Regulations are required
Berwick, it would appear, has a lot in common with the infamous Bermuda Triangle as the town, too, seems shrouded in mystery.
I refer to the forthcoming local elections.
Each manifesto received by me was read sometimes with mirth for some employed by central government in Westminster, to whom these prospective councillors are somewhat responsible, seem oblivious to Berwick’s precise geographical location.
A number of us were delighted when the Advertiser carried a letter from a local man Stewart White with regards to A1 dualling, (Berwick Advertiser, April 6). Well done Stewart, you did manage to strike a raw nerve.
One stalwart councillor, with a perfectly legitimate reason for so doing, was castigated whilst asking for more transparency. This was much needed over several issues, but alas, the councillor in question was, to say the least, a little too blunt, especially on email and Facebook.
Sadly, this type of issue seems now almost a weekly occurrence after council meetings and I believe it can only be stopped if the relative laws, rules and regulations appertaining thereto are applied in full.
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In some cases, especially if meetings involve any form of ‘conflict of interest’, extra precautions should be invoked.