Cllr Gottlieb is wrong to blame all the ills of the council on the council’s senior management team.The people that authorised the Station Approach Planning Brief and the Highcliffe Consultation – and who agreed to continuing the Station Approach development despite three out of five architects dropping out – and who are also legally accountable for most decisions of the council – are the Council’s Leader and Cabinet. Â And for all of the last 5 years – and for all the decisions Cllr Gottlieb mentions – the Council Leader and Cabinet have been Conservative.While opposition Liberal Democrat and Labour councillors – and, on occasion, even some Conservative Councillors – have been able to put up proposals for reform and arguments against the proposals put forward by the Conservative administration – and have done so in all the cases he mentions, in almost all cases the Conservative Cabinet have ignored them or the Conservative majority have voted them down.If Councillor Gottlieb wants to know what it will take to change the council and change the priorities of council officers, the answer is simple.Â The Conservatives need to be voted out.
Another stunning exhibition at @ArcWinchester - in partnership with @NationalGallery. Rembrandt, Cranach, Jan Steen and Tracey Emin amongst others. Get there soon though! It closes tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/R2Cmn3cA9g
What an amazing @WinLD team! So proud that all our hard work, and everything we've done to deliver for local people, was reflected by winning 13 out of 16 wards across the @WinchesterCity district. 10 fantastic new councillors! Looking forward to getting back to work on Tuesday! pic.twitter.com/GR9tOVqUA5
I've written on behalf of @WinchesterCity together with leaders of @EastleighBC @hantsconnect, @newforestdc, @SouthamptonCC and @TestValleyBC to Lawrence Gosden, Chief Executive of @SouthernWater about Southern Water's unacceptable performance during recent emergencies. pic.twitter.com/OAKr7byTgv
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