News just coming in … Oh my aching sides! … The shambles just gets more shambolic …
It seems Richard Mond, the council’s Head of Parks, Estates & Sport – the man who’s spent over a month not answering a couple of questions from Vowlsie that have would taken up an afternoon (if you include a long tea break and an hour puffing away out the back of the Council House ) – will not now be answering the questions after all.
Because, after all his recent hard graft and ruthlessly efficient management on our behalf, he’s popped off on holiday instead! Even as we write Mr Mond is sunning himself on a foreign beach at our expense, apparently oblivious to the notion that he might have completed any urgent work in his in-tray before departing. What an outstanding public servant. If only we had more like him.
We are also in a position to confirm that Vowlsie will not be getting his answers by postcard from the Bahamas. Instead we’re assured by the Head of Corporate Complaints, “another manager in Richard’s department” is now on the case “and would hope to have something for you by the end of the day on Tuesday 21 October.”
Blimey. The plot thickens. Now we have a mysterious parks Manager “Mr X” and a promise of answers within days. The Blogger will, of course, be reporting events as they happen … Or not.