Council boss and PM at reception

THE chief executive of the county council will meet the Prime Minister tonight to launch an initiative to tackle the county’s 1,200 ‘neighbours from hell’ who cost the taxpayer £9 million.

Dr Paul Blantern will represent the county at a reception to launch the Troubled Families Initiative, a joint scheme between the Government and local authorities to offer intensive help to the families estimated to cost the state £75,000 a year each.

The Government has offered local authorities 40 per cent of the cost, primarily based on outcomes, such as getting children back into school or parents back into employment.