A local taxi driver asked me to request that the grass on Worsendale Road, Bishop Wilton was cut back. What could be simpler for a Ward Councillor?
As ERYC Chief Executive, Caroline Lacey and Head of Legal, Mathew Buckley had previously claimed I could not assist East Riding residents as an elected ERYC Councillor with anything outside of my Ward I referred the matter to Conservative Councillor for Wolds Weighton, Andy Burton.
Councillor Burton did nowt.
Given that there was a potential risk to life I then referred the matter to Caroline Lacey.
First my office and then Carolines PA wanted to know the location so the overgrown grass could be addressed.
I explained I could not do this as it was outside my Ward. Caroline then stated I could report it as a member of the public.
Code Of Conduct
Today I have risked another Code of Conduct complaint against me by reporting the location to Caroline. I have done this in my role of a Ward Councillor.
Lessons Of Grenfell
A fundamental lesson of Grenfell must be to listen to, and act upon, reports of potential risk to life, especially from Ward Councillors.
If those elected to serve do not, should I turn a blind eye regardless of the consequences?
Time for ERYC to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.