The Clerk refuses to let members save tax payers money.
Since 2011 the localism act has permitted members to opt to receive all summons
and agenda's via email. Despite many request to take up this right Oakham Town Councils
Clerk refuses to accept my request. Once again proving that Oakham Town Council does not
think laws apply to them.
Above are all the agendas and documents Oakham Town Council has sent
out to me over the last two years. Unlike our last Chairman Adam Lowe
I don't tear them up at the end of a meeting. In my role as Cllr I often
find the need to look back at what was considered at our meetings.
The main reason I have to keep these is because OTC do not publish any
reports online and there is no minutes or agenda archive published.
If I ask as a Councillor to visit the office to see anything those request
are met by constant obstruction.
I do wish OTC would publish all the agenda reports on-lne and permit
us access to the internet at the council and permit laptops on the council
chamber table. Last year the council banned all recording devices from
the council chamber table.
I also wish the council would recognise Cllr rights and it would save
the tax payers of Oakham a fortune.
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5:07 PM
From: "Allison Greaves"
To: "Adam Lowe"
Subject: 01-06-17 Extra
The Chairman regrets calling another Extraordinary meeting so quickly, however he is mindful that we need to get the Office Assistant process underway.
Please find attached an Agenda. A hard copy was posted out tonight, however I am still awaiting some information for the report. Once I have received this, I will email and post to you appendix a.
Allison Greaves | Clerk to the Council
Oakham Town Council, Victoria Hall, 39 High Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6JD
01572 723627 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakham Town Council
Victoria Hall, 39 High Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AH
Telephone: 01572 723627
TO: ALL MEMBERS OF THE TOWN COUNCIL
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED TO ATTEND AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF OAKHAM TOWN COUNCIL, THURSDAY 1st JUNE 2017 AT 7.00 PM, AT THE OFFICES OF OAKHAM TOWN COUNCIL,VICTORIA HALL, 39 HIGH STREET, OAKHAM
Cllr Michael Haley
25th May 2017
AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF
OAKHAM TOWN COUNCIL
THURSDAY 1st JUNE 2017 AT 7.00 PM
AT THE OFFICES OF OAKHAM TOWN COUNCIL,
VICTORIA HALL, 39 HIGH STREET, OAKHAM
Members of the public attending this meeting are advised that it will be
filmed and recorded, or photographed
1. APOLOGIES - Standing Order 1(u)
(i) To receive apologies for absence
(ii) To decide whether to approve absences
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members are asked to declare, if required:
(i) Any Disclosable Pecuniary Interest they may have in respect to items on the agenda
(ii) Any other interest they may have in respect to items on the agenda
Members are also reminded to inform the Clerk of any changes in their Register of Members’ Interests
3. DEPUTATIONS BY THE PUBLIC
Members of the Public are invited to address the meeting in accordance with procedures laid down in Standing Orders 1(d) – 1(i)
4. STAFF VACANCY (Appendix A)
To consider recommendations from the meeting of the Staffing Committee held on 18th May
2017 and to make any decisions as appropriate relating to those recommendations