Sunday, 28 August 2011

Pembrokeshire County Council lack of scrutiny

Pembrokeshire County Council’s scrutiny system has been labelled a ‘self-congratulatory tea party’ following last week’s scathing reports.

The issue of how officers shared information with councillors and the negative impact that had on members’ decision making were among criticisms highlighted.

“The leader, cabinet members and members of the independent group seem to see their role as friends and supporters of senior officers. Shame on them,” said Cllr Beckton.

My comment: What we have in Pembrokeshire County Council is typical of what is happening in many councils. Weak, pathetic and not fit for purpose councillors letting unelected officers run the show. In essence the unelected tail wagging the elected dog.

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