Unitary Authority Survey - Results
Residents overwhelmingly rejected County Council’s ‘New model’ unitary authority proposals in a recent survey carried out by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council.
In the last edition of Letterbox and on our website we asked for residents' thoughts on the proposals for creating a unitary authority across Leicestershire.
A survey was created to help us gauge resident opinion on the two proposals, which were put forward by Leicestershire County Council leader, Nick Rushton.
The survey closed on 31 January 2019 and received a total of 477 replies. The survey inidicated that close to nine out of ten residents rejected both of the County Council proposals - confirming feelings that these proposals put forward would not be of benefit to the Borough.
Cllr John Boyce, Leader of Oadby & Wigston Borough Council responded to the survey's results and said: "I’m not surprised by the results of the consultation and I am more than pleased to support their views.
"There is no need for a change. Indeed the reason this was suggested relates to the County’s chronic underfunding by the government. I will be delighted to represent residents views to the county.
"I will be writing to the Leader of the County Council shortly to confirm our residents' views.”