Regulatory Staff are the Council’s Best Kept Secret - Kemp, 11/06/08
Staff like Environmental Health Officers and Trading Standards Officers are the Council’s best kept secret” according to LGA Lib Dem Leader, Cllr
Giving the example of his own ward and experience in Liverpool Cllr Kemp will say, “It’s no good the council having grand long-term strategies and proposals if people are living and working in dirty unsafe environments. Quite simply they will not trust you to deliver the long-term and the big if they don’t think that you can deal with the here and now – especially if the here and now is making their lives a misery.
In my own Ward we have a major district centre called
If we take that a stage further we can see similar effects on the city as whole. There is a massive increase now in Hotels, restaurants, conference centres and of course shops in the city. Hotel rooms have increased six fold in the past 8 years, a £180,000,000 state of the art conference and exhibition centre has opened in February and our new shopping centre, the biggest new build in
We don’t see them – but we need them. Too few councils fully recognise the work being done by its regulatory services officers across all the disciplines yet it is on their efforts that many councils will ultimately be judged”.