Two of the 16 members of Penarth Town Council have yet to have details of their “member’s interests” published on the council’s web site.
All members of the council are supposed to answer a series of 14 questions about employment, business interests, land and property ownership, and their membership of political parties and organisations in the council’s area .
There was a prolonged delay before ANY Penarth councillors’ “Members Interest” declarations were published in the wake of the May 2017 local elections – even though such information should be published immediately.
The returns for 14 of the councillors – some of which were incomplete – eventually appeared on the council website in August last year 2 months after the deadline.
However still missing from the website – a full 7 months after the elections – are Member’s Interest declarations for the Deputy Mayor, Cllr John Luxton, and Cllr Ellie Evans both of whom are members of the Labour Party.
No reason has been given for the failure to publish this information.
On Wednesday this week Penarth Town Council is due to meet in an Extraordinary Council Meeting – part of which will be closed to the press and public – in order to consider which members of the council should receive the new “allowances” of £500 per annum in respect of their duties. (see PDN http://tinyurl.com/y8utbffr ) .