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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Cabinet Cancelled

Sefton's Labour cabinet have cancelled their meeting that was due to take place next Thursday.

The reason given by officers is that there was only two information items for consideration, which did not justify calling a meeting.

Why do I get the feeling that the opposition(and residents) are being kept in the dark ahead of an important Full Council meeting to be held later this month.

It seems to be the season for cancelling meetings. Sefton's website informed me this morning that the following meetings have been cancelled:


Site Visit for Overview and Scrutiny on 14th January CANCELLED

Licensing & Regulatory Committee on 14th January CANCELLED

Crosby Area Committee on 16th January CANCELLED

CABINET on 17th January CANCELLED

Sefton East Parishes Area Committee on 24th January CANCELLED

Most of the above committees only meet every 2 months. I find it hard to believe that members and officers cannot summon up enough business to fill an agenda.

I'm told that the Sefton East Parishes AC has been rescheduled at a later time.

Area Committees are the only real forum where residents can raise questions and have them answered on the night. It's bad enough that they are now held every 2 months rather than the original monthly meetings. Cancelling such meetings without an explanation gives a poor representation of Sefton's apparent wish to consult with their residents.

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