I’ve got a busy few days ahead starting with a catch up with officers about some ward matters before travelling to Cavendish House on Teesdale with the Council’s Interim Managing Director Julie Danks to meet with representatives from Tees Valley Combined Authority for an update on matters relating to my Education, Employment and Skills portfolio.
Tomorrow I’m visiting Stirling House in Thornaby to see some of the Council’s social work teams. These officers support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and I’m looking forward to meeting with them to learn more about their day-to-day work.
In the afternoon I’ll have several meetings with both officers and Cabinet Members to start preparations for the next meeting of the Council’s Cabinet which will take place on 12 September.
I’ll also be attending a Members’ Advisory panel which will see councillors from all of the different political groups come together to consider the reaccreditation of the Member Development Charter Plus. The Council has been awarded the accreditation for a number of years now in recognition of its commitment to support and encourage member development and training.
Next week I’ll be taking a break away from the office to spend time with my family.