Air turns blue at public meeting on council tax precept

Dorset Echo: HEATED: Richard Denton-White addresses the public at tax hike meeting HEATED: Richard Denton-White addresses the public at tax hike meeting

A TOWN councillor swore at a Portland resident after a heated public meeting to discuss the proposed council tax precept.

Richard Denton White admitted telling Tony Weldon to ‘**** off’ and described the atmosphere at the packed meeting at All Saints Church in Easton as ‘mob rule’.

Mr Weldon said he approached Mr Denton White after the meeting ended.

He said: “I couldn’t believe what I saw at that meeting. He was rude, aggressive, gesturing, ranting.

“I approached him afterwards to say that his behaviour as a public official in a church was wrong.”

Mr Weldon added: “I was more than a bit fazed by what he said to me. It was wholly inappropriate.”

Mr Denton White admitted he had made the comment directed at Mr Weldon in frustration.

He added: “I was aggressive towards one person in the audience during the meeting, and when I said ‘shut up’ that was aimed at him. He was making physical threats and running his finger across his throat.

“I grew up in Portsmouth and it’s part of the subculture there that we do not take threats lightly.

“Someone else came up to me afterwards and challenged me over what happened and I told him to **** off.”

The town councillor said he had apologised to the Reverend Tim Gomm, who at the start of the meeting had asked all those attending to remember that they were in a church.

But Mr Denton White, who said his father was a clergyman, added: “I appreciate that you should not use bad language in any situation but I don’t think there’s anything magical about being in a church that makes it any worse.”

He added that he was frustrated during the meeting when residents continued to talk over him.

Referring to South Dorset MP Richard Drax’s comments that Portlanders acted with ‘dignity and decorum’ during the meeting, he added: “Some of them were drowning out what I was saying. I do not call that decorum, I call that mob rule.”

He said: “I am a town councillor and in the public eye and I should not be telling someone what I did, but I am human.”

Rev Tim Gomm said: “I did not hear what was said after the meeting but he did very sheepishly come up to me and told me what he said and apologised for it.

“He told me that someone had wound him up.”

 

A BOROUGH councillor is urging Portlanders to attend the next town council meeting on February 5.

Coun David Hawkins, who represents Tophill East on Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, said the 1,000 per cent precept rise could still go ahead if a new precept is not submitted by February 18.
 

Town councillor Ray Nowak has proposed that the precept should be set at two per cent.
The precepts from all relevant local authorities will be presented at the borough council’s full council meeting on February 20 for the overall council tax bill to be formally set for the next financial year.

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7:22am Thu 30 Jan 14

Micke12 says...

Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up.

Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things.

The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting.

I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock"

Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.
Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up. Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things. The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting. I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock" Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters. Micke12

8:11am Thu 30 Jan 14

portland182 says...

Mob rule? Or the voice of the people?
Mr Denton White was not elected, and should perhaps practice his listening skills. The idea of a democracy is to represent the will of the people.
Interesting that we haven't heard from the others who decided to take money from the residents of Portland without asking...
Mob rule? Or the voice of the people? Mr Denton White was not elected, and should perhaps practice his listening skills. The idea of a democracy is to represent the will of the people. Interesting that we haven't heard from the others who decided to take money from the residents of Portland without asking... portland182

8:17am Thu 30 Jan 14

Dont JustSitThereVote says...

Who does Richard Denton-White think he is? What is his purpose attending the meeting in the first place and most of all who pays his salary?, he should resign foul language is derespectful - and in a church of all places - how rude!
Who does Richard Denton-White think he is? What is his purpose attending the meeting in the first place and most of all who pays his salary?, he should resign foul language is derespectful - and in a church of all places - how rude! Dont JustSitThereVote

8:35am Thu 30 Jan 14

Get a grip says...

Neither the Cllrs or the members of the public have behaved in any way respectfully to each other over this whole matter.
Neither the Cllrs or the members of the public have behaved in any way respectfully to each other over this whole matter. Get a grip

8:42am Thu 30 Jan 14

Tillydog says...

Foursite, you must apologise to Rickets.I have it on good authority(the Verne) that Rickets is merely Denton White's nick name, excuse the pun, am not sure whether he knows it.
Rickets of course is a terrible disease that causes soft bones due to the lack of vitamin D, lacking sunshine or being kept in the dark,it can cause bowed legs.and a soft or weak head. Knowing this we could rename it Denton White
arf arf Dog bless Portland people.x.
Foursite, you must apologise to Rickets.I have it on good authority(the Verne) that Rickets is merely Denton White's nick name, excuse the pun, am not sure whether he knows it. Rickets of course is a terrible disease that causes soft bones due to the lack of vitamin D, lacking sunshine or being kept in the dark,it can cause bowed legs.and a soft or weak head. Knowing this we could rename it Denton White arf arf Dog bless Portland people.x. Tillydog

8:55am Thu 30 Jan 14

Newground says...

