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

My week – week ending 15 June 2019

On Monday I attended the Grounds and Environment Committee at LLTC - we were joined by the judges for Communities in Bloom International Challenge from Canada and Italy. They spent several days looking at the excellent displays around the town - many thanks to the volunteers who keep the town looking so beautiful. We received … Continue reading My week – week ending 15 June 2019

Town Council objects to Old Sorting Office Planning Application

The Town Council's Planning Committee has tonight unanimously objected to the planning application to build on the site of the Old Sorting Office. The meeting was attended by over 25 members of the public, packing the Town Council chamber. Five local residents spoke out against the proposal, including the landlord of The Black Lion pub. … Continue reading Town Council objects to Old Sorting Office Planning Application

My week – week ending 8 June 2019

On Monday evening I chaired the Town Council Cultural and Economic Committee. Key points discussed included an update on TACTIC (the youth service on Hockliffe Street), the market policy regarding bad weather cancellation and emergency incidents, and the possibility of creating a 'social history' trail around the town (similar to the children's trail). On Tuesday … Continue reading My week – week ending 8 June 2019