For many months now the people of Market Rasen have been asking probing questions about the town council.
The recent rejection of two highly capable candidates for co-option raises serious issues of democracy because the public have not been informed about the reasons for the council’s action.
This leads to other concerns about ratepayers being assessed a precept of more than £100,000 per year, when most statutory services are already provided by county and district councils.
Many are now saying it is time for a Governance Review to put to the electorate the simple choice of whether to abolish the town council, or to let it carry on.
If the results of the Review, basically a survey, are for abolition, then an election would be called to democratically let residents decide.
Coun Burt Keimach,
Leader WLDC, and LCC Coun Market Rasen Wolds