ACT Survey: What would 'good' look like for rural areas in local government re-organisation?
Please see a below update from ACTion with Communities in Cumbria.
Local government change is being discussed in the County. This is about working with government to change the current County and District Councils into a single Council. Different geographies for Unitary Councils are being discussed, as you will have seen in the newspapers.
ACT is keen to take this opportunity to discuss rural specific needs and they want you to help them with that.
Over the past three years they have been running surveys where you have been telling them on the street, at events and village shows and online, about the issues you think are important for rural living. They have used this information to inform this short (10 question) survey exploring how you think services could best be delivered in rural areas and across the whole of Cumbria in any restructure.
ACT will use the anonymous results of this survey to inform and advocate on rural needs with all parties in the local government re-organisation debate.
The survey closes at 12 noon on the 1 December. ACT will publish the results of the survey on their website www.cumbriaaction.org.uk as soon as they can after that. They hope all Cumbrian Councils will use the results to inform their local government re-organisation discussions.
The District Councils of Allerdale, Carlisle, Copeland and Eden have made a funding contribution to this work. This does not mean ACT has a view, or favours, any proposals or bids from these authorities.
ACT does not have a stance on any of the geographies on offer. Their previous stance on local government re-organisation has been: ACT can see benefits for Cumbrian residents in having one authority to work with rather than the current two tier system. We would welcome an enhanced role for Parish and Town Councils.
Please complete this survey, which will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 1 December.