In the last six months Cllr David Green has been to more meetings than Cllr Chris Wells (who has missed half of his) and Cllr Simon Moores (who hasn't) put together. While Cllr Douglas Clark failed to show up for around three quarters of his meetings. This is our review of Councillor attendance.
Thanet District Council publish the attendance records of thier council members. Here I've chosen to focus on the best and worst of the Thanet Districts elected council. Although for reference a school would have something strong to say about any child dipping below 95% (the worst this (half) year was less than 29%).
The figures cover the six month period From the third of November last year to the twenty-eigth of April this year. In attendance means that there was a meeting that they were not listed for but they showed up for anyway.
The most absent councillors in Thanet
While the lowest attendance by any councillor award goes to Douglas W Clark who missed a staggering three quarters of his meetings the next most tardy councillor in Thanet District is Chris Wells. Chris who inexplicably is standing for election to KCC while clearly struggling to manage his TDC responsibilities managed to attend just 4 of his required meetings.
These absent without leave councillors are joined by councillors Ken Gregory and Michael Roberts who tie for third place in the failed to show up top three. Even so these two both managed to attend slightly more of their meetings. Ken missed just 2 of the mere five meetings he was supposed to be at while Michael attended the most meetings making it to a whole 6 gatherings.
If these councillors are struggling to do their duty then there is no shame in standing down and making way for someone who will do the job.
Next up: we've seen who has been bad - now lets see who has been good.
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