Wokingham Liberal Democrats have commented on the new “values” that Wokingham Borough Council appears to have adopted.
Councillor Prue Bray says, “It appears that the Tory controlled council is no longer ‘aiming for excellence’. A new set of values has mysteriously appeared on all council meeting agendas, where ‘aiming for excellence’ has been replaced with ‘making a difference’. I have no idea who dreamt up these new values, but now that Wokingham is in the bottom 20% nationally for council performance it looks as if the Tory administration has given up on excellence altogether and is settling for mediocrity.
“The Tories have decided that Wokingham Borough Council will no longer, for example try to ‘treat people fairly’ or ‘be good at teamwork and communication’. Perhaps that was too difficult for them. Instead they have declared that ‘In making a difference to other people’s lives we are… ONE Wokingham, ONE Borough –
“The Tories should get on with the job of putting right the mess they have made at the council rather than wasting time on this nonsense.”