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GOVERNMENT MUST BUILD ON COMMUNITIES

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Three-quarters of councils have set up neighbourhood committees, with a quarter giving them executive powers. ...
Three-quarters of councils have set up neighbourhood committees, with a quarter giving them executive powers.

Those were the key findings of a

Local Government Association survey released this week, which will add fuel to the debate on ministers' plans to set up neighbourhood councils to run street-level services. The LGA claims the survey illustrates that the government should devolve power through, not around the town hall, if it decides to press ahead with neighbourhood councils.

LGA chief executive Sir Brian Briscoe said: 'If the government is serious about devolving power to town halls and beyond, it must build on the pioneering work councils are doing in their communities.'

www.lga.gov.uk
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