Council brief: Care petition, Berman in Japan and Blackberry’s

November 19, 2010 1 Comment »

A petition totalling 337 signatures demanding council changes to care plans be scrapped was presented at full council last night.

The council proposes to cut the number of care providers from 56 to 11.

The petition was presented by Independent councillors Jayne Cowan, Adrian Robson and Brian Jones.

The decision over changing domiciliary care has been called in for a special meeting of the community and adult services scrutiny committee, which will take place today at 11am at County Hall.

Berman missing in action

The leader of Cardiff council missed last night’s debates as he was in Japan.

Rodney Berman, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, was invited to attend the World Health Organisation event in Kobe.

Mr Berman was asked to stay on to attend additional sessions, while the council’s chief executive Jon House made it back in time for the full council meeting.

A statement from the absent leader said: “The conference provided an opportunity for Cardiff to draw on policy ideas and best practice from across the world which will inform actions that the Council and its partners can take to address health inequalities and to improve health and life chances in general.”

How many council staff and councillors have a Blackberry?

The number of Blackberry mobile phones in use by Cardiff council has been revealed by a councillor’s question.

Riverside councillor Mohammed Islam asked how many officers and councillors had Blackberry devices.

In total there are 95 in use, with 19 by councillors and 76 by council staff.

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