Council meets again for top secret Shrimps talks

Morecambe Football Club.
Morecambe Football Club.

Mystery surrounds the second round of behind-closed-doors Lancaster City Council talks about Morecambe Football Club in as many weeks.

A council meeting set to take place at Morecambe Town Hall tonight is confidential as the press and public are excluded.

This is because discussions are classed as ‘exempt’ under the Local Government Act.

The council has confirmed that the talks are about Morecambe FC.

According to law, if an agenda item includes information about the financial or business affairs of any particular person, including the local authority, it can be made exempt.

Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission.

The talks were held over from a previous council meeting on April 13 where the item was also exempt.

We understand the adjournment was because councillors wanted more time to consider the issue before making a decision.

It is not clear yet if any decision made at tonight’s meeting will be made public.