Tories will continue to pick chairman for High Wycombe Town Committee

Cllr Richard Scott

Cllr Gary Hall

Cllr Trevor Snaith

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THE ruling Conservative party will continue to select a chairman for the High Wycombe Town Committee, a Marlow-based council chief says.

Cllr Richard Scott, Leader of Wycombe District Council, said the Tories will still appoint the chairman of the committee – after once again stating his belief it does not need replacing by a High Wycombe Town Council.

Princes Risborough Cllr Gary Hall likened the council supremo to Vladimir Putin for continuing to impose a Tory chairman upon the committee, on which the Conservatives are the minority.

He asked when would the Tories allow members who are elected in High Wycombe to "stand up for their town" and appoint their own chairman.

Cllr Scott, ward member for Marlow South East, replied: “The [council’s various] committees are decided by the ruling party, and we will continue with that and appoint an excellent chairman.

“We are the minority on the High Wycombe Town Committee but it works exceedingly well and serves its residents well.

“The proposals that come through from the committee are accepted by this council, unless it’s due to legislative matters which we must follow.”

Cllr Trevor Snaith once again urged the leader to set-up a High Wycombe town council at Monday night’s Full Council meeting.

Or he said Cllr Scott could ‘reduce the tax burden on residents in his beloved Marlow if he replaced Marlow Town Council with a toothless town committee’.

But WDC’s leader said Cllr Snaith’s comparison made between the political set-ups in the two towns were “meaningless” and “not relevant”.

Cllr Scott said Marlow Town Council was established in 1974 when High Wycombe declined the chance to do the same.

He added: “It’s the cost and quality of service that is most important to residents, not who makes the decisions.

“I have still not seen a compelling case for a Wycombe Town Council. I don’t see the benefit of scrapping the committee – it is well represented and all its propositions have been endorsed by this council.”

The Wycombe Town Committee does not have any executive powers.

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9:22am Wed 30 Apr 14

Darren Hayday says...

Let’s be honest shall we..If Tory Cllr Richard Scott were to see plans that did show real benefits and how it would be paid for, etc (i.e. a rock solid plan) he still wouldn’t be interested in having a Wycombe Town Council.. They do not want to give up any level of power that they have held for a long time.

Democracy?

Ermmm... not really.

I honestly do feel sorry for everyone that continues to vote Conservative in this area - they know where you live and they come knocking you up on each election.

Why do you continue to vote for them?

Are you aware that there are a number of Cllrs that are only 'paper candidates' or how a sizeable amount of them are only seen on elections? - They spend most of their time at meetings, collecting brownie points to get promotions. The same can be said for MP's as well.

Democracy? Well in the UK we may have the closest thing to a true democracy but I'm sorry to say that the 3 main parties all know how to play the same game and keep on winning.

Of course Richard doesn’t want to allow someone else from outside the Conservatives to be the Chairman of this committee... lol
Let’s be honest shall we..If Tory Cllr Richard Scott were to see plans that did show real benefits and how it would be paid for, etc (i.e. a rock solid plan) he still wouldn’t be interested in having a Wycombe Town Council.. They do not want to give up any level of power that they have held for a long time. Democracy? Ermmm... not really. I honestly do feel sorry for everyone that continues to vote Conservative in this area - they know where you live and they come knocking you up on each election. Why do you continue to vote for them? Are you aware that there are a number of Cllrs that are only 'paper candidates' or how a sizeable amount of them are only seen on elections? - They spend most of their time at meetings, collecting brownie points to get promotions. The same can be said for MP's as well. Democracy? Well in the UK we may have the closest thing to a true democracy but I'm sorry to say that the 3 main parties all know how to play the same game and keep on winning. Of course Richard doesn’t want to allow someone else from outside the Conservatives to be the Chairman of this committee... lol Darren Hayday
  • Score: 7

10:55am Wed 30 Apr 14

geoffW says...

Little boys and girls playing at politics again, full of their own self importance.

And that goes for the whole bloomin' lot of them whether they be conservative, labour, Lib-dem, UKIP, green, independent or monster raving loony.

I notice that Darren's in again first and uses the opportunity to have a go at the conservatives more to electioneer for himself rather than any other reason.
Little boys and girls playing at politics again, full of their own self importance. And that goes for the whole bloomin' lot of them whether they be conservative, labour, Lib-dem, UKIP, green, independent or monster raving loony. I notice that Darren's in again first and uses the opportunity to have a go at the conservatives more to electioneer for himself rather than any other reason. geoffW
  • Score: -5

11:05am Wed 30 Apr 14

Darren Hayday says...

geoffW wrote:
Little boys and girls playing at politics again, full of their own self importance.

And that goes for the whole bloomin' lot of them whether they be conservative, labour, Lib-dem, UKIP, green, independent or monster raving loony.

I notice that Darren's in again first and uses the opportunity to have a go at the conservatives more to electioneer for himself rather than any other reason.
Sorry Mr BIG MAN - I'm not standing for any elections (as far as I'm aware!). Also for the record I think that the Labour, Conservative and Libdem parties are all the same as each-other = incompetent and only looking out for themselves rather than the people that voted for them.
[quote][p][bold]geoffW[/bold] wrote: Little boys and girls playing at politics again, full of their own self importance. And that goes for the whole bloomin' lot of them whether they be conservative, labour, Lib-dem, UKIP, green, independent or monster raving loony. I notice that Darren's in again first and uses the opportunity to have a go at the conservatives more to electioneer for himself rather than any other reason.[/p][/quote]Sorry Mr BIG MAN - I'm not standing for any elections (as far as I'm aware!). Also for the record I think that the Labour, Conservative and Libdem parties are all the same as each-other = incompetent and only looking out for themselves rather than the people that voted for them. Darren Hayday
  • Score: 4

11:18pm Wed 7 May 14

Mr Silent Majority says...

Shocked! More drivel from Cllr Hayday.

Voted in as an Independent - joins the UKIP team immediately
Bangs on about A&E - no longer on the relevant BCC Committee
Insults almost half the voting constituents of Wycombe for voting for a party that has balanced the budget at WDC, frozen tax, delivers services.
Says he not standing for election when he's already an Independent CC, and wants to stand in Booker and Cressex at next years WDC elections.

Yawn!
Shocked! More drivel from Cllr Hayday. Voted in as an Independent - joins the UKIP team immediately Bangs on about A&E - no longer on the relevant BCC Committee Insults almost half the voting constituents of Wycombe for voting for a party that has balanced the budget at WDC, frozen tax, delivers services. Says he not standing for election when he's already an Independent CC, and wants to stand in Booker and Cressex at next years WDC elections. Yawn! Mr Silent Majority
  • Score: 0

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