A message from your County Councillor - March 2021


MARCH NEWSLETTER


The second half of February and first half of March have been unbelievably busy. All County

Council Committees have meetings scheduled before the start of the Election period on 19th March. Once we get past that date my diary will slim down to just Parish Council meetings, Planning Committee and Regulation Committee panels. Case work, which is currently busier than ever, will of course continue.


On 11th of March the last Full Meeting of the current County Council took place. With almost a quarter of existing Councillors choosing not to re-stand the new Council will look very different, even before the Electorate have their say.


With the ongoing concerns with the Swale Local Plans most Parish Councils are holding one, or in most cases more, extra meetings. This has resulted in three Parish Councils in an evening becoming commonplace. The record so far is five on one evening. Don’t forget you now have until 30th April to get your comments in.


Some Parish Councils which are less effected by the Local Plan and which only meet every other month I have already said my goodbyes to. Many Parish Councils are trying to fit in their Annual Parish Meetings for residents before the seventh May with uncertainty as to how Meetings can be held, online or face to face, after that date.


ANDREW BOWLES

KCC Member – Swale East

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