Welcome to Godalming Town Council 2019-2023
Fresh from their election success the Rainbow Alliance has prompted a few changes which have gone down like a lead balloon.
Popular Godalming resident Penny Rivers became the Mayor of Godalming and Paul Follows takes the helm.
With faces resembling slapped asses, during those elections, the few remaining Tory councillors, opposed a very simple motion to sort out some outdated wording in the council’s Standing Orders. Taking note of the many female members of the new administration it was proposed that instead of ‘Chairman’ – the reference to the lead of committees becomes “Chair” so now the new mayor will no longer be referred to as the ChairMAN – but as The Mayor.
The plonker, who is one of only three Conservatives who remain, opposed the change and asked for his opposition to be recorded.
The Tosser was Cosser (as in Steve)
You would think, that at the first meeting of the new council, the Tories might have been chastened by their huge defeat and remained silent. Kept their powder dry for a real fight, over something substantial affecting Godalming. But oh! no, let’s put the boot in early and squash the upstarts. “Better to keep silent and be thought to be a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt?”
We will not even mention – perish the thought – that one of the Botts who got the boot – had to step into the previous Mayoral Role, whilst he serves Her Majesty!
Cllr Follows says that –
“accessibility, equality and much-needed modernisation of the administration of the town council, in general, will be a constant of this new administration.”
“We will be sensitive to tradition and custom but it will not be at any and all cost. We will acknowledge and celebrate the rich history of our town but we will not exclude people because they ‘don’t fit a mould’ or type that some of the previous councillors tried to perpetuate.”