Positively the last word(s) on culling politicians and councillors!

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/tory-calls-cull-waverley-councillors-4816974

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/cull-conservative-councillors-ahead-elections-5966664

http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Tories-cull-councillors-ignored/story-11862155-detail/story.html

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/local-stories/pensions-decision-follows-cull-of-tory-councillors-1-3026364

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/8388924.Cull_of_councillors_could_save___200k_in_Southend/

http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Councillor-cull-cards-North-East-Lincolnshire/story-17985455-detail/story.html

http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/reading/articles/2009/10/08/42051-councillor-cull-plan-in-doubt/

http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/future-councillor-cull-could-help-to-save-cash-1-4272116

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/10390878.Bromley_Council_councillor_cull_call_gets_boost_from_Department_for_Communities_and_Local_Government/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2449331/Ed-bows-union-calls-cull-Blairites-Two-shadow-ministers-dumped-Labour-leaders-Unite-leader-demanded-go.html

Another bit of help for our struggling councillors

When you finally settle on your new HQ (it sometimes seems in East Devon that as well as a Gypsy and Travellers Policy there should be an Itinerant Council HQ policy) do be careful that

a) if you have to tender, you check the rules
and
b) use this handy checklist to make sure that the companies tendering are not bid-rigging, which seems to be a particular problem in public sector procurement. So big that there is actually a hotline to report it.

Better safe than sorry.

Click to access Bid_rigging_-_advice_on_procurement.pdf