How can a Parish Council abolish committees and and appoint councillors to working parties to carry out the work( all the usual duty areas: planning, finance, communications, playing fields, employment etc). A couple of points spring to mind that holding meetings of working parties in someones house without public notice of such meetings and essentially exclude members of the electorate, followed by no minutes of the meetings flies totally in the face of the requirements of councils to meet obligations of the Nolan principles and the Localism act which demands openness and transparency of councils as laid out in their standing orders etc.
These working parties then put together a very loose "report " of what they have discussed usually with a recommendation (usually on investigation flawed or incompetent or bad value for money) to council which is unquestioningly adopted. They are also called upon to put together their planned costings for inclusion in budget and precept proposals which they, correct me if I am wrong do not have or had delegated powers to do so
All attempts to question this state of affairs are ignored and side stepped.
Any advice as to how the PC can be persuaded to return to a committee structure with working parties answerable to it's particular committee when formed to carry out minor investigations.