Call for councillor to consider position
8:01am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Penarth news
VALE-BASED South Wales Central AM, Andrew RT Davies, has called on the Vale cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Lis Burnett, to consider her position.
His call came after he said it had emerged she had made no representations to the Welsh Government on recent cuts to the bus operators grant.
He said on the three key issues affecting her portfolio – regeneration for Barry, public transport in the Vale and the St Athan enterprise zone – she had “proven herself to be ineffective and largely anonymous” since taking over her post.
And he said it was time to deliver for the Vale or make way for someone new.
Mr Davies said he’d asked the Welsh Government Local Government Minister, on September 25, to confirm whether the Vale Council had made representations on funding for buses or efforts to reinstate lost routes and the minister said none had been received.
He also said Cllr Burnett had yet to hold formal meeting since taking her cabinet post with members of the enterprise zone board at St Athan, or with the responsible Welsh Government Minister and the Vale had failed in its bid to secure regeneration funding for Barry.
He said: "These are arguably the three biggest issues affecting the regeneration portfolio today and on each she has failed to deliver."
Cllr Burnett had not responded at the time of going to press.