This evening Hedge End Town Council voted unanimously to kick out any overflow Rose Bowl parking on Greta Park or other recreation grounds in Hedge End.
What I found strange is that the motion was not on the published agenda, but introduced to the meeting by suspending standing orders during "Chairman's Remarks". This clearly came as a surprise to our excellent Chair, Cllr Val Houghton, who was presiding over her last meeting and the Town Clerk.
I've tried to think why the Lib Dems chose to spring this decision on the meeting without notice and can only conclude that they did not want people to know in advance that the matter was going to be debated.
Unless they want to trumpet the decision in their next election leaflet and couldn't wait for the April meeting. If so it's a shame that they chose to embarrass the Chair and Clerk for party political reasons.
If you are going to make the right decision in the interest of the voters, why bend the rules to get there?