Roland 'Tiny' Rowland, that friend of African despots, described his Lonrho board as 'baubles on a Christmas Tree.
The description can equally be applied to Robert Black's KCTMO board....impotent, unqualified and a sop towards some sort of corporate governance.
But, comments on the Hornet make it abundantly clear the Council and 'the world and his wife' knew that the board had no powers of oversight or control over the Executive Team.
Nicholas Holgate, the Council's Town Clerk must have been aware this 'baubles on a Christmas tree' board served no useful purpose so why did he allow the charade to continue?
And, turning to the role of planning.....
If you want to change a door in a Conservation Area building it can take months and months with numerous visits from various busybodies.
The Planning Department allowed the equivalent of a petrol soaked overcoat to be draped over Grenfell Tower.
Whoever was responsible for allowing that to happen should be stood down until an investigation is complete.