He bears a remarkable likeness to the actress Sheila Reid -- Madge, from 'Benidorm.'
He bears a remarkable likeness to the actress Sheila Reid -- Madge, from 'Benidorm.' Newground

8:59am Thu 30 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Tillydog wrote:
Foursite, you must apologise to Rickets.I have it on good authority(the Verne) that Rickets is merely Denton White's nick name, excuse the pun, am not sure whether he knows it.
Rickets of course is a terrible disease that causes soft bones due to the lack of vitamin D, lacking sunshine or being kept in the dark,it can cause bowed legs.and a soft or weak head. Knowing this we could rename it Denton White
arf arf Dog bless Portland people.x.
Sorry Rickets, there is a much more dangerous disease to our youngsters out there,It's called Denton White.
[quote][p][bold]Tillydog[/bold] wrote: Foursite, you must apologise to Rickets.I have it on good authority(the Verne) that Rickets is merely Denton White's nick name, excuse the pun, am not sure whether he knows it. Rickets of course is a terrible disease that causes soft bones due to the lack of vitamin D, lacking sunshine or being kept in the dark,it can cause bowed legs.and a soft or weak head. Knowing this we could rename it Denton White arf arf Dog bless Portland people.x.[/p][/quote]Sorry Rickets, there is a much more dangerous disease to our youngsters out there,It's called Denton White. Foursite

9:15am Thu 30 Jan 14

middlplay says...

This guy used to be a teacher when I was at school, and this is not the first occasion I have heard him using foul language, which can be deemed as threatening depending on what context it was used in. I think it was totally disrespectful to use this language, especially at a pubic meeting. Had this been said on the streets in front of a police officer, not doubt he would have been read the riot act, and possibly been arrested.
This guy used to be a teacher when I was at school, and this is not the first occasion I have heard him using foul language, which can be deemed as threatening depending on what context it was used in. I think it was totally disrespectful to use this language, especially at a pubic meeting. Had this been said on the streets in front of a police officer, not doubt he would have been read the riot act, and possibly been arrested. middlplay

9:24am Thu 30 Jan 14

PortlandandWeymouth says...

First he misjudges the opinion of the majority by siding with the Munros and their precept increase. Then he misjudges the opinion of the majority again by saying that it is no worse swearing in church than anywhere else. Its fine whether people are religious or not, but the majority understand that when entering any religious establishment a certain level of respect is required. The chap is a little out of touch.
First he misjudges the opinion of the majority by siding with the Munros and their precept increase. Then he misjudges the opinion of the majority again by saying that it is no worse swearing in church than anywhere else. Its fine whether people are religious or not, but the majority understand that when entering any religious establishment a certain level of respect is required. The chap is a little out of touch. PortlandandWeymouth

9:26am Thu 30 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Get a grip wrote:
Neither the Cllrs or the members of the public have behaved in any way respectfully to each other over this whole matter.
Different to what My Dax or the judge says.
[quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: Neither the Cllrs or the members of the public have behaved in any way respectfully to each other over this whole matter.[/p][/quote]Different to what My Dax or the judge says. Foursite

10:18am Thu 30 Jan 14

Ich bin ein Kimberliner says...

While I think Richard Denton-White (RDW) is in the wrong and should know better, the behaviour described in the article doesn't reflect well on anyone. Why do people feel the need to behave so poorly? Not only should we be embarrassed by the council that represents us, but we also have the ignominy of having to be embarrassed by our neighbours.

On a geneal point, did RDW really turn up to a public meeting in a hooded-top and padded gillet? The lack of effort shows a compete lack of respect for the people who he represents / serves, whether he was elected or not. Something as simple as being able to match your wardrobe to the occasion says 'I know what this situation requires. I know what the appropriate thing to do is and how to behave. People can trust me.' As it was he showed on several levels that he doesn't know how to behave in public office.

RDW should step down.
While I think Richard Denton-White (RDW) is in the wrong and should know better, the behaviour described in the article doesn't reflect well on anyone. Why do people feel the need to behave so poorly? Not only should we be embarrassed by the council that represents us, but we also have the ignominy of having to be embarrassed by our neighbours. On a geneal point, did RDW really turn up to a public meeting in a hooded-top and padded gillet? The lack of effort shows a compete lack of respect for the people who he represents / serves, whether he was elected or not. Something as simple as being able to match your wardrobe to the occasion says 'I know what this situation requires. I know what the appropriate thing to do is and how to behave. People can trust me.' As it was he showed on several levels that he doesn't know how to behave in public office. RDW should step down. Ich bin ein Kimberliner

10:20am Thu 30 Jan 14

banknote says...

