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Labour to keep ward forums

The council’s new capital programme, outlined here, makes it clear that Labour is going to maintain the system of ward forums set up under the previous Tory administration. The new programme provides two more years of capital funding for 2014/15 and 2015/16, see page 3, item 12.

I was concerned that Labour would be be tempted to dismantle this system and I am glad that it will remain for a few more years. Personally, I would like to see the system expanded to give local people and their councillors more power to set priorities at a ward level.