Archive for March 2017

Hot gossip

Hot gossipA couple of weeks ago, I reported on rumours circulating in the members’ tearoom that, in order to protect their electoral backs, three IPPG members were about to defect to the Conservatives. Following a study of previous election results (and, I must admit, a tip-off from a well informed source) I concluded that the three ruling... Read More »

Cabinet puddings

For the past few months, Grumpette has been on a mission over the amount PCC charges owners of former council houses when they wish to buy the piece of grass in front of their properties with a view to providing themselves with off-street parking. This was brought to her attention by one of her constituents... Read More »

Rhodri’s return

A reader has sent me a link to a story on the BBC’s website about a Rhodri Colwyn Philipps who has been “charged with making malicious communications, with racially aggravated factors” to one Gina Miller, who many of you will know as the lady who brought the case that resulted in Theresa May being forced... Read More »

Lifting the veil

It appears that a public-spirited councillor has provided the press with the independent social worker’s report on events surrounding convicted paedophile Mik Smith’s application to become a foster parent. I have been pursuing this issue for upwards of two years and, although I am not responsible for the leak, I salute the member who was.... Read More »

A sorry business

Sorry was not the hardest word at last week’s meeting of full council as the chief executive and leader both apologised to members for failures of one sort or another. First to don the sackcloth was Mr Westley who apologised to Cllr Paul Miller for the council’s failure to produce a report on 3G pitches.... Read More »