County Council Leader announces new Cabinet

  |  Published: May 22nd 2015
Martin Tett: county council continues to face financial challenge of reducing budgets against increasing demands
Martin Tett: county council continues to face financial challenge of reducing budgets against increasing demands

The new Cabinet for Buckinghamshire County Council was formally accepted at its annual meeting today (Thursday, May 21).

Leader Martin Tett confirmed Mike Appleyard continues as Deputy Leader and takes on the Health and Wellbeing portfolio.

The new Cabinet members and deputies are as follows:

Children's services: Lin Hazell (Deputy, Jean Teesdale)
Community Engagement and Public Health: Martin Phillips (Deputy, Margaret Aston)
Planning and Environment: Warren Whyte (Deputy, Netta Glover)
Resources: John Chilver (Deputy, David Watson)
Education and Skills: Zahir Mohammed (Deputy, Noel Brown)
Transportation: Mark Shaw (Deputy, Paul Irwin)
Health and Wellbeing: Mike Appleyard (Deputy, Wendy Mallen)

?Martin said: 'We're at the midpoint in the life of this council and it's the right time to refresh the Cabinet, to give opportunity for new talent to shine, and show what they can deliver.'

The County Council, he said, continued to face a financial challenge of reducing budgets against increasing demands, particularly for the protection of vulnerable children and adults.

'Protecting the most vulnerable remains one of my personal top priorities, and that of the County Council,' said Martin.

'Our continuing priority is to restore our roads to a reasonable condition, and on top of the £25 million committed this year, we're releasing £3 million from reserves to resurface sections of around 300 minor rural roads.'

Martin said the County Council had made great strides in the past four years with an investment of nearly £70 million, and was committing £45 million in the coming three years to improving Buckinghamshire's roads. 

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