Get your own house in order, Llandovery town councillor tells County Hall
9:31am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A LLANDOVERY town councillor says Carmarthenshire county council chiefs should reflect on the way “their own house” is run before telling smaller councils how members should conduct themselves.
On hearing of a letter from County Hall’s head of adminstration and law concerning code of conduct training, Cllr Robin Ennion suggested it should be left on the table.
Referring to allegations of unlawful payments made by the local authority currently being investigated by auditors, Cllr Ennion said: “Given the way Carmarthenshire county council conduct themselves and seem to be doing everything in their power to restrict the flow of information on these matters I consider the fact they wish to instruct us on the code of conduct to be utter hubris.”
And although Cllr Peter Logsdale suggested members could be enlightened by studying the code , Cllr Ennion was unmoved.
“We may be community councillors, but we are here as individuals,” he told his colleagues.
“We must not allow ourselves to be treated as utter midgets by the likes of Carmarthenshire county council and One Voice Wales – long live individuality!”