Archive for Month: October 2018

  • Universal Credit Update

    On Wednesday, I attended a Universal Credit (UC) members briefing. Presentations were given by Erewash Borough Council who have already started roll out for new claimants and the Broxtowe Welfare Reform Group who are tasked with ensuring Broxtowe is ready for roll out in November. Whilst supporting UC, I do have some concerns regarding certain…

  • Beeston Town Hall Update

    On Wednesday at Full Council I voted in favour of the sale of Beeston Town Hall to Cornerstone Church. The decision was not taken lightly and took place over 12 months of deliberation, consultation, and research.  I made my decision based on two principles: 1. Toton and Chilwell residents pay for the Town Hall but…

  • Public Exhibition for Chetwynd Barracks

    Over the next week, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) will be holding a series of public exhibitions detailing their view on how the barracks could be developed over the next decade or so. I met with the DIO last week and they took me through their master plan and what that could look like for…

  • Mental Health Working Group

    Last month, the mental health working group met and agreed on a set of recommendations (see below) which will be put before the policy and performance committee in December. The first meeting centred around how the council can become a great employer for promoting positive mental health. Extension of mental health first aid training to…