County Council leader shuffles his Cabinet

Bucks Free Press: County Council leader shuffles his Cabinet County Council leader shuffles his Cabinet

THE Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council has shuffled his Cabinet for the new financial year.

Cllr Martin Tett has split the Planning and Transportation portfolio after deciding the role was 'too big and complex' for one councillor alone.

It follows a select committee report on Transport for Buckinghamshire and the challenges arising from the winter flooding.

Cllr Lesley Clarke has absorbed the planning portfolio into her existing role as Cabinet Member for Environment.

As part of the reshuffle, Cllr Janet Blake has been replaced as Cabinet Member for Transportation by Ivor Cllr Ruth Vigor-Hedderly.

Cllr Bill Bendyshe-Brown, member for The Risboroughs, has been appointed Deputy Cabinet Member for Education.

BCC’s Leader Cllr Tett said: "I would like to thank Janet Blake for her excellent contribution to Planning and Transportation over the past year.

“I warmly welcome Ruth Vigor-Hedderly and Bill Bendyshe-Brown to their roles and wish them the very best in their new, challenging jobs."

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11:13am Wed 2 Apr 14

geoffW says...

Lesley Clarke in charge of planning! That's like putting Eric Pickles in charge of Sport!

Thanks for giving me a laugh Mr Tett.
Lesley Clarke in charge of planning! That's like putting Eric Pickles in charge of Sport! Thanks for giving me a laugh Mr Tett. geoffW
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11:44am Wed 2 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

That's two doubtfully-real characters at Education - Bill Bendysshe Brown, from Trumpton and Mike Appleyard.

Are they prparing to ditch Mike - he should have resigned after the debacle at Wye Valley.
That's two doubtfully-real characters at Education - Bill Bendysshe Brown, from Trumpton and Mike Appleyard. Are they prparing to ditch Mike - he should have resigned after the debacle at Wye Valley. Undercover Euro Yob
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12:14pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Bill Taxpayer says...

And adding Ruth Vigor-Hedderly for Transport completes the Marx brothers style line up.
And adding Ruth Vigor-Hedderly for Transport completes the Marx brothers style line up. Bill Taxpayer
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4:44pm Wed 2 Apr 14

The Drone says...

Simon Farr writes
''......As part of the reshuffle, Cllr Janet Blake has been replaced as Cabinet Member for Transportation by Ivor.......''.
I didn't see that one coming, but he's as good a choice as any other..
Simon Farr writes ''......As part of the reshuffle, Cllr Janet Blake has been replaced as Cabinet Member for Transportation by Ivor.......''. I didn't see that one coming, but he's as good a choice as any other.. The Drone
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7:20pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

The cabinet needs to be shuffled out of existence not constant rearrangements of useless, crony and self serving appointments.
The cabinet needs to be shuffled out of existence not constant rearrangements of useless, crony and self serving appointments. Bartholomew HuckleBerry
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10:45pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

The Drone wrote:
Simon Farr writes
''......As part of the reshuffle, Cllr Janet Blake has been replaced as Cabinet Member for Transportation by Ivor.......''.
I didn't see that one coming, but he's as good a choice as any other..
Cometh the hour - cometh the man!
[quote][p][bold]The Drone[/bold] wrote: Simon Farr writes ''......As part of the reshuffle, Cllr Janet Blake has been replaced as Cabinet Member for Transportation by Ivor.......''. I didn't see that one coming, but he's as good a choice as any other..[/p][/quote]Cometh the hour - cometh the man! Undercover Euro Yob
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11:07pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

I suppose ivor must feel - like Churchill on 10 May 1940 after assuming power over the war effort as Prime Minister that:

At last I had the authority to give directions over the whole scene. I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial.
I suppose ivor must feel - like Churchill on 10 May 1940 after assuming power over the war effort as Prime Minister that: [italic] At last I had the authority to give directions over the whole scene. I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial. [/italic] Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 6

11:13pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

I must say the new photo of Martin Tett with his sinister grin is an improvement on the previous one where he looked like Himmler - now that I have overcome the impulse to wave a crucifix at the new photo I quite like it ... well that is to say I prefer it to the old one. I wonder if his wife or daughters (if he has any) mock his scary smile.
I must say the new photo of Martin Tett with his sinister grin is an improvement on the previous one where he looked like Himmler - now that I have overcome the impulse to wave a crucifix at the new photo I quite like it ... well that is to say I prefer it to the old one. I wonder if his wife or daughters (if he has any) mock his scary smile. Undercover Euro Yob
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11:17pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Well that's enough helpful comments for one evening.
Well that's enough helpful comments for one evening. Undercover Euro Yob
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11:59am Fri 4 Apr 14

The Drone says...

Undercover Euro Yob wrote,
''I must say the new photo of Martin Tett with his sinister grin is an improvement on the previous one where he looked like Himmler - now that I have overcome the impulse to wave a crucifix at the new photo I quite like it ... well that is to say I prefer it to the old one.
Perhaps he has been taking instruction, from his newly-appointed Deputy Cabinet Member of Education, a known expert on photo-opportunism.
Undercover Euro Yob wrote, ''I must say the new photo of Martin Tett with his sinister grin is an improvement on the previous one where he looked like Himmler - now that I have overcome the impulse to wave a crucifix at the new photo I quite like it ... well that is to say I prefer it to the old one. Perhaps he has been taking instruction, from his newly-appointed Deputy Cabinet Member of Education, a known expert on photo-opportunism. The Drone
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10:08pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

That is only what the Cartoons and Animation Department at CBBC make 'Cllr Bill Bendyshe-Brown member for The Risboroughs' do - his character really is a good one - that was why he saved the elephant that had escaped from the zoo in series one and helped the Police Constable mend a punctured tyre on his bicycle.
That is only what the Cartoons and Animation Department at CBBC make 'Cllr Bill Bendyshe-Brown member for The Risboroughs' do - his character really is a good one - that was why he saved the elephant that had escaped from the zoo in series one and helped the Police Constable mend a punctured tyre on his bicycle. Undercover Euro Yob
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10:16pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

You are confusing him with 'Wally Woof' the half-man half-dog character (also 'member for The Risboroughs') who barks at people doing kind deeds.
You are confusing him with 'Wally Woof' the half-man half-dog character (also 'member for The Risboroughs') who barks at people doing kind deeds. Undercover Euro Yob
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