We had Neighbourhood Services Committee on Thursday night. Even with a relatively short agenda of only 16 (pretty bland and uncontentious) reports to go through, it still lasted over two hours.
Having said that, it was a positive meeting. The business was conducted with due diligence, but was also peppered with good natured, well crafted, political point scoring.
This was actually what I had thought the council would be like when I was elected, and I'm sorry that not only has it taken a year to get to this stage, but also the fact that the temperament of the meeting may just have been a one off. Given the agenda for the next Neighbourhood Services meeting, I suspect it will be another 'blood up the walls' job.
I also had another meeting about Seafest and we organised a crane to lift the longships in and out of the water. A local boat-builder is going to build us a mock longhsip to burn at night and we are also looking for sponsors to buy the wood for it.