This week on social media …

There have been two hot topics on local social media sites this week. Firstly, there have been accusations flying around that I – together with my colleagues representing LB South ward on CBC – have been trying to block Councillors from other Leighton Buzzard and Linslade wards from ‘calling in’ planning applications for scrutiny by … Continue reading This week on social media …

The stark choice we will be facing in a General Election …

In all likelihood, we will have a General Election at some point in the very near future. When that time comes, the choice facing the electorate will not be about the normal domestic issues – health, education, welfare and so on – it will be dominated by Brexit, and underpinning this will be a decision … Continue reading The stark choice we will be facing in a General Election …

What can I really say about the current state of national politics?

My husband has stopped watching Question Time as he claims it is not doing his blood pressure any good - I think he has a point. I don't think it matters what side of the Brexit argument you might be on, the current political crisis goes way beyond how anyone voted in 2016, and I … Continue reading What can I really say about the current state of national politics?

My week – week ending 29 June 2019

On Monday I attended LLTC Full Council. Items included the renewal of the town's 'Fairtrade status', and the adoption of an environmental ambitions statement. On Thursday I had a briefing with the Director of Children's Services, and a further briefing in preparation for the Children's Service OSC meeting. On Friday I attended an induction meeting … Continue reading My week – week ending 29 June 2019

My week – week ending 22 June 2019

On Monday morning I visited Oakbank School to meet with Governors and the Head. I was delighted to see their impressive new gym, and to see the School farm and dogs! On Monday evening I attended the LLTC Policy and Finance Committee. Issues that were discussed included the market critical incident policy and the statement … Continue reading My week – week ending 22 June 2019