Residents call for vote of no confidence in Hughenden Parish Council

Hughenden Parish Council chairman Peggy Ewart

Hughenden Parish Council chairman Peggy Ewart

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A STORMY meeting at Hughenden Parish Council last night resulted in another vote of no confidence from parishioners-the second this year.

John Beveridge of Hughenden Valley spoke on behalf of more than 40 residents in attendance and called for a vote of no confidence in the parish council, following an ongoing row about rural affordable housing.

Chairman Peggy Ewart suspended the meeting and said: “I am going to stop you because you have no right.”

Mr Beveridge continued with his speech with encouragement from other residents calling for “freedom of speech.”

He cited the reasons for the call, claiming the following: the council have not conformed to general parish council practices and its own code of conduct, its business has not been transparent and a minimal note of questions in public speaking was minuted.

Other claims from Mr Beveridge included conflicts of interest which have not been declared properly, not exercising due process or properly examining the case for Rural affordable housing and inaccurate financial reporting. (see link below for full speech)

He added: “The attitude of HPC and some of its members has been arrogant, uncaring and in disregard to the genuine and responsible concerns of parishioners and the organisations that represent them. HPC's performance is both inadequate and irresponsible; it is failing in its public duty.”

The policeman who was in attendance after giving his report earlier in the meeting asked Mr Beveridge to leave but parishioners asked for him to continue. 49 people supported a vote of no confidence and there were two abstentions. He left when he finished talking.

There was a vote of no confidence in the parish council at the Annual General Meeting in May. The row began in the parish about the process to find sites for rural affordable housing after a site in Warrendene Road was named which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Green Belt and agricultural land in a previous survey.

A new housing needs survey has been sent out.

Last night Cllr Ewart said: “We have a job to do. If you will allow us to get on with that job you may stay, otherwise the meeting will be closed.”

She said the vote had not been recorded. Most of the residents then left the meeting, which had started with a statement from the chairman (see link below).

Buckinghamshire County Councillor Richard Pushman said: “I cannot understand the motivation for so much venom that is being generated at the current time.”

He said residents were “single minded on this particular issue” and it was a “sad state of affairs” and said the vote was not legally binding. He said he “understood” their concern but it can be discussed.

Later in the meeting councillors discussed a “particularly unpleasant piece of blogging” on the Bucks Free Press website about the clerk, Lynne Turner.

The comment was made on one of the Hughenden Parish Council stories on September 15.The comment was removed by the BFP following a complaint it was in breach of our terms and conditions.

Cllr Ewart said: “The clerk was extremely upset and I don't blame her.”

They decided to go to a solicitor and a letter has been sent to the BFP asking for the name of the person who wrote the blog.

She added: “With this particular one, we have spent some of the council's money in an attempt to find out the name of that particular blogger.”

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1:58pm Wed 13 Oct 10

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze says...

Excellent report BFP, accurate as ever.
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There were also 40 proxy votes supporting the vote of no confidence from people who were unable to attend but whose views are equally as strong, making a total of 89. The Clerk claimed that only 26 voted in favour at the May APM, so that's more than a three-fold increase in the number of active residents losing confidence in HPC over 5 months. Unless of course the vote in May was more like 60...
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I'm afraid that Councillor Pushman's comments were based on what seems to be a very limited / selective understanding of what has been going on. I think he was emboldened by the fact that the public gallery had cleared by the time he spoke. Unfortunately some key witnesses remained and his words were captured verbatim.
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His comments about 'venom' and other 'vs' were completely overblown. He adopted a very different persona and attitude to the so-called 'single minded' voters when he encountered them outside the building afterwards. His suggestion that they might damage his car in the car park, although said in jest, was provacative and unwise.
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Good luck to HPC in tracking down the Scarlet Pimpernell-esque blogger. Clearly there are going to be Data Protection and Confidentiality issues at stake at BFP. I certainly would not support any use of taxpayers' money in seeking him (or her) here, there or everywhere.
Excellent report BFP, accurate as ever. - There were also 40 proxy votes supporting the vote of no confidence from people who were unable to attend but whose views are equally as strong, making a total of 89. The Clerk claimed that only 26 voted in favour at the May APM, so that's more than a three-fold increase in the number of active residents losing confidence in HPC over 5 months. Unless of course the vote in May was more like 60... - I'm afraid that Councillor Pushman's comments were based on what seems to be a very limited / selective understanding of what has been going on. I think he was emboldened by the fact that the public gallery had cleared by the time he spoke. Unfortunately some key witnesses remained and his words were captured verbatim. - His comments about 'venom' and other 'vs' were completely overblown. He adopted a very different persona and attitude to the so-called 'single minded' voters when he encountered them outside the building afterwards. His suggestion that they might damage his car in the car park, although said in jest, was provacative and unwise. - Good luck to HPC in tracking down the Scarlet Pimpernell-esque blogger. Clearly there are going to be Data Protection and Confidentiality issues at stake at BFP. I certainly would not support any use of taxpayers' money in seeking him (or her) here, there or everywhere. Ewartwhatyoubulldoze
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2:04pm Wed 13 Oct 10

