In March 2017 I was elected as one of the three Councillors representing the Ward of Cheap in the City of London. My fellow Councillors are Alastair Moss and Nick Bensted-Smith. Our Alderman is Robert Hughes-Penney.

Ward of Cheap Team (left to right Tijs Broeke, Robert Hughes-Penney, Alastair Moss and Nick Bensted-Smith.

Our work as Ward team

When I was elected I promised to keep everyone up to date on my activities as local Councillor. This blog provides a regular update on my work, and together with my Ward colleagues we report back on our work as local representatives through our Ward of Cheap report, meetings with local City workers and residents and our team website.

In these reports we feedback on key issues we have taken the lead on as a team.

For example as Chair of the Transportion and Planning Committee, Alastair is spearheading a new transport strategy for the Square Mile, and as a member of the Police Authority Board, Nick and I continue to work hard to ensure the City Police is responsive to local community needs. Nick is Deputy Chair of the City’s Investment Committee and I joined the sub-committee bringing together agencies to address rough sleeping in the City as Deputy Chair.

As a team are also proud to support increased action to promote diversity in the City. We have signed the City Corporation’s diversity charter. Together with other colleagues I was succesful in pushing for the City to establish a new working group to get more women and diverse range of candidates standing for local elections. In addition, I have represented the City Corporation at London Pride.