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.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Election Swindle... Part 3

The agenda for the next cabinet meeting was published today and if any proof were needed that the Conservative group's opposition to the proposed incinerator at Saddlebow was waning, this appears to provide it in spades.

As explained in an earlier post the Labour Group put forward a motion at the last full council meeting for the current council to re-affirm its opposition to the incinerator, the Leader of the ruling Conservative group, Cllr Daubney, opted to refer the matter to Cabinet, later explaining that he "did not believe debating a position the authority already holds was necessary" - somewhat inexplicably.

The agenda for the next cabinet meeting to be held on 26th July shows that the matter will not be discussed by that meeting but has instead been deferred until the next cabinet meeting, due to be held on 6th September, more that a month after the planning consultation has closed.

These are hardly the actions of a group vehemently opposed to the proposals, at least not as vociferously as was the case during their election campaign.

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