No change for Suffolk councils - for now

SUFFOLK councils were today (Wednesday) told there will be no immediate structural change in their organisation following a three-year Local Government Review by Whitehall.

SUFFOLK councils were today (Wednesday) told there will be no immediate structural change in their organisation following a three-year Local Government Review by Whitehall.

Local government minister Rosie Winterton made the announcement in a written statement to the House of Commons today - prolonging years of uncertainty.

That means the current structure of local government in Suffolk - with the county council running services like education, social services, road maintenance and district councils emptying bins, providing housing, and dealing with planning applications - will continue.

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