There must be a full and genuine public consultation

County council leader sets out new vision for local government in Hampshire – published on www3.hants.gov.uk website – HCC Devolution Website Statement

Public should decide

Politicians battling to stop Hampshire being split in two hope to recruit the public’s support after signing off a £150,000 consultation – read the New… Read more…

Residents WILL get their say on merger

Residents WILL get their say on merger as Councillors warn Christchurch would be ‘oppressed minority’ in super council – read the Daily Echo article here… Read more…

Joint Executive Director for “super council”

Julian Osgathorpe has been jointly appointed by Bournemouth and Poole councils – read the Daily Echo article here :  Bournemouth and Poole Councils join forces

Pressures on Bournemouth’s finances

Bournemouth Council braces itself for further £22 million cut in funds – read the Daily Echo article here Bournemouth Council braces itself for further cuts

Southampton leader .v. HCC leader

Southampton City Council Leader has hit back at claims from HCC Leader that area is ‘underperforming’ Read the Southern Daily Echo article here : Devolution… Read more…

Christchurch councillors to debate unitary authority

A special council meeting will take place in Christchurch to discuss the pros and cons of future council arrangements.  Read the Daily Echo article here… Read more…

Devolution Prospectus & Agreement

New Forest District Council is taking part in a review of local government in Hampshire – read the NFDC News Release here – NFDC News… Read more…

Local government shake-up on cards after EU referendum

County could split into two council regions – read the Lymington Times article here : County could split into two council regions

Rearranging the deckchairs

Read the letter from Steve Lugg, Chief Executive of HALC, here HCC Devolution Options
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