Councillors Jayne Chapman, Graham Steady and Karen Yallop

Full Council Meeting – 7th July. Main issue discussed was street lights, the Leader of TDC reported that he had a meeting with Essex County Council to discuss plans to have the street lights turned back on in certain areas of Tendring. Suggested that the provision of street lights be devolved from Essex County Council to Tendring District Council. Discussions on going. Also looking at Electoral Review concerning Ward Boundaries which could lead to a reduction in Tendring Councillors.

Members’ Allowances were discussed. The administration proposed that the scheme should be kept as it is and that the Independent Remuneration Panel be asked to look at the whole scheme again due to the fact that there were 30 new Councillors elected at the last District Elections and also three extra portfolio holders. There were other options put forward, which would have resulted in a reduction of allowances. All three of us voted against the administration’s proposals as we supported the option which would have meant a saving of £7,582.00. Councillor Jayne Chapman asked the Finance Portfolio Holder the specific question of how much the extra portfolio holders would cost. The answer given was £21,389.00.

 

Councillor Jayne Chapman

Thursday 25th June attended a meeting of the Audit Committee.

Tuesday 7th July attended Full Council Meeting.

 

 Councillor Graham Steady

Attended Standards Committee Training on 22nd June, Full Council on the 7th July, Corporate Management on 13th July. A meeting at the paddling pool with Portfolio Holder Nick Turner and Officer Mike Badger from TDC, along with the Mayor Councillor Jayne Chapman and Councillor Vivien Chapman on Wednesday 15th July.

Had meeting with the Finance Portfolio Holder concerning 106 money and having this ring fenced all for Brightlingsea.