Chairman criticised by councillor for "offensive" behaviour

Bucks Free Press: Linda Derrick Linda Derrick

A PARISH councillor has criticised a residents association chairman about his behaviour at a public meeting, which she said was "offensive."

At last week's monthly Hughenden Parish Council meeting Cllr Linda Derrick said Tony Konieczny, chairman of Hughenden Valley Residents Association, was rude to her and Cllr Brian Swain at one of the association's meeting.

Mr Konieczny had written an email back to the chairman of the parish council, Roger Beavil, who had expressed his concern on Cllr Derrick's behalf.

Cllr Derrick said: "I would like to raise Mr Konieczny's behaviour at an open meeting.

"We asked for an apology for the behaviour to the meeting Brian and I want to.

"He emailed back with what I think is inaccurate, misleading and no apology.

"There is no recognition in that email that his behaviour was offensive."

Cllr Beavil said Mr Konieczny replied with if his language caused Linda Derrick offence he apologies.

Cllr Derrick threatened to say what Mr Konieczny said, but other councillors discouraged her.

Cllr Beavil said: "I don't want unruly meetings."

The matter was left, as Cllr Derrick said she simply wanted to raise the issue.

Mr Konieczny told the BFP: "Essentially she was not invited to the meeting. It was not a public meeting. It was a residents association meeting.

"She refused to leave when asked to do so and she used offensive language within the meeting when it started, for which she was reprimanded and for which she has not since apologised.

"The constitution of the residents association is it is open to everybody who lives within the area and is a paid up member of the residents association. Linda Derrick is neither of these and she had no right to be there."

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6:57am Wed 16 Apr 14

MunsterX says...

I do wish these morons in Hughenden would get there act together, we are forever hearing about "he said that, they did that, she stole that etc...".

The problem with middle England is that so many have too much time on their hands; pillars of the community regress in both conduct and standards. Get a job punks!
I do wish these morons in Hughenden would get there act together, we are forever hearing about "he said that, they did that, she stole that etc...". The problem with middle England is that so many have too much time on their hands; pillars of the community regress in both conduct and standards. Get a job punks! MunsterX
  • Score: 8

9:01am Wed 16 Apr 14

N17YIDDOS says...

HPC is like a long running soap opera. Over the years, theft, squabbling, positioning, self-centered, court cases, non payback of money, poor judgement, bullying of residents, laughable decisions. I understand the new councillor is already chair of four other committees - fortunately he must know it all.
HPC is like a long running soap opera. Over the years, theft, squabbling, positioning, self-centered, court cases, non payback of money, poor judgement, bullying of residents, laughable decisions. I understand the new councillor is already chair of four other committees - fortunately he must know it all. N17YIDDOS
  • Score: 5

9:20am Wed 16 Apr 14

piran says...

A good example of irrelevant parish-pump politics. Look you lot who were elected stop being squabbling children and do your job
A good example of irrelevant parish-pump politics. Look you lot who were elected stop being squabbling children and do your job piran
  • Score: 8

9:22am Wed 16 Apr 14

Bajina says...

Such a nice area, Hughenden Valley, Bryants Bottom and Cryers Hill.
And there can be no need for offensive behavior, especially from a Chairman!

The best and most commonsense comment was ''The matter was left, as Cllr Derrick said she simply wanted to raise the issue.''

Lets hope civil behavior and respect has been restored.
Such a nice area, Hughenden Valley, Bryants Bottom and Cryers Hill. And there can be no need for offensive behavior, especially from a Chairman! The best and most commonsense comment was ''The matter was left, as Cllr Derrick said she simply wanted to raise the issue.'' Lets hope civil behavior and respect has been restored. Bajina
  • Score: 2

10:32am Wed 16 Apr 14

Kania 2000 says...

Civility along with good manners cost nothing! Just what we have become to expect from this bunch! Its time you all just got on with the job you have be elected to do.
Civility along with good manners cost nothing! Just what we have become to expect from this bunch! Its time you all just got on with the job you have be elected to do. Kania 2000
  • Score: 4

8:15pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Belisarius says...

HPC had no time to help sort out the recent sewerage problem at Hughenden, too busy holding 'kangaroo courts'. Now they employ three Clerks and achieve even less, not only are they incompetent, they are a disgrace. Time to send this bunch of wasters on their way!
HPC had no time to help sort out the recent sewerage problem at Hughenden, too busy holding 'kangaroo courts'. Now they employ three Clerks and achieve even less, not only are they incompetent, they are a disgrace. Time to send this bunch of wasters on their way! Belisarius
  • Score: 11

10:05pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Minority Report says...

Isn't this a case of 'the pot calling the kettle black' didn't a Hughenden Parish Councillor last year used inappropriate language to a member of the public during a council meeting. Hughenden council, comment and assure the public that it's not a case.
Isn't this a case of 'the pot calling the kettle black' didn't a Hughenden Parish Councillor last year used inappropriate language to a member of the public during a council meeting. Hughenden council, comment and assure the public that it's not a case. Minority Report
  • Score: 4

2:54pm Thu 17 Apr 14

legiopatrianostra says...

But Derrick is always ruddy well offended by one thing for another, what's new?
But Derrick is always ruddy well offended by one thing for another, what's new? legiopatrianostra
  • Score: 3

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