I M Amazed says...

So readers, the absolute farce continues. This month with added characters to this pathetic soap opera (if only it was). It really is not very edifying watching a simple little Parish Council trying to justfy the unjustifyable. They got things badly wrong but are not prepared to admit it. The best adice that can be given is when in a deep hole, for goodness sake STOP DIGGING!

My word! it now takes 3 burly Police officers to act as minders for this accident prone parish council. Not only that, this council is spending OUR money on vindictive pursuit of someone with a grudge and who is prepared to blog it on this site. Nice to know that our hard earned money is being spent in such a useful way - 'NOT'.

By the way a little bird tells me that you can watch all the goings on by visitingon You Tube. It really is becoming a soap opera now.

Happy viewing folks.
So readers, the absolute farce continues. This month with added characters to this pathetic soap opera (if only it was). It really is not very edifying watching a simple little Parish Council trying to justfy the unjustifyable. They got things badly wrong but are not prepared to admit it. The best adice that can be given is when in a deep hole, for goodness sake STOP DIGGING! My word! it now takes 3 burly Police officers to act as minders for this accident prone parish council. Not only that, this council is spending OUR money on vindictive pursuit of someone with a grudge and who is prepared to blog it on this site. Nice to know that our hard earned money is being spent in such a useful way - 'NOT'. By the way a little bird tells me that you can watch all the goings on by visitingon You Tube. It really is becoming a soap opera now. Happy viewing folks. I M Amazed
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4:09pm Wed 13 Oct 10

Katep says...

Where was the black Maria? Surely they didn't expect us to be arrested and then drive ourselves to the nick

Cllr Pushman said outside after the meeting that the houses would not be built in Hughenden Valley. He misses the point. We will object to any building on AONB in the Parish.

With regard to his comments re Community Impact Bucks and the good work they do may I remind him that they have pocketed nearly 2 million pounds of tax payers money in five years. 91% of that on salaries. expenses etc.

I wrote to the Rural Enabler recently enquiring as to why it was necessary for her to decide on rural housing when WDC have a housing register and could do it themselves to save money only to be told to contact WDC who would explain the process to me.

WDC say they cannot build on rural exception sites. Only the Rural Enabler can do that. Its truly frightening that one person hell bent on covering the Green Belt with housing can have so much power.

Residents of Great Missenden have just received their housing needs survey and according to the GM PC minutes a site has been found in Prestwood but people of Great Missenden would still be eligible. Site before survey? Sounds familiar.

Well done to the BFP for such accurate reporting and also to Bev for being steadfast in the face of such adversity.
Where was the black Maria? Surely they didn't expect us to be arrested and then drive ourselves to the nick Cllr Pushman said outside after the meeting that the houses would not be built in Hughenden Valley. He misses the point. We will object to any building on AONB in the Parish. With regard to his comments re Community Impact Bucks and the good work they do may I remind him that they have pocketed nearly 2 million pounds of tax payers money in five years. 91% of that on salaries. expenses etc. I wrote to the Rural Enabler recently enquiring as to why it was necessary for her to decide on rural housing when WDC have a housing register and could do it themselves to save money only to be told to contact WDC who would explain the process to me. WDC say they cannot build on rural exception sites. Only the Rural Enabler can do that. Its truly frightening that one person hell bent on covering the Green Belt with housing can have so much power. Residents of Great Missenden have just received their housing needs survey and according to the GM PC minutes a site has been found in Prestwood but people of Great Missenden would still be eligible. Site before survey? Sounds familiar. Well done to the BFP for such accurate reporting and also to Bev for being steadfast in the face of such adversity. Katep
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4:39pm Wed 13 Oct 10

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze says...

