Archive for December 2014

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With the proliferation of political websites in the county, I have decided to do an end of the year review. The most recent entry into the field is Cllr Simon Hancock, Cabinet member with responsibility for old folk, like me. It begins, rather unpromisingly: “Welcome to my new website neylandnews.org.uk to showcase my work as... Read More »

Bogey men

Following Mr Parry-Jones’ gold-plated exit, there has been much talk of a change in culture in the Kremlin on Cleddau. I fear it will be an uphill task. Unfortunately, a situation has developed where the ruling clique uses its majority to get its own way by hook or by crook. One much used tactic is... Read More »

Up to the minute

At October’s meeting of full council we voted to go into private session to discuss the chief executive’s severance payment. There was a lengthy debate during which several opposition members argued that debate should be held in public session. Just before the recorded vote was taken I asked: “Assuming we do go into private session... Read More »

Johnny come lately

When my NoM calling for the release of correspondence between PCC, WEFO and Mr Cathal McCosker on the subject of repayments of grant monies came before last week’s audit committee, I took the opportunity to have a bit of fun at the expense of my old chum Cllr Johnny Allen-Mirehouse. Old Grumpy: “Some members will... Read More »

Legal wrangles

Last Monday’s audit committee meeting was a lively affair. Unfortunately the lay chairman Mr Peter Jones failed to show and the vice chairman, IPPG stalwart Cllr Mike James, inserted himself in the chair. Cllr Jacob Williams objected to this on the basis that the law appears to debar members of an executive group i.e a... Read More »