To receive the report of the Leader of the Council.
The Leader presented his report, which was included in the agenda papers.
He referred to the recent Local Strategic Partnership assembly; the importance of the role played by the Digital Zone in combating loneliness, and supporting health and wellbeing.
Councillor Rolfe said he had also attended the Uttlesford Business Breakfast, at which there had been discussion of initiatives to implement “clean tech” and a presentation on the potential for renewable energy in new and existing communities. He had attended the Essex Health and Wellbeing Board meeting in November, which worked to drive forward the public health and prevention of illness agenda, saving money and improving the experience and outcomes for patients.
Councillor Rolfe said the Council would do its best to support the District’s libraries. Finally, he said he had taken out a judicial review against the Council to ensue that key community payments were fulfilled.