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Criticism of WC cabinet to be banned

January 5, 2021 3:49 PM

Wiltshire Council leader Philip Whitehead has announced that questions or statements from members of the public which are critical of his cabinet and its members won't be accepted in future.

The decision at the January 5th cabinet meeting was in response to a submission from Adrian Temple-Brown on the Stonehenge road scheme. It questioned in forthright terms the cabinet's commitment to the council's environmental goals, comparing the Stonehenge plans to those for Chippenham via the Housing Infrastructure Fund.

Mr Temple-Brown says, "The public could reasonably conclude that Cabinet doesn't answer climate questions because the Cabinet doesn't care about carbon emissions." And, "As a group, you've politely listened and gently used process and procedure to ignore your declaration, in order to carry on Business As Usual."

No response to the submission was given at the cabinet meeting.

The agenda for the meeting (see supplement) is available here, as is a recording of the cabinet meeting. Item at 2hrs 38mins.