Filming Town Council Meetings
REGARDING the story about Stapleford Town Council deciding not to let meetings be filmed,
Councillor Helen Grindell says she voted against the idea partly because of the way people act at meetings.
I agree with her when she says “some councillors would have shown themselves up due to their behaviour, which could paint the council in a bad light”.
In my opinion, Broxtowe needs to take a lead here but, like the council tax payers who have a town or parish council, their hands are tied because parish and town councils are a law unto themselves. Hence the bill before Parliament for a change in the law.
Please Google Essington Parish Council, look at the short video and read the remarks from the general public.
In my experience, the current set-up where town and parish councils are concerned is not always best value for the council tax payers of Broxtowe.
COUNCILLOR STEPHEN GREEN
Independent member, Nuthall Parish Council