Posts Tagged ‘Coalition’

Happy New Year

12 plus days into the New Year is a little late to wish all constituents a happy one but better late than never. The first Ewloe ward battle for 2009 has arrived with the public announcement; spotted by a sharp eyed constituent heralding the fact that a developer proposed to build a pub, restaurant and accommodation by the St David’s Park roundabout. The last open space in the middle of this obscenely overdeveloped area is about to be concreted over:- not without a fight it won’t! The 21 day objection period is now running and if any constituent wants to object, please make urgent contact with me or the Planning Officer, Mark Harris on 01352 703269. There is no need for another pub with all its anticipated anti-social and increased traffic problems in Ewloe.

COALITION MEETS FORMALLY AT LAST.

Taking as long as I had to find a solution to the disability access problem, the first INAUGURAL MEETING of the Official Coalition finally got under way in County Hall on 11th December. Cllr George Hardcastle as the Alliance leader took the chair whilst we resolved that Executive members were already too busy to chair this group and that whoever was nominated, the chairmanship would be rotated yearly. A paper ballot secured the role of chairman to Cllr Robin Guest and Veronica Gay was the vice chair. Out of the blue, Cllr Patrick Heesom asked if I would be the Coalition Secretary and although I muttered I never went hunting for work, the decision was forced by a show of hands. I was projected onto the top table armed with a pen and a few scrappy bits of paper on which to take the note. I wonder if my obsession for writing throughout meetings had been noted by Patrick. I confess that it was a skill I learnt years ago when judging if young officers had what it took to make them special and fast track officers. Of course, the trick is not just writing fast but to decipher what’s …..