Well, would you believe it ?
After the letter from Maltby Town Council – with Richard Waller cc’d into it – requesting maltbyblogger to remove information from this blog, no one was co opted onto MTC at the meeting on Wednesday. Yes you did read that right – NO ONE was co opted and the 6 applicants for the “casual” councillor vacancy are going to be asked to do a 5 minute talk about themselves to the town council now. “Probably” at the next meeting , but who’s to know and will the 6 be happy with this and if they aren’t does it matter ?
It was on the Agenda for a co option to take place, so why did it not ? Was it because there was only half the council attending and if this was the reason why wasn’t this acknowledged and minuted ? What is the point of an Agenda if the points are not adhered to ?
Has MTC’s Labour element’s plan to ensure the vacancy is filled by another Labour Party puppet gone awry ?
Would have thought that the applicants would at least attend this important meeting but, like councillor like would-be councillor most of them didn’t bother turning up. The Chairman John Carratt did turn up but was overruled by the Vice – Chair Christine Beaumont. Especially on the agenda point that she had asked for regarding public participation. If Cllr Christine Beaumont decides that members of the public will ask one question only, then so be it.
The few members of the public that were brave enough to attend this shambolic event were treated with scorn by certain councillors. Cllrs Stringer and Rushforth in their usual condescending manner and newly elected Cllr Maggie Godfrey (representing Maltby on RMBC yet unaware of the schools in Maltby scenarios) also appears to be well trained in these lowly manners.
It is clearly completely unethical to run a council in this way. How much longer are the people of Maltby going to stand for this farce ?
The clerk was at a family wedding on Thursday and the assistant clerk is on long term sickness leave. No one was available to answer phones or emails. Friday the office was closed.
Looking forward to Monday morning to see what explanations about all this will be given to the electorate. Not holding my breath.