Tag: Councils

Councils prepare for high street changes

High Street
The Local Government Authority has published “a whole council approach” to “tackling gambling related harm”, including a warning that councils must monitor changes to their local gambling landscape following the implementation of the FOBT stake cut. In fact, the document regularly mentions the impact of bookmakers on the high street, detailing the ways in which councils can control shop numbers...

Business knows best

Hastings Pier going private, and the i360 offered adoption by Brighton Pier, Olly Gully argues that councils should finally learn the lesson of their limitations. The more you learn about local authorities, the more you learn about the unfortunate reality that so many councils are blessed with busy bodies who don’t know much at all about business. They make predictions,...

Ignorance is unacceptable in Derry and across industry

Coinslot - Northern Ireland Derryarcade
Councillors, both in Derry and throughout the UK, need to be more informed about the amusements industry and the value of arcades, argues Sam Spencer.   “Don’t criticize what you can’t understand,” screeched Bob Dylan on his 1964 album, The Times They Are a-Changin’. This certainly is the sentiment I would send to Derry City and Strabane District Council, who themselves...