The Ealing Times is reporting on the new cabinet, see here. This information was published on the Ealing Council website. Like most things on the website it is a bit obscure but it is there! Follow this link to see one of the papers for the Annual Council meeting next Tuesday.
The Annual Council is a short formal meeting which marks the start of the municipal year, sees the election of a new mayor and deputy and ratifies the council leader’s choice of cabinet. He has asked me to take on a new portfolio called Customer and Community Services. This incorporates most areas of the council where we deal with the general public, everything from the help desk to libraries.
The full list is:
· Customer Services
· Benefits Service
· Parking Services
· Adult education
· Advice Services
· Heritage (including Heritage Quarter)
· Halls and community centres (except Hanwell Community Centre)
· Sport and leisure centres/strategy
· Sports development
· Pitzhanger Manor
· Arts and museums
· Voluntary and Community Sector
· Animal protection
· Countryside Service
· Golf courses
· Public toilets (parks and open spaces)
· Town twinning
Now that the London mayoral elections are over and I have been promoted I have been thinking about where to go with the blog. I will be keeping it up and I will continue to scrutinise the mayor. Although we have a Conservative mayor, and he is a man I admire and like, I fully expect there to be lots of issues to tackle. The Johnson administration is not going to get everything right all the time and even if it did the officers implementing the policies will need watching.
As a portfolio holder I will not want to conduct business by blog so I will not cover anything from my portfolio except maybe to highlight official announcements.
As a local councillor I will continue to bring ward issues up here and you would expect me to take my fellow cabinet members to task if they let Northfield down and don’t respond to quiet persuasion.