So the Council has a new panel to make decisions about our trees
Will someone explain how the panel is ‘independent’ please?
Apparently the choice of panel members has already been made
Am I to assume then that they are all council paid?
Councillor Fox has admitted that he will have the final say
So how can these ‘unbiased’ panelists save the day?
Now although panelist Andy Buck certainly sounds a nice guy
And he says he will listen and bring a ‘fresh’ eye
I still believe perhaps he’s not yet completely aware
Of SORT’s solutions and documentation that’s already there
So just as SORT’s hoping we’ve completed the last push
Here we go again, around a ‘fresh Mulberry Bush!’
Now I do not want to sound cynical or on my soap box
But it would seem the panel’s main purpose is to protect Councillor Fox
I’m sure they’ll be able to bat away any awkward questions
And help to smokescreen the council’s real intentions
And certainly to SORT it will come as no surprise
If unpleasant decisions are “after all, on the panel’s advice”.
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