Essex County Council Cabinet celebrate its first 100 days in office
Politics / Mon 6th Sep 2021 at 08:06am
ESSEX County Council’s Cabinet celebrates its first 100 days in office but is clear that this is just the beginning of its work to improve the lives of Essex residents.
Plans to address climate change, increased support for Essex businesses and improved technology for those living in isolation, are just some of the key initiatives that have been rolled out during the first 100 days of Essex County Council’s (ECC) new Cabinet.
September 1st marked the first 100 days since Cllr Kevin Bentley was elected Leader of Essex County Council and introduced his new Cabinet, which is made up of ten Essex County Councillors, to residents.
The work done over these 100 days sets the authority’s vision and its aims of renewal, equality and ambition for residents.
Back in May, Cllr Bentley set out his plan for the first 100 days, focused around Renewal, Equality and Ambition – three key themes he said would be the ‘guiding principles’ for everything ECC does.
Since then, Cabinet Members have had a busy but productive first 100 days in post, with the environment, the Essex economy and the health and wellbeing of residents just some of the key areas already seeing positive outcomes.
Key activity and achievements from the first 100 days of ECC’s new Cabinet, include:
Cllr Bentley, said: “Myself and the new Cabinet had clear areas we wanted to focus on; we are dedicated to great outcomes for our residents and our actions speak louder than words.
“I am proud of what we have already achieved. The work over these 100 days will be translated into ‘Everyone’s Essex: the plan for Essex’ and the guiding policy for this council over the next four years.
“We had a strong legacy to build on, but we are not complacent. While we have seen so much positive change during our first 100 days, I am very clear that there is much more to come to deliver on our promises to the people of Essex.
“We have used the past few months to demonstrate our intentions and I look forward to continuing our work together to deliver positive outcomes for residents now and in the future.”
More information about the activity that has happened during the first 100 days of ECC’s Cabinet is available in the ECC 100 Day Summary.