• What happened to the EDBF scrutiny committee?

    11th February 2013 | News | Claire
  • The committee, which has been beset by one problem after another such as:

    – incorrect minutes – stating that councillors were going to scrutinise business in general
    – an incorrect scope – relating to scrutinising business in general
    – not being allowed to talk about the issue of biggest public concern – planning
    – not being allowed to scrutinise EDBF at all (see whitewash agenda from 23 January)
    – EDBF chair and vice-chair applying pressure to the chief executive on the membership of the committee ….

    …it now suffers from a new problem…..

    ….. being able to meet at all! 

    The entire issue seems to have come to a complete standstill

    So when (and I have asked this question) does the committee get to scrutinise EDBF?  Next week?  Next month?  Next year?  Never? 

    No answer is forthcoming, but there have been dark hints about a review of the committee’s membership….

    Watch this space.