‘Top of the Government’s list should be simplifying the process and making sure adequate support is in place.’
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‘We’ve reached a point where councils will no longer be able to support our residents as they expect.’
‘It will do little to aid town centres, since it is not an answer to the high cost of operating on our high streets.’
The majority of voters would pay extra cash as a voluntary one-off levy to help older people to live independently for longer and improve support for local homeless people.
‘The evidence is overwhelming – big contracting doesn’t work and people and communities value small and local charities.’
‘We have listened to people’s views about the town centre and we are taking action.’
‘Like many start-ups, we have needed to make some commercial adjustments while we build the business.’
‘While local councils have done well against an ongoing course of challenges, the cliff edge for some is getting ever closer.’
‘If you leave behind portions of the economy or society, then you’re going to cause a problem further down the line, and that’s what we’re seeing.’
They believe having a financial stake in a place helps to strengthen the community bonds.