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Rotary Elgin welcome Moray Council leader Graham Leadbitter for talk


By Jonathan Clark

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INVITING a senior representative of Moray Council to give an update on the state of the nation has been a long-standing tradition at Rotary Elgin.

Last week, the group welcomed the return of Moray Council leader Graham Leadbitter (SNP, Elgin City South) to review the past year’s challenges and share opportunities for future service delivery.

Moray Council leader Graham Leadbitter. ..The Moray Council meet to set out their 2020 budget. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Moray Council leader Graham Leadbitter. ..The Moray Council meet to set out their 2020 budget. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the council into remote working, online service delivery and introduction of additional ICT hardware and software.

The learning agenda has seen a shift to online delivery, with the exception of provision for children of key workers; staff have been redeployed to support essential front-line services; home-working has become normal and challenging decisions have needed to be addressed.

Mr Leadbitter told the group about the council's updated corporate plan, the opening of the new Linkwood Primary School and about the progress at the new Lossiemouth High School.

Challenges and opportunities for 2021 will be to support the NHS in the vaccine rollout, shift to home-working, digital learning and investment in social and economic recovery, Mr Leadbitter added.

VOT was by Past President Hugh Carter.


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