Changes to Executive Announced
|Author: Louise Manders, CBC||Published: 20th April 2012 17:24|
Changes to Central Bedfordshire's Executive were announced by Leader, Cllr James Jamieson, at last night's (19 April) annual Council meeting.
Cllr Nigel Young is the new lead member for Sustainable Communities - Strategic Planning and Economic Development, replacing Cllr Ken Matthews who becomes Deputy Chairman of the Council's Development Management Committee.
There were also changes to the positions of Deputy Executive Members. In Children's Services Cllr Angela Barker vacated the position of Deputy to become Chairman of the Council and Cllr Tony Brown moved portfolios to become Deputy to Cllr Nigel Young. The two new Deputy Executive Members for Children's Services are Cllrs Amanda Dodwell and Sue Clark.
Cllr James JamiesonCommenting on his changes, Cllr James Jamieson says: "I would like to thank Ken for the knowledge, skill and commitment he has brought to the Executive and I am pleased that the Development Management Committee will now benefit from his considerable experience. Nigel, who has been a very able Deputy, will be a great asset to the top political team. I am thrilled for Angela who as a great people person will serve the council well as Chairman and welcome our new Deputy Executive Members.
"I am looking forward to working with my reshaped Executive team to address the challenging agenda we have set ourselves."
Changes have also been announced within the Liberal Democrat Group at the Council which will now be led by Cllr Nigel Aldis in place of Cllr David Jones.
Details of other agreed changes to the membership of council committees and representation on outside bodies can be found on the council website http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
(image courtesy of CBC)