Monthly Archives: August 2012

Volunteering in the Community

I spent today with a number of the staff on a litter pick in the High Street as part of the Council’s community action initiative. Around a dozen council staff gave up their lunch hour to help out. There are … Continue reading

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No CEO Saves Brentwood Taxpayers an Extra £20k pa

You may recall that back in 2007, the Council took the decision to share a CEO with Essex County Council. The move was the first of its kind in the country and instead of paying for a full time CEO, … Continue reading

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Council Priorities

Yesterday, I launched the first round of our consultation on the Council’s priorities for the next 3 years and I’m keen to know what you think. With shrinking budgets and changing legislation, it is timely that we look at what … Continue reading

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A Lesson For Us All?

What a fabulous weekend this has been for British sport! I got absolutely nothing done on Saturday that I had planend to do as I sat glued to the screen watching all of our wonderful athletes bring home the goods … Continue reading

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Distraction Burglary

I received warnings from the police this week about an increase in what they call “distraction burglary.” This is when a resident’s attention is diverted and a crime is committed. The scenario could be anything from a child knocking on … Continue reading

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