Shadow Cabinet

Shadow Cabinet

The new leader of the Conservative Group on BCP Council, Cllr Drew Mellor, has announced his Shadow Cabinet. “This is a time for experienced, collaborative leadership and I am pleased to bring this team forward to support and positively challenge the current administration. The priority for all of us now is working collaboratively with the full Council membership in the face of the grave and unprecedented challenges facing our Residents from the Coronavirus pandemic. The importance of the BCP Council response to this threat to all of us supersedes any political considerations and the Conservative Group pays tribute to the huge mobilisation efforts led by the Council Officers to ensure all Residents who need and deserve help and advice receive it promptly. Led by Government, considerations towards employment and job…
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Fly Tipping

Fly Tipping

Councillor Mark Anderson, the BCP Conservative Shadow portfolio holder for the Environment, is calling on BCP Council to allow residents to put out extra recycling for collection in a bid to cut down on the increasing instances of fly-tipping and bonfires. Highlighting an increase in people now buying mail order and then not being able to legally dispose of the packaging, Cllr Anderson said “ several of my residents have already asked me how can they get rid of this excess waste legally” he went on to say “if some BCP residents are asking how can they dispose of this legally, how many are already dumping illegally?” The Queen’s Park Ward Councillor is now pushing the council to allow residents to put out the extra recycling they are accumulating in…
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Health Scrutiny

Health Scrutiny

Lead Conservative Councillor for Adults and Health, Karen Rampton, “astonished” by lack of Health Scrutiny. “These are unprecedented times for the health and social care system, and an overview of how the local system is coping has never been more important. We need to know how services for care homes, mental health services, carers, and people with disabilities to name just a few are being supported. And with the major part of the BCP budget already allocated to Adult Social Care – and rising - just what are the implications of Covid 19 on the overall Council budget for the tax payer going forward? Meetings can legally be held virtually using Skype so there is no risk to any committee member. We’d like to work in a supportive and cooperative…
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