Thursday, 7 June 2012

Horsham District councillor to be retrained after parking permit blunder

A Horsham District councillor found abusing his free parking permit has been sent for training after an inquiry by the council Standards Committee.

As reported exclusively in The County Times on March 15 2012, following an investigation by this newspaper, Andrew Dunlop (Con, Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead) was found parking in the BT Exchange car park, North Street, Horsham, whilst on private business.

“The key principle underlying the terms and conditions upon which a member parking pass is issued is that public office and public resources should not be used to further purely private purposes.”

My comment: Sent for training? A member of the public would have been fined or accused of fraud for doing something similar. Why are elected representatives so keen to let off their fellow elected representatives? They should all be ashamed of themselves!

The three members of the sub committee decided that although there might be breaches of the Code of Members’ Conduct, they directed Mr Dunlop’s case not to be referred for a local investigation.

Might be breaches of the Code of Members' Conduct? Morons.

Read the full story from the source West Sussex County Times

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