Reports from Tendring District Councillors –Agenda No. 12
Council Meeting 17th April 2014
Councillor Jayne Chapman
Have been appointed on the Education and Skills Committee.
Attended a Health & Wellbeing meeting on the 1st April where the closure of the birthing units at Harwich and Clacton Hospitals were discussed. A copy of the minutes from that meeting are attached.
Councillor Alan Goggin
- Last full Council meeting 25 March. 19.30 hrs. Agenda available on line.
- Last Cabinet meeting 21 March 10.30 hrs. Agenda available on line. Next full cabinet Friday May 09.
- The free parking initiative sent out with rates bills
- Voucher for one free visit to attend and TDC sports/leisure facilities also sent with rates bills.
- As always I would be interested to hear from any Councillors or residents with ideas about generating and saving money in the district. The cabinet meet informally every week as well as formally every 3 / 4 weeks and I will be pleased to represent any views which have merit.
- Mar 6. Attended Locality Board as cabinet member. Good opportunity to meet and share ideas with some Essex County Councillors and other local Town & parish Councils. They share many of same issues. Next meeting May 29 2014.
- April 8 attended members briefing. Why planning refused & why not!
- March 26. Attended corporate management where Cllr Steady Chairman. Approved most budget decisions.
Councillor Graham Steady and Councillor Jayne Chapman
Attended a full council meeting on Tuesday 25th March. The main item discussed was the possible closure of the maternity homes in Clacton and Harwich.
Attended Corporate Management Meeting on Wednesday 26th March where a report from the Rural Projects Panel was given. Recommendations from the Corporate Management committee were:
(1) To inform and encourage town and parish councils within Tendring to ask its residents to consider the “Essex Energy Switch”, a scheme run by Essex County Council designed to save consumers money when purchasing gas and/or electric energy supplies, and encourages the establishment of oil-buying groups to bulk purchase domestic heating oil.
(2) (a) It continue with the excellent work and look at how the Council’s robust position could be enhanced by seeking a more joined-up approach with Town and Parish Councils with regard to providing shared services and associated costs.
(b) In taking the “Right to Buy Scheme” into consideration, Cabinet look into the possibility of building homes outside of the Housing Revenue Account.
(c) It closely monitors the level of recycling and the promotion of such to ensure the increase needed to recover the recycling position was achieved.