The full council meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday did not start until 8. However a party I had arranged to meet there did not arrive until 8:10 and found the doors barred and no one on reception to attract their attention. After waiting ten minutes in the freezing cold they had to go home. A very different aspect of the failure of democracy in Bexley to our idiotic mayors casting aside of Standing Orders but a failure just the same. The councillors were being inflammatory by laughing at members of the public asking questions; good job they didnt actually start a fire while the public was locked in. Something that will have to be checked at next Wednesdays meeting.