It's really time for Denton-White to consider his position.

This is the man who was once a Liberal Democrat candidate; than formed his own "Citizens Party" which quickly died, now is reported to be a Labour supporter! Not a good record.

He states that he is a "Councillor", well let's tell the truth: he is only co-opted to PTC and represents no-one. Nobody has elected him.

Mr Denton-White, do the folk of Portland a favour and resign and keep your opinions and language to yourself.
It's really time for Denton-White to consider his position. This is the man who was once a Liberal Democrat candidate; than formed his own "Citizens Party" which quickly died, now is reported to be a Labour supporter! Not a good record. He states that he is a "Councillor", well let's tell the truth: he is only co-opted to PTC and represents no-one. Nobody has elected him. Mr Denton-White, do the folk of Portland a favour and resign and keep your opinions and language to yourself. banknote

10:27am Thu 30 Jan 14

Wilbraham says...

Mr Denton-White can resign and also put him self forward to be elected for the vacancy. I challenge him to do this and we will see how many people he represents. Not many I would guess but maybe I'm wrong. The proof will only be shown if he takes up the challenge.
Mr Denton-White can resign and also put him self forward to be elected for the vacancy. I challenge him to do this and we will see how many people he represents. Not many I would guess but maybe I'm wrong. The proof will only be shown if he takes up the challenge. Wilbraham

10:32am Thu 30 Jan 14

PORTLAND ROVER says...

DW was a mere pawn in TM plan. TM knew DW was prone to outbursts at Council meetings... I am of the opinion that TM got DW to be the spokesperson for PTC so that he would quickly rile the public and thus the flak would then fall on DW and TM could watch from the rear as he chuckled to himself as the great puppet Master. I am really ashamed of these people. DW says there was Mob Rule.... Not at all... You poke a gorilla long enough and hard enough... It is only a matter of time before he bites back!
DW was a mere pawn in TM plan. TM knew DW was prone to outbursts at Council meetings... I am of the opinion that TM got DW to be the spokesperson for PTC so that he would quickly rile the public and thus the flak would then fall on DW and TM could watch from the rear as he chuckled to himself as the great puppet Master. I am really ashamed of these people. DW says there was Mob Rule.... Not at all... You poke a gorilla long enough and hard enough... It is only a matter of time before he bites back! PORTLAND ROVER

10:44am Thu 30 Jan 14

1Kimberlin says...

What a despicable little creature this is, I was at the meeting sat near the front and this idiot constantly lost his temper and was pulled back in his seat several times not only by the Chair of the meeting but also by his puppetmaster Munro..Even before the meeting started he & The Chair had a go : Mr Thorner when he tried to move a Microphone so that his companion could push him inh is wheelchair through. The Church did behave very well despite this clown ranting and raving which I would imagine was The Puppetmaster's ploy to use this Clown to incite the crowd so they would get out of hand. At no time at all did I witness anyone drawing their finger across their throat, but what My Husband & I did witness was a very rude foul mouthed excuse for a person.rang and raving like the idiot he is. I also witnessed him as did many people, on Monday 20th Jan this year abuse and slate the good people of Portland whilst he was attending a meeting in the Portland Council Offices. As for the Act of Foul & Abusive language in a Public Place which is incidentally a Criminal Offense that's bad enough but to use it in a House of Worship just show's everyone how despicable this idiot is. But it did not stop there Oh no when walking home through Easton my Husband and I witnessed him abusing people in Easton Square after the meeting had long been closed This is someone who when campaigning to get on the Council did so under the 'Green Mantle' ,advocating that we should all use public transport & car share or ride bicycles. Yet goes leaflet dropping in Wyke Regis by TAXI, he goes shopping by TAXI, he used to travel from the bottom of Ventnor Road on Portland to the Verne & Back for work b y..... TAXI and yes he even sends his kids to & from school by ,,,,,,,,yes you've got it by TAXI. I do believe that a good number of People have called the Borough Councils Legal Department and requested Code Of Conduct Complaint Forms and I also know that a lot of People have also filled these forms in on line. We shall see what transpires but one thing this despicable clown has no sense of Honor or Shame and will not 'Fall on His Sword'. I wonder how he'll b ehave at the next meeting ?
What a despicable little creature this is, I was at the meeting sat near the front and this idiot constantly lost his temper and was pulled back in his seat several times not only by the Chair of the meeting but also by his puppetmaster Munro..Even before the meeting started he & The Chair had a go : Mr Thorner when he tried to move a Microphone so that his companion could push him inh is wheelchair through. The Church did behave very well despite this clown ranting and raving which I would imagine was The Puppetmaster's ploy to use this Clown to incite the crowd so they would get out of hand. At no time at all did I witness anyone drawing their finger across their throat, but what My Husband & I did witness was a very rude foul mouthed excuse for a person.rang and raving like the idiot he is. I also witnessed him as did many people, on Monday 20th Jan this year abuse and slate the good people of Portland whilst he was attending a meeting in the Portland Council Offices. As for the Act of Foul & Abusive language in a Public Place which is incidentally a Criminal Offense that's bad enough but to use it in a House of Worship just show's everyone how despicable this idiot is. But it did not stop there Oh no when walking home through Easton my Husband and I witnessed him abusing people in Easton Square after the meeting had long been closed This is someone who when campaigning to get on the Council did so under the 'Green Mantle' ,advocating that we should all use public transport & car share or ride bicycles. Yet goes leaflet dropping in Wyke Regis by TAXI, he goes shopping by TAXI, he used to travel from the bottom of Ventnor Road on Portland to the Verne & Back for work b y..... TAXI and yes he even sends his kids to & from school by ,,,,,,,,yes you've got it by TAXI. I do believe that a good number of People have called the Borough Councils Legal Department and requested Code Of Conduct Complaint Forms and I also know that a lot of People have also filled these forms in on line. We shall see what transpires but one thing this despicable clown has no sense of Honor or Shame and will not 'Fall on His Sword'. I wonder how he'll b ehave at the next meeting ? 1Kimberlin

