Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Winchester City Council: The tail wags the dog

A COUNCIL meeting ended in controversy after the Conservative group leader stormed out.

Cllr George Beckett of Winchester City Council had wanted to set up a working group to scrutinise planning policies in rural areas, but was told by officers it couldn’t happen.

Eloise Appleby, head of cultural services, said working groups cannot run concurrently because of officer time constraints and that one already existed for the particular committee.

Cllr Beckett said: “This is just another victory for the officers. I’m sorry chair, but I am too angry to continue.” 

My comment: Proof of what I always thought. It's the none elected council officers who control a council not our elected representatives. 

Read the full story from the source Southern Daily Echo

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