The Leader of the Labour-controlled Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Neil Moore, is to be questioned about the council’s involvement in the affairs of Penarth Pier Pavilion in a live television council meeting this evening .
The question however, has not been tabled by any Labour councillor – and not even any councillor from Penarth – but by Cllr Kevin Mahoney (Independent Sully).
Cllr Mahoney has a reputation for standing-up to, facing-down, and forcing answers out of the Vale’s Council’s Labour apparatchiks who have been in control of the council for the last 5 years.
In the “Questions” session of tonight’s the council meeting, Cllr Mahoney is to ask the Labour Leader Cllr Moore :-
“Given the £900,000 already given by the Vale to the lessee of the Penarth Pier Pavilion [Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd – a.k.a. PACL] ] , what meetings have been held between the Vale administration and Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd since the latest crisis and reduction of opening hours of the pier, in order to establish what exactly is going on, and what conclusions have been come to in this matter?” .
Cllr Mahoney has also tabled a number of other questions for Cllr Moore.
One of them is :- “Do you feel that it is acceptable that any complaint / inquiry instigated by a Vale Councillor against the actions or behaviour of the Managing Director of the Vale of Glamorgan County Council or other senior officers, has to be actually sanctioned and actioned by the MD himself / herself before being assigned for investigation to a senior colleague of the very person that the complaint / inquiry is being made about, – rather than such an action being carried out by an independent party unconnected with the person / persons involved.?”
To see the council meeting live on the internet go to http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/council/minutes,_agendas_and_reports/minutes,_agendas_and_reports.aspx .
Scroll down to “Council Meeting, Live Webcast” and click on that.
The meeting – the last of the present council before the May 4th elections – starts at 18:05 after what used to be called “prayers” but is now described as a “Non- Religious Moment of Reflection”.