Holbeach councillor says the public have a right to answers
A parish councillor says that the public have a right to answers over a non disclosure agreement.
It was revealed at Monday’s virtual meeting that Holbeach Parish Council has signed this legal agreement.
Coun Sophie Hutchison told the meeting that the council had a ‘massive PR issue’ at the moment.
She said at the virtual meeting: “I am sure most members are aware that a lot of members of the public are not happy.
“There’s a non-disclosure clause in place so we can’t answer all questions but we can’t leave it totally either as it will get worse.
“We need to discuss how to move forward and address this issue.
“Members of the public have a right to have some answers if not all of them.”
Coun Laurence Marchant suggested that this was taken into closed session.
Coun Edward McNally said the council could not discuss anything around the agreement. He added: “By discussing it we could have broken that non-disclosure agreement, let’s move on.”
Councillors were also reminded of the Nolan principles, which include selflessness, acountability and openness at the start of the meeting.
l Councillors were also told that police have investigated reports that youths were climbing on the flat roof at Cubro Chambers.
l Members were told that vermin, attracted by rubbish after the market, was going to be dealt with.
l Calls were also made for dog owners to keep their pets on a lead while using the town’s parks and to also clear up after the mess.
l The council is also going to seek quotes to replace a slide at the park following an inspection of the equipment.
l Members are hoping to working with Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust at the Fishpond Lane Nature Reserve.
l As previously reported, Holbeach Cemetery Chapels will need some maintenance work and the council is waiting for quotes to come in.
l Councillors are also hoping to hold a litter pick.