Radical New deal Somerset Councils
The Leveller can reveal this morning that secret talks are going on which will see radical change. Local Government in Somerset is about to get another gear shift tantamount to a revolution.
The four districts and county council have held secret talks that has seen a new spirit of cooperation emerge. A new plan for the councils to sit round the table and agree a third way is proposed. They have agreed to stop fighting over the future in a “mines better than yours” way.
The deal will see an end to name calling and infighting. Council leaders will meet on a regular basis to engender the new spirit of cooperation. All councillors will sign up to the new proposals. These will see the complete abandonment of party politics in local government. In future all councillors will stand on a non party ticket and represent their communities rather than their politics. Councillors who have been using local government as a stepping stone to national politics (you know who you are) will no longer be able to do so.
Councillors have agreed to actually consult with residents in a meaningful way before implementing policy. The Leveller understands a moment of levity was introduced to the talks by David Fothergill. His proposal that Ian Liddell Grainger be placed in the stocks on Castle Green for a day was not agreed!
The final proposals when they emerge will be put to the people of Somerset in a referendum.
Just to be crystal clear – this post was an April Fool