Bill to shake up politics

SIR - With so much in the news recently it may have escaped your readers notice that The Sustainable Communities Bill recently became law. We will be hearing a lot about this in the future, but if I explain that this is the first major reversal in the i

SIR - With so much in the news recently it may have escaped your readers'

notice that The Sustainable Communities Bill recently became law.

We will be hearing a lot about this in the future, but if I explain that this is the first major reversal in the inexorable slide of power towards Whitehall that has ever been enshrined in law, your readers may realise how important a development this is!

The Act, which was motivated by a desire to support the individual and small businesses, instructs Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, by October of this year, to set up citizen panels and act on their recommendations!


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The bill has been fought over for five years in the belief that a new 'bottom-up' approach will shake up politics in this country, put an end to cynicism, and allow us to build truly sustainable communities.

Adrian Toole, via email.

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