Oakham Parish council are having an extraordinary meeting in the Victoria Hall, on Wednesday 5th May 2010 at 7pm.
There is a motion to exclude the public from items 4 and 5 on the agenda.
The lack of transparency, erroneous need to mark missives as 'Private and Confidential' and the ethos that the Council follows of utter secrecy at all times, whenever possible, makes it imperative that members of the public attend in order to make representations that the business of the meeting should be open to public scrutiny.
Anyone wishing to attend should arrive by 7pm. The 'secret' items on the agenda relate to delegating powers to the very efficient, but nevertheless unelected, Assistant Clerk. The Town Clerk is unable to carry out his duties effectively at the moment due to illness and it appears that the job is causing him a great deal of stress. He appears to believe that when Martin Brookes demands legitimate answers to properly put questions that this amounts to bullying. It is proposed to discuss this state of affairs in camera and the parish council wishes to exclude members of the public from hearing these discussions.
This is not good enough.
Just a little reminder:
Victoria Hall, 7pm, Wednesday 5 May 2010. Be there or be unaware!