Fund Local Authorities Properly

Fund Local Authorities Properly

How does this impact on Community Wellbeing? Will improve local services, infrastructure and hence communities Why should the Committee focus on this as part of their future work? Because year on year austerity in local government is undermining local areas and their communities. Stop Scottish Government cuts to Councils, both directly in year on year budget allocations and indirectly by forcing local authorities into further cuts.

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If residents feel empowered to form cohesive Social groups within the locality, neighbourhoods, then they will act together taking responsibility for common recreational grounds. sharing activities where they live, will solve situations which adversely cause illness brought about by poverty, loneliness, old age, disability, etc. Become involved in neighbourhood revival looking after parks and areas where people socialise.

I think the current system regional local authorities is to big. Only 32 regional councils for the whole if Scotland. Geographical distances within each region necessitates Councillors travelling over 75 miles to travel from Stranraer to Dumfries to attend Council meetings. Better to have District Councils. 4 necessary for an area such as Dumfries & Galloway if the needs of rural communities are to get appropriate recognition as well urban areas

for health and welfare, caring for our relative, we usually club together in families. All ages are interdependent for help, care and support usually carried out in a home

It is essential, given our climate, that everyone has a home to live. In.

The general public need to have a platform for each and every member of

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