Is it not time to devolve power thus abolishing need for district councils?

As Lewes District Council is now making separate charges for certain aspects pertaining to individual towns – under the guise of ‘Special Expenses’ – is it not about time responsibility for all local aspects related to each town was devolved down to the relevant town or parish council?

Everything else which cannot be devolved being centralised with East Sussex County Council, ultimately leading to the abolition of Lewes District Council (and the other district councils) and a model currently practised by a number of local authorities around the country such as Cornwall and the Isle of Wight.

M C Young

Newhaven