Now let’s get this straight – the Waverley Web is not in the business of telling an ageing granny how to suck eggs…but Councillors are told when they are inducted that they should be respectful at all times of – their colleagues, council staff and members of the public.
It is called the Council’s ‘RESPECT POLICY.’
So, when a new boy joins the Waverley team, turns up at The Executive – acts responsibly and asks politely for clarification, and explanations on behalf of the people who have just elected him …
Wouldn’t it be quite nice if he was treated with the respect he deserves!
The WW wrote the script for the debut of Farnham Residents’ new boys – read here: Place your bets on “Your Waverley” treating Farnham’s Magnificent Seven” with a modicum of fairness.
Just in case you missed it Elsey? You proved we were, spot on!
When the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s credibility was questioned and heavily criticised by your colleagues, you were part of the working group who heard that the present system was both defective and flawed. Some even wondered why they bothered to turn up, because nobody listened! Just in case you need reminding: Read this: TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING?
When Councillor Hyman said: The committee was there to “Challenge” recommendations – what was your spiteful response?
“I don’t know how much training Councillor Hyman has had but the O & S Committee is there to support, not “challenge.” and.. “he may have a better understanding of the process once he has had some training?”
“Better to keep quiet and be thought to be a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt?”
If it was your intention to belittle a new Councillor “Elsey” – you failed, miserably. Read your papers and listen to what backbencher Jim Hawkins said: “We felt we were not being listened to!” Because this is how the Centre for Public Scrutiny Good Scrutiny Guide describes Scrutiny!
NOW WHO NEEDS L PLATES? Hyman or our Elsey? Answers on a postcard please.
Executive Committee Papers September 2016