Published 16th July 2018
Plans to scrap district and borough councils and create a single authority for Nottinghamshire have moved forward. Councillors voted by 35 to 30 at County Hall to draw up a business case, which will then be voted on again.
Nottinghamshire County Council leader Kay Cutts said: "There is little justification in maintaining the bureaucracy of eight separate council offices across Nottinghamshire. It would make life simpler, and cost taxpayers significantly less”. However, Alan Rhodes, leader of the Labour group, said the idea was "hugely distracting from the job we are all elected to do, deeply divisive, and ultimately doomed to failure with promises broken and expectation failing to be met". Nottingham City Council has said if a case is sent to the Government, it will create its own bid to enlarge the city's boundaries to include West Bridgford, Arnold, Gedling and Broxtowe.
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