Thursday, October 25, 2007

Council fails to attend meetings for over fours years

In the past we've mentioned the fact that the Thamesmead councillor, and Deputy Leader of the Council, Peter Brooks, is on something called the London City Airport Consultative Committee. This is a committee that ensures there is communication about City Airport and its plans with the local authorities it touches upon- in other words, Newham, Greenwich, Bexley etc.

We have just been looking through the minutes of their quarterly meetings and have learned that Peter Brooks has not attended any meetings in the last four years nor have apologies been sent. In fact, the last time anyone from Greenwich was even mentioned in the minutes was in October 2003 when Cllr Maureen O'Mara sent her apologies for not attending, since then they've not even bothered.

We're glad to see the Council takes representing the views of the Borough in relation to the local airport that would like to expand so seriously. Especially as the Councilor Brooks is paid very well to represent our views.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disgraceful. I suppose it would be foolish to expect any kind of explanation or apology to the people he is supposed to serve.

1:10 pm  
Blogger The Suburban Bushwacker said...

well spotted.

1:13 pm  
Blogger The Suburban Bushwacker said...

well spotted.

1:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange how a councillor for Thamesmead Moorings, arguably the area that is probably most effected by the estimated 80% increase in jet planes (which have almost overtaken the propeller planes) is not interested in putting our best interests to the LCACC. The planes landing and taking off path flies directly over Thamesmead Moorings - and doesn't everyone know it since the jets have multiplied over the past year.

Still I suspect that residents in West Thamesmead - the Moorings have been so distracted by having to deal with the gangsters paradise that has been allowed to be built that the noise of planes have not been a high enough priority for them to start asking questions about the increased use of jets over the area! I suspect that it won't be long before it becomes a big community issue - for all the Thames Gateway builds in the Moorings.

2:26 pm  

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