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COUNCILS EXPERIMENT IN CITIZENSHIP AND DEVOLUTION

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Local authority road policies, devolution and homelessness are among the issues reported in The Guardian's Society ...
Local authority road policies, devolution and homelessness are among the issues reported in The Guardian's Society supplement.

The Guardian (p6) criticises Oxford City Council for refusing to close the city centre to traffic during pollution attacks and Newcastle upon Tyne City Council for approving a new road, but applauds Ealing LBC and Birmingham City Council for moving away from road schemes.

Society also reports on Kent CC's experiment in citizenship, where school children debate council issues in County Hall (p10).

In Kingston upon Thames LBC the new Liberal Democrat leadership is devolving power to seven neighbourhoods, it reports (p10).

A key homelessness case is to go to the House of Lords (p10). Victoria Awua is pursuing her challenge against Brent LBC, which declared her intentionally homeless after she turned down an accommodation offer from Tower Hamlets LBC.
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