I do hope the Pimpernell search won't end up being a vexatious one, costing taxpayers thousands and leading to:-

"Mr & Mrs S Ilent-Majority
The Folly
Warrendene Road"
I do hope the Pimpernell search won't end up being a vexatious one, costing taxpayers thousands and leading to:- "Mr & Mrs S Ilent-Majority The Folly Warrendene Road" Ewartwhatyoubulldoze
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5:08pm Wed 13 Oct 10

BigTommy says...

This really is like a soap opera. Another cliff-hanger ...
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Will the Parish Council decide to continue ignoring the people it is supposed to represent and go ahead regardless?
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What will be the response of John Beveridge, the People's champion?
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Will we ever learn the who the baby's father is?
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Will we find out who is behind the the string of arson attacks up at the allottments?
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Will it all be ok by Christmas when everyone can meet in the local for a good old sing-song and to wish eachother a happy new year?
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Ooops. Sorry. Got a bit confused there.
This really is like a soap opera. Another cliff-hanger ... ~ Will the Parish Council decide to continue ignoring the people it is supposed to represent and go ahead regardless? ~ What will be the response of John Beveridge, the People's champion? ~ Will we ever learn the who the baby's father is? ~ Will we find out who is behind the the string of arson attacks up at the allottments? ~ Will it all be ok by Christmas when everyone can meet in the local for a good old sing-song and to wish eachother a happy new year? ~ Ooops. Sorry. Got a bit confused there. BigTommy
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5:31pm Wed 13 Oct 10

J B Blackett says...

A state of confusion sounds like quit a common thing in the 'Valley' ( Valet ? Valee ? C'est La Vie ?)
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Also it sounds like someone ( no names , no pack driil ) needs a ruddy great push , man.
A state of confusion sounds like quit a common thing in the 'Valley' ( Valet ? Valee ? C'est La Vie ?) . Also it sounds like someone ( no names , no pack driil ) needs a ruddy great push , man. J B Blackett
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5:43pm Wed 13 Oct 10

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze says...

BigTommy wrote:
This really is like a soap opera. Another cliff-hanger ... ~ Will the Parish Council decide to continue ignoring the people it is supposed to represent and go ahead regardless? ~ What will be the response of John Beveridge, the People's champion? ~ Will we ever learn the who the baby's father is? ~ Will we find out who is behind the the string of arson attacks up at the allottments? ~ Will it all be ok by Christmas when everyone can meet in the local for a good old sing-song and to wish eachother a happy new year? ~ Ooops. Sorry. Got a bit confused there.
I don't now about that, but we definitely need some professional councilling.
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Or did I spell that incorrectly?
[quote][p][bold]BigTommy[/bold] wrote: This really is like a soap opera. Another cliff-hanger ... ~ Will the Parish Council decide to continue ignoring the people it is supposed to represent and go ahead regardless? ~ What will be the response of John Beveridge, the People's champion? ~ Will we ever learn the who the baby's father is? ~ Will we find out who is behind the the string of arson attacks up at the allottments? ~ Will it all be ok by Christmas when everyone can meet in the local for a good old sing-song and to wish eachother a happy new year? ~ Ooops. Sorry. Got a bit confused there.[/p][/quote]I don't now about that, but we definitely need some professional councilling. - Or did I spell that incorrectly? Ewartwhatyoubulldoze
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6:21pm Wed 13 Oct 10

N17YIDDOS says...

For years HPC have systematically crushed any individual who they have disagreed with. It is good to see that now a larger group of residents can now take them on and expose them for what they are. I fully support the vote of no confidence.
For years HPC have systematically crushed any individual who they have disagreed with. It is good to see that now a larger group of residents can now take them on and expose them for what they are. I fully support the vote of no confidence. N17YIDDOS
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6:27pm Wed 13 Oct 10

Ralph B says...

Well done John Beveridge, who is patently more intelligent than Cllr Ewart.

We had a similar problem in Stoke Poges, where the Chairman evicted the village football team from the Rec. and the village fought back.

I suspect the malaise is due to councillors treating their role as a hobby, being quite lazy and being used to having their own way.

