Monday started off with a visit to the Furness Vale HQ of High Peak Community Housing for a workshop with the news & views group around the annual report and newsletter that is currently been put together.
Monday afternoon from 3pm until 7pm in the volunteer bureau sees the first ‘drop in session’ taking place as part of the council’s consultation on the major changes planned for the council tax benefits system.
According to latest figures, the changes will affect 7,973 people. However, 3,573 of those residents will be protected because they are pensioners. That means that 4,400 residents of working age could have their council tax benefit reduced.
There are two further consultation sessions taking place on Monday 1st October at the Methodist Church, on Chapel Street in Buxton and on Wednesday 10th October at the Volunteer Centre onUnion Road in New Mills.
If you can’t attend any of these sessions, there is an online survey and additional information available at : http://www.highpeak.gov.uk/hp/counciltaxconsultation
I’m also hoping to have copies of the survey and the information booklet available at the next councillor’s surgeries, and then this evening is a regular get together of local Labour councillor’s.
Tuesday start’s off with the opening of envelopes as part of the council’s tender process for a forthcoming contract, followed in the evening by meeting of a sub group of Corporate Select to look at what information councillor’s receive at the committee around complaints.
Wednesday sees a meeting of the council’s regeneration committee which will sees issues around conservation areas and town centre vitality discussed along with a confidential report on the Wood’s Mill Area – You can view the agenda and papers (except the confidential report) by clicking here
Thursday sees a meeting of the council’s standard’s committee in the afternoon which is looking at code of conduct dispensations and arrangements for the independent member (you can view the agenda and papers by clicking here) followed by a meeting of the council’s audit and regulatory committee which is considering reports on financial regulations and procedures, Green Fairfield Governance Review, the annual governance report, final accounts and updates on risk management, treasury management, internal audit and risk management (you can view the agenda and papers by clicking here)
Finally Saturday sees this month’s Shopper Surgery taking place from 10.00am until 11.30am in the (if today’s anything to go by) slightly chilly venue of Glossop Market Arcade.