meeting attendance figures published
new report out this week shows the attendance levels of Burnham-On-Sea
councillors at district council meetings over the past year.
of the report comes just days after the expense claims of local
councillors were published, as
reported here, and demonstrates why some members have higher
travel claims than others.
the attendance of local councillors is Brent Knoll's Bob Filmer,
who is a member of seven committees and also Chairman of the Development
Control Committee. He attended 88 meetings during the year, explaining
why his travel expenses were the
highest of any local councillor.
Dennis Davey attended 51 meetings, Cllr Neville Jones attended
46, Cllr Arthur Thorogood (37), Mike Mansfield (33), Eric Gill
(32), Cllr Joe Leach (15), Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton (12), John
Laband (10) and Cllr Danny Titcombe (10).
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The attendance report does show
why some busy councillors, who are members of several committees,
have higher travel expenses claims than others."