Isobel is a Conserative councillor on Reading Borough Council representing the newly created Caversham Heights Ward.
Do get in touch if you'd like her help with a council-related issue via email: mail@IsobelBallsdon.com
Kirsten Bayes has written a very interesting post on a review she has been told Labour is launching into Reading's adult social care.
For years the previous Labour administration boasted about their thresholds being lower than other authorities; however they neglected to acknowledge achieving only a 2 star rating (out of a possible 4 stars) and further more that they failed to stay within the service's budget. It wasn't until the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition's year in power the service improved to 3 stars and the service budget was adhered to.
I await the review's outcome - and no doubt Labour's spin!