On a recent occasion when I addressed a Thanet District Council Cabinet meeting about Asset Disposal consultation procedure, I made the point that if you consult the public on any subject, the completion of the process is to LISTEN to the feedback. A number of conservative councillors picked up on this comment and for some weeks afterwards the words “we are listening” were heard frequently.
I recently observed that on Thanet Life blog this message is definitely not getting through, despite commentators repeating the same message that TDC website is failing to provide decent information on current events. Cllr Simon Moores who controls the blog seems to have 1001 ways to say the council has no money but consistently fails to “LISTEN” to what the commentators are saying, which is “Do it well or don’t do it at all”. This has very little to do with available finance.