Doing Away With the District Councils?

Received in the Inbox 22 December 13.02

‘Dear Barlborough Life

I have heard that the administrative boundaries are being ‘redrawn’ and that Barlborough and Whitwell will come under Chesterfield Borough Council rather than Bolsover District Council. Is this true and what would be the implications? Contact details supplied’

We don’t know, but reorganisation is on the cards. The government did want to get rid of a tier of local government – the district councils with powers being devolved down to parish councils and other services being absorbed by the county councils – effectively making the district councils redundant. Very unpopular in some circles ! As for the implications, who knows – apart from a few district councillors out of a job…

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