Attempts to co-opt a Plaid Cymru member onto the council to fill that vacancy were rejected on the chair's casting vote, after Labour voted en bloc for a Labour community councillor who had just lost in the May 1 elections. Funny old world where you lose an election but still get back on the council!
There was more squabbling over grant allocations that seem to be going disproportionately to one or two favoured projects. This is something I'll be looking at more closely so that all groups that need funding, especially voluntary groups in my ward, get their share.
It was only halfway through the ill-tempered meeting that councillors realised the Evening Leader had sent along a reporter - it'll be interesting to read her take on events.
On a positive note, both myself and Councillor Carrie Harper had a warm welcome from the majority of the councillors present.