One of our County Councillors has spoken to the Town Council about the empty shops in our town, in particular how some of the owners have allowed them to become dirty and unkempt looking. She invited any interested councillors to hold a meeting to discuss this issue and any possible remedies with her. I have list of those who are an have set up an informal meeting with us all. I did not invite the clerk. There is only one issue to be discussed. There's no need of an agenda or formal minutes. All Town Councillors are aware that this is a 'brainstorming session' and no decisions can be made. Any ideas that could be implemented will go to full council.
I did not invite the clerk because I am aware that a clerk must (or should!) remain impartial during discussions by councillors and she is not needed in her clerk role.
She knows about the meeting and has now asked me about an invite. have I made the right decision in not inviting her??