Invariably, this takes the form of an introductory political speech from Cllr Poole on 'Greedy bankers,' 'millionaire public school' toffs and how the economic crisis is a fantasy, made-up by the ConDems, as an excuse to steal public sector pensions and smear the outstanding work of fifteen years of Labour Government.
Short pause then, for the regular finger-pointing chant on how a Labour government gave us new hospitals, schools - and several small foreign wars, before the important business of the evening starts-
I wonder what David Miliband would make of it all and if you don't believe me come along and see how local government works, despite the exhausted slogans and regular interruptions, for yourself.
In the photos, yet another Minnis bay car park puncture and pictured, Sammy the Terrier who is 90 today. In dog years anyway. She's had 1 candle in a corned beef sandwich to celebrate!