I had my first visit to Fenland Hall as a District Councillor today. I was there for 9AM to meet with Council Leader John Clark for a nice chat, an update on issues and events, and a discussion about what I might be invited to do for the Council. During the conversation we were joined with Cabinet Member Fred Yeulett. It was a really pleasant chat, I was made to feel very welcome and they answered all my (too many) questions candidly.
It appears I may be spending some time on the Overview & Scrutiny Committee at some point, which is fine by me. I’ve done a great deal of O&S work in the past, as well as Chairing a County O&S Committee and participating in several Member Led Reviews based out of Overview & Scrutiny, so it sounds like a great use of my time and skills (such as they are.)
After my meeting I was introduced to Member Services – the very nice and super efficient Officers who handle business relating to Councillors. I signed my name in the special book, indicating my acceptable to serve as a Councillor, filled in a bunch of other forms, and got my Keycard for getting in and out of the building.
My first “real meetings” begin tomorrow. Looking forward to it!