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Elections => Swindon Council Elections 2006 => Topic started by: johndoyle on June 08, 2006, 10:43:52 AM

Title: Naughty
Post by: johndoyle on June 08, 2006, 10:43:52 AM
now it becomes clearer why Dougie wasn't selected to stand again at the May 4th election :

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/swindonnewsheadlines/display.var.786636.0.secret_meeting_over_illegal_garden_shed.php (http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/swindonnewsheadlines/display.var.786636.0.secret_meeting_over_illegal_garden_shed.php)

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Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: mjad on June 08, 2006, 12:19:07 PM
not a bright move by Dougie!  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: Alligator on June 08, 2006, 01:15:28 PM
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Now, more than a year since the complaint was made and Coun Stewart has stepped down from the council, the planning committee is to hear the case in secret.

Rather than hear the case in public at the council's planning committee meeting next Tuesday, the council has listed the affair to be heard after the public and press are excluded.

So why the secrecy over the case hearing?   ???
Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: johndoyle on June 08, 2006, 10:03:43 PM
presumably to show the true meaning of open and transparent local government....  :-X 

I suspect that the report has been delayed by the Conservative Group as part of a damage limitation exercise so that the matter is not referred to the Standards Board.  A former Councillor can't be referred to the Standards Board as I understand it.



Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: mjad on June 09, 2006, 06:34:52 AM

So why the secrecy over the case hearing?   ???

all hearings are in p&c session - always have been.  was on the old style standards board in Swindon & cannot even tell you who was investigated
Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: johndoyle on June 09, 2006, 05:25:39 PM

So why the secrecy over the case hearing?   ???

all hearings are in p&c session - always have been.  was on the old style standards board in Swindon & cannot even tell you who was investigated

why?

Will there be any push by the Conservatives to change this and ensure more open and transparent local government?

Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: Jess on June 19, 2006, 02:38:13 PM
The shed's to go...

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/swindonnewsheadlines/display.var.799178.0.council_is_to_take_action_over_shed.php

TOWN planners will tell former Conservative councillor Douglas Stewart to apply for planning permission for an unauthorised shed in his Peatmoor back garden.


Well, not exactly going but Douggie needs to get planning for it.
The Adver carries a photo of said shed; looks to me a lot like a fancy extension
Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: Tobes on June 20, 2006, 01:08:03 PM
You could only get 'Shedgate' in Swindon, huh?
Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: mjad on June 20, 2006, 01:21:29 PM
You could only get 'Shedgate' in Swindon, huh?

reckon with that name it would be more likely in Gloucester
Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: ZPW on June 20, 2006, 03:29:00 PM
There's a town in leicestshire calle shepshed.
dreaful place. maybe we should send douggie there for penance.
Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: Geoff Reid on June 21, 2006, 10:39:53 PM
There's a town in leicestshire calle shepshed.
dreaful place. maybe we should send douggie there for penance.


Isn't Shepshed just up the road from that other famous Leicestershire grot-hole 'Coalville' ?  :-X
Title: Re: Naughty
Post by: ZPW on June 22, 2006, 06:34:05 AM
Yes, or as the locals have it ko'vul
also not far from that fine town ,swindon's true twinnie DERBY.