Cab­i­net changes af­ter de­par­tures

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

FUR­THER changes have taken place among the rul­ing Con­ser­va­tive group at Hinck­ley and Bos­worth Bor­ough Coun­cil.

Ratby, Bag­worth and Thorn­ton ward rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil­lor Chris Boothby has stepped down from the ex­ec­u­tive.

He was re­spon­si­ble for mat­ters around hous­ing and com­mu­nity safety.

His place is be­ing taken by Cllr Peter Wal­lace, mem­ber for Burbage St Cather­ine and Lash Hill.

The switch was an­nounced by leader of the coun­cil, Mike Hall at the start of a re­cent meet­ing.

He said: “I have to start this evening with some com­ments about changes to the ex­ec­u­tive.

“Firstly I must thank Cllr Boothby for the hard work he has put in over the past two years.

“His role as ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber for hous­ing and com­mu­nity safety will now be filled by Cllr Peter Wal­lace.”

Cllr Hall (Burbage Sketch­ley and Stret­ton) also spoke about the de­par­ture of his fel­low ward coun­cil­lor, Stan Rooney.

Mr Rooney, who re­mains a Burbage par­ish coun­cil­lor, re­signed from the ex­ec­u­tive and coun­cil in Au­gust.

Rea­sons have not been given and no one from the Tory group has been will­ing to make a com­ment.

Cllr Hall said: “I was also sorry to lose Cllr Rooney from the ex­ec­u­tive, and as a mem­ber of this coun­cil.

“Stan has served not only the peo­ple of Burbage as a coun­cil­lor, but the whole bor­ough in his role as ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber for plan­ning.

“Stan had the re­spect of mem­bers and of­fi­cers alike. His ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tion will now be taken by the for­mer mayor Cllr Richard Al­lan.” the

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