Okay, okay, it might be a bit of a cliché, but I happen to believe it. And on that subject, I've been reading through a couple of documents: the 2001-2002 Ladywood Ward Development Plan (http://tinyurl.com/c4c74) and the Ladywood District Interim Community Plan (http://tinyurl.com/excb2).
Both documents contain a shed load of aims and objectives and we all deserve to know whether they've been actioned. So I've contacted the relevant Council Officers with an (almost) equally long list of questions. I'll let you know what they come back with!
Since the Conservative-led administration took office, we've not messed about: in 18 months, we've achieved one-star ratings in both housing and social services. Might not sound that impressive, but the old Labour lot took 20-odd years and got none in either!