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Simon Robinson trails dead cat on takeovers.

December 9, 2018 7:43 PM

The County Council proposes a takeover of Rushcliffe [and the other 6 District Councils]. The City Council proposes a takeover of West Bridgford amongst others in the conurbation.

So what does the Conservative Rushcliffe Council Leader do in the Council meeting on 6th December?

He did not comment on the County proposed super-tanker. Proposing a rejection of the City proposal, he attacked the City Council with details stating it is in debt and providing poor services. Ignoring the level of poverty in the City, he described the performance of schools in the City as very poor. Yet Offsted has reported a dramatic increase of City schools being good or outstanding to 82% compared with 89% in the County. Another Conservative, Neil Clarke, called the Nottingham City Centre as a ghost town.

Liberal Democrats said we agreed that the majority of West Bridgford residents would probably want to stay in Rushcliffe, but we would not be associated with the Council Leaders critique of the City. It was time to start a process so that West Bridgford should have its own Town Council. Most of Rushcliffe has town and parish councils but not West Bridgford. The out of town Tories like to run it but with no distinct voice.