I went to a local residents meeting tonight. Various matters came up including bad parking and who collects the leaves that block the road and pavements. Local residents got some answers and suggestions of solutions such as the residents have to clear up themselves. The local council are talking about money and how they had had some money in the past but the national government took it all away. With the high cost of clients social care to social services, the individuals future contribution to their social care could only increase. 75% of the councils budget went on children’s and adults social care. It was a fairly productive meeting with residents successfully arguing their cases.