Monday, June 19, 2006

Quality Towns? Anyone know much?

A friend of mine is involved in an anti-phone mast campaign, and discovered that one of his neighbours, as a local councillor, isn't allowed to get involved in said campaign due to Our John's Local Government Act 2000 and that wonderful Standards Board. He asks:
Apparently Edenbridge is the first town in Kent to be made a Quality Town, or have a Quality Town/Parish Council.

I was curious, so I looked it up...
Has anyone else heard of or experienced this scheme in their local town/village/parish?
I hadn't up until now (Torbay is, currently just a unitary), so wondered, before he spends time digging all over the place, if there's anyone out there that can provide more info?

It does look like another of those centralising, you've ticked all the boxes so we'll be nice, targets schemes, on first impression, anyway.


Anonymous said...

It's fun to know that Hull is one of the most corrupt councils in the UK. On a similiar note the Labour council leader recently voted against his own party handing control of the council over to the Lib Dems. Theres just something I can't quite put my finger on which leaves me laughing.


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Anonymous said...

Well, if you will live in Hull. Never actually been there, but of famous Hull people I can only think of Prescott. What a wonderful advertisement. 

Posted by MatGB