UNISON will launch a local services champions day on 17 October. A film illustrating local government’s importance to daily life can be seen here.
Council services continue to be cut. Years of austerity have taken their toll, reducing staff numbers and heaping more pressure on those who remain. According to Local Government Association estimates, councils across England and Wales need an extra £5.8 billion this year to avoid further closures of services.
The local services champions campaign aims to encourage politicians, the media and the public to celebrate their local services and the people who deliver them. By doing do so UNISON hopes to change the conversation around local government and help prevent council jobs and services being seen as an easy target for cuts and savings.
If you want to nominate some champions from Sandwell please email firstname.lastname@example.org