• Dec of interest: “I can see Upottery from my kitchen window”

    11th October 2012 | News | Claire
  • During an item on awards for best kept villages, one councillor declared an interest in the Upottery award because he lived there, he said.  A valid declaration of interest?  I don’t think so.

    Another conservative councillor, however, took it a stage further.  He announced a declaration of interest in the Upottery best kept village award because he said he could see the village from his kitchen window.

    There was some laughter at this, but others may have seen the remarks as a lack of respect for accountability and transparency.