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Cabinet member for Inclusive and Active Communities resigns her position

Cllr Sara Birch

Cllr Sara Burch, Cabinet member for Inclusive and Active Communities resigned her position today with immediate effect.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Mary Ann Brocklesby, in accepting the resignation made the following statement: “I have today with sadness accepted the resignation of Cllr Sara Burch from her role as Cabinet Member for Inclusive and Active Communities. I acknowledge her genuine regret and apology for her social media post linking the actions of David T C Davies and Cllr Frances Taylor to aspects of the Holocaust. It was wrong and unacceptable.

“Cllr. Burch will be missed from Cabinet. She has been a dedicated and hardworking member who had already made a difference in taking forward our affordable housing and active travel priorities. I continue to value her loyalty and unwavering support for the Welsh Labour administration on the County Council. I will not be replacing Cllr Burch and have reassigned her responsibilities to the following Cabinet Members:

“Cllr. Paul Griffiths, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development takes on Gypsy, Roma and Travellers issues, homelessness, affordable housing delivery and private sector housing as well as trading standards, environmental health, public protection, and licencing.

“Cllr. Catrin Maby, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment will now cover Active Travel and rights of way.

“Cllr. Angela Sandles, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Engagement will take over responsibility for leisure centres, play and sport, tourism development and cultural strategy and public conveniences.”