Martin Tett (Con), leader, Buckinghamshire CC
Councils are determined to act against the minority who flout legislation, forcing vulnerable tenants to live in inadequate or unsafe housing.
Buckinghamshire has a thriving economy powered by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, low unemployment, outstanding schools and the stunning Chilterns countryside on its doorstep.
It’s understandable that some people might think of a single, county-wide unitary as a ‘super-council’; a monolithic organisation making decisions very remotely from local people.
Buckinghamshire have been proud to support the council tax freeze for the last three years, but they cannot afford to do it again, writes Conservative leader Martin Tett
Tackling fly-tipping on a united frontSubscription
Since 2003, when when its ‘Illegal Dumping Costs’ campaign was launched, a partnership of Buckinghamshire councils has achieved a 45% reduction in fly-tipping