Sad news about Phil Whitehead MEP who has died from a heart attack (BBC news link).Although Phil had quite a large patch to cover as the only Labour MEP for the region, he did venture up North to our end of the region quite often, and he was always willing to fit in any campaigning […]
A recent post seen on the blog of Cllr Gareth Davies from the North East, covers some issues around the current ‘talks’ of local Government reform, but importantly this post covers a theme which appears to have come up in most places that I have taken part in, or heard about discussions on this issue, […]
Monday saw a meeting of the development control committee, which although I am not on, and did not attend the meeting is worth a mention as the Glossop Spur Road planning application was passed. This application was a step forwards on the bypass issue which has voices both in favour and against, all of whom […]
Whilst reading through a number of blogs over the weekend came across this post from Cllr Andrew Brown about a group called the Young Foundation, who have produced a report called “seeing the wood for the trees” on themes around the idea of ‘neighbourhood governance’. This is something of interest given current work currently been […]
On Monday I attended a meeting of the Corporate Select Committee, which looked at amongst over things details on the Corporate Plan and forthcoming Budget. Tuesday saw the meeting of the Council’s Executive, which considered a number of the items ‘scrutinized’ the night before, and at the previous meeting of the Corporate Select. Amongst others, […]
Congratulations to the players and managers of Gamesley Reserves, who in this Saturday’s Derbyshire Cup first round match beat Peak Dale Predators 16 – 1, here’s hoping they can copy the same success to the league, where they are currently second from bottom.
A fairly quite week with a meeting of the Environment Select Committee on the Monday, which looked at issue’s around the Beacon Council Open Day in September, Manor Park (although this wasn’t on the agenda) and the Refuse Collection Service Best Value Review. Thursday saw the first meeting in it revised format of the Audit […]
After a look round at some other ‘Councillor’s blog’s over the weekend / this evening, I came across a post from Leed’s Councillor Stuart Bruce who has highlighted the TUC’s dignity at work campaign, by posting details of a newish flash movies they have done for the campaign. Full details here well worth a look