Do what we did - buy a copy of 'Local Council Administration' by Arnold-Baker and check every decision and procedure. Point out breaches at the next meeting, ask for your comments to be minuted.

If the Council is split, reach out to those councillors who side with you and work together.

Challenge the councillors in the public sessions at meetings and by email. Make sure lots of parishioners attend the meetings. And find some good alternativecandidate
s to stand against the old guard at the next election.

Within 12 months we had 5 resignations and now have a new people-centred council that is committed to working with and for the community. It can be done. The two most obstructive councillors have also not been selected as candidates for district elections next year.

Please contact me if you need any further support.
Well done John Beveridge, who is patently more intelligent than Cllr Ewart. We had a similar problem in Stoke Poges, where the Chairman evicted the village football team from the Rec. and the village fought back. I suspect the malaise is due to councillors treating their role as a hobby, being quite lazy and being used to having their own way. Do what we did - buy a copy of 'Local Council Administration' by Arnold-Baker and check every decision and procedure. Point out breaches at the next meeting, ask for your comments to be minuted. If the Council is split, reach out to those councillors who side with you and work together. Challenge the councillors in the public sessions at meetings and by email. Make sure lots of parishioners attend the meetings. And find some good alternativecandidate s to stand against the old guard at the next election. Within 12 months we had 5 resignations and now have a new people-centred council that is committed to working with and for the community. It can be done. The two most obstructive councillors have also not been selected as candidates for district elections next year. Please contact me if you need any further support. Ralph B
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6:48pm Wed 13 Oct 10

Hogmeister says...

Well done John Beveridge! This is a free country, and he is entitled to express his opinions. I am particularly disturbed by the HPC Chair using the Police to attempt to suppress John's speech. This is a democracy and if you don't like the heat - get out of the kitchen.
This whole issue's been so badly handled the dander of the residents is now up. It is highly likely some of this Rotten Borough will lose their seats and rightly so. They can save themselves further shame by going gracefully now. Not only that but whereas some may have supported a compromise on housing of some sort before, not any more.
Strikes me a few of these characters (Cllr Pushman please note) need reminding we vote to put our representatives in place to act on OUR behalf they do NOT tell us what to do.

As for using the parishioner's money to pursue a legal claim against a blogger. I'm not happy seeing my money spent that way, we can spend it on better things, perhaps a referendum on removal of the HPC?
Well done John Beveridge! This is a free country, and he is entitled to express his opinions. I am particularly disturbed by the HPC Chair using the Police to attempt to suppress John's speech. This is a democracy and if you don't like the heat - get out of the kitchen. This whole issue's been so badly handled the dander of the residents is now up. It is highly likely some of this Rotten Borough will lose their seats and rightly so. They can save themselves further shame by going gracefully now. Not only that but whereas some may have supported a compromise on housing of some sort before, not any more. Strikes me a few of these characters (Cllr Pushman please note) need reminding we vote to put our representatives in place to act on OUR behalf they do NOT tell us what to do. As for using the parishioner's money to pursue a legal claim against a blogger. I'm not happy seeing my money spent that way, we can spend it on better things, perhaps a referendum on removal of the HPC? Hogmeister
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7:28pm Wed 13 Oct 10

Ralph B says...

Hogmeister wrote:
Well done John Beveridge! This is a free country, and he is entitled to express his opinions. I am particularly disturbed by the HPC Chair using the Police to attempt to suppress John's speech. This is a democracy and if you don't like the heat - get out of the kitchen.
This whole issue's been so badly handled the dander of the residents is now up. It is highly likely some of this Rotten Borough will lose their seats and rightly so. They can save themselves further shame by going gracefully now. Not only that but whereas some may have supported a compromise on housing of some sort before, not any more.
Strikes me a few of these characters (Cllr Pushman please note) need reminding we vote to put our representatives in place to act on OUR behalf they do NOT tell us what to do.

As for using the parishioner's money to pursue a legal claim against a blogger. I'm not happy seeing my money spent that way, we can spend it on better things, perhaps a referendum on removal of the HPC?
Hogmeister wrote: 'As for using the parishioner's money to pursue a legal claim against a blogger. I'm not happy seeing my money spent that way, we can spend it on better things, perhaps a referendum on removal of the HPC?'

