My week – week ending 25 May 2019

On Monday I attended a briefing meeting with officers in preparation for this week’s Corporate Parenting Panel.

On Monday evening I attended the Annual Meeting of LLTC – I was delighted to be confirmed as Deputy Leader of the Council, with Cllr Steve Jones being the Leader. Cllr David Bowater was appointed Mayor, and Cllr Farzana Kharawala as Deputy Mayor.

I will be Chair of the Cultural and Economic Committee for the year ahead, covering areas such as TACTIC and the market, and community events.

On Tuesday I had the honour to attend a Summer Garden Party at Buckingham Palace with my husband. HM The Queen and HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were present at the garden party. It was a a real privilege to be invited to the event, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Buckingham Palace on a beautiful sunny afternoon

On Wednesday it was back to reality, with the LLTC Planning Committee in the evening. We looked at a range of applications, and undertook some training – including looking at the local plan.

On Thursday morning I attended the LLTC Market Committee.

And on Friday evening I attended the Bedfordshire Police Priority Setting meeting. The key areas identified are anti-social behaviour and initiatives to help businesses manage shoplifting.

This coming week it is half-term, so there are fewer meetings. I will be Chairing the Corporate Parenting Panel on Thursday.

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