Earlier this year Rutland County Council carried out some work on the
pavement at the location where Oakham Town Council had installed
three new cycle bollards.
The contractors removed one and did not put it back.
I contacted the Clerk Allison Greaves who at first did nothing
to get it back.
After many months Rutland County Council has returned to bollard
damaged and it has been fitted incorrectly the bolts are loose and the
bollard can be moved.
I can not continue to get this sorted due to the unlawful sanctions
imposed by Oakham Town Council.
What I find annoying is Oakham Town Council spends public money
and never seems bothered to ensure things are done correctly or
even that the tax payers get value for money.
After street furniture issues are an perfect example the hanging baskets
arrive late and not as ordered and the Clerk Allison Greave ignores
my requests about seeking a reduce payment the baskets cost thousands
Oakham in Bloom Craig Howet lied to the Judges the other week when
he said Oakham Town Councils dreadful looking baskets were recovering from
the storm, they were the same as when they were delivered.
Plantscape have never provided the council with quality or value for money
see one of my many posts below 2015 includes a letter to the local press
from a resident. The Council takes no notice because the Clerks have never
been bothered to go out to find people to tender just like the Christmas
tree and lights.
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:53 PM
To: "Martin Brookes"
Cc: "Peter ind" , "Adam Lowe" , "Anne Skipworth"
Subject: Administrative sanctions
Dear Cllr Brookes
During Council’s EGM held on 19 July 2017, Council resolved to introduce the following administrative measures with immediate effect:
1. All e-mail sent by Cllr Brookes to the Clerk’s office are blocked and Cllr Brookes is advised to send his Council related e-mail to the Chairman. The Chairman and Vice Chairman will act as a filter between the Clerk’s office and Cllr Brookes.
2. The Clerk is instructed not to respond to incoming phone calls from Cllr Brookes. Cllr Brookes is advised to contact the Chairman or in his absence, the Vice Chairman with any urgent Council related business. The Chairman or Vice Chairman will determine whether it is urgent or could be dealt with by e-mail or letter.
3. The Clerk is instructed not to respond to any unarranged visits to the office by Councillor Brookes. Councillor Brookes is asked to make arrangements for any necessary visits with the Chairman who will, in consultation with the Clerk, arrange for himself or the Vice Chairman to be present during any such visit.
4. Before, during and immmediately after Council and Council Committtee meetings, the Clerk is accompanied by at least one other councillor whilst Cllr Brookes is present.
5. The effectiveness of these measures to be reviewed by the Staffing Committee after a period of 3 months. The Staffing Committee with advise Council if they are coinsidered to be effective or if not, what additional measures may be required to reduce the identified risks.
Cllr Michael Haley
Chairman Oakham Town Council