At tonight’s meeting of APC Chairman Ireland announced the meeting would be filmed-without sound-“To test the film quality”(?) Another person was also filming the meeting, cue Ireland asking why because “the meeting was already being filmed”. It had to be explained to him the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 does not say only one camera is allowed to film a meeting. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111113554. Is he really a suitable person to chair PC meetings when he does not know the law? Especially as the Clerk was sat next to him and had to keep reminding Ireland about relevant legislation–and to keep to the agenda..
Dalton decided to not turn up to this meeting-again. There were items on the agenda questioning her suitability to be Vice Chair of APC (given her statement to the press about being a part time councillor) and her positions on Parish Council committees. She is going to be asked to resign as Vice Chair because full time commitment to Parish affairs is required from Parish councillors. Public question time was the usual shambles mainly due to Ireland refusing to allow councillors to give full and proper answers to members of the public.
A video recording of the meeting can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ePpmH0-prI&feature=youtu.be. Parts 1 & 2. Seated from the left-Cllrs. Burton.Thornton. Jepson. Bridges and Jarvis. St.John makes his appearance at 26:31 in Part 1.——————— Thanks to LoveDinnington.com for the recording.
The names of the Labour Councillors who were elected to Anston Parish Council to represent their electors and did not attend tonight’s meeting:
Beck. Brindley.* Crowther. Dalton. O’Brien. Stonebridge. Wardle.
(Steve Baker-Independent-sent apologies to the Clerk before the meeting)
*Brindley was elected (unopposed) as an Independent councillor but she has consistently voted with Labour councillors and has never voted against them. She should either stand down or declare she is an Independent Labour councillor and let her voters decide.