Agenda item

Leader's Closing Remarks


The Leader was pleased to announce that the Council would be launching its new website at the end of July 2016.  The website had had a significant redesign and content change to ensure that residents and customers could access the information they needed and obtain critical services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The Leader acknowledged the Surrey Youth Games which had taken place in June 2016.  He advised that Elmbridge had achieved 5th place out of the eleven boroughs taking part.  In total, Elmbridge had collected 3 Gold medals in Tennis, Girls U9 Football and Junior Boys Judo; 2 Silver medals in Girls U11 Football and Girls Touch Rugby; and 2 Bronze medals in Junior Table Tennis and Swimming.  He was delighted to announce that Elmbridge had also been awarded the Fair Play award for the second year running.  Overall, this was a great achievement and great to see so many children active and doing their best for the Borough.


Finally, the Leader reported that in June 2016, over 1400 Year 6 children from 23 different schools across the Borough, attended Elmbridge’s Junior Citizen event organised by the Elmbridge Community & Safety Partnership.  This was the largest number of children to take part in the scheme both in the Borough and across Surrey in recent years.  Junior Citizen was a great way for children to learn vital safety lessons such as first aid, fire safety, internet safety, railway safety, water safety and stranger danger, and positive feedback regarding the event had been received.