On Wednesday evening-9th August-a Charity and Finance meeting was scheduled for 7pm.
Cllrs.Graham,Jepson, Smith and Tarmey sent their apologies and I undestand Cllr.Sadler telephoned Cllr.Thornton earlier in the evening to offer her apologies for non attendance. It is also accepted that Cllr.Vernon works longer hours and cannot always attend. Cllrs. Mathews,Tawn and Thornton turned up for the meeting. The quorum for council and charity meetings is 5 therefore the agenda could not be discussed and parish business is deferred to another meeting. Again.
It is good manners and standard practice to inform the Clerk and/or the RFO you cannot attend a meeting. Where were the other councillors? Why didn’t they send their apologies?
This type of behaviour and ill manners is not good enough. Anston Parish Councillors are supposed to represent the residents of the parish and to make every effort to attend meetings. If you are an APC councillor and cannot be bothered to attend or send in your apologies then do us all a favour and vacate your seat.