Congratulations are due to Brigg councillor Carl Sherwood, pictured above, and to Ridge Ward's Coun Neil Poole, who have both been given places in the new cabinet team overseeing North Lincolnshire Council's operations.
Ridge Ward includes villages near Brigg like Scawby and Hibaldstow.
Coun Rob Waltham (Brigg & Wolds), who lives in our town, has now appointed eight councillors to join him on the cabinet team, with some new roles created.
Following the local elections held on May 2, the unitary authority continues to be Conservative controlled. They hold 27 seats and Labour has 16.
The following councillors have been selected for cabinet roles:
Julie Reed, cabinet member for connectivity
David Rose, cabinet member for children, families and culture
Neil Poole, cabinet member for prosperity
Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for environment and wellbeing
Ralph Ogg, cabinet member for adults and health
John Davison, cabinet member for safer communities
Elaine Marper, cabinet member for residents' engagement and governance
Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for place shaping and deputy leader
The council says that specific delegated powers have been given to each of the cabinet members who will make decisions within their areas of responsibility (portfolios).
"This will be done following legal requirements to ensure decisions are open and transparent," a spokeswoman said.
The annual meeting of North Lincolnshire Council took place on Monday, May 20.
Coun Waltham, the council's Leader, said: “The environment will sit at the heart of our future policy agenda, as we aim to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill and as we seek to recycle more. We will plant more trees and seek to continue to improve air quality, but not at the expense of local jobs.
“We are currently in the process of bidding for Government money to bring more businesses into our town centre. Retail can only be one aspect of the regeneration of our town centres, and it requires investment in homes and other jobs, too.
“We want to be closer to our communities and we are keen to improve our residents’ experience of contacting the council.
“We recently announced a £15m boost to road and pavement funding and many residents will have seen or be about to see schemes being carried out from this extra money.
“We have a strong record of securing and delivering on school investment and we intend to continue to support pupils to have the best school experience possible.
“As our residents live longer, we are determined enable them to live as independently as possible, that means more bungalows and apartments for older people need to be built and we intend to deliver on our promise to deliver these.”
|Coun Neil Poole|