“IF scrapping local democracy gives us a Tory Council it's what needs to be done.”
“Carl Les in charge of everything. Tories, you've got what you wished for.”
“It helps that NYCC has a much-respected leader and chief executive in Carl Les and Richard Flinton respectively to spearhead this process over the next 18 months.
But it will also require humility and a concerted effort to involve the very capable officials – and expertise – that exist within existing authorities, and also further afield, if this shake-up is to become the success that is intended. After all, this is a time when many will be concerned for their own jobs and futures.
“THE decision to create a new unitary authority for the whole of North Yorkshire has been welcomed as a chance to 'pull its weight' and make things simpler for everyone.
The Government has decided to replace eight district councils with a new single North Yorkshire council which will deliver all public services to every household in the county from April 2023.
County council leader Cllr Carl Les said the decision allowed it to strengthen services and ensure they are fit for the future.
“A single council will also make things simpler for everyone – just one number to call, one website, one customer service team and one accountable body delivering all local government services here," he said.
Chief Executive Richard Flinton said that the announcement was 'very positive' news for North Yorkshire.
"Never have we needed a unified approach and strong voice more than we do now as we strive to deliver better life chances for everyone here," he said.
“This decision is a huge step towards ensuring the county can punch its weight regionally and nationally to create better opportunities for people and communities at a critical time."
"But it is now our job to make sure this works in every area across North Yorkshire."
“The agency also had shortened from eight weeks to two weeks the time that DIA-affiliated people must wait.”
Havana syndrome, with symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, migraines and memory lapses, is so named because it first was reported by US officials based in the US embassy in Cuba in 2016. Burns noted that a US National Academy of Sciences panel in December found that a plausible theory that “directed energy” beams caused the syndrome.
There was a “very strong possibility” that the syndrome was intentionally caused.”
“As a result you're going to have to deal with tens of thousands of unhappy constituents that have lost their local voice. And then you'll wonder if getting your snout in the trough was worth the trouble.”