Thursday 17 September 2009 1.48pm
Neil raises an interesting point but these people make a positive decision to stand for election, even though most of them work full-time elsewhere. When these people stand for election, they promise to help local people with community problems. The fact is that these people are paid £10,000 odd per year just for the privilege of being a councillor. Then, on top of that, they get paid extra for each and every council meeting they attend and for any 'special responsibilities' that they take on (such as chairing a particular panel).
Therefore, a busy workload just doesn't cut the Mustard
for plain ignorance as is the case with La Martinet's predicament and indeed my own. A delay of a couple of days, yes, that can be put down to a busy workload but otherwise...