The new Leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has undertaken a minor shuffle of the cabinet, bringing in two new members. One change was forced by the electoral defeat of councillor Brian Ransley. His replacement has a background as a civil servant involved in major transport and planning issues and is a welcome addition to the cabinet. The second change sees councillor Catherine Mayhew leave the cabinet. I had her marked down as a potential Leader. Ah well.
Only one member of the cabinet lives and represents a ward in Royal Tunbridge Wells (as distinct from the Borough of Tunbridge Wells). Royal Tunbridge Wells is the only part of the borough not to have a third tier of local government in the form of a parish or town council. Why should the people of Royal Tunbridge Wells be disadvantaged?