Your Annual Parish meeting rules probably permit you to vote for a poll to be held on any question arising. (See Arnold-Baker 10.9)
[quote][p][bold]Hogmeister[/bold] wrote: Well done John Beveridge! This is a free country, and he is entitled to express his opinions. I am particularly disturbed by the HPC Chair using the Police to attempt to suppress John's speech. This is a democracy and if you don't like the heat - get out of the kitchen. This whole issue's been so badly handled the dander of the residents is now up. It is highly likely some of this Rotten Borough will lose their seats and rightly so. They can save themselves further shame by going gracefully now. Not only that but whereas some may have supported a compromise on housing of some sort before, not any more. Strikes me a few of these characters (Cllr Pushman please note) need reminding we vote to put our representatives in place to act on OUR behalf they do NOT tell us what to do. As for using the parishioner's money to pursue a legal claim against a blogger. I'm not happy seeing my money spent that way, we can spend it on better things, perhaps a referendum on removal of the HPC?[/p][/quote]Hogmeister wrote: 'As for using the parishioner's money to pursue a legal claim against a blogger. I'm not happy seeing my money spent that way, we can spend it on better things, perhaps a referendum on removal of the HPC?' Your Annual Parish meeting rules probably permit you to vote for a poll to be held on any question arising. (See Arnold-Baker 10.9) Ralph B
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9:53pm Wed 13 Oct 10

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze says...

Ralph B wrote:
Well done John Beveridge, who is patently more intelligent than Cllr Ewart. We had a similar problem in Stoke Poges, where the Chairman evicted the village football team from the Rec. and the village fought back. I suspect the malaise is due to councillors treating their role as a hobby, being quite lazy and being used to having their own way. Do what we did - buy a copy of 'Local Council Administration' by Arnold-Baker and check every decision and procedure. Point out breaches at the next meeting, ask for your comments to be minuted. If the Council is split, reach out to those councillors who side with you and work together. Challenge the councillors in the public sessions at meetings and by email. Make sure lots of parishioners attend the meetings. And find some good alternativecandidate s to stand against the old guard at the next election. Within 12 months we had 5 resignations and now have a new people-centred council that is committed to working with and for the community. It can be done. The two most obstructive councillors have also not been selected as candidates for district elections next year. Please contact me if you need any further support.
Ralph - give us a sign...
[quote][p][bold]Ralph B[/bold] wrote: Well done John Beveridge, who is patently more intelligent than Cllr Ewart. We had a similar problem in Stoke Poges, where the Chairman evicted the village football team from the Rec. and the village fought back. I suspect the malaise is due to councillors treating their role as a hobby, being quite lazy and being used to having their own way. Do what we did - buy a copy of 'Local Council Administration' by Arnold-Baker and check every decision and procedure. Point out breaches at the next meeting, ask for your comments to be minuted. If the Council is split, reach out to those councillors who side with you and work together. Challenge the councillors in the public sessions at meetings and by email. Make sure lots of parishioners attend the meetings. And find some good alternativecandidate s to stand against the old guard at the next election. Within 12 months we had 5 resignations and now have a new people-centred council that is committed to working with and for the community. It can be done. The two most obstructive councillors have also not been selected as candidates for district elections next year. Please contact me if you need any further support.[/p][/quote]Ralph - give us a sign... Ewartwhatyoubulldoze
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10:52am Thu 14 Oct 10

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze says...

Could it be that Cosa Nostra has taken an interest in this matter?
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'FlyBoyJay100', who must be very scary indeed with a street tag like that, has posted a comment against the YouTube video in Italian (other languages are available to families engaged in organised crime). This translates as "You are going to regret that video".
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Truly Terrifying. I wonder whether his Mum & Dad know what he's up to up there in his bedroom?
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Thankfully no reports of severed horses heads in any beds this morning, however all so-far uncorrupted residents of Hughenden Parish should remain vigilant.
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You never know what might get shoved through your letterbox without warning.
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The soap opera continues.
Could it be that Cosa Nostra has taken an interest in this matter? - 'FlyBoyJay100', who must be very scary indeed with a street tag like that, has posted a comment against the YouTube video in Italian (other languages are available to families engaged in organised crime). This translates as "You are going to regret that video". - Truly Terrifying. I wonder whether his Mum & Dad know what he's up to up there in his bedroom? - Thankfully no reports of severed horses heads in any beds this morning, however all so-far uncorrupted residents of Hughenden Parish should remain vigilant. - You never know what might get shoved through your letterbox without warning. - The soap opera continues. Ewartwhatyoubulldoze
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12:09pm Thu 14 Oct 10

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze says...

