It is so important that the Essex Coast is promoted as a tourism destination to people across both the UK and the World, so that they can enjoy its majesty and support the local businesses that operate there.
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a highly concerning subject, but it is one we must not be afraid to face – all parents have a vital role to play in supporting and advising young people to understand this threat.
Last Autumn, I launched the ‘Top 20’ Local Pothole Repair Programme, giving all County Members a direct say in the key potholes they, their District and Parish colleagues and the people they represent, wanted to see fixed as a local priority.
I enjoyed a day of political exchanges with my councillor colleagues at our Full Council meeting earlier today. At the centre of council business was Essex County Council’s plan for the year, which it was my pleasure to introduce.