Richmond Council’s new cabinet members have explained how they will bring a renewed focus to making sure the authority is fully engaged with local people, especially as it works towards the implementation and acceptance of new flagship fair parking policies.
Cllr Chris Harrison and Cllr Sam Salvoni were appointed as cabinet members for Highways and Street Scene and Community Development respectively at the full Council meeting in mid-May.
Cllr Harrison said his highest priority would be successfully implementing the Council’s flagship Fair Parking agenda. Dealing with traffic congestion, junction blocking and fixing potholes, as well as making sure roads are safe for all users would also be at the high on the agenda.
Cllr Salvoni will play a key role in making sure that what the Council learns through the ongoing All in One consultation has a significant bearing on its future operations and how it deals with local people, including the voluntary sector.
One area in which Cllr Harrison and Cllr Salvoni will work particularly closely together is over consultations with residents on traffic and parking issues. She said: “It is essential that there is an efficient and effective process that builds the public’s confidence in the Council’s ability to listen and act.
“My role is to deal with escalated issues to ensure the best possible outcomes for the residents of the borough. Although we already have the statutory six week consultation for traffic management issues in place, I am committed to ensure even greater transparency so that people can be more aware of the changes around them.”
Member since: 10th July 2012
I launched The Best of Richmond in 2005 and am passionate about supporting all things local. In particular, we work hard to showcase the best local businesses who give the borough its character and make...