County responds to unitary decision

COUNTY chiefs have responded with dismay to news that Ipswich has been given the go-ahead to govern its own affairs.In response to today's announcement that the Ipswich unitary proposal has gained approval from ministers, Leader of Suffolk County Council, Jeremy Pembroke said:“The Government has made its choice.

COUNTY chiefs have responded with dismay to news that Ipswich has been given the go-ahead to govern its own affairs.

In response to today's announcement that the Ipswich unitary proposal has gained approval from ministers, Leader of Suffolk County Council, Jeremy Pembroke said:

“The Government has made its choice.

“We are not convinced this is the best decision for the people of Suffolk or its county town.


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“We made our views known to the Minister on the proposal.

“We have always said that we too want a strong voice for Ipswich but disagreed on how that should be achieved. As always, we are here to serve the whole of Suffolk as best we can.”

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