Today I met with Margaret Waggott, Head of Democratic Services for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, as we went through an update on the latest issues due to become before the Cabinet.
Thursday and Friday brought a welcome opportunity to catch up on some Council business in the office before the weekend.
Besides spending some quality time with my family at home, I’ll be taking a trip to the Riverside to watch Middlesbrough against newly promoted Bristol City. Boro have made a solid start to the season at home, sweeping away Bolton 3-0 last weekend, so I am hoping they can continue in the same vein.
Back to work on Monday morning and I will have my weekly catch up with Jim Beall, Deputy Leader of the Council, and Neil Schneider, Chief Executive of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council as we discuss the latest issues affecting the whole of Stockton Borough.
Directly following this we will also take some time to review the upcoming agenda to come before the next meeting of Cabinet.
On the evening, I will be attending a special event at Preston Park Museum and Grounds hosted by the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Ian Dalgarno, as local business NIFCO celebrate their 25th anniversary.
NIFCO is one of the Borough’s biggest employers with several thousand local people working for them.
On Tuesday morning I am meeting with Julie Nixon, Head of Housing for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, as we look at the progress of the regeneration of the Victoria estate in Stockton Town Centre. We are looking into the possibility of redeveloping the estate into an exclusive active ageing and retirement village.