Councillors who are dishonest

Yes, I know we’ve heard it all before, but …

“I find it appalling that our elected officials are prepared to commit acts of abuse and then happily lie to cover their tracks, I find it equally disturbing that other councillors are happy to support them by refusing to give an account of the incident.

There were two very clear and separate accounts of the incident, statements from senior councillors who are new to their positions gave their account which were honest in their recollections. We then have the second group of statements that are made by the longer serving members, the two sets of statements are total opposites to each other.

It is not possible for both sets to be accurate there can only be one set that is accurate and one set that is fictitious, also the separating line is very clearly between newer councillors and longer serving councillors, the chances of that by accident is extremely small.

The final point is that the inaccurate statements have simply swapped over the names of the two people involved to make the guilty party entirely innocent.

As things go, all in all an extremely clumsy and ill thought through attempt at deception but it did work for them but all parties involved know they are lying but are not prepared to address it.

I have listed my complaint to the Monitoring Officer so anyone interested can draw his or her own conclusions as to the truth.

I readily accept the complaint is long because I tried to approach it from different angles hoping that one would gel with the reader, not to be unfortunately.”

This letter was posted on the website Preston parish council problems on 10 February 2013.
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Interesting! It seems Melbourn is not the only council to have suffered this type of issue.




  • So, another week, where is the car park report ?

    where is the recording of the in camera meeting, standing orders say all meting must be recorded so the clerk can check. Clerk says she did not make one, despite the clerk and the cjair being asked before meeting to make it available.

    Where is the resignation letter of the car park committee chairman that the PC chair promised at the PC meeting would be published,

    where are the original car park committee minutes, that the PC chair promised would be released. How long can they not publish minutes of meetings that were not held in camera ?

    despite multiple requests, they have still not released.

    Ah well,

    the same old councilors doing the same old things,

  • Interesting, Almost a year, and the same old councillors in Melbourn are doing the same old thing.

    Car park report, which I understand is about why the contracting out of this went so wrong,
    all in secret ‘working party meetings’ by the councillors concerned with the contract preparation

    the councillors then resigning as the contract is prepared to be signed,
    leaving other councillors to pick up the mess, and do the best they can.

    its all in the published and open meetings of the time,

    But the independent report is being reviewed in councilor working parties in secret,
    and then debated at a secret meeting on Monday

    Before a probably redacted / cut down / abridged / amended one might be release,

    We shall see

    • We will see the document on Monday of that I am certain, they will not want to go down that same road as they did with the Grievance report.

      At least published in full view of the public, those who wish to comment will have the opportunity to debate it publicly.

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