Lib Dems welcome discussions on Unitary Options for Somerset
The Liberal Democrat Group on Somerset County Council has responded today to the Leader's proposal explore a Unitary solution for local government in Somerset.
Jane Lock, Leader of the Opposition said today "A review of local government in Somerset is needed. We need a cost effective system that ensures democratic accountability as well as value for money. We all want the best services for our local residents.
Any review exercise must involve the whole County. It must be cross authority, cross party and involve local people at every step. We must present a sustainable solution for Somerset with long term benefits for residents, protecting front line services at the same time as offering the best possible value for every pound of Council Tax.
We recognise that there will be several options to be explored, we look forward to a sensible conversation on the future of our County. "