First seven weeks as Councillor for Selsdon and addington Village
20/06/2018 22:53:00......Posted by Robert Ward
Tomorrow will be seven weeks since the Council elections at which I had the honour to be elected to represent Seldon and Addington Village on Croydon Council. It has been a busy seven weeks.
The main formal occasion was the first meeting of the new Council. This was mainly concerned with electing the new Croydon Mayor, Leader of the Council and appointments to various committees. I was very pleased to be elected Vice Chair of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee and Chair of the Scrutiny Children & Young People Sub-Committee.
Council Officers had organised training for new Councillors and refreshers for re-elected councillors. I have endeavoured to attend all of them. As well as a Corporate Induction Day I have attended sessions on Licensing, Planning, Planning Referrals, Pensions, and, today, the Council’s Emergency Planning arrangements. I also chaired a training session of the Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee There are still more training sessions to come.
Taking up the role of ward councillor, I have also enjoyed attending Residents Association Meetings, talking to residents on a variety of issues and holding my first surgery. Evenings are busy.
In between times I have met with Council Officers and fellow committee members (both Labour and Conservative). These meetings have been cordial, informative and interesting. There is much to do, we are a large and busy borough with some challenges and much to look forward to. I look forward to playing my part in making sure Selsdon and Addington Village contributes to, and reaps its share of the benefits of Croydon’s great future.
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