Southend Borough Council’s latest budget is a “stinging rebuke” to Tory ministers and local MPs, according to Councillor Ian Gilbert, the leader of the Labour group on the LGC Council Of The Year 2012. Councillor Gilbert has spoken out after… Read More ›
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After months of debate, Southend Borough Council WILL be broadcasting its Council meetings and Youth Council meetings on the Internet, after a decision taken at Full Council on Thursday the 13th of December. The proposal to upgrade the audio equipment… Read More ›
‘A Frivolous Step Too Far’ Councillor Martin Terry on Why We Shouldn’t Democratically Engage With The Public.
Tonight’s Economic and Environmental scrutiny committee meeting dealt a bitter blow to democratic engagement in Southend, as the decision to ‘webcast’ the Council meetings was referred back to another full council meeting for further debate. Southend Council has a legal… Read More ›
I was accused, this morning, by a reader of my blog, of being full of hate, bitter and twisted. I am apparently disrespectful, and abusive. I think that the commenter missed the satirical, comic twist that I write with, and… Read More ›
Here, have a spreadsheet of the Southend Borough Council election results. I’m that saddo that transposed them into Excel the morning after and will spend the day poring over the figures. I have a full life. I really do.