In recent weeks, as Councillors continue to deal with the financial challenges facing local authorities, many of us have been talking about the future of Local Government in our County.
A number of Councillors have suggested that one way to save money would be to merge the services provided by District Councils, such as North West Leicestershire District Council, with the County Council. It is argued by those who are suggesting the idea that up to £25 million pounds a year could be saved after transition costs have been recouped.
On the other hand many people are worried that merging councils will dilute local democracy and accountability, that it is vitally important that local people determine the services they receive at a local level.
As your County Councillor in Whitwick and Thringstone I would love to know what you think.
Do you think we must keep our district councils? or, Is having just one unitary council the way forward?
If you have a view about the future of Councils in Leicestershire please feel free to leave a comment, alternatively why not take part in the poll on this site?