New team cho­sen to lead bor­ough

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

COUN­CIL leader Michael Jones has re­vealed a new-look cabi­net to face the fu­ture chal­lenges of the author­ity.

Coun Jones, who has been reap­pointed as leader, un­veiled a team which in­cludes three coun­cil­lors rep­re­sent­ing Macclesfield.

Sea­soned politi­cian Coun Ainsley Arnold, who rep­re­sents Tyther­ing­ton ward, will be re­spon­si­ble for Hous­ing and Plan­ning mat­ters, while Coun Paul Find­low, rep­re­sent­ing Prest­bury ward, takes on Per­for­mance.

Other cabi­net posts go to: David Brown, deputy leader and re­spon­si­ble for High­ways; Rachel Bai­ley, re­spon­si­ble for Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies; Janet Clowes, re­spon­si­ble for Adults, Health and Leisure; Les Gil­bert, re­spon­si­ble for Com­mu­ni­ties; Peter Groves, re­spon­si­ble for Fi­nance and As­sets; and Don Stock­ton, re­spon­si­ble for Re­gen­er­a­tion and As­sets.

There is also a new role for new Tyther­ing­ton coun­cil­lor Sam Gard­ner, who has been given the deputy cabi­net role for Fi­nance and As­sets.

Other deputy roles go to: Ge­orge Hayes – Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies; Ste­wart Gar­diner – Adults, Health and Leisure; Glen Wil­liams – Com­mu­ni­ties; and Tony Dean – Re­gen­er­a­tion and As­sets.

Coun Jones said: “Cheshire East is in a very good po­si­tion with a record low-level of un­em­ploy­ment, a strong and grow­ing econ­omy, new busi­nesses es­tab­lish­ing in the bor­ough and mas­sive in­vest­ment projects un­der way for roads, in­fra­struc­ture and the re­gen­er­a­tion and re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of our ma­jor towns.

“Things are re­ally on the move in Cheshire East. But there is still much to do and this coun­cil will not rest on its lau­rels or al­low for any com­pla­cency.

“My cabi­net is es­sen­tially the same strong, ca­pa­ble and com­mit­ted team – but with some tal­ented new re­cruits, which I have great con­fi­dence will con­tinue to de­liver for res­i­dents.

“The cabi­net is a highly ex­pe­ri­enced and tal­ented team which has ma­tured into an ef­fec­tive group, who know each other and work well to­gether.

“This is es­sen­tial for meet­ing the sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties ahead – and main­tain our com­mit­ment to putting res­i­dents first and de­liv­er­ing value for money for the peo­ple of Cheshire East. We face some tough chal­lenges ahead, but I am very con­fi­dent that by con­tin­u­ing to work hard and be in­no­va­tive in the way we op­er­ate we can achieve great things.”


●● Coun Michael Jones

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