A postscript to yesterday’s report about the Working Group set up to deal
with the Boundaries Commission issues is that a Freedom of Information request
for minutes of meetings and similar documents has been rejected by Bexley
council on the grounds that it would be “prejudicial to the effective conduct of
public affairs”. My underlining of what looks to be more
than a little ironic to me.
Disclosure would also “inhibit the free and frank provision of advice”. Like “for God’s sake don’t let them impose single councillor wards” perhaps?