The decision to sell Tapton House and a church in Staveley recently should have included consulting with elected councillors across Chesterfield borough and not be polarised by 28 cabinet councillors, excluding 20 other locally elected councillors.
Only by ALL our elected representatives sitting round a table can such decisions be fully discussed and debated thoroughly, with an opportunity for residents’ opinions to be heard via their elected councillor.
The best decisions are made when there is democratic process and not exclusion. Our elected members must be heard, especially if they have different opinions and new ideas for Chesterfield borough.
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