Oh, and I think 'FlyBoyJay100' might have sold himself short on this occasion. Not very enterprising.
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Surely 'FlyBoyJay150'?
Oh, and I think 'FlyBoyJay100' might have sold himself short on this occasion. Not very enterprising. - Surely 'FlyBoyJay150'? Ewartwhatyoubulldoze
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10:12am Fri 15 Oct 10

Alan Fox says...

I do not know Councillor Ewart personally and I am not aware of the full facts regarding the row. What I do know through personal experience is that when Parishinors in numbers are pitched against Councillors, there has to be something very wrong at the core.
I have read Ms Ewarts statement and it is full of rules, procedures and codes of conduct etc which will do nothing but further alienate her from the people she is supposed to serve.

We had this in Stoke Poges where the Chairman had clearly forgotton what she was there to do, she hid behind being seen to be following correct procedures rather than connect with the people and in the end she and her supporters paid the price.

My advice is, that if enough of you think something is wrong and your Councillors are not representing you properly then keep going and you will eventually get the changes you clearly need.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know how we in Stoke Poges got there in the end.
I do not know Councillor Ewart personally and I am not aware of the full facts regarding the row. What I do know through personal experience is that when Parishinors in numbers are pitched against Councillors, there has to be something very wrong at the core. I have read Ms Ewarts statement and it is full of rules, procedures and codes of conduct etc which will do nothing but further alienate her from the people she is supposed to serve. We had this in Stoke Poges where the Chairman had clearly forgotton what she was there to do, she hid behind being seen to be following correct procedures rather than connect with the people and in the end she and her supporters paid the price. My advice is, that if enough of you think something is wrong and your Councillors are not representing you properly then keep going and you will eventually get the changes you clearly need. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know how we in Stoke Poges got there in the end. Alan Fox
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8:29pm Fri 15 Oct 10

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze says...

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze wrote:
Could it be that Cosa Nostra has taken an interest in this matter? - 'FlyBoyJay100', who must be very scary indeed with a street tag like that, has posted a comment against the YouTube video in Italian (other languages are available to families engaged in organised crime). This translates as "You are going to regret that video". - Truly Terrifying. I wonder whether his Mum & Dad know what he's up to up there in his bedroom? - Thankfully no reports of severed horses heads in any beds this morning, however all so-far uncorrupted residents of Hughenden Parish should remain vigilant. - You never know what might get shoved through your letterbox without warning. - The soap opera continues.
Like I said, you never know what might get shoved through your letterbox without warning.
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I've just been handed a golden ticket!
[quote][p][bold]Ewartwhatyoubulldoze[/bold] wrote: Could it be that Cosa Nostra has taken an interest in this matter? - 'FlyBoyJay100', who must be very scary indeed with a street tag like that, has posted a comment against the YouTube video in Italian (other languages are available to families engaged in organised crime). This translates as "You are going to regret that video". - Truly Terrifying. I wonder whether his Mum & Dad know what he's up to up there in his bedroom? - Thankfully no reports of severed horses heads in any beds this morning, however all so-far uncorrupted residents of Hughenden Parish should remain vigilant. - You never know what might get shoved through your letterbox without warning. - The soap opera continues.[/p][/quote]Like I said, you never know what might get shoved through your letterbox without warning. - I've just been handed a golden ticket! Ewartwhatyoubulldoze
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7:43am Mon 18 Oct 10

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze says...

