Why is Tunbridge Wells Borough Council holding a secret meeting in Maidstone?
By kentsussex | Thursday, February 07, 2013, 13:50
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has posted details on its website of a secret meeting it intends to hold in Maidstone.
Details of the secret meeting
It appears that it will be a Joint Cabinet meeting with Maidstone Borough Council and Swale Borough Council.
It will held at Maidstone Town Hall on March 6 - details of which can be seen here: http://www2.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/pdf/Private%20Meeting%20notice%20March%206%202013%20final%20version.pdf
The item to be discussed is 'MKIP Planning Support Shared Service' - which we've previously seen is the shared information and communication technology (ICT) service for the Mid Kent region.
It says the reason the meeting is private is because it: "Contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)."
It also says: "Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority."
Now, the last time TWBC held a secret meeting it was to disband the ill-fated Tunbridge Wells Regeneration Company.
Could this IT project also be thrown on the scrapheap? And, if so, how much will it have cost the taxpayer?
Does anyone know why the meeting is being held? Post it on TunbridgeWells People or email firstname.lastname@example.org