Councillors J Chapman, G Steady and K Yallop
On Tuesday 5th April attended Full Council Meeting, where a statement on the state of the Tendring District was given by the leader of the Council. As well as highlighting the challenges the leader also made reference to achievements from a reduced budget and austerity measures. He moved on to highlight that after the elections of May 2015, 50% of the Councillors were new, which has added quite an interesting theme to the District Council. The Coastal Defence and Regeneration Project along a 5km stretch of beach was completed, the regeneration of Jaywick continues, Devolution discussions are carrying on, the Local Plan is being finalised. These were highlighted amongst other schemes being taken on in the District, all against a backdrop of having to take 3.5m off the annual budget by 2019.
I attended Community Leadership and Partnership Scrutiny Committee on Monday 6th April where a presentation was given by the Essex Fire and Rescue Service. They have been holding consultation’s with the public regarding changes to the set up of manning fire station’s public where given three options but nothing has been decided yet. Brightlingsea will not be effected by this changes and the report is in the office for anyone to read. The Brightlingsea crew attended 120 incidents last year.
On Monday 11th April i attended the Service Development and Delivery Scrutiny Committee where we looked at Sheltered Housing Service Profile and occupancy levels. The homes are in and around Clacton. also discussed Accommodation for the homeless.
Attended corporate management Committee meeting on 21st March where the householder parking permit scheme, transforming Tendring, the corporate plan and the budget monitoring report were discussed. Also the work programme for the coming council year was reviewed.
Attended the Electoral Review Working Group Meeting on 11th April where the framework for on going discussions was discussed and agreed. There will be consultation with District Councillors, Town and Parish Councils and the public. Dates to be confirmed.