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    Default Unitary Authority for Warwickshire?

    Devolution by centralising local government - that'll work: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...apped-18594652

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    So this is what it's about - the south of the county subsidising the north: https://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/ne...-light-2920618

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    Strarford & Warwick councils are sharing a manager between them: https://www.stratford-herald.com/111...ow-closer.html

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    Would this also be an opportunity to bring council taxes in line ie increase them?
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    Good point!

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    They don't go down, do they?
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    The district/borough councils aren't ruling a Unitary Authority out, but they think we should be 'consulted' on the idea: https://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/ne...r-grab-2952688

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    The county could even get it's own mayor: https://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/ne...culous-2974266

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    You need a Mayor as much as you need another hole in the head. Take a look at our Mayor, the most ineffectual, useless holder of public office ever!
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    But we need someone to open church fetes!

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    The changes to local government are looking more inevitable; the article even talks about collaboration with the WMCA: https://www.stratford-herald.com/112...wickshire.html

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    The proposal has been sent off to Westminster: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...re-go-19018382

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    Looks like a merger between Stratford & Warwick District Councils is on. At least our council tax money won't be sucked up by the north of the county: https://www.stratford-herald.com/new...ahead-9155069/

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    ...the complicated process...
    Mark my words, this will end up badly. The talked about savings won't be realised and it'll turn into an expensive failure that will be, equally expensively, reversed at some future point.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    I read about the merger in the print version of The Herald this morning. The whole thing seems to be short term & short sighted. Apart from 172,000 savings from having fewer councillors, and merging refuse collection, there's not a lot else.

    The housing bonus was mentioned, but that won't last for ever unless the whole southern half of the county's paved over. COVID was also mentioned as a cause of lost income due to no tourism, but apart from fewer shops paying extortionate rates, the area will most likely be flooded with tourists & their fat wallets again by next summer.

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    The Warwick/Stratford merger has taken a step forward: https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/...closer-3129917

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