Re the number of council members:
As the present council apparently take little or no notice of the wishes of those they elected to represent.
Nor do they have any apparent regard for the assets they are supposed to protect and utilise.
Perhaps it would be better to retain just four council members and get rid of the dead wood.
This would have no detrimental effect whatsoever on the running of all that is involved, and providing the four retained were of the right ones, could only get better.