Chris Williamson MP to talk at Frome Town FC next Saturday, 3rd November at 1.00pm. Free entry!

Come along to hear Chris Williamson, Derby North Labour MP talk about his commitment to democracy within the Labour Party.   Described by The Guardian as an 'ardent' supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, Williamson has spent the summer travelling round the country on a Harley Davidson motorbike delivering his 'Democracy Roadshow' to CLPs with incumbent right …

The Joy of Local Tax – and the mysteries of the missing Levy… Richard Chisnall investigates

  Community Infrastructure Levy. Sounds boring, right? It's a tax or levy on development intended to support the necessary infrastructure the development needs: zebra crossings, schools, doctor's surgeries and more. Call it a "Section 106 agreement on steroids". It's been implemented by all other Somerset councils: Taunton Deane, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, North Somerset, B&NES, but remarkably, …

As Northamptonshire County Council gets set to offer the bare minimum of services – what lessons for county councils around the country? Dave Clark warns us that alarm bells should be ringing

Turkeys do vote for Christmas. Some attentive news watchers, if able to get beyond the relentless attacks on Jeremy Corbyn and Labour over ‘anti-semitism’, will have noticed the reports in the press of the travails and troubles facing Northamptonshire County Council.   County Councils provide vital services to local residents including education, waste disposal and …