A meeting at LGA House

Yesterday I was asked by the Leader of Suffolk County Council Jeremy Pembroke to attend a meeting at LGA House in Smith Square, London of the LGA Strategy and Finance Policy Review Group as he could not go, due to attending a very sad funeral.

The meeting was addressed by Dr. Tony Travers (Director, Greater London Group, London School of Economics) and he focussed on about the possible Local Government Settlements we are to see over the next few years and frankly they made for very depressing telling. The cuts that are coming are going to be deep and far reaching and will demand a complete review of how we do business, I am minded that in Suffolk we control the County Council and are implementing our ‘New Strategic Direction’ to do precisely this body of work; its not going to be easy and not without controversial cuts but the county is in the worst financial position since the great depression in the 1930’s and simply we cannot afford the State 13 years of Labour mal-administration has left us with.

Looking forward to next Tuesday I think we are going to see the most stunning Budget in a generation and not in a good way!

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal, anything I write is promoted by Lance Stanbury on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Park Farm Cottage, Fordham St. Genevieve, BurySt. Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6TS

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