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LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEK IS A CHANCE FOR AUTHORITIES TO EDUCATE THEIR CITIZENS

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Councils across the country have used Local Democracy Week as a platform to tackle public ignorance of council work...
Councils across the country have used Local Democracy Week as a platform to tackle public ignorance of council work.

A poll by the Local Government Association showed a lack of understanding among residents about services and funding. Four out of five of those surveyed did not know education was within the remit of their council - and only 14% realised their council supplied social services.

Less than half knew council tax covers only around a quarter of the cost of services.

However, almost 70% thought councils had an important part to play in improving quality of life in local areas.
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