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Cumbria council prepares to vote on unitary reorganisation proposals

Public Sector Executive: Cumbria County Council has submitted proposals for moving to a unitary system which will go before the council next week. Cumbria CC members will be asked to vote on a local government reorganisation which would see the county council and six district councils combine its responsibilities.

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East Sussex councils consider unitary bid

LocalGov.co.uk: Two local councils – Lewes and Eastbourne – have had ‘informal’ discussions about breaking away from a struggling East Sussex County Council in response to an ongoing financial crisis.

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Christchurch fails in High Court bid over Dorset merger plan

BBC News: A local council has failed in its bid to halt authorities in Dorset being merged. Christchurch Borough Council formally opposed plans to replace the county’s nine councils with two unitary authorities. It believed it had “an arguable case against the Secretary of State”, but its challenge was rejected at the High Court.

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