I do attend a huge number of meetings. Some are more interesting than others and some are harder work than others. But mostly they are how we move issues forwards, but also where us Councillors get to carry out our monitoring and challenge role.
Today, I had an informal meeting with the Prince's Trust and the Director of Children's Services, just to discuss if there were ways Cambridgeshire and the Children's Trust could work better together. It follows on from an invite I had earlier this year to St James' Palace to look at the work of the Trust. How the other half live!! Actually - it does show that benefit can come from attending events like this - they aren't all just jollies!!