EARLIER this week I had drafted my next Leader’s Blog about the forthcoming departure of Charlie Parker to Westminster Council.
On Tuesday evening, however, as news began to break about the tragic death of a local schoolgirl in Shaw, I decided to reconsider.
Annalise Holt, 12, was fatally injured following a collision with a van on Milnrow Road, Shaw and a police investigation is now underway to determine exactly what happened.
Tributes were paid at Full Council on Wednesday night and Councillor Dave Hibbert, Cabinet Member for Environment and Housing, gave a statement to the Council Chamber. You can read the full text here.
Given these circumstances, and the fact that emotions remain very raw, I decided to postpone the publication of my planned blog until Friday this week (December 20).
I’m certain you will understand.
Thanks for listening,