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze wrote:
Ewartwhatyoubulldoze wrote:
Could it be that Cosa Nostra has taken an interest in this matter? - 'FlyBoyJay100', who must be very scary indeed with a street tag like that, has posted a comment against the YouTube video in Italian (other languages are available to families engaged in organised crime). This translates as "You are going to regret that video". - Truly Terrifying. I wonder whether his Mum & Dad know what he's up to up there in his bedroom? - Thankfully no reports of severed horses heads in any beds this morning, however all so-far uncorrupted residents of Hughenden Parish should remain vigilant. - You never know what might get shoved through your letterbox without warning. - The soap opera continues.
Like I said, you never know what might get shoved through your letterbox without warning.
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I've just been handed a golden ticket!
The golden ticket has been handed to the all-seeing-eye.
[quote][p][bold]Ewartwhatyoubulldoze[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewartwhatyoubulldoze[/bold] wrote: Could it be that Cosa Nostra has taken an interest in this matter? - 'FlyBoyJay100', who must be very scary indeed with a street tag like that, has posted a comment against the YouTube video in Italian (other languages are available to families engaged in organised crime). This translates as "You are going to regret that video". - Truly Terrifying. I wonder whether his Mum & Dad know what he's up to up there in his bedroom? - Thankfully no reports of severed horses heads in any beds this morning, however all so-far uncorrupted residents of Hughenden Parish should remain vigilant. - You never know what might get shoved through your letterbox without warning. - The soap opera continues.[/p][/quote]Like I said, you never know what might get shoved through your letterbox without warning. - I've just been handed a golden ticket![/p][/quote]The golden ticket has been handed to the all-seeing-eye. Ewartwhatyoubulldoze
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8:52am Tue 19 Oct 10

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze says...

Latest news is that 25 more residents have voted in favour if the vote of no confidence by proxy. That's 114 in total who have "Got to NO their Council".
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If I were a Councillor going along to the event tonight I wouldn't worry too much about being lynched.
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There is a riveting display of paint drying in York and a class on sticking hot rusty needles in your eyes in Cornwall. Both of these are much more likely to be a pull for the residents of Hughenden Parish, despite them not offering 'free' wine.
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Big Brother repeats are also available on Even More 4 + 7 for the really desperate.
Latest news is that 25 more residents have voted in favour if the vote of no confidence by proxy. That's 114 in total who have "Got to NO their Council". - If I were a Councillor going along to the event tonight I wouldn't worry too much about being lynched. - There is a riveting display of paint drying in York and a class on sticking hot rusty needles in your eyes in Cornwall. Both of these are much more likely to be a pull for the residents of Hughenden Parish, despite them not offering 'free' wine. - Big Brother repeats are also available on Even More 4 + 7 for the really desperate. Ewartwhatyoubulldoze
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7:24pm Sat 23 Oct 10

bemusedHV says...

It's been a while since I looked at the comments on this on-going saga and now I am reminded why I gave up! I don't see what is to be gained by a minority continuously disrupting meetings and refusing to let consultations run their course. What is the point of personal attacks? You can bet that if the people behind all of this were subjected to it, they would be the first to seek an investigation. There is no People's Champion and the scaremongering that is taking place may very well achieve the real objective: keep HV exclusive and not part of an evolving society. I am appalled at the behaviour of a minority who are quite selective with their support and interpretation of 'consultation'. Can't remember the last time I was consulted by the Res Assoc - I pay my annual fee and in fact the only time I see a rep is when it is collected! Funny that! This farce is not being done in my name.
It's been a while since I looked at the comments on this on-going saga and now I am reminded why I gave up! I don't see what is to be gained by a minority continuously disrupting meetings and refusing to let consultations run their course. What is the point of personal attacks? You can bet that if the people behind all of this were subjected to it, they would be the first to seek an investigation. There is no People's Champion and the scaremongering that is taking place may very well achieve the real objective: keep HV exclusive and not part of an evolving society. I am appalled at the behaviour of a minority who are quite selective with their support and interpretation of 'consultation'. Can't remember the last time I was consulted by the Res Assoc - I pay my annual fee and in fact the only time I see a rep is when it is collected! Funny that! This farce is not being done in my name. bemusedHV
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7:37pm Sat 23 Oct 10

Ewartwhatyoubulldoze says...

Try answering your door once in a while. Or going to the pub. Or going to the village day. Or going to the village shop. Or just opening your eyes.
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HVRA is always there when we need it. Shame that not everyone in HV has the same level of integrity and consistency.
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You should be ashamed of your comment.
Try answering your door once in a while. Or going to the pub. Or going to the village day. Or going to the village shop. Or just opening your eyes. - HVRA is always there when we need it. Shame that not everyone in HV has the same level of integrity and consistency. - You should be ashamed of your comment. Ewartwhatyoubulldoze
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