Special meetings of Copeland Borough Council
There are two special meetings of Copeland Borough Council being held online tomorrow (8th September 2020) at 2pm and 4pm respectively.
In my humble opinion:
- The first is massively important and will be highly relevant to the communities who live in Copeland.
- The second will be a massive whinge-fest which is of important only to self-interested politicians, completely irrelevant to most of the people of Copeland, and an utter waste of time.
The 2pm meeting is to approve a group of consultation documents which if agreed will move forward the process of giving Copeland the up-to-date local plan which we desperately need so that CBC can take intelligent planning decisions.
Details of that meeting including a link to watch it can be found on the CBC website here.
The 4pm special meeting has been called by the Labour party, to discuss a motion which is basically mithering about the Mayor of Copeland having joined the Conservative party, and demands that he writes to ask the PM for more money, then resigns and fights a by-election.
Utter hypocrisy from a council group which made no such demand when Councillor Robin Pitt, who had been elected to Copeland Borough Council as a Conservative, crossed the floor and defected to them.
The council has no power to enforce the demand that the Mayor resign or organise a by-election so this meeting will be a total waste of time, but any masochist who wants to see their elected representatives spending time they should be devoting to solving the real problems of the borough on childish political knockabout can obtain the details and link here.