As you will be aware, I was unhappy about not being allowed to address the full council today regarding the most shameful actions by officials and a councillor, Mrs Caesar-Homden, that threatens to bring both national and international disgrace on the county. Both councillors and public are entitled to be be made aware of such conduct and the way in which public finances are used or in this case, abused.
Please ascertain that I have the opportunity to speak at the next meeting of this kind and confirm the details accordingly.
Dear Mr Green
The Council’s Procedural Rules provide for members of the public to ask a question, make a statement or present a petition subject to them giving the appropriate notice prior to the meeting. For statements and questions this is two clear days. So with regard to the next meeting on 13 January 2011, I would need to have details of your question or statement by no later than 5.00 p.m. on Monday, 10 January 2011.
· is defamatory, frivolous or offensive;
· is substantially the same as a question which has been put at a meeting of the Council in the past six months; or
· requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information.
Given the final pre-condition, it is unlikely that any question relating to Holly would be acceptable.
I think that Mr Thomas, in his official role, should explain to the people of Shropshire and beyond how he thinks democracy is being served by trying to conceal attacks by the council on a disabled multiple rape victim and her devoted mother, moreover at the expense of the Shropshire taxpayers without their knowledge. Shropshire Council officials are already avoiding a number of pertinent and legal questions about its conduct and that of individuals employed by or acting as its agents.
Does Mr Thomas believe that the taxpayers of Shropshire and their elected representatives should be denied knowing the details of this case that has attracted global support and opprobium for those who seek to persecute victims and in doing so, help to protect those involved in the most horrifying crimes against children and the disabled?
Please feel free to email Mr Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org and pose the question to him yourselves