Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Council leader rings changes with reshuffle

'THE man spearheading the £500m regeneration of Stockport town centre has been replaced.
'Coun David Goddard was one of casualties in a council re-shuffle which saw him dropped down the pecking order to take over transportation.
'Coun Sue Derbyshire takes over his hugely important regeneration portfolio.
'Labour leader Coun Peter Scott said: "I think the straight answer to why Coun Goddard has been moved is that the Lib-Dems were not satisfied with the rate of progress on the town centre masterplan. After all they have only announced Hopes Carr and Prince's Street development last week. There may be other tensions in their group as Coun Goddard challenged council leader Brian Millard for his job last year."
'A clearly disappointed Coun Goddard told the Stockport Express: "It's not for me to comment. "'
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