More heat than light on the subject of Fire Brigade training at the River CC meeting on Tuesday night?
Mike Henderson has been a persistent thorn in the flesh of any members of the ruling
Mike began his latest inquisition:” I’m glad that Cllr Marsden is here because he’s the joint Fire Committee substitute member.
“No, I’m not!” Exclaimed Oor Graham.
“It’s on the...,” Mike attempted to continue
“Ah well, but I don’t attend the meetings.” Interjected Graham.
“Well you are a substitute member, so you should have an insight into this one,' continued Cllr Henderson.
Graham was not impressed and turning towards the chair he asked if this was appropriate business: “Is this anything to do with River Community Council?
“Well I think that the training of the firemen is.” Mike was determined to press home his point.
Graham had an exit strategy from this questioning however. He said:” I think this would be something that you and I would talk together about rather then bringing it up in here.” The LibDem’s voice was now much louder than normal at this point.
“Are you saying that the training of the firemen is not a concern of the town?” Mike was not giving way at all.
“I’m sorry, if you have a specific issue that is about that then I can actually get the information which you want,” came the reply
”Do you feel that the training is going to improve?” Mike had another go.
“I don’t know anything about this. I am the substitute member, that is I fill in when the members are not there. I’ve never been asked. There are significant issues around the Fire Board at the moment.” This was the final part of this exchange because Tommy Hogg, in the chair, decided to close the debate down.