Thurrock Council have announced that the Mayor Maureen Pearce will not be attending this years Scientology Gala Dinner at Saint Hill, East Grinstead, East Sussex.
Shame, looks like you will be missing a good bash, getting to hob-nob with John Travolta, Tom Cruise and, erm, Mary-Ellen from the Waltons.
As we revealed yesterday, Councillors and officers have, for several years, being enjoying the hospitality of the controversial religion/cult (delete as appropriate).
We don’t have a problem (who are we to judge) but it does seem a mite strange that in seven years there hasn’t been a column inch of publicity: no press release to the Gazette and not a mention at Mayor’s announcements in council meetings.
We could be wrong.