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    Manley wrote:
    It doesn't make any sense to me to merge an urban authority with a very rural authority. I can't see that it will generate the greatest cost savings. What I would have preferred to see would be the merger of Newport with Torfaen (and separately the merger of Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent).
    Totally agree. The only reason to merge Newport and Monmouthsire is a cost saving one as Monmouthshire currently has too small a population and income to fund its own Council. In the current financial climate that may override all other considerations. However, the challenges that face the urban centre that is Newport and the challenges of small towns and rural communities in Monmouthshire are completely different."
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