Here in the Black Country, we’re down to earth and we have shed loads of common-sense. Local councils have had to cut back on spending and so are looking at using volunteers to run some services. The problem is they seem to think they are doing the volunteers a favour, not the other way around. (more…)
The picture above was taken near my home in Wednesbury, which is part of Sandwell. Six towns make up Sandwell as part of local government reorganisation that made large Metropolitan Areas governed by Metropolitan councils. These were formed in 1974 and many people think it made things worse. Local government certainly became more ‘politically correct’.