This first reflection on Wales Parish Council from Anteggs:
How NOT to elect a chairman !!!
Wales Parish Council held their annual meeting last night (laughs)
The retiring Chairperson Fran (knownowt) Blanksby asked for nominations
The Acting Clerk Cllr Mike Brabbs (knowevenless) was nominated & sec
Cllr Keith Bamforth was nominated & sec
Fran (knownowt) Blanksby then decided that the two nominees give an election speech – on what they would do for WPC. (laughs)
This contributor always thought that the Chairpersons role was to oversee that the wishes of the WHOLE COUNCIL were carried out. Not act unilaterally (Not in Wales apparently)
After their speeches they were then instructed to leave the room (gets even better) (make their own rules do WPC)
They were then invited back and told the outcome of the vote. Democracy? What a set of numpties.
Did the acting clerk tell them that this is not the way to elect a chairman? Did the acting clerk tell them that candidates can vote for themselves?
NO NO NO don’t be silly reader.
One of the candidates Cllr Bamforth said he was entitled to vote, Chairperson Knownowt said he wasn’t. Are you all laughing yet?
The election of a Vice Chair was even better
Cllr Paul Martin was one of the nominees but Cllr Knownowt said he couldn’t stand BECAUSE he hadn’t been a member of WPC for a year.
Did the acting clerk tell her differently ?
NO he did not
You couldn’t make it up!
This is what CallmeDave wants to give more power to.
Rotherham Politics welcomes Anteggs first contribution from Wales PC. We very much hope it will not be the last, thank you!
A great deal of money is spent, wasted and misused at Parish Councils all around Rotherham, you too can play a part in exposing this, then changing things for the better. If this is all too familiar to you, let us know. Rothpol.
Parish Councils in Rotherham are frequently very poorly administered because no one knows how they should be run, the documents available below, put that right:
Model Contract of Employment and Job Description Parish Council Clerks Model Code of Conduct for Parish Councils
Model Standing Orders for Parish Councils
Model Complaints Procedure for Parish Councils
Model Financial Regulations for Parish Councils
Model Audit Procedure for Parish Councils
Requirements for being a Quality Parish Council, well worth a read: http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/localgovernment/pdf/155163.pdf