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Labour councillors have failed to attend a key meeting of the Loughborough Campus and Community Liaison Group (LCCLG) which took place on 7 February. The LCCLG is made up of representatives of the Borough Council and County Council, both officers and councillors, as well as the police, university, college, student landlords, residents groups and the students union. LCCLG provides a critical role for ensuring that relations between student bodies and the local community operate smoothly and provide an opportunity for both sides to question each other about policy developments. At the most recent meeting, three key events took place: The University revealed details of anticipated student numbers and explained that the recent freeze on the level of home undergraduate tuition fees may have an impact on its salary bill and pension costs necessitating an increase in the number of students. Charnwood’s Community Safety Manager, Tim McCabe, presented a detailed report on a street marshal scheme which will be considered in more detail at the next meeting. The police reported that “burglaries remained low following the Christmas break” in Loughborough and suggested that residents should check the Police.uk website. However, according to the website, the number of burglaries in the centre of Loughborough for the last two months of data suggests that the number had indeed dropped – from 154 to 129. “It does seem remarkable that Labour failed to find one councillor who had the time to attend this meeting”, remarked its chairman Margaret Smidowicz (pictured), who represents Nanpantan on Charnwood. Harvey Hachem, the Conservative councillor for Ashby ward in Loughborough, added: “My fellow [Labour] councillor Julie Bradshaw is always the first to complain if I miss a meeting but not only was she absent at the last LCCLG meeting but, the one before that, she only stayed for a matter of minutes. Given the large number of students that live in Ashby ward, and the importance of ensuring that relations between the community and the University remain on a stable footing, it is scandalous that she shows so little interest in these meetings”. Local Southfields councillor Paul Mercer, who has attended most LCCLG meetings since he was elected in 2015, suggested that Labour councillors attention may have been diverted. “They seemed quite able to attend the selection meeting for the new Parliamentary candidate, Nottinghamshire-based barrister Stuart Brady”, remarked Paul, “but when it comes to attending meetings that really matter to their electors, their attention seems to be elsewhere”.
Labour councillors fail to attend key university liaison meeting
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
Labour councillors have failed to attend a key meeting of the Loughborough Campus and Community Liaison Group (LCCLG) which took place on 7 February. The LCCLG is made up of representatives of the Borough Council and County Council, both officers and councillors, as well as the police, university, college, student landlords, residents groups and the students union. LCCLG provides a critical role for ensuring that relations between student bodies and the local community operate smoothly and provide an opportunity for both sides to question each other about policy developments. At the most recent meeting, three key events took place: The University revealed details of anticipated student numbers and explained that the recent freeze on the level of home undergraduate tuition fees may have an impact on its salary bill and pension costs necessitating an increase in the number of students. Charnwood’s Community Safety Manager, Tim McCabe, presented a detailed report on a street marshal scheme which will be considered in more detail at the next meeting. The police reported that “burglaries remained low following the Christmas break” in Loughborough and suggested that residents should check the Police.uk website. However, according to the website, the number of burglaries in the centre of Loughborough for the last two months of data suggests that the number had indeed dropped – from 154 to 129. “It does seem remarkable that Labour failed to find one councillor who had the time to attend this meeting”, remarked its chairman Margaret Smidowicz (pictured), who represents Nanpantan on Charnwood. Harvey Hachem, the Conservative councillor for Ashby ward in Loughborough, added: “My fellow [Labour] councillor Julie Bradshaw is always the first to complain if I miss a meeting but not only was she absent at the last LCCLG meeting but, the one before that, she only stayed for a matter of minutes. Given the large number of students that live in Ashby ward, and the importance of ensuring that relations between the community and the University remain on a stable footing, it is scandalous that she shows so little interest in these meetings”. Local Southfields councillor Paul Mercer, who has attended most LCCLG meetings since he was elected in 2015, suggested that Labour councillors attention may have been diverted. “They seemed quite able to attend the selection meeting for the new Parliamentary candidate, Nottinghamshire- based barrister Stuart Brady”, remarked Paul, “but when it comes to attending meetings that really matter to their electors, their attention seems to be elsewhere”.
LABOUR COUNCILLORS FAIL TO ATTEND KEY UNIVERSITY LIAISON MEETING
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