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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waste Burner Plans: Now it gets serious . . . - Environment - Lynn News

Just hours after the last post about potential compromises about the incinerator, Tuesday's Lynn News dropped on to the doormat with the story below - that the planning application for the Willows Incinerator has now been submitted.

There will be a public meeting at Lynnsport at 7:00pm on Friday evening to discuss how best to object to the planning application.

Norfolk County Council has today announced that the statutory consultation period of 21 days has been extended to 6 weeks.

The Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk had been pushing for a 12 week consultation and have requested that the County Planning Committee meeting to discuss the application is moved to King's Lynn rather than Norwich.

I will be trying to provide twitter updates from the public meeting on Friday at http://twitter.com/gary_mcguinness

Waste Burner Plans: Now it gets serious . . . - Environment - Lynn News

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