Picked up my first bit of case work this evening, speaking to a local resident who is finding it difficult to sell their property as a public footpath has been built over a portion of their land. Seems fairly clear to me that this shouldn't have happened (at least without having first established with the resident that it would be okay) and I am looking forward to getting my teeth into it over the next few weeks.
Other than this I have made a little bit of headway in looking at the status of the land on the old Del Monte factory in West Lynn. I had picked up on some concern about this site when attending the West Lynn forum some time ago and having learned that the council maintains a Derelict Land & Buildings register contacted the department that maintains this register to see if the Del Monte land was on it. Turns out that it isn't; I will be working with West Lynn residents over the coming weeks to ensure this is resolved.
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Ever wondered what a Borough Councillor's role entails?
Ever wondered what a Borough Councillor's role entails?I did! I was elected as a Councillor for the Lynn South & West ward of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk on 5th May 2011.
A little bit about me:
I have lived in South Lynn for 7 years with my wife and work locally for the Norfolk Primary Care Trust as an IT Manager.
I am a Labour Councillor and whilst the local Labour group made some encouraging gains in the May elections (moving from 4 councillors to 13) we are still very much a minority opposition as the Tories hold 42 of the 64 council seats.