Not much wriggle room

IT IS unfortunate that Cllr Dakers s job keeps him away from the council (July 30). But the misfortune is his and should not be allowed to impact on the council or local residents. A council cannot function properly if its councillors don t attend meetin

IT IS unfortunate that Cllr Dakers's job keeps him away from the council (July 30). But the misfortune is his and should not be allowed to impact on the council or local residents.

A council cannot function properly if its councillors don't attend meetings, as scheduled, to do the authority's business.

With that in mind, section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972 says that, if you fail to attend any meeting of the authority for six consecutive months, you cease to be a member of the authority, unless non-attendance was for a reason approved by the authority.

Not much wriggle room then. Best go quietly.

STUART LITTLEWOOD

London Road

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