Since the Local Elections were held in Stockton-on-Tees members who were elected or re-elected on 3 May have been invited to attend a series of Member Induction sessions on a host of topics from planning to licensing, casework management to employee appeals. I’ve attended a number of these sessions and also have quite a few in the diary over the coming weeks.
Tomorrow I will meet Helen Dixon from the Council’s Housing Regeneration Team to get an update on Norton Park, the development between Norton Village and Stockton Town Centre. It’s always good to hear how things are progressing on site. Keepmoat expect to build 174 high quality two and three bedroomed homes on the development by its completion. Many residents have already moved in and are enjoying living there.
On Friday I will join Julie Danks, the Council’s Interim Managing Director, in a meeting with Superintendent Alison Jackson from Cleveland Police. Alison is the lead officer for all policing issues across the Borough and it’s important that we have regular contact and keep updated on issues so we can work together effectively. Straight after this meeting Julie and I will also be updated by officers who specialise in services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families.
Monday will see me attend the Member Induction on Police, Fire and the Tees Valley Combined Authority before a Cabinet briefing takes place at the Town Hall.
On Tuesday I will meet with Richard McGuckin, the Council’s Director of Economic Growth and Development for an update on projects across the Stockton-on-Tees area, inward investment opportunities as well as wider discussions about any other issues which sit in his area.