Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Wednesday 19 June 2019

This morning I met with Steve Rose, the Chief Executive of Catalyst, for a useful and interesting catch-up about the fantastic work under way across the Borough by our voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and after that I had an update meeting with the IBIS group.

I'm a member of Stockton’s Health and Well-being Board which sees the Council work alongside health partners to both improve and protect our residents’ health, so this week I will join other members of the Board for some training.

I’m looking forward to spending time with my family this weekend ahead of a busy week which will start on Monday with attending the rising of the Armed Forces Day flag on Stockton Town Hall.

Later that morning the Deputy Leader, Councillor Jim Beall and I will have our regular catch-up with Interim Managing Director, Julie Danks, ahead of joining other council members for a conference led by the Centre of Public Scrutiny which will look at the importance of public scrutiny.

The annual Learning & Skills Celebration event is on Monday night.  It is always great to hear about the fantastic achievements of our learners so I am sure it will be another enjoyable evening.

I sit on the Tees Valley Combined Authority Board and have responsibility for Education, Employment and Skills so on Tuesday I am meeting with the Council’s Director of Culture, Events and Leisure, Reuben Kench, Economic Growth Manager, Chris Renahan and Director of Children’s Services, Martin Gray who will update me on the latest developments.