The environmental services department covers all the areas people consider 'basic' provisions of a council. When Northumberland Conservatives were first elected to county hall, this council fell short in many areas. I am determined that before anything else, this council will be built on a solid foundation of delivering services well for the whole county.
Getting the basics right means making sure bins are emptied on time, the grass is cut, the streets are swept, and the weeds are controlled. And despite the ravages of the winter our roads and pavements are repaired when needed.