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Offline bobwright

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Re: The Recording of Meetings to be discussed at Cabinet March 20th
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2014, 09:06:38 PM »
Richard - I wish you were recording again because your memory is not the same as mine. Labour councillors have consistently shown unfairness or likely consequences of the administrations decisions.

The power of scrutiny is to refer back decisions to cabinet/full council or to another scrutiny committee. For this to be achieved enough members need to vote to do so. The committee reflects the political division on the council. It is very rare for councillors to refer matters back if the process has been correctly followed.

Things being wrong or mistakes being made are outed by Labour Councillors but the Administration still continue to justify their actions.


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Re: The Recording of Meetings to be discussed at Cabinet March 20th
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2014, 02:43:44 PM »
Indeed, stand you must Richard. This time it'll be against the disgraced former Mayor, should be a pretty easy target.

Phil and Tobes you will be pleased to hear that I am standing again next May, as an Independent, and it is purely down to Nick Martin and his threatening me whilst refusing to tell me what I was alleged to have done!!  Well done Nick another own goal because until that time I was undecided as whether to stand or not.

I promise you that I will give him a run for his money and expect to be rewarded by all these people who remember me from last May
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Offline Richard Symonds

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Re: The Recording of Meetings to be discussed at Cabinet March 20th
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2014, 03:03:28 PM »
Labour councillors have consistently shown unfairness or likely consequences of the administrations decisions.

Indeed they have Bob, it is just the effectiveness in the way that it is done that I have issue.

The power of scrutiny is to refer back decisions to cabinet/full council or to another scrutiny committee. For this to be achieved enough members need to vote to do so. The committee reflects the political division on the council. It is very rare for councillors to refer matters back if the process has been correctly followed.

You are doing a good job as Scrutiny Chairman and you are respected by your Committee which is good, BUT you are a Ratification Committee which was evidenced last Monday night when it was noticed that the Conservatives, who hold a majority and the reason why I call you a Ratification Committee, had a substitute for an absent member, but Labour only had one when there were two absentees, notably John Ballman and Cindy Matthews who were also absent from the previous meeting as well.  If Labour don't field a full team why should anyone take any notice of you?

Things being wrong or mistakes being made are outed by Labour Councillors but the Administration still continue to justify their actions.

Things may be being outed at Scrutiny but how many of the electorate know of your actions in doing so or follow the subtlety of the arguments?

On a very positive note I am very pleased to see how you teased the Conservative members into asking deep questions of their own administration, now that is a result!

Now as regards filming I would love to see it continued but without the equipment, both camera and editing, or the money to buy them I am not able to do it any more, but more importantly what are you politicians doing about RECORDING MEETINGS?  After all you have more than illustrated the desirability of doing so!
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Re: The Recording of Meetings to be discussed at Cabinet March 20th
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2014, 02:04:59 PM »
It is a great pity that no meetings are being recorded presently, there is some heavy stuff being discussed, like children's centres closures

I watched the children's centres Cabinet meeting on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zamBbOl2oO8

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Re: The Recording of Meetings to be discussed at Cabinet March 20th
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2014, 01:09:48 AM »
I watched the children's centres Cabinet meeting on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zamBbOl2oO8

Thanks Donian, I was present but I cannot remember who filmed this with their phone!

It was a very interesting evening and needs to be shared across Swindon.

The expression Caring Conservatism comes to mined, and I hope it is used in the forthcoming elections.
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Re: The Recording of Meetings to be discussed at Cabinet March 20th
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2014, 11:19:38 AM »
On the subject of the care centres, did other readers notice the small entry in the adver, to announce that the council in its wisdom, had given the 'Forward Swindon', a grant of £455,000, and yet they cant afford to keep care centres open, if they do pay the salary of this firm, what can this money be for?, do they work on bribes etc..... :WTF:

Has the opposition, looked at this matter and then asked why??

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Re: The Recording of Meetings to be discussed at Cabinet March 20th
« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2014, 03:14:27 PM »
http://news.sky.com/story/1394294/punch-up-at-parish-council-captured-on-video

Perhaps SBC meetings need a touch of livening up?

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Re: The Recording of Meetings to be discussed at Cabinet March 20th
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2014, 11:41:04 PM »
http://news.sky.com/story/1394294/punch-up-at-parish-council-captured-on-video

Perhaps SBC meetings need a touch of livening up?


and it was about Allotments Terry!!
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