Monday, 19 October 2009


Below is a sectional copy of Jason Weyman’s diary for this week....

Thursday 22nd October
10am: Cabinet (Special Meeting)
This meeting is one of the events that has been arranged to celebrate Local Democracy Week in Conwy. (I haven't been informed of any other events !). Young people from various schools and Llandrillo College have been invited along to observe the Cabinet meeting. One of the agenda items is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). After the official agenda has nee dealt with, Councillors and the young people will spilt into discussion groups focusing on the 3 categories in the UNCRC: Provision Rights, Protection Rights, Participation Rights.
I will attend as to make this Cabinet as real as possible, so the young people can see the contributions to debate from backbenchers.

I have underlined and highlighted the part that had me rolling around in fits of laughter; will somebody please poke a Councillor with a pointy stick and inform them that “Local Democracy” is long dead, buried and forgotten about, it has been since our Labour led coalition slunk into the driving seat.
There are some County Councillors who would love to see democracy die an agonising death, they believe knowledge is power and to share that knowledge is to loose that power, they cling onto the hope that Labour’s continued lies will see them through and democracy is not something they want to take with them. The shame of it is; some of these Councillors do believe they are being democratic, but only when the old-boy network tells them they can be.

1 comment:

Councillor John Oddy said...



Mr Hardwick,
First; may I add my disapproval to the Planning Committee’s decision on all but granting this application, it is against the decision of the Town Council, local Community Groups and the people of Colwyn Bay.
Could you please supply me with a list of the conditions attached to this application and inform me if one of those conditions is to demolish the property should it fail as a going concern as a hotel, if this is not one of the conditions then we are in serious trouble of this becoming a purpose-built rehab centre or homeless refuge. May I urge you and the Planning Committee to ensure that this does not happen as I am a firm believer that this is the ultimate aim of the applicants.

Cllr John Oddy