BACK TO BLOGGING. (Back events).

Since the 3rd May election, the transition from the Coalition to a Labour led administration has been smooth with Messrs Shotton & Attridge moving into Cabinet mode. They got the majority needed to govern after Tony Sharps abandoned his former albatross Leader and formed an alliance with Labour to put Aaron into the all powerful top slot. No matter! Arnold Woolley came to power when the rightful leader in waiting, Patrick Heesom was denied the job, (Blogs passim) Cllr Woolley still hung on to the leadership role in the most dubious circumstances as have been described (ad nauseous) before. Time for a welcome change!

Regular readers will know that Patrick was tossed into the waiting arms of the Ombudsman on a bullying allegation. It will be known that despite the still rising legal bill of over £3million, in an enquiry that started in March 2009, Patrick’s tribunal has still not finished! Its scheduled to resume in September 2012, some three years on. Justice delayed is justice denied will not dent our Teflon Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. Patrick’s Adjudication Panel seem unable to grasp that Patrick’s tribunal should now be stopped once and for all now that a High Court decision was made in favour of a community cllr. He challenged the guilty finding of his own Adjudication Panel under freedom of speech. Article 10 & won.

Patrick’s Panel. (high court judge included) are determined to ignore an important new stated case law or acknowledge the previous wrongdoing by Cllr Woolley their star witness, who played a major part bringing me down. When I learnt that the chairman of the panel who found me guilty of misleading the Ombudsman in 2010, was officiating in the Klaus Armstrong Braun tribunal last March, I ensured she received a letter from me explaining that she had been duped by the Woolley journal. She was told that the AW journal had been exposed as a lie and the author should be on the way to a criminal trial. “Would Helen Cole please use her influence to allow me to clear my name”? My pleas fell on very deaf ears. Another official brick wall was rolled out by Stephen Phipps, the Adjudication Panel’s chief minder. “Cllr Halford you are aware the panel will take no evidence until Cllr Heesom’s panel has been concluded.”

How can Cllr Heesom ever get justice against this backcloth of unfairness & duplicity. Ms Cole’s boss, Peter Tyndall too was totally hoodwinked by the Colonial cop’s diary. Th PSOW is in denial over the flawed diary and refuses to take steps to right the wrong against me, preferring to insist that Woolley’s complaint that I had been disrespectful was to be investigated and yet ignoring my own complaint that Woolley had lied on oath.(see Blogs Passim). Cllr Woolley is under the protection of Patrick’s Panel who (as readers will know), refuse to release the transcripts that will prove the perjury.

To sum up, the recent stated case case has effectively killed the bullying allegations as Patrick Heesom was entitled to offer an opinion under Artricle 10;freedom of speech. Faced with evidence that my own panel was based on lies, my Panel chairman has ignored the FACTS that my guilty finding is unsafe. Patrick’s Panel has heard from themselves that Cllr Woolley has admitted on oath that part of his journal just could not have happened”. What more does the Panel need to admit that Patrick can never get a fair trial in front of these biased people.

That Aaron has taken over from former leader failed leadership can only be for the good of us all but Labour in power have not challenged two very bizarre appointments. I keep giggling when I recall that Arnold is now a member of the County’s Standards Committee and is one of the seven members on the Audit committee. These appointments just beggar belief.

Amusement has also been caused by Cllr Tony Sharpe’s appointment to the Chair of Licensing. His predilection for conducting much Authority business from his other office: Wetherspoons, Mold is well known. Unkind folks suggest that the Mold office may feature even more strongly as Cllr Sharps official HQ. “Bottoms’ Up Tony. The new job must be much more rewarding than playing second fiddle to the avaricious Arnold.

I was delighted to accept the Labour gifted nomination of myself as Chair of Audit when the Audit Committee met on 25th June. I will be ably supported by a new lay member; a post demanded by Welsh Government to make this committee legal. Paul William’s CV is most impressive and he’s currently working as a Welsh Government subsidiary with a difficult brief to turn round failing companies and trying to keep people in jobs. His overall boss is Edwina who is a very tough cookie so I hope his new role as my vice chair will be less challenging.

Most of my work involves trying to solve problems of rats, uncleared waste, long grass and unruly hedges but a much bigger problem over a noisy road is really proving a headache. Despite my incredible efforts ranging over months now, I’ve hit the buffers badly over this road noise issue.

I am shocked that officers have gone back on all previous promises to find a cure. If Carl Sergeant, Local Government minister offers no help in his long awaited reply to my concerns and no aid is given to long suffering residents, burdened with as increasing road noise problem, I must consider pressing the nuclear button. My residents quality of life is suffering.

How badly are we served by some officials.


One Comment

  1. Dave Smith says:


    I believe both yourself and Patrick are the victims of a conspiracy between the glorious (former) leader and officers which as it has involved perjury should definitely be examined further in a criminal court. The involvement of the executive and the compliant supporters of the Ombudsman’s Office is sinister in the extreme as it involved the manipulation and negation of a mandate that was democratically determined. The cases against both of you are a shambles worthy only of a banana republic at its worse and are entirely anti democratic.


    Dave Smith

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