They should be reported to the monitoring officer for County Durham for breaking the councillors code of conduct. Councillors are to accept scrutiny from us. They handle our money, have a direct effect on our living conditions and nine times out of ten parish and town council committees seem to believe they are private members clubs. They are not. They are statutory bodies that are ruled by laws. They are also not infallible and can be removed by us at election time. They are responsible to us, not to themselves. Time they realised they are just ordinary people and are where they are because of us and can be kicked out just as easily. The government has handed the people a great deal of new laws to enable them to directly alter their environment and services.They have also given the people laws of transparency and rights we have not had before. Jaqueline and people like her are fighting to bring this information to the residents and many times come up against the old warhorse of councillors misunderstanding their position in society and not informing the residents of the new and exciting rights given to us. Anyone can be a councillor. You do not need a degree, you do not sit a test. You DO or should, care for the community and mix with the people and ALWAYS be open and fair minded. YOU can be a councillor. Why not give it a go at the next elections?