City councillor calls on colleagues to take resident's views on board

City councillor calls on colleagues to take resident's views on board

City councillor calls on colleagues to take resident's views on board

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A RETIRING member of Worcester City Council has called on his colleagues to pay more heed to the views of residents.

Speaking at a meeting of the council’s planning committee on Thursday, April 24, Cllr David Tibbutt said he felt members sometimes adhered a little too closely to rigid guidelines.

The Conservative member for Battenhall, who is retiring after a decade on the council, said: “We probably should be giving rather more emphasis to the opinion of local people.

“Sometimes we have edged a little bit further away from that.

“Maybe we take the rules a bit too literally.”

Cllr Alan Amos paid tribute to his colleague, saying: “I’ve always found him wise, balanced and fair.

“He’s been a valued colleague.

“I’ve always valued his opinion and we will be less without him.”

Cllr Tibbutt, a retired consultant physician at the old Worcester Royal Infirmary, remains chairman of Worcester Conservative Association and is well known for his volunteering work in Uganda.

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5:03pm Tue 29 Apr 14

CJH says...

"...pay more heed to the views of residents." More heed? ANY heed would be a good start! And no council should have to be told that, it should be top of their priorities. Yet again they need reminding that they work for us, not the other way round!
"...pay more heed to the views of residents." More heed? ANY heed would be a good start! And no council should have to be told that, it should be top of their priorities. Yet again they need reminding that they work for us, not the other way round! CJH
  • Score: 8

5:06pm Tue 29 Apr 14

skychip says...

Sorry to say the Council don't seem to pay heed to the concerns of residents. A number of planning applications are pushed through because they are afraid to stand up to the developers.
Sorry to say the Council don't seem to pay heed to the concerns of residents. A number of planning applications are pushed through because they are afraid to stand up to the developers. skychip
  • Score: 7

5:43pm Tue 29 Apr 14

voledog says...

I'm not sure they should take have to take on board the views of just one resident. Either that or the 10 year old Romanian child the Worcester News now employs to write the headlines still hasn't quite mastered putting those pesky apostrophes in the correct place.
I'm not sure they should take have to take on board the views of just one resident. Either that or the 10 year old Romanian child the Worcester News now employs to write the headlines still hasn't quite mastered putting those pesky apostrophes in the correct place. voledog
  • Score: 1

5:46pm Tue 29 Apr 14

voledog says...

voledog wrote:
I'm not sure they should take have to take on board the views of just one resident. Either that or the 10 year old Romanian child the Worcester News now employs to write the headlines still hasn't quite mastered putting those pesky apostrophes in the correct place.
Although putting the word take into a sentence too many times is just as bad!
[quote][p][bold]voledog[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure they should take have to take on board the views of just one resident. Either that or the 10 year old Romanian child the Worcester News now employs to write the headlines still hasn't quite mastered putting those pesky apostrophes in the correct place.[/p][/quote]Although putting the word take into a sentence too many times is just as bad! voledog
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Tue 29 Apr 14

i-cycle says...

voledog wrote:
voledog wrote:
I'm not sure they should take have to take on board the views of just one resident. Either that or the 10 year old Romanian child the Worcester News now employs to write the headlines still hasn't quite mastered putting those pesky apostrophes in the correct place.
Although putting the word take into a sentence too many times is just as bad!
Assuming Romanian children are uneducated and the Worcester News is using illegal child labour is much worse.
[quote][p][bold]voledog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]voledog[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure they should take have to take on board the views of just one resident. Either that or the 10 year old Romanian child the Worcester News now employs to write the headlines still hasn't quite mastered putting those pesky apostrophes in the correct place.[/p][/quote]Although putting the word take into a sentence too many times is just as bad![/p][/quote]Assuming Romanian children are uneducated and the Worcester News is using illegal child labour is much worse. i-cycle
  • Score: -2

6:24pm Tue 29 Apr 14

liloliluk says...

I wonder which lucky resident it will be?
I wonder which lucky resident it will be? liloliluk
  • Score: 5

1:42am Wed 30 Apr 14

Jabbadad says...

Having perhaps spent more years than Dr Tibbutt on the political scene I was, and he should, have been aware that when you joined the politcal club you toed the party line. One exception for the CONservatives was Aubrey Tarbuck has also retired and who I beleive along with Roger Berry was one of the longest serving City councillors. And I felt in the nicest possible way, that Aubrey was a bit of a loose cannon politically, and of course the CONservatives tried unsuccessfully to get rid of Aubrey, but the lovely people of worcester kept voting him back in.
Having perhaps spent more years than Dr Tibbutt on the political scene I was, and he should, have been aware that when you joined the politcal club you toed the party line. One exception for the CONservatives was Aubrey Tarbuck has also retired and who I beleive along with Roger Berry was one of the longest serving City councillors. And I felt in the nicest possible way, that Aubrey was a bit of a loose cannon politically, and of course the CONservatives tried unsuccessfully to get rid of Aubrey, but the lovely people of worcester kept voting him back in. Jabbadad
  • Score: 3

9:39am Wed 30 Apr 14

green49 says...

skychip says...

Sorry to say the Council don't seem to pay heed to the concerns of residents. A number of planning applications are pushed through because they are afraid to stand up to the developers.

Totally agree with you,
HAS anyone been to a planning meet to see how it works? some i have been to mainly Wychavon are a pantomine. but its no joke to watch people vote in an application and yet do not even know where the site is.
skychip says... Sorry to say the Council don't seem to pay heed to the concerns of residents. A number of planning applications are pushed through because they are afraid to stand up to the developers. Totally agree with you, HAS anyone been to a planning meet to see how it works? some i have been to mainly Wychavon are a pantomine. but its no joke to watch people vote in an application and yet do not even know where the site is. green49
  • Score: 0

12:39pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Jabbadad says...

Green49 says HAS anyone been to a planning meet to see how it works? some I have been to mainly Wychavon are a pantomine. but its no joke to watch people vote in an application and yet do not even know where the site is.
Jabbadad says I have at Worcester City, and it's totally politically driven. I am always amused when I see voting results and abstentions since the committees usually contain a majority of the ruling council so the wishes of the party will win anyway.
I actually had the privalige of seeing the late Stuart McNidder blow his top when the then politicians were trying to put the blame for the debacle surounding the Office Blocks sites at the Hospital onto his staff.
In Plain words he said that the reccomendations of his planning department had been over ruled by the then Labour concillors and that should be on record, Not to blame him and his staff. And there followed a silence.
And we have what we have, and come the elections the public forget the **** ups etc and vote as normal.
Green49 says HAS anyone been to a planning meet to see how it works? some I have been to mainly Wychavon are a pantomine. but its no joke to watch people vote in an application and yet do not even know where the site is. Jabbadad says I have at Worcester City, and it's totally politically driven. I am always amused when I see voting results and abstentions since the committees usually contain a majority of the ruling council so the wishes of the party will win anyway. I actually had the privalige of seeing the late Stuart McNidder blow his top when the then politicians were trying to put the blame for the debacle surounding the Office Blocks sites at the Hospital onto his staff. In Plain words he said that the reccomendations of his planning department had been over ruled by the then Labour concillors and that should be on record, Not to blame him and his staff. And there followed a silence. And we have what we have, and come the elections the public forget the **** ups etc and vote as normal. Jabbadad
  • Score: 0

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