Your Questions on the local Economy

As a local councillor I have to juggle quite a lot of different responsibilities. One of the most important of them is chairing a group called the “Economic Prosperity Sub-Committee”. Yes it’s a bit of a mouthful. The group is one of seven sub-committees that meet frequently to undertake a duty called ‘scrutiny’. It meansContinue reading “Your Questions on the local Economy”

Improving the Parking Strategy

On Monday of this week I attended the council’s “Overview and Scrutiny” committee. For those unfamiliar with the internal workings of the council this is a cross-party group of 15 elected councillors. Our task is to look closely at the implementation and impact of the practical things the council is doing and the policy decisionsContinue reading “Improving the Parking Strategy”

Community Spirit shines for the Queen’s Jubilee

What a great weekend it’s been as around the ward street parties have been held to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Official street parties organised by groups of neighbours took place over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The occasion proved a fantastic opportunity for neighbours who might not usually get beyond a “hello” inContinue reading “Community Spirit shines for the Queen’s Jubilee”