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There won’t be much time for blogs today because of the Fothergill conference and this evening there is a
Public Cabinet although the democrats are planning to chuck the public out so I may get an early night.
A subject up for discussion is the imminent destruction of youth services, they call it a redesign. The Scouts will lose £49,000 and Danson Youth Service £89,000 and the total cuts will be over £300,000. Teresa O’Neill issued an excuse note a week ago.
Further down the Agenda I see that Slasher Griffin is planning to throw her colleagues to the wolves and take the top job herself. That’ll be an awful lot of five and six figure pay offs and a 4% council tax increase to pay for them.
Behind that smiling exterior lies a ruthless chain saw operative.
Believe it or not there are Maxine Fothergill related FOIs that have not yet been reported; I think they brings the total to thirteen.
Under the London Borough of Bexley Members Code of Conduct Sub Committee Rules of Procedure, it states in Rule 3.9(e) When considering sanctions, the MCSC will consider the following questions along with any other relevant circumstances or factors. It then lists eleven questions the Sub Committee should consider when considering sanctions. Please provide a copy of the minutes of the MCSC meeting held on 10th December 2015, containing the responses by the sub committee members to those eleven questions and any other relevant circumstances or factors, when considering sanctions against Councillor Maxine Fothergill.
With reference to the decision by Councillor Maxine Fothergill to appeal the verdict of the Members' Code of Conduct Complaints Sub Committee hearing on 10th December 2015, please supply a copy of Councillor Fothergill's grounds of appeal.
A fourteenth is Mr. Elwyn Bryant’s philosophical question about the word perception which Mr. Alabi (Head of Legal) decided was beyond his feeble mind and told Elwyn he’d sent it off to the FOI department. Mr. Alabi’s priority appears to be protecting his paymasters.
It transpired a week later that Mr. Alabi had not sent the question off to the FOI people at all but somehow lost it. Mr. Bryant has had to send it in all over again.
So that makes 14 FOIs for which Bexley Council must find excuses not to answer. Presenting excuses will merely confirm Bexley’s priority to be covering up shameful activities and won’t save them. They obviously have no idea of what will be coming before too long.