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OPINION - VIEWPOINTS

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Do you want the powers suggested by the LGA?...
Do you want the powers suggested by the LGA?

'Transport, infrastructure, planning, economic development and skills are already integral to the work of local authorities.'

Sue Lammin

Head of environmental and community health, Huntingdonshire DC

'It would make a lot of sense for these functions to be under the control of locally-accountable bodies and

co-ordinated with others.'

David Hill

Chief executive,

Ashford BC

'Fewer grand statements and more talking to real people about what they want may well be a faster way of meeting the needs of our customers.'

Paul Masterman

Head of communications, Shropshire CC

'While greater local determination would be welcome it must be supported by better planning and cooperation.'

Ann Woodward

Head of policy and performance, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

'Councils have more powers already - more often it is the will to change and resources to invest that are lacking.'

Jan Britton

Environment services manager, Buckinghamshire CC

'Without at least regional co-operation, piecemeal decision making in local areas will not solve the problems of local communities.'

Nigel Fisher

Community

services manager, Wansbeck DC

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