So riveting are Full Council meetings of Tory controlled Northamptonshire County Council that it seems a high number of Tory Cllrs will go out of their way to not be present in the first place whilst others obviously feel that sleeping through proceedings is the order of the day. Particularly it seems when members of their own cabinet are speaking!
I will refrain from naming the Tory few who "dropped off" in class, but I am sure if they are your Cllrs you will be refreshed to see them working so hard on your behalf!
Our first sleeper here actually managed to get through a number of her colleagues and opposition contributions before being awoken by her neighbour.
I remember very well a few years ago when I worked for the County Council that the then shared "Members Room" reminded me very much of many of a residents lounge within our residential care homes for the elderly with all the chairs placed around the perimeter and floral curtains and haberdashery everywhere.
But now it seems as if "gods waiting room" has moved to the Council chamber!
SO for the insomniacs amongst you who want an alternative to counting sheep the whole 5 hours and 32 minutes of proceedings of last weeks full council meeting can be found here http://www.northamptonshire.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/65169
But if you want to skip straight to the edited highlights! Then the motion submitted by the Independent group on the £2m of Council tax payers money that the leader of the Council proposed to be paid to a private company on which he sits on the board can be found 4 hours and 54 minutes into the webcast.
Happy snoozing......er I mean viewing
Monday, 3 October 2011
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