Laura Sharman 14 August 2020

Council chief calls for prompt investigation into councillors’ lockdown breach

Council chief calls for prompt investigation into councillors’ lockdown breach image

The chief executive of Luton Council has called for a quick investigation and decision after three councillors broke lockdown restrictions to attend a garden party.

The three councillors - including the mayor of Luton who has subsequently resigned - were pictured attending the gathering in July.

The council’s standards committee has formally requested an in-depth investigation into the actions of cllrs Waheed Akbar, Asif Masood and Tahir Malik.

Chief executive, Robin Porter, said: ‘The standards process would usually take three months, but given the amount of public interest in this case, I would like this further investigation carried out immediately and for it to come back to the standards committee in early September for a decision.’

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Meeting new planning requirements for trees

Concrete block permeable paving offers an important opportunity to help satisfy the requirement for extensive tree planting and retention of existing trees in developments. Chris Hodson reports.
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