Letter Sent to Council Alleging Manipulation & Censorship
On 30 January a resident, Mr Robert McDonald, wrote to Council and our Councillors disputing the minutes of the December Forum meeting, describing them as “clearly an attempt by the Office Bearers of the Berry Forum to manipulate the outcome of this discussion on the night”. He further claimed that the proposed amendment “clearly imposes a level of control and censorship to be exercised by the Committee and Office Bearers”.  >> Letter sent to Council 30 Jan.

At the Forum meeting on 15 February, a vote of confidence in the Committee was proposed and seconded by several people. The attendees then overwhelmingly supported the disputed proposed amendment on voting requests, and also confirmed the minutes of the December meeting as accurate.