Concerns about cancelled meetings

JPCT 130312 Park North, Hosham District Council office. Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 130312 Park North, Hosham District Council office. Photo by Derek Martin

Leader of the opposition Liberal Democrat group at Horsham District Council has raised concerns that too many meetings are being cancelled.

David Holmes (LDem, Horsham Park) noted that the Development Control South committee, Strategic Planning Advisory Group, Personnel committee and the full council meetings for this month have been called off.

Horsham district councillor David Holmes.

Horsham district councillor David Holmes.

The Southern Rail’s Performance in Severe Weather Working Group due to meet yesterday (Wednesday) was postponed.

Dr Holmes said: “I’m concerned that so many important meetings are being cancelled. It’s ridiculous.

“Personnel committee is about the staff terms and conditions. It’s frustrating that things that need to be done in council are not moving forward smoothly and efficiently.”

But leader of the council Ray Dawe said in each case there was a legitimate reason for cancelling the meeting. “There did not seem any point in holding a meeting where there is nothing to discuss.”