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Jane, Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, Leader Contact Details – 07754 872328 – email jane.scott@wiltshire.gov.uk

Dear All


I have pleasure in presenting the Cabinet Reports for 2018-19. As ever, the delivery of local government services is a continuing challenge due to the reduction in our grant funding from government and increasing demand on our services. We are continuing to prioritise spend in these difficult financial times and our three priorities continue to be:

• to protect the vulnerable/elderly, children and disabled people who require our care • to boost the economy – ensuring that we have good value jobs and a skilled workforce • to support communities to be as self-reliant as possible.


This has been quite a challenging year for Wiltshire Council particularly due to the Novichok incidents in the City of Salisbury and Amesbury and has continued to take a lot of capacity from the council particularly in the early months of response. The council is in the recovery period with Salisbury and I am pleased that the city is now clean and open for business but the economy, local businesses and the tourist trade are still requiring a lot of support.


We are very much looking forward this year to Armed Forces Day National Event being held in the city of Salisbury from 28 – 30 June. This will be a 3-day event and we are encouraging all town and parish councils across the county to get involved both in the run up to the event and during the event and it would be lovely to see communities from across the county in the city over that weekend. If anybody in your communities wants further details, please contact my office and speak to Wilhelmina 01225 718271 or email wilhelmina.cox@wiltshire.gov.uk.


As always, I hope you find the report interesting and of use to your town and parish councils and to your communities to explain the work of the council over the last year.


If you require any further information on any of the cabinet responsibilities, please get in touch with the Cabinet member directly who will be happy to respond.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Jane

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