Julian Smith MP attended a meeting of the Craven branch of the Yorkshire Local Councils Associations last Saturday. The branch meeting occurs three times a year and is an opportunity for the parish and town councils and parish meetings of Craven to come together and discuss matters of mutual interest. Mr Smith spoke to the representatives at the meeting about the Government’s approach to supporting parish and town councils. He also drew particular attention to the need for these local bodies to work together if they are to take advantage of the Government’s devolution proposals for Yorkshire and to continue to innovate and work creatively to do more with reduced finances.
Julian Smith MP said: “It was great to be able to speak to all of the representatives at the meeting on Saturday. Our local Parish and town councils do a very important job for their residents and there are so many examples of good practice in our area – from broadband to bus services. I commend the excellent work that local parish councils do and all of those who give up their time to be a part of these councils.”