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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

November 2016

Today I met with a Council officer to receive a briefing ahead of a special event taking place in December, which looks at the needs of people in the Borough under the age of 35 years. 

We recently refreshed the Council’s ‘Brighter Borough for All’ strategy in recognition of the cumulative impact of the economic downturn and welfare reforms on the income and circumstances of particular groups. The event will look at a number of issues related to this and attempt to create some tangible steps to help those under 35 years and in need of support. 

On Thursday there’s a full meeting of Cabinet in the Jim Cooke Conference Suite. Items on the agenda include a update on the performance of our safeguarding and looked after children activity, school performance and a look at how the ‘Shaping A Brighter Future’ project is building capacity and resilience in the organisation.

Over the weekend I am looking forward to spending some time with my family.

Back to work on Tuesday and I will be meeting with officers to be briefed on the latest developments regarding some regeneration projects taking place across the Borough.

I’ll then meet with Margaret Waggott, the Council’s Assistant Director of Administration, Democratic and Electoral Services, to discuss some emerging topics.

Following this I have my weekly meeting with the Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Jim Beall, and the Council’s Chief Executive, Neil Schneider, to review a range of issues developing across Stockton Borough.