Friday, July 21, 2017

Oakham Town Council Health and Safety Failures Clerk Allison Greaves Neglect Willow Crescent Play Area

Oakham Town Council Health and Safety Failures Clerk Allison Greaves Neglect Willow Crescent Play Area

Although it is unlawful for a council to investigate members or sanction members
Oakham Town Council has decided to do both, all because the Clerk does not
like to be questioned about anything.

Months ago I reported this play equipment has loose fittings my emails have been

All three of our play areas have damage and dangerous equipment

It is apparently employment harassment for a Councillor to report the faults to the
clerk and ask for updates.

It would appear no other member of the council is interested in the Health and Safety
of the Children who use these areas.

The Council pay Wickstead Leisure to inspect the play equipment and most of the concerns
are ignored and reports are never present to full council.

Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:53 PM
From: MJHaley
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.
 Kind regards
Cllr  Michael Haley
Chairman Oakham Town Council