At the meeting of the Council, members voted to accept the appointment of Cllr John Pritchard to take a seat on the Executive Board.
Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council said: “I have liaised with colleagues on the Executive Board and have made the following change to portfolio holders which will take immediate effect. Cllr Pritchard will take on the portfolio for Anti-Poverty and Youth Services with Cllr Andrew Atkinson moving over to Children’s Services. I know both will find the roles interesting and challenging and will be working for the benefit of all young people in Wrexham.”
“Pleased to be joining Executive Board”
Cllr John Pritchard said: “I am pleased to be joining the Executive of Wrexham Council and look forward to working with officers and members on key plans and strategies surrounding anti-poverty and youth services. They’re very important areas that include Youth Justice, Equalities, Community Safety and access to leisure and cultural activities.”
Cllr Atkinson said: “I have enjoyed working with Children’s Services and Anti-Poverty but feel it is now time to take on the challenges of the wider Children’s Services portfolio which includes child protection, health, adolescent mental health, fostering, adoption, carers, family centres and ensuring the safeguarding those who are vulnerable is at the heart of our work. Although I know there will be challenges ahead I look forward to taking on this role and to working with staff and young people involved with this service. I’m incredibly grateful to all of the officers that I have worked with for their professionalism and dedication to the County Borough.”
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