Questions about town and parish councils
Follow Councillor Q&A on X/Twitter

Follow us on X/Twitter

0 votes
we  have very real concerns over our clerk and one councillor in particular they have made decsions incureed costs and changed a key lease with out  the trustees or counillors agreement
it seems to me we should have a retention policy to keep these emails for say 36 months as any evidence may other wise be lost for ever that could help defend the council   as both accounts are purely for work related matters it feels allowing these to be deleted should one leave leaves the council in a very very precarious position so any ideas what we could do
by (1.1k points)

3 Answers

0 votes
I think the retention policy is almost a side issue.

The council needs to get clarity on what money has been spent and what legal documents been changed/agreed to, without proper authority.
by (10.4k points)
0 votes
The normally accepted time is 6 years, what does your retention policy say ?
by (11.6k points)
0 votes
Agree with John, the emails themselves aren't the issue but the actions are.
by (19.6k points)

Welcome to Town & Parish Councillor Q&A, where you can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community. All genuine questions and answers are welcome. Follow us on Twitter to see the latest questions as they are asked - click on the image button above or follow @TownCouncilQA. Posts from new members may be delayed as we are unfortunately obliged to check each one for spam. Spammers will be blacklisted.

You may find the following links useful:

We have a privacy policy and a cookie policy.

Clares Cushions logo Peacock cushion

Clare's Cushions creates beautiful hand made cushions and home accessories from gorgeous comtemporary fabrics. We have a fantastic selection of prints including Sophie Allport and Orla Kiely designs and most covers can be ordered either alone or with a cushion inner. Buying new cushions is an affordable and effective way to update your home interior, they're also a great gift idea. Visit our site now

2,982 questions
5,844 answers
10,136 users
Google Analytics Alternative