Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Just how long does it take to respond to a petition?

Following on from the council failing to reply to my concern about the play areas on the Ridgegrove Estate, I am reminded about another failure by the Council to respond to councillors and residents.

About three months ago, my colleagues Nathan Bale and Dan Rogerson MP presented a petition to the Council about a local issue in Bude. They received a bare acknowledgement but not proper reply and so, last month, I asked a question at full council about the administration's policy on replying to letters and petitions. I specifically mentioned Nathan and Dan's petition as a case in point. To their credit, the Council acknowledged that they had not been as smart as they would like to be at replying to letters and they promised to get better.

Whatever else they might have done, the Council has still not responded to Nathan and Dan's petition.

Not smart.

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