Coun­cil­lors wait for jobs reshuf­fle

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

THE leader of Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil will an­nounce any changes to his cab­i­net next week.

Cllr Marco Cer­este will re­veal if he is to re-shuf­fle his cab­i­net at the an­nual coun­cil meet­ing be­ing held at Town Hall on Wed­nes­day.

Cllr Cer­este can pick a cab­i­net of up to nine mem­bers, but has pre­vi­ously re­fused to com­ment on his plans for the re-shuf­fle.

The most in­trigu­ing decision fac­ing Cllr Cer­este con­cerns the fu­ture of cab­i­net mem­ber for chil­dren’s ser­vices, Cllr Sheila Scott.

The coun­cil­lor has en­dured a tur­bu­lent two years as her depart­ment which has twice re­ceived “in­ad­e­quate” rat­ings from Of­sted, as well as be­ing crit­i­cised fol­low­ing a se­ri­ous case re­view into the death of five-year-old Tyler Whe­lan.

Other changes which could be made at the an­nual coun­cil meet­ing is the merg­ing of the Sus­tain­able Growth Scru­tiny Com­mit­tee with the En­vi­ron­ment Cap­i­tal Scru­tiny Com­mit­tee.

It will also be the first meet­ing since the lo­cal elec­tions on May 3, with Labour now the largest op­po­si­tion group af­ter gain­ing five new seats, bring­ing its to­tal num­ber of coun­cil­lors to 11.

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