Local Council Elections this Thursday

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Local elections are often seen as a prism through which to view national politics, as an indication of the strength of government and opposition in parliament. But they are vitally important in their own right. Councils are a fundamental part of British democracy, providing the essential services that citizens rely on every single day. And, with many councils up and down the country facing their biggest budget cuts in the last decade, the stakes couldn't be higher.

Local elections are the ones that really matter. So much of what local government provides goes beyond bin collection and street lighting. County authorities alone are responsible for £30bn a year spent on essential public services — from social care and children's services to roads, schools and investment in vital local infrastructure. When the public vote on 4 May they will be deciding who'll run their services, whether their families will receive adequate care in old age or get places in schools, and who will work to improve or not the economic outlook of their local area.

See here for more information on the elections including the local candidates

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TG: Sun 05 Apr

Unfortunately amongst all the goodwill and help being offered by the good folk of Curry Rivel there are some bad folk who believe it is their right to steal from others.The latest example involve some nice plant pots stolen last night from outside a property in the High Street.This is a reminder to everyone to be vigilant not only for 'Red Cards in Windows' but for people up to no...

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TG: Sat 04 Apr 12:23pm

Dear all. I hope to give you an update each week on the work of the Curry Rivel Community Support Group whilst these challenging times remain.It is hard to believe that it is only one week ago that we completed at very short notice our aim of delivering our help information leaflet and red and green cards to everyone in our Parish. As i go round the village for my exercise or to help as a...

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TG: Thu 02 Apr 9:28am

In these difficult times there are many original and creative ways that people are occupying and making the most of their time. Many suggestions are already on line but we wondered what the good folk of Curry Rivel are doing.So here's the thing — why not share your ideas with others using the Curry Rivel facebook page or email them with any video links you have to edit...