If it weren’t bad enough that Moseley residents only had two weeks to give their views on the proposed CCTV scheme it now seems if you gave the wrong answer your views will be disregarded.
As you no doubt know, in addition to being able to make a response, to the consultation, online you could also get forms to complete in a number of businesses around Moseley.
One such business is the Prince of Wales pub. Keith Marsden, the licensee, spoke quite eloquently at the recent Forum meeting and expressed a view that not all businesses supported this wanton waste of tax payers money.
It now appears that Cllr Martin Mullaney has decided that all responses collected in the Prince of Wales should now be disregarded. Why has he reached this crazy conclusion? Because he claims that attempts to talk to people about the implication of the scheme have fixed the results.
Providing people with information so they can make an informed decision is apparently contrary to the spirit of this already corrupt consultation. It should be noted that it is not claimed that any false responses have been completed, no, just that information has been given to residents.
If the Ward chooses to disregard the views of residents on such spurious grounds then it will be a sorry day for all of us.