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.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Weekly Blog: 13-19 January

First, a note about the timing of this blog post. It will be necessary, at times, to delay publication of a blog post where elements of it refer to meetings and questions that will not be attended or answered during that week - the example here being my intention to attend Cabinet Scrutiny Committee to ask questions on the link road proposal - earlier publication might prejudice others' views in advance of that meeting.


News emerging today that Material Works, the company contracted by BCKLWN to provide an alternative to incineration and landfill for 'black bag waste', have secured £100m of investment to bring the proposed facility in West Norfolk a step closer. Coupled with the news that the Secretary of State has delayed the decision on the incinerator, which had been expected to be announced by Wednesday, this seems to be a positive step for all those against the incinerator.

See Chris Bishop's EDP article for more info.


Discussions with the Chair of the Council's Cabinet Scrutiny Committee regarding the proposed link road from Edward Benefer Way to LynnSport. Bringing this item to Cabinet Scrutiny will provide another opportunity to ensure that this is a use of public money that will benefit the Borough Council and its residents, not just the profiteering developers who you would normally expect to contribute to the infrastructure required for any given development.

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