Our case is simple but, we believe, compelling. First, we consider that a single-tier structure of local government in England, replacing the current two-tier system, will in most areas produce a stronger, more efficient system of local government.
Second, a single-tier system will remove the confusion that currently exists over who provides which services; and in doing so will make local government far more accountable to the people it serves.
GRAHAM ESSEX-CROSBY (Blackpool), ANNIE RALPH (Braintree), CHRIS SHEPHERD (Dartford), BOB SYMONS (Daventry), ROGER A. WILLIS (Forest of Dean), TONY GEE (Huntingdonshire), PETER HYDE (New Forest), DAVID MONKS (North Warwickshire), ALISON STONE (Plymouth), MEL USHER (South Somerset), GEOFFREY BLACKER (Windsor & Maidenhead), DAVID HUTCHINSON (Wrekin) and 152 other district council chief executives
Association of District Councils