Working together - Joint statement issued in February 2019

The Leaders and Chief Executives of the six councils of Somerset met on Wednesday 30 January to consider progress on research in to the options for the future of services delivered by Local Government in Somerset.

This research will continue over the coming months to test the early findings and consider next steps.  The options being researched are considering how services can be protected and better outcomes delivered for the communities of Somerset within the challenging financial climate for public sector organisations and to make sure that local government and the services it provides are financially sustainable for the future.

The research is also examining what changes might be made that strengthen the voice of the communities of Somerset.

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