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OPINION - VIEWPOINTS

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Should the white paper give more cohesion powers?...
Should the white paper give more cohesion powers?

'It could be counter-productive to do the bidding of central government. We need to get on with promoting stronger community cohesion now.'

David Hill

Chief executive, Ashford BC

'Councils should have the powers to bring all voluntary work with young people, including faith groups, into a common framework.'

Andrew Muter

Assistant chief executive, Nottinghamshire CC

'The white paper needs to give us the freedom to make the right decisions locally. Then it's down to that old-fashioned thing called leadership.'

Paul Masterman

Head of communications, Shropshire CC

'Yes. Councils have access to their local communities and community leaders in a way that no other public bodies do.'

Shahidul Miah

Consultant, Rockpools

'No. The powers available are enough, but are they exercised wisely? Are councils part of the problem if they are failing to engage young people?'

Robert Hardy

Assistant director, environment & regeneration,

Kent CC

'There is a real danger that new powers will compound the problem.'

Guy Holloway

Acting head of corporate development, Kettering BC

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