The Death Of Municipal England? By Tom Crewe, Cambridge University
Public lecture at 11.00 on Saturday 20 May
Old Sessions House Lecture Theatre Canterbury Christ Church University
Cuts in local services? Reductions in council budgets? We hear a great deal these days about the crisis in local authorities and the impact of austerity on such things as parks and gardens, rubbish collection, policing, museums and the provision of social care and schools. But what is really happening and what will be the impact on the quality of life in the places where we live? This talk sets out to answer some of these questions.
The talk will be given by Tom Crewe, whose recent article, The Strange Death of Municipal England, has been widely discussed. Click here to read it. The article focuses on the dramatic growth and slow decline of local government and has some pithy things to say about the situation in local authorities now and in the future.
This event is being organised jointly by the Kent Federation of Amenity Societies (KFAS), the Canterbury Society and the department of Politics and International Relations at Canterbury Christ Church University. Together we are planning what we hope will be a particularly interesting event.
All very welcome. Parking in the Longport car park (CT1 1PF).