Sunday, February 27, 2011

CPALC and Ian Dewar fail to respond

I sent an email in reply to one from Ian Dewar, CEO, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils. In the original he queried whether I was looking at the right website. I'm not too sure Ian was. The email said:
So far I have yet to receive a reply to this email. No wonder because St Neots Town Council continues to fail to put the last Annual Report on its website. Doing so would show the public that no annual report, as set out in the Mandatory Tests, was published on 30th June as required. The Town Council also fails to put other key information on its website. This council taxpayer funded trade body for local councils obviously doesn't like scrutiny of its decisions. I've asked questions and queried the nature of the decision by Steve Wilkinson and his Accreditation Committee over bunging of the Quality Status award to St Neots Town Council. The silence is deafening.

The National Association of Local Councils NALC) is also disinterested. Again this is the trade body for local councils. Not even an acknowledgement. The integrity of the Quality Status award is in question. On this basis if Dibley Parish Council (fictional parish council from the Vicar of Dibley) was a member it would also be a Quality Council.

As an aside, the longer CPALC goes without responding the longer these articles will reoccur.

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