Transparency, even in this cosmetic 'showcase' form, needn't come at a price.
The Care Home closure debate itself saw various Councillors making their point including one who mentioned the £100,000 squiffed by the Planning department pursuing Mr Humphreys and his Mill, another reminded everyone of the gift to 'the stadium'. As the debate continued M Gravell looked crosser and crosser, and a recorded vote, (28 to 38) meant the Care homes stay open.
I must mention that our two local stalwarts of the elderly, Cllr Ivor Jackson and Cllr Tom Theophilus both 'Independents', and ever loyal to Meryl, voted for closure.
UPDATE March 1st;
Remember, the combined pay of those you see sat at the 'top table' is approaching £1.3 million.
Today's newspaper articles about yesterday's debates;
UPDATE 4th MARCH:
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Campaigners-hit-care-home-criticism/article-3288645-detail/article.html (well said Ray)
UPDATE 6th MARCH;
To date, the You Tube clips have been viewed 216 times!
LATER POST 7th April; Vote of No Confidence in Executive Board Member