Northwich Town Council defers decision on whether to put pictures online

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TOWN councillors cannot decide if they should put their pictures on the council’s website.

The apparently innocuous issue was put on the agenda for February’s town council meeting and caused some debate.

Councillors Derek Bowden and George Gibson argued against the proposal.

Clr Bowden said: “People need to contact us, they don’t need to know what we look like.

“I would propose no photographs.”

Clr Gibson said: “I would agree with Clr Bowden, I don’t see what it adds.”

Councillors debated whether, if approved, members could opt out of having their pictures on the website.

Clr Bowden said: “I would abide by the wishes of the council if the majority want us to be in pictures but I can’t promise to look pretty.”

He added: “There’s no mention if it has to be a current photograph – I’ve got a good one from when I was three years old.”

The council decided to defer the decision.

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10:59am Tue 11 Feb 14

L Byrne says...

Good to see that the council is tackling the really important issues facing the town.
Good to see that the council is tackling the really important issues facing the town. L Byrne
  • Score: 7

12:15pm Tue 11 Feb 14

WHS says...

God forbid we should know what they look like and be able to confront them in the street, better they stay hidden.
Whs.
God forbid we should know what they look like and be able to confront them in the street, better they stay hidden. Whs. WHS
  • Score: 6

12:56pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Northwich Lover says...

busy spending other people's money again
busy spending other people's money again Northwich Lover
  • Score: 8

4:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

GOFFY says...

Just put a group photo of the muppets there's very little difference.
Just put a group photo of the muppets there's very little difference. GOFFY
  • Score: 6

9:34am Wed 12 Feb 14

jimjamhartford says...

Are these really the people we trust with running our town? The comment about the baby photo was very childish. It's probably the same tone that is taken during council debates.
Are these really the people we trust with running our town? The comment about the baby photo was very childish. It's probably the same tone that is taken during council debates. jimjamhartford
  • Score: 3

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