Alliance concern at delay in minutes release

The Alliance Party group on Castlereagh Borough Council has expressed its concern at the apparent delay in releasing minutes of Council meetings to the local press over the weekend. Group leader, Alderman Geraldine Rice called for the immediate release of any minutes requested by either the media or the general public.

Alderman Rice said, “On behalf of the Alliance grouping, I am concerned that there are reports of delays in providing minutes to those requesting them. Our party group has asked on several occasions in recent years for minutes to be made available on the Council website, most recently in the autumn.

“Ratepayers should be able to access minutes by the press of a button in order to increase openness and transparency and given the revelations of the past week the need to demonstrate this is even more important.

“We hope that the Council will make available any requested minutes immediately.”


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