I have attended 26 meetings this month, and attended 5 parish council meetings. Unfortunately I missed two parish meetings due to my wife’s medical appointment and a clash with the Children in Care council. Casework has expanded, with specific issues involving 5 of the 12 parish councils, and constituent issues numbering 16 in total. Planning and highways, plus who owns what, and the impact of inconsiderate behaviour have been the predominant issues this month.
Major meetings that I attended included Cabinet on 9.01.18, chairing the Children’s Partnership on 11th, attending the A5 Strategy Group in Market Harborough on 12.01.18, attending Children and Families Overview & Scrutiny on 15th, speaking at a National Conference in London regarding school funding, visiting the Disabled Children’s Tem at Coalville, attending the Health & Wellbeing Board on 25th, meeting the police & Crime Commissioner on 30th, attending a meeting regarding an improvement strategy for both the City and County Councils.
A minor victory occurred, in that the ‘Keep Left’ signs on the A444 have been replaced at the junction with Watery Lane. Carlton have set me a new target regarding getting a bulb replaced that has been reported ad nauseam. I will do my best.
One local issue that is causing much angst regards planning applications for ancient hedge removal in Shackerstone Parish. I’m not yet fully up to speed on this issue yet, as it involves the Borough Council more than County, but I am aware of public concern over prairie farming and its impact on the landscape and wildlife.
Cabinet met on Tuesday 9th January. Items on the agenda were: The Early Help Review, the School Funding Formula, In-house Fostering Fees review, Adult Social Care Transport policy, Suicide prevention and Stop Suicide campaign. Further details and reports for each subject can be found at politics.leics.gov.uk, just type in cabinet reports and agendas.
County Councillor for the Market Bosworth Division
Leicestershire County Council Cabinet Lead Member for Children & Young People’s Service
Leics LE3 8RA
Tel: 0116 305 6369