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PUBLIC SHOULD BE ABLE TO SPEAK AT MEETINGS OF WOLVERHAMPTON COUNCIL

Meetings at Wolverhampton Council need to be opened up for more public participation, city Conservatives have warned, as current scrutiny arrangements are not strong enough. The call for more public sessions follows a major nationwide survey of which found that nearly half of councils believed that checks on local decision makers were weak.

EXAMINE ALTERNATIVES TO "GREATER BRUM", SAY CONSERVATIVES

Conservatives in Wolverhampton have called for all possible alternatives to a "Greater Birmingham" to be thoroughly examined before the City and the Black Country are simply swallowed up into a rehash of the old West Midlands County Council.

CONSERVATIVES WELCOME NEW GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Conservatives have welcomed a new wave of government funding for the Black Country to aid business and job growth. The £1.6m package will help to support the Black Country Growth Hub which is being led by Wolverhampton Council on behalf of the three other Black Country authoritires.

CONSERVATIVES WELCOME LOWER CRIME FIGURES FOR PENN - MERRY HILL

Conservatives in the Penn and Merry Hill areas of Wolverhampton have welcomed figures from local Police showing lower levels of crime in the area over the Christmas period. The figures were revealed at this week's meeting of the Penn-Merry Partners and Community Together.