Well said Murray. Unfortunately councillors in many instances tend to …

Comment on LETTER: A town council media policy is wrong on every count by Gavin Carpenter.

Well said Murray.
Unfortunately councillors in many instances tend to go along with what is put to them rather than put in their own thoughts and two bobs’ worth on what the populace are saying, be it right or wrong. It can easy be forgotten that the populace put you there to look after their interests regardless of pc correctness and keeping the hierarchy happy.
My dad (on council for a number of years) always said, part of the town clerks’ training is how to control the councillors.
How right he was!!
Being on Council can get toward being a full time unpaid job, however that is the nature of the beast if a person gets elected. At times frustrating, at times seems a waste of time, at times very enjoyable and a great experience.

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LETTER: A town council media policy is wrong on every count
Well said Murray.
Unfortunately councillors in many instances tend to go along with what is put to them rather than put in their own thoughts and two bobs worth on what the populace are saying, be it right or wrong. It can easy be forgotten that the populace put you there to look after their interests regardless of pc correctness and keeping the hierarchy happy.
My dad (on council for a number of years) always said, part of the town clerk’s training is how to control the councillors.
How right he was!!
Being on Council can get toward being a full time unpaid job, however that is the nature of the beast if a person gets elected. At times frustrating, at times seems a waste of time, at times very enjoyable and a great experience.


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