Normally there would be a meeting of Hedge End Town Council Highways and Planning on the first Wednesday of the month. The May 4th meeting has been cancelled. This is a shame as it would have been the last meeting under the chairmanship of Cllr Sally Lloyds who is not seeking re-election. Sally has been a conscientious and hard working town councillor, is a past chair of the council and a strong advocate for the HEWEB Youth Council.
It's a pity that the other seven Lib Dems on the committee could not drag themselves away from party political activities for a few minutes on the eve of the election to mark her last meeting.
This follows the April full council meeting from which ten of the seventeen Lib Dem town councillors stayed away. Twelve Lib Dems are being re-elected unopposed tomorrow, so it's not as if they have got a tough battle to hold on to their seats. Is it too much to ask that they turn up for meetings of the body to which they are asking to be elected?