I hope you all had a good summer and managed to spend some time relaxing and recharging your batteries, whether at home or away. Aside from the demands of our own work and personal lives, the uncertainty caused by the UK political situation is putting a strain on all of us that doesn’t seem to show any signs of ending soon and from which we could all do with a break.
As I write this, we have recently had a particularly bad spell of June weather. This time last year, I think we were at the start of the heatwave; how things can change! Times like this are particularly busy for our Highways and Environmental Services staff, who are pulling out all of the stops, some working day and night, to protect lives and properties in the County. I would like to thank those staff for their hard work and dedication, which has mitigated the impacts of a very difficult situation.
A belated happy new year to everyone and I hope that the festive period was an enjoyable one for all of you.
It’s back up to full speed now for the Council and for all of us as its officers. 2019 I am sure will be a year of challenges and possibilities; I thought that in this blog I would let you have my thoughts on what some of these might be and how we are preparing for some of them.