Tag Archives: Devolution

Farming and UK Government need Sussex to work together


A few days ago in Parliament there were two debates that took place in the Westminster Hall, both of which have a very strong impact on Sussex. I am aware that one of the challenges in that location is that … Continue reading

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Local politicians must listen to Karen Bradley and Stephen Lloyd


Over the last few weeks there has been a series of actions and debates that in my view demands a response from politicians at both a local and national level. The failure to do so may lead to the public … Continue reading

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Devolution led by the usual suspects


As I wrote a couple of days ago, the idea of devolving power to local communities from a centralised Government is something that has many benefits to all of us. The many local Government bodies here in Sussex are committed … Continue reading

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Devolution in Sussex


The decision by all of the Councils in Sussex to call on the Government to devolve power to them is something we should all be able to applaud and welcome. This power is currently held in Whitehall, controlled by Ministers … Continue reading

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A party we did not get invited to


As I have written previously, the desire by Central Government to devolve decision making and funding to local groups of Councils is essentially a good one and something that all residents should be involved in. It has the potential to … Continue reading

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Power for all people and all places


The launch this morning of the manifesto for devolution by think tank Respublica is an ideal time to challenge those of us who are willing to consider such ideas that if our devolution is to be effective, we need to … Continue reading

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SERPLAN resurfaces


The news from last week that London mayor Boris Johnson is planning to create a strategic regional plan covering the capital and the greater South East and that he plans to hold a summit next spring to discuss the issue with Home Counties … Continue reading

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