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Disability advocates brand consultation a “tokenistic tick-box exercise” and discriminatory

February 27, 2020

A last-ditch attempt to sway Greenwich Council away from new social care charges has been made to no avail by disability advocates. Impassioned pleas were made by two campaigners against…

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Councillors label consultation process a “shambles”

February 24, 2020

The new Kingsthorpe Community Council is set to encompass the five wards of Sunnyside, Spring Park, Obelisk, Kingsthorpe ward and St David’s. But the last full council meeting on January…

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Residents told no grounds for challenge over travellers site

February 24, 2020

Campaigners against a controversial traveller site in Wolverhampton have admitted it’s the “end of the road” after plans for a judicial review fell-through. Residents against the Gorsebrook Road development sought…

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‘There will be a consultation and town meeting before Lochside goes’ vows Forfar councillor

February 21, 2020

TCI commentary: As mentioned in the article, this stems from an interesting little case in the Court of Session (Mark Guild & Another for Judicial Review). Whilst most of it…

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Jockeys could face tougher penalties for breaching whip rules

February 21, 2020

Jockeys could face tougher penalties for breaching whip rules by the end of this year after the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) agreed to a consultation on the issue. It follows…

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Neighbourhood plan to progress following judicial review outcome

February 20, 2020

Hook’s neighbourhood plan is finally ready to be adopted by Hart District Council (HDC) after a legal challenge from a developer was dismissed. Wilbur Developments, who had been promoting the…

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Second consultation to go ahead after inadequate first attempt

February 19, 2020

An inadequate consultation process means a group of Luton residents face a further wait to resolve the future of a parking scheme. Restrictions were introduced last April at the junction…

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The perils of thinking engagement stops once a decision is taken

February 13, 2020

A Welsh minister’s opposition to a hospital ward closure shows “double standards”, according to Plaid Cymru. Jane Hutt has been campaigning against a closure in Barry Hospital. Last week, First…

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NHS campaign group launch fresh legal challenge

February 11, 2020

Campaigners battling to save a hospital A&E department has launched a fresh legal challenge after a proposal to maintain the department was omitted from a public consultation. The Save Friarage…

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