Jim McKenna was successfully co-opted to Penzance Council to represent Penzance East at a virtual Extraordinary Full Council meeting held on Wednesday 20th January.
Cllr McKenna brings with him over thirty years’ experience in local government; he is currently the Cornwall Councillor for Penzance Promenade and the Chair of Cornwall Council’s Economic Growth and Development Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
In his presentation to Penzance Council, Cllr McKenna said he always strives for a collaborative approach when working with colleagues and stakeholders: “I am particularly keen to help ensure a smooth transition for the Princess May Rec, as responsibility for its management and upkeep transfers from Cornwall to Penzance Council later this year.”
Princess May Recreation Ground is one of three sites that will form part of the next phase of devolution from Cornwall Council: the other sites are Alexandra Play Park (and nearby tennis courts) and Foxes Lane Play Park in Mousehole.
Cllr McKenna also spoke of the need to make Live West more accountable to its residents and that he “will be requesting that they are asked to report to a forthcoming Town Council meeting to start this process.
“I’m really looking forward to the next few months and am hoping that my approach and experience will be useful to the Council.”
Mayor of Penzance, Cllr Nicole Broadhurst, said “Cllr McKenna brings to Penzance Council his expertise and thorough knowledge of Cornwall Council which will be of benefit to the people of Penzance.”
More information about all the Councillors who sit on Penzance Council can be found on the Your Councillors page.