Orwell Ahead is calling for urgent reform of local government in Suffolk. We propose a single shared Suffolk Service Centre; reporting to three equal sized unitary districts: East Suffolk, West Suffolk and Orwell (covering Greater Ipswich & Felixstowe). This will save money, provide balanced and fair platform for Devolution, and ensure local government is local (decisions made for you by people who live here). Unitary decision making for local people, but backed up by economies of scale through a shared service centre. Let’s get people talking about greater local government for ALL in Suffolk !
This is a totally new proposal and idea which uniquely offers a “win-win-win” for county, districts and voters.
With the Local Government Association has issued a fresh plea for extra funds amid warnings that town halls face a £5.8bn black hole by 2020, Orwell Ahead is proposing a shared vision for better, leaner, balanced and accountable local government for ALL in Suffolk. In fact our idea could be a blue print for similar situated counties and districts across the United Kingdom.
We believe that taxpayers and voters will want to see and consider sensible counter proposals for local government, ahead of the county elections and certainly before SCDC and Waveney proceed.