Tag Archives: Unitary

Cut waste, boost frontline spending, says report

Tens of millions of pounds more could be spent on frontline services like bus routes, new schools and climate change work if Somerset changes the way its councils operate, an independent report says. The report was commissioned from external consultants by all four district councils and Somerset County Council as part of discussions over the […]

Green shoots as Somerset recovers

A series of environmentally-friendly initiatives and an end to cuts to frontline services were among the plans outlined in a speech at Somerset County Council’s annual meeting. Council Leader David Fothergill set out a series of “bold and ambitious” ideas and proposals at County Hall which also included bringing new life to discussions about the […]

Leader looks to explore unitary options

A bold decision to explore options for changing the way local government is organised in Somerset has been taken by the Leader of the County Council. In a move to protect frontline services at a time of unprecedented financial pressures for all local councils, Councillor David Fothergill has asked for work to begin to look […]