This evening sees the start of the new season of Council meetings and they
are going to be “effective” with “all participants able to take a full and active part”.
I was not aware that Councillors were not able to take a full and active part in the past but apparently Chief Executive Gill Steward has conducted a “review” and she came up with only one but nevertheless brilliant idea to effect the improvements she desires.
And what has the Bexley Buffoon done? She has removed rather less than six square feet of wood supported by four legs from the Council Chamber. Doing so is going to transform the effectiveness of Council meetings. One would expect rather more than that to have come from a review by such an overpaid bureaucrat.
The woman is stark, staring bonkers. This is what she said last week in reply to my enquiry of 22nd August.
Dear Mr Knight
Thank you for your e mail.
The Review was initiated by me and involved talking to the officers who regularly attend and support Council and other meetings but more importantly my own observations. The intention of the review is to ensure that meetings are able to run effectively with all participants able to take a full and active part. My view is that the arrangements I have introduced will contribute to this outcome.
The new arrangements will apply to all members of the public and press who wish to report and our own Communications Team. We wrote to you because you are the only person who regularly attends meetings to report on proceedings but as you are aware all agendas now provide information about the new arrangements.
Do people of this ilk know when they are talking nonsense or are they so inured to such balderdash that they no longer recognise it?