Monmouthshire County Council has launched a series of short films on its social media channels and on its website to introduce its new Leader and Cabinet to residents across the County.
The ‘Meet the Cabinet’ films feature local locations relevant to their respective Cabinet Members’ Wards and responsibilities, including Caldicot Castle, Chepstow riverside, Abergavenny, Llanelly Hill and Monmouth, and give an introductory insight into the background, ethos, priorities and aims of the new members.
Since the election in May, the Cabinet Members have been out and about visiting key sites within their area of responsibility, meeting those involved and the community in a wider sense, across the county. They were also at the recent Usk Show and met with visitors at the Council’s marquee.
In the first of the eight films, the first female Leader of Monmouthshire County Council, Cllr. Mary Ann Brocklesby visited the Welfare Hall in Llanelly Hill and said: “What I want to see in the next five years is a Monmouthshire that is thriving. Where everybody feels that they have a place. That they are respected. That they have a home that they feel secure in. That they feel part of a community and connected to other people, and this is the place they feel they can thrive in the future because the environment is being protected by us and with us.”
The Council Leader, who is committed to addressing inequality and promoting inclusivity, also said: “I am going to do everything I can to ensure that nobody is left behind in Monmouthshire and that we are all listened to.”
Monmouthshire County Council’s Cabinet comprises:
Leader – Cllr. Mary Ann Brocklesby
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy – Cllr. Paul Griffiths
Cabinet Member for Equalities & Engagement – Cllr. Catherine Fookes
Cabinet Member for Education – Cllr. Martyn Groucutt
Cabinet Member for Resources – Cllr. Rachel Garrick
Cabinet Member for Social Care, Safeguarding & Accessible Health – Cllr. Tudor Thomas
Cabinet Member for Climate Change & the Environment – Cllr. Catrin Maby
Cabinet Member for Inclusive & Active Communities – Cllr. Sara Burch
All the films, which cover all the Cabinet Members for Monmouthshire County Council, can be watch at its website at monmouthshire.gov.uk/meet-the-cabinet/ or keep up to date via social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) by following @MonmouthshireCC