As I said, a clash of interests prevented my attendance at
Thursday’s Audit Committee meeting. A pity because I would have liked to have
seen if Chairmanship of a meeting was beyond the limited skills of Councillor David Leaf
(Conservative, Longlands) or not.
All I know about the meeting is that the Agenda reveals that Bexley Council managed to slash its expenditure on services by even more than planned last year.
More than half a million extra taken off residential care, 330k. cut from the fostering budget, 440k. snatched from vulnerable adults and £336k. knocked from the education budget.
But never fear, there is plenty of money left for the Chief Executive to waste and on making it more difficult for residents, me in particular, to attend Council meetings.
At the request of the Bexley Buffoon, Gill Steward, and the Fat Controller, some poor sap has had to draw a diagram of the room showing where residents sit and where Councillors sit. Up to now it has been fairly obvious. Councillors sit on the plush seats and residents get plastic rubbish.
The Buffoon must think we are all as stupid as she is, another of her vanity projects to show how all powerful she believes she is and to ensure the plebs know where they can park their behinds. Click image below to take a look at her pathetic little map.
If you look at the cretin’s map you may note that members of the public are forced to look at the back of Councillor’s heads. It can sometimes be difficult to see who is speaking.
Several months ago, long before one idiot recruited another, Michael Barnbrook complained about the seating arrangements at Council meetings and the fact they make hearing difficult too and was given assurances that it would not happen except maybe in the most exceptional circumstances, but it happens at almost every meeting.
Following the appointment of a mentally challenged Chief Executive he asked what would happen to the earlier promises. The following is part of the reply.
With regard to the arrangement of meeting rooms, it remains our intention to arrange tables in a horseshoe shape where this is practicable and reasonable taking into account the nature of the meeting, the number attending and the room being used.
I shall keep a tally of how often the intention translates into reality.