Crawley Labour lines up its shadow Cabinet

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Crawley Borough Council Labour leader Cllr Peter Lamb has announced the new Labour shadow cabinet for 2013/14.

Labour took six out of the nine seats in Crawley at this year’s county council and holds 16 of the 37 seats on the borough council.

Cllr Lamb (Lab, Northgate) said: “It’s fantastic to be able to benefit from such a range of talents in the shadow cabinet, from experienced former portfolio-holders who built up the

facilities the town has today, to new members with fresh ideas and energy.”

and Economic Development d Economic Development Cllr Peter Smith said: “The economic and planning challenges facing our town are going to affect

everyone’s lives to a significant extent. I am sure that Crawley will come through with the right decisions, and I am looking forward to doing my part to get a great

result for all of the people of our town.”

Shadow Portfolio for Customer and Corporate Service Cllr David Shreeves said: “I am working towards ensuring a cohesive landscape for Customer and Corporate

Services alike and that residents in Crawley get the service they deserve.”

Shadow Portfolio for Community Engagement Shadow Cllr Brenda Smith said: “I am very pleased to be shadow portfolio holder for Community Engagement, it’s the portfolio I held back in the early 2000s and involves many of the roles that I most enjoy about being a borough councillor and living in Crawley.”

Shadow Portfolio for Housing Cllr Stephen Joyce said: “Crawley Homes is the largest housing provider in the town and we must continue to provide a good and

efficient service and it is vital we must find a way to build more social housing for the 3,000 Crawley people on the waiting list.”

Shadow Portfolio for Environmental Services Cllr Colin Lloyd said: “The environment portfolio includes several of the council’s most important services to the residents of Crawley, such as waste collection and household recycling, grass cutting and environmental health.

“We are determined to protect these vital services which

contribute so fundamentally to the quality of life in Crawley.”

Shadow Portfolio for Leisure & Cultural Services Cllr Chris Mullins said: “I will continue to monitor activities at the Hawth theatre as I have grave concerns on the community arts programme and the community access to which the Hawth was based on when built by Labour. I will also be keeping on the pressure on K2 to ensure

older people have facilities they can use.”