem looked at the issues of pot holes and local roads maintenance on (via BBC - 16.10-21.00 minutes into the show)

It also highlighted the work of a Devon parish councillor who voluntarily is trying to ease the problems of potholes.

Rural dementia

Charlotte Smith investigates the growing problem of dementia in the countryside as a new report highlights the dangers, isolation and lack of services facing farmers living with the condition.

Looks at Dementia friendly parish council groups in Devon (via BBC Country File - 06.08 - 11.52 and 24.08 - 30.49 minutes into the show)


House of Lords urged to create more urban local co...
New year message from NALC chairman