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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Busy Week

Posted by davidburbage on June 1, 2007

Now I know I’m going to have busy weeks but this one really starts to take the mickey. After the half-term holiday (lots of rain) Tuesday was spent catching up with hundreds of emails, a meeting at 5pm which lasted the best part of 2 hours and then home. Wednesday was Maidenhead planning which, without recounting the whole thing, was “interesting” but lasted until nearly 11pm. Yesterday I had 4 meetings prior to the actual Cabinet meeting at 7.30pm, and the public Cabinet went pretty well. Of course the Libdems were complaining that we hadn’t done this or that (!) but the reality is that we’d only actually been in post for 9 days and were presenting reports that were prepared under their administration!

In future (as highlighted in the Observer today) we will be taking most Cabinet stuff through Overview & Scrutiny first, which will give far more members an input into what the Cabinet decides, and hopefully improve decision making. Cabinet didn’t finish until 9.15pm either, and after a debrief (beer) it was another late night.

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