John Whitehouse

Retired County Councillor for Kenilworth Abbey Division Learn more

What is a “Locality”?

by John Whitehouse on 28 January, 2008

I was consulted today about local government plans to establish “localities” at a level below current district areas – so that the three Kenilworth county divisions would consist of a single locality, for example. National government has been making a big thing about the localities agenda, but as usual it’s up to local government to try to make sense of the latest Whitehall idea!

The principle of trying to devolve power and decision-making closer to local communities is sound, but there are many pitfalls – in particular the risk of adding to existing structures rather than replacing them.

I’m still listening, but I remain to be convinced!

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