As a Parish Council consultant I hear, sadly far too often, of councillors who find it difficult to work together or with their officers. Sometimes, if all parties are willing to respect each other's opinions, issues can be resolved, but occasionally it may mean a brand-new start.
Following the resignation of all members of the previous council and their clerk, the residents of Tugby & Keythorpe in Leicestershire elected five new councillors, none of whom had previous parish experience.
I was invited to help them with the procedures and to understand the Council's powers and duties. We agreed new standing orders, firmed up the financial management and set about 'catching up' on the five months during which the village had been without an active Parish Council.