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On 4/14/2021 at 9:13 PM, Roger Mexico said:

That sounds plausible.  As John noted above the DBC website is both badly designed and incredibly uninformative.  It seem to be impossible to find any detail of who the Council officers are - even the CEO/Town Clerk. 

They also seem to us it as their intranet as well, so there are clearly all sorts of information hidden there (such as organisation charts) which can't be accessed by ordinary mortals.  So putting up minutes with the wrong security level is entirely possible.  Check your hard drive though, because it's also the sort of site that downloads stuff to you even if you don't want it to.

Meanwhile 'Leader' Christian continues to keep digging.  It's interesting that the paper says "It was emailed to us by the man who usually prepares council press releases".  Which suggests that either it was approved by Christian and he's chickened out at the reaction, or that they don't normally bother to consult him in the first place.

Asked if he was concerned how the press release was published, and whether this was a simple administrative failure or a more serious error, Mr Christian said: ’On this occasion it was the fact it was drawn up by the legal people - they obviously felt it didn’t need to be checked by anybody else.

 

Whatever can he mean by "the legal people"?

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13 minutes ago, Augustus said:

Asked if he was concerned how the press release was published, and whether this was a simple administrative failure or a more serious error, Mr Christian said: ’On this occasion it was the fact it was drawn up by the legal people - they obviously felt it didn’t need to be checked by anybody else.

 

Whatever can he mean by "the legal people"?

 

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15 minutes ago, SleepyJoe said:

What kind of legal people don't accept the rulings of an employment tribunal?

The ones who charge a lot more than the £5000 award..?

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On 4/13/2021 at 12:02 PM, Non-Believer said:

Yes, just found mine on the doormat. Complete with the handwringing enclosure from Calric Randall expressing sympathy to all the poor unwashed who didn't get paid full-whack (or very much at all) during lockdown and suggesting that any of those unwashed who have difficulty paying their Rates this year contact the Rates Section of the Treasury to be accommodated.

Failing that, the advice right at the bottom is that debt counselling is available at the Office of Fair Trading or for good measure there's the Salvation Army phone number too.

You missed out The Samaritans, Calric.

Oh, and please don't send cheques, it should be cheaper for you. Plus we struggle with paperclips and staples.

Since when did being understanding and helpful become a subject for derision?

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Asked if he was concerned how the press release was published, and whether this was a simple administrative failure or a more serious error, Mr Christian said: ’On this occasion it was the fact it was drawn up by the legal people - they obviously felt it didn’t need to be checked by anybody else.

 

Whatever can he mean by "the legal people"?

My point is that we were previously told that that the supposedly errant press release "was emailed to us by the man who usually prepares council press releases." They've got a man whose job is to prepare press releases? A little tinpot organisation like that? That must be a grand job.

Now, he seems to be shifting it onto the "legal people". Is he saying DBC have in-house lawyers or is he blaming it on outside lawyers? Or is he saying there barrackroom lawyers in DBC who claim to have some legal knowledge and thus qualify as the "legal people"? Clear as mud to me.

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