Sunday, 3 January 2016

No more secrecy

Councillor calls for public debate on arts hub

Plaid Cymru Councillor Arfon Jones has called on the Executive Board of Wrexham Council to discuss the controversial Arts Hub report in public rather than in closed session as initially planned.

Cllr Jones said: 
"This is not the first time for Wrexham Council to discuss controversial issues behind closed doors, but this time they have shot themselves in the foot by inadvertently releasing the confidential report on the Arts Hub so that everything is in the public domain thanks to Wrexham.com and other local media outlets. 
"There is no doubt that the contents of this report have aroused considerable public interest and it's now only right that the public can hear the debate and decision of the 10 Executive Board members, which will affect the livelihood of market traders and other businesses in the town.

"I am therefore calling on the Leader of the Council to ensure that this debate is held in an open and transparent way and webcammed like every other Part 1 report. I would also ask that some flexibility is granted to interested parties to either ask questions or to make statements regarding the council's proposals."

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