Monday, 27 May 2013
TDC - Why are they investigating me ?
A few days ago I received a telephone call from a Thanet District Council officer that really alarmed me. He was ringing to inform me that because as I am a member of the Friends of the Margate Museum executive it would be a vested interest and it will prevent me from sitting as a co opted member on the working party set up by the scrutiny committee to look into TDC art and artifacts. I must admit I was staggered because for one I am not a member of Thanet District Council and I do not have a vote on the working party. He suggested that if I resign from the friends of the Margate Museum then I could sit on the working party.
What really surprised me was how on earth did he know I was on the executive of the friends group unless they are checking me out. Then I received this email from the chairman of the friends group of which I will quote the first sentence.
"My reason for contacting you is that I have had a call from Democratic Services, re your post on Exec. Committee of Museum, it appears that they will not let you serve on the Scrutiny panel if you are still an exec member"
So the the only conclusion I can draw from this is that they have been investigating my background. So what is the motive and why the heavy handed attitude from council officers ?
I welcome any comment.