Tory Pattern Of Failure To Attend Meetings Emerging?

Jenny Forshaw holds the Cabinet Housing Portfolio, and as such has a special interest in the Beechtrees Revival Plan. The day following the Tory walkout of Full Council there was a scheduled meeting of the Estates Revival Cabinet Working Group at which Beechtrees was to be examined. Members are Councillor Ian Moran (Chairman), Councillor Jenny Forshaw (Vice-Chair), Councillor Frank McKenna, Councillor Paul Moon, Councillor David Westley, and Councillor Kevin Wilkie. But Westley and Moon were absent.

Beechtrees Revival is a major investment, initially proposed in 2013/14 [click to enlarge] and described by its Tory instigators as “This proposed scheme would be great news for Beechtrees. We want to revitalise the estate and make it an even nicer place to live, and make our homes places where people will want to settle long term”. But it was held up by government changes to housing finance.

On Facebook “Jenny Forshaw is at West Lancashire Borough Council. 19 October at 10:11 Ormskirk. At the Estates Revival Cabinet Working Group going over Beechtrees with Ian Moran and Kev Wilkie. A bit of a pattern emerging here…..no Tories once again. In fairness, Wyre is a long way for Cllr. Moon to travel from. No excuses for the Leader of the opposition though”.

How ironic is it that the double-council hatter Moon is referred to as having a long way to travel, from Wyre? Moon is paid two council allowances and it was always the case he would have conflicted interests, depending on his declared home in Hesketh Bank or his declared home in Preesall? Westley, resident of Halsall, no excuse? Remind me again

Author: westlancashirerecord

I am a pensioner. I am a strong supporter of the rights of elderly and disabled residents of West Lancashire to receive equal treatment from the WLBC that unfortunately does not agree, leading to the social exclusion of some immobile disabled residents. My personal suggestion of honouring the County Regiment led to us having probably the proudest day ever in West Lancashire. I wrote "Dear Cllr Owens. I'm writing to let you know how pleased I am my suggestion of honouring our County regiment is to be proposed to Council. It is the greatest honour we can bestow on our brave soldiers who make or risk the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe, and I appreciate what Council is doing". Such a shame then that a stupid borough councillor, Sudworth, untruthfully claimed the idea came from Cllr Owens who responded to me "You will be pleased to learn that this evening the motion passed unanimously. Colonel Amlot from the Regiment was accorded a standing ovation and we look forward to a parade and march through Ormskirk next year. Thank you". After the Parade I wrote to Cllr Owens "I was reading through the emails we exchanged after I made the suggestion to honour our County Regiment. As you said today, we got there in the end, and what an end? This celebration of our Regiment was quite simply, as my original mail said, the greatest honour of all. To see all these young people who risk their lives for us was so moving. Little did I know what Council could do and how our residents would react to it all. Well, we should all be so proud of this great day. I know I am".

4 thoughts on “Tory Pattern Of Failure To Attend Meetings Emerging?”

  1. My personal favourite was when Moon voted different ways in different councils on the same subject! That takes some brass neck. Why hasn’t he been kicked out by now?

    1. “My value to the council is trying to articulate the ambition we have and talking to key partners in the public and private sectors” and “I am confident my overall contribution is significant and influential” he told the Champion last month…but he’s making two councils two allowances Cllr Moon look acceptable!

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