I have a particular skill in scrutinising and really enjoyed my time as the Deputy Chair of Overview and Scrutiny in Barking and Dagenham.
In 2018 we led an in-depth review of Household Waste, Recycling and Street Cleansing which I helped shape. The review made several recommendations that should help streamline services and create a cleaner, greener borough for our residents.
In 2019 the focus was on Ambition 2020 and I led a sub-section on environmental sustainability which produced a number of recommendations, one of which was greater political leadership on Climate Change.
I was a vocal member of the team and took my role as a ‘critical friend’ very seriously, especially as we have no opposition to hold us to account.
My term ended after two years when I stood down to take on a new role within the council.