Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Parish Council - notes of meeting


I have previously reported on a change in process for publishing informal notes of our Parish Council meetings.

Despite assurances from the Clerk that "I would like to make it clear that I would not 'delay the notes unduly', and will prepare all the relevant documents in as efficient way as is practicable.", the community still do not have the notes (still to be approved) for the Parish Council meeting held on 13th June 2017.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is now only four working days away and it is disappointing that the notes of the last meeting have not yet been published.

For those residents who have not been able to attend the meeting on 13th June, how are they able to find out what was discussed, especially if they wish to raise any questions in advance of the forthcoming meeting to be held on 11th July?

For this reason alone, it is a retrograde change to what was good practice in my opinion. Perhaps our Parish Councillors would like to revisit this matter and consider if this is the best way of creating transparency of the business conducted on behalf of the local community?

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