Local business communities need a voice

It’s arguable that today, more than ever, the job of civic governance sits in the hands of many. Of course, it continues to be led by local government, but is complemented greatly by the support of business communities, community and resident groups, charities, and others who add to the vibrancy and cohesion of any given area.  With continued strain on the public purse, this collective action looks set to continue. And while each group might be motivated by a different driver – political popularity, commercial realities, the desire for a sense of community and a place to provide a