I had the pleasure today of taking my grand daughter to the Mayors Civic service at St Giles today. It is good to see that youngsters take pride at these occasions. The church was very full and it was an enjoyable service.
The gap in the parade and the service however were the Councilors with only about 14 present out of 52– since when has this occasion become Party Political with only 3 of the Executive present and almost no one other than the Leader from the Labour Party. With this being one of the few occasions that ‘The Council’ are out in public what a symbolic gesture it would have been for them all to come together to show some Civic pride. They all need to remember that this is an occasion for the County Borough and not just Wrexham Town.
Good wishes to Alan and his wife in their year of office.
Unless things have changed at one time a Councilor only ever had to attend Full Council meetings which only occur 4 times a year– does anyone know what their minimum attendance is so they claim their full allowance.
Wrexham is a County Borough at present and all Councillors should support Civic events. There were a number of absentees at AGM of the Council where the Mayor is elected so,it is no surprise there was not a full turn out at the Civic Service. Attending such events should be considered part of the job and let’s not forget they receive a generous salary.
One advantage of the recording of Council Meetings is the fact the public will be able to see which Councillors are in attendance and which ones stay for the entire duration of the meeting. We’ve sat in meetings where many councillors, for whatever reason, leave once a certain item on the agenda is over.
Does anyone at Wrexham.com know what the “technical difficulties” are that is preventing the live steaming of Council Meetings? Perhaps you could offer help!
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