Harlow Council unveil new cabinet

Politics / Fri 29th May 2015 at 01:56pm

HARLOW Council’s Leader has unveiled his Cabinet members for 2015/16.

At last night’s (28 May 2015) Annual Council Meeting, Councillor Jon Clempner (Labour) was re-elected Leader of Harlow Council for 2015/16. He has appointed the following six Councillors to join him on the Council’s Cabinet:

Councillor Emma Toal – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Youth & Community.

Councillor Jean Clark – Portfolio Holder for Governance.

Councillor Mike Danvers – Portfolio Holder for Resources.

Councillor Tony Durcan –Portfolio Holder for Regeneration & Enterprise.

Councillor Rod Truan – Portfolio Holder for Housing.

Councillor Mark Wilkinson – Portfolio Holder for Environment.

Councillor Jon Clempner, Leader of Harlow Council, said: “I am deeply honoured and proud to have been elected as Leader of Harlow Council for the second year running and I am committed to continue doing my very best for Harlow and its residents. I have a team in place to lead and work together on the issues that are important to making this town better and one which will continue to make a positive and visible difference to Harlow and meet the priorities of the community.

“These are exciting times for Harlow with projects like building Council houses, renewing the Town Park and Harlow Enterprise Zone all gathering pace. However there will continue to be challenges to overcome and I know the Council will have to continue to look at what it does with less money due to further reductions in grants from the Government. My immediate priorities are to continue discussions with Essex County Council to keep Harlow’s street lights on all night, move ahead with applying to the High Court to make the unauthorised traveller encampment injunction permanent and look at how we can regenerate and improve the town centre.”

Harlow Council’s priorities as set out in its Corporate Plan for 2015/18 are:

· More and better housing – tackling the housing need of Harlow residents, both in quantity, affordability, range and quality.

· Regeneration and a thriving economy – regenerating Harlow and supporting a thriving economy that benefits all the people of Harlow. Working with our partners in local and national government, the community, and the private sector, to create an infrastructure that is appropriate for sustainable growth.

· Wellbeing and social inclusion – working with partners to support people living happy healthy lives, and getting along with one another.

· A clean and green environment – an attractive, clean, green and sustainable environment to be enjoyed by all.

· Successful children and young people – engaging young people and actively promoting opportunities for all, in education, in employment, and in the community.

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