The First Two Weeks

The first two weeks since being elected a Councillor have been an exciting and interesting experience. Full of so many new faces including the staff at Blaby Council offices and fellow Councillors. It is quite a daunting experience at first but fascinating to see how the Council operates and the services it provides.

The Tuesday after Election Day involved signing the Declaration of Office to begin my four year term as a Councillor followed by a quick photo, this ended with a welcome presentation. I found a very warm welcome by the Staff at Blaby Council and the paring up with an “Officer Buddy” to help with future queries.

Committee appointments have been decided and I will be a member of Planning, Licensing and Dismissal committees. With the new Lubbesthorpe development being nearby the planning committee will be very interesting.

In the first week I was contacted by a local resident regarding illegal Travellers moving into Beeches Park off Wardens Walk. After visiting the site the following day I contacted the staff at Blaby Council and have found them very helpful, I was pointed in the right direction on who to speak to and then was kept up to date on any developments even after the site was clear. It is a humble experience to be involved with the community and to help make a positive impact on your Ward. I look forward to continue the work carried out making Blaby a safe, fun a vibrant place to live.

I would also like to give my many thanks to those who supported me during my campaign and a special thanks to Peter Fuchs who gave me the original push and confidence to stand.