A Special Meeting of the Borough Council was called last night. There is a provision within the Council Procedure Rules for a number of Councillors to do this. The likes of Councillors Connelly and Sharma were signatures.
Here is the agenda.
Not one Councillor justified why it was necessary to call a Special Meeting for this, which is important as it costs approximately £4000 to have a Borough Council Meeting. Whilst I do not put a price on democracy, residents have a right to know why certain Independents and Labour felt it necessary to call a Special Meeting for this. Why did they not propose a motion at any of the scheduled meetings during the past four years and why was it so urgent that needed to be decided just over a week before Local Elections? Or have I just answered my own question?
The performance of Councillors Sharma, Cadbury and Vaught was especially poor and unpleasant, indeed none of them were willing to take an intervention from me when they were speaking. I wonder why that was?
Feel free to take a look at the agenda and decide whether you believe that last night was appropriate? No justification was given for last night’s urgency.
Update: See here for an article about this.