Mr Graham Walker of Up Holland asks the question in the Champion . He wants us, the silent majority, to be advised on a regular basis what our councillors actually do. He might wish he had never asked the question. But he goes further, he claims a “mandatory four reports a year to be submitted by each councillor about their portfolios and activities would be good”. And on where and how our money is used he claims “It is not shown in the annual financial report…a masterpiece of obfuscation”.
He won’t be surprised to be told everything financial IS shown in the annual financial report, and as for what our councillors are being paid and the amount of expenses claimed that is also shown, on the WLBC website
As for those “four reports a year” he wants, in 2015 one councillor, Doreen Stephenson, submitted a “Parish Annual Report” that referred to Downholland rather than Halsall. It proved to be a copy of the report made by Westley for his ward, and provided proof if that were needed of her apparent disdain for her role and the electorate of Halsall. Perish the thought she might do that four times a year for the Aughton Park electorate whose misfortune it is that she represents them, at least until 3 May?