Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Castlereagh Council fails to keep their promise to publish council minutes online

Castlereagh Borough Council logoSnippet from Castlereagh Borough Council's website showing a lack of council minutes published online

For anyone who's been following the open government debate around Castlereagh Borough Council on this blog over the last few years, I posted a new article on Slugger O'Toole explaining the council's latest failure to keep their promise to publish council minutes online.

At the February meeting of Castlereagh Borough Council, a procedure was approved to allow all ratified minutes of Council, its Boards, Committees and Sub-Committees to be placed on the Council’s website. Officers were also asked to investigate the practices in other Councils regarding the publication of commercially sensitive information and ‘Staff in Committee’ items. It is anticipated that these issues will be ratified by full Council on 25 March 2010. (Council press release, 18 March 2010)

Since the end of June, only two council meetings have been minuted online. You can read the full post over on Slugger ...

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