STANDARDS COMMITTEE: Publishing agenda would lead to more publicity
YOU reported last week that Fenland councillors want more publicity to be given to the Standards Committee.If the Standards Committee published an agenda in advance of a meeting and gave details of cases to be resolved it would be a good start. They co
YOU reported last week that Fenland councillors want more publicity to be given to the Standards Committee.
If the Standards Committee published an agenda in advance of a meeting and gave details of cases to be resolved it would be a good start.
They could also refrain from their frequent habit of excluding the press and public (and even the complainant!) from the meetings.
And if they made available the results of their deliberations the press would be able to report them.
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At the moment the committee operates under a cloak of secrecy that does nothing to fulfil their published ambition of installing "confidence in local democracy".
For all we know it may well have already repeatedly presided over miscarriages of justice.
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Chatteris Town Councillor