I think Cllr Clive Hart does a good job as a TDC Ward Cllr in West Cliftonville and I was concerned that the reports concerning him slipping out of The Winter Gardens the other week, looking dejected and despondent may have led to a loss of morale. As the message below shows, he is still being very busy and cannot be accused of being bashful about telling everyone.
'Friend & colleague
ONE WEEK ON - PLEASE TELL EM I'M STILL GOING STRONG!
This is just a note concerning my current position, as many people are coming up to me in the street really quite concerned that after last weeks KCC election results, I may no longer be involved in local matters.
Please understand - nothing could be further from the truth.
I intend to continue giving the same 100% I gave to my former County role to my 3 other major roles:
Leader of the Opposition at Thanet District Council.
A Cliftonville West District Ward Councillor.
Chair of Governors at the OUTSTANDING Laleham Gap Special School.
Just for example - please note (some of) my actions for this week following last Friday's results:
Saturday - I attended our joint Cliftonville West ward surgery with colleagues Cllr. Linda Aldred & Doug Clark.
Sunday - I attended the first Cliftonville Resident's Association (Oval Arena) concert of the summer.
Monday - I moved in to my Opposition Leader's office at TDC & held various meetings with group members.
Tuesday - I attended a meeting of residents, businesses & TDC officers in Cliftonville.
Wednesday - I attended a Renewal Area meeting with fellow councillors & TDC Officers.
Thursday - I attended a meeting regarding Thanet Works & also Chaired a meeting of the TDC Shadow Cabinet.
Friday - I Chaired a Finance & Personnel meeting at Laleham Gap School, then held a weekly ward meeting with Cllrs. Linda Aldred & Doug Clark in Northdown Road where we also later visited an event at the Royal School for Deaf Children Margate Road Project.
I've also dealt with a mountain of individual residents casework and had some 'interesting' dialogue with our local authorities.
The fact is, I now have time to focus completely on many varied local issues without all the travelling and consequently I've even managed to get just a little of my personal life back as well.
So if anyone asks - Clive lost one battle but will still be around for many more!!!!!
I also attach - for interest - a lovely letter from the Conservative Chairman of KCC.
Have a great weekend!