Saturday, February 18, 2017

Oakham Town Council Extra Meeting Agenda To Overturn Standing Order 23rd February 2017

Oakham Town Council Extra Meeting Agenda To Overturn Standing Order 23rd February 2017

I am not sure how if at all legal this published agenda is, it has no apologies or declarations of

I would assume at least to members who may attend on Thursday have an interest to declare
both Cllrs Michael Haley and Stubbs are on the current panel of two which breaches our standing orders which requires four members to be appointed.

They Agenda is also dated Friday when it was produced and hand delivered to all Councillors today.

The Assistant Clerk was made to work on a Saturday and moans in public that it is my fault?

It is not my fault that a small group of the councillors continually ignore the councils standing orders.

I simply pointed a breach of our standing orders and received a rude verbal response from our
assistant clerk.

There probably should have been an extra meeting called for Friday on Tuesday to appoint two more members onto the co-option interview panel, instead the few Councillors who actually run this council have decided that they want to change our standing orders once again.

Standing orders should only be reviewed annually. Oakham Town Council make a mockery of standing order continually changing them when they find they can not do something.

As for Thursday's meeting it will be interesting to see if there is a quorum.

If you have a seven-members, four must be present for a quorum and at least four must always vote yes for a motion to pass, regardless of whether there are four, five, six or seven members present.

I can imagine there will be some phone calls made this weekend to ensure at least four people will vote yes. I will be voting no, because I have lost count how many times the standing orders have been changed over the last few years, and I don't know of any other council or official organisation that
so frequently changes it rules and regulations.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Oakham Town Council Co-option Interviews Cancelled due to Breach of Standing Orders

These interviews were scheduled for Tuesday 21st February 2017, in the Council Chamber.

The Candidates interested in being co-opted as Councillors

Mrs Ann Skipworth
Mr David Romney

Oakham Town Council currently has 5 vacant seats and I don't think we are doing
enough to attract new members.

Residents could call an election but don't?