Behind Closed Doors

Our West Lancashire reports “In September, the council cabinet and a scrutiny committee supported the introduction of a public question time at council meetings. The proposal was expected to be approved at October’s council meeting but was suddenly pulled from the agenda with no explanation.

“The proposal was then sent to a different scrutiny committee in December where, we are reliably informed by officers (the meeting minutes are taking an awful long time to be published) its Labour majority changed the recommendation to continue the ban on the public asking questions at council meetings.

“We understand that councillors will be asked to rubber-stamp this at the council meeting in two week’s time. OWL

supports the right of residents to ask questions and so we will ask a selection of questions from residents on your behalf”.

Isn’t there something called “Transparency” that’s included in the WLBC Constitution?


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