Members building access decision reversed

At last nights Council meeting (2 December), members unanimously agreed to reverse the decision to exclude members from council buildings without a pre-arranged appointment.

Cllr. Paul Swinburn, Deputy Leader at MHDC said "Obviously member conduct is an important issue, but we felt the blanket approach was not the only option. Any problems with conduct will be immediately referred. to the Chief Executive and the Monitoring Officer."

The decision comes into effect immediately and was welcomed by new Chief Executive, Jack Hegarty.

Jack Hegarty, Chief Executive at MHDC said "I welcome this decision wholeheartedly. We are promoting a team approach between officers and members."