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FOI 8570

Members Interests

Request

Is it normal for the Masons and the Rotary Club (and other groups?) to invite the Brentwood Council Leader / certain other councillors to join them?

Are those thus approached, free to accept the invites?

If some councillors are invited, but others aren't, how does this sit with the council rules and ethics?

How does this sit with regard to rules re: influencing opinion and voting, democracy, and transparency?

Response

Members, once elected, are asked to complete the attached form, disclosing their relevant interests to the Council. These forms are then placed on the Councils website for public viewing.

The Council does not hold information on outside organisations or their membership