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  • Stephen Robinson
    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    Cllr Stephen Robinson pressed the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Customer to agree to retain the inter-lending service between all libraries of all types.

    Stephen says that 'the inter-lending service it vital to support thriving library services and that if we cannot continue the service, then there will be an inevitable decline in book borrowing as there will be no books left to borrow.'

    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    Cllr Stephen Robinson (Chelmsford) questioned the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure on his commitment to ensuring that Members are informed when highways projects are to be undertaken in their Division.

    Stephen says that there have been numerous incidents whereby roadworks have suddenly turned up in his Division without him having been informed and that local members need to be kept in the loop on these works, as they inconvenience residents.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2019
    By Isabelle Parasram

    Please be advised that this article contains language that some may find offensive

    As a child of the Windrush generation, Windrush Day is hugely important to me. I'm so glad that we, as a society, are marking it.

    The term 'the Windrush Generation' stems from the arrival, on June 22, 1948, of the ship The Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, just east of London, bringing with it the first immigrants from the Caribbean.

  • Cllr David Kendall
    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    Surprise has been expressed by Cllr David Kendall (Brentwood) over the number of redundancies made in the Economic Development team without an external consultation taking place.

    David questioned why the matter was not bought before the relevant Scrutiny Committee before any final decisions are made.

  • Books
    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    Lib Dem Councillor David Kendall (Brentwood) has asked the Essex CC Cabinet Member for Customer and Communities for an update on which communities have offered to run the libraries under threat of closure.

    David questioned when members will be given detail of the offers and arrangements.

    Reply from the Cabinet Member for Customer and Communities: