Breaking News: series of Extraordinary EDDC Meetings scheduled for 28 May

Owl has found a series of extraordinary EDDC meetings scheduled for Thursday 28 May 

Agenda for an Extraordinary Virtual meeting of the Council

Thursday, 28th May, 2020, 5.00 pm

Motion: to determine whether to hold a meeting to elect positions

‘Should the Council hold an Extraordinary General Meeting on 8th June 2020 at

6pm to elect the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council.’

Agenda for an Extraordinary Virtual meeting of the Council

Thursday, 28th May, 2020, 5.30pm

Motion: to elect a Leader and receive the Leader’s appointments

‘Following the resignation of Cllr Ben Ingham as the Leader that the Council elect

a new Leader for the remainder of the civic year and that Council receive the

Leader’s appointments of the Deputy Leader and the Cabinet and their Portfolios’.

 

Owl notices that an extraordinary meeting the previous day has been cancelled. The motion for that meeting read:

Motion – to determine whether to hold a meeting to elect positions
‘Should the Council hold an Extraordinary General Meeting on 4th June 2020 at
6pm to elect the positions of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Leader of the Council
and to receive the Leader’s appointments of the Deputy Leader and the Cabinet

This scramble to remain within the constitution is entirely the result of the indefensible action taken to cancel the Annual Meeting. Constitutionally this meeting must be held in May.

A remaining question: there are other appointments made at the annual meeting, particularly for committees – Owl doesn’t see this on either agenda.

One thought on “Breaking News: series of Extraordinary EDDC Meetings scheduled for 28 May

  1. This is utterly illogical.

    Why hold a meeting whose only purpose is to decide whether to hold another meeting, the purpose of the second meeting being to meet the requirements of the Constitution? Why not simply hold the Annual Meeting on 28 May? At what point in time did sanity desert the current leadership?

    Or is this simply a ploy by Ben Ingham and Stuart Hughes to avoid an Annual Meeting and avoid appointing a new leadership so that they can then claim that they are the only possible people who can hold these offices and then un-resign?

    I also note that the CEO Mark Williams, whose responsibility it is to call the Annual Meeting and whose responsibility it is to ensure that the Constitution is met, is still conspicuous by his absence in this affair. As CEO he is supposed to be non-partisan, however by remaining silent and allowing Stuart Hughes to undertake activities that he is responsible for, he is not only neglecting his own responsibilities, but he is appearing to be partisan and anti-democratic himself.

    Whichever way you look at it, this is a disgraceful approach, manifestly anti-democratic, which brings the Council into disrepute.

    Like

Comments are closed.