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The Localism challenge for Town & Parish Councils

Here is the full text of Mel Usher’s inspiring speech at our conference in Bridgwater on June 28th.

“What am I doing here amongst all of these big hitters…the County Council, Public Health Somerset and national government? After all we are a parish council…and we all know about them…….. trumpton mayors, dog poo, allotments and spats in the local paper on how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. read more