With abolition of the East of England Development Agency already announced Eric Pickles is now suggesting that Go East should follow suit with the aim of "transferring power from central government to councils and communities."
The idea sounds alright in principle but what if your local council is not up to the job? They can reek a lot of havoc in the time left before the next local elections. Council members are elected to work for their local communities NOT towards their own aspirations or those of their officers! Close public scrutiny of their every move is the only answer - use your democratic right to insist on proper consultation and don't be put off by fine words and PR spin..