10:45am Thu 30 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

middlplay wrote:
This guy used to be a teacher when I was at school, and this is not the first occasion I have heard him using foul language, which can be deemed as threatening depending on what context it was used in. I think it was totally disrespectful to use this language, especially at a pubic meeting. Had this been said on the streets in front of a police officer, not doubt he would have been read the riot act, and possibly been arrested.
And not a very good teacher may I add, had the misfortune of him as long term cover in a subject at Royal Manor in the early 2000's, he approached the class room much as he approached this meeting! And always accompanied by the smell of burnt milk, strange the thing's you rememberer.
[quote][p][bold]middlplay[/bold] wrote: This guy used to be a teacher when I was at school, and this is not the first occasion I have heard him using foul language, which can be deemed as threatening depending on what context it was used in. I think it was totally disrespectful to use this language, especially at a pubic meeting. Had this been said on the streets in front of a police officer, not doubt he would have been read the riot act, and possibly been arrested.[/p][/quote]And not a very good teacher may I add, had the misfortune of him as long term cover in a subject at Royal Manor in the early 2000's, he approached the class room much as he approached this meeting! And always accompanied by the smell of burnt milk, strange the thing's you rememberer. IslandJim1

11:19am Thu 30 Jan 14

middlplay says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
middlplay wrote:
This guy used to be a teacher when I was at school, and this is not the first occasion I have heard him using foul language, which can be deemed as threatening depending on what context it was used in. I think it was totally disrespectful to use this language, especially at a pubic meeting. Had this been said on the streets in front of a police officer, not doubt he would have been read the riot act, and possibly been arrested.
And not a very good teacher may I add, had the misfortune of him as long term cover in a subject at Royal Manor in the early 2000's, he approached the class room much as he approached this meeting! And always accompanied by the smell of burnt milk, strange the thing's you rememberer.
I've also heard accounts by others that he once threw a chair across the room. We could certainly hear him yelling from our class further down the corridor. I think he needs to be out of the public eye altogether and should not be allowed to represent the public in any capacity. He does not have the right attitude, persona or the ability to make his point in a polite, democratic way.
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]middlplay[/bold] wrote: This guy used to be a teacher when I was at school, and this is not the first occasion I have heard him using foul language, which can be deemed as threatening depending on what context it was used in. I think it was totally disrespectful to use this language, especially at a pubic meeting. Had this been said on the streets in front of a police officer, not doubt he would have been read the riot act, and possibly been arrested.[/p][/quote]And not a very good teacher may I add, had the misfortune of him as long term cover in a subject at Royal Manor in the early 2000's, he approached the class room much as he approached this meeting! And always accompanied by the smell of burnt milk, strange the thing's you rememberer.[/p][/quote]I've also heard accounts by others that he once threw a chair across the room. We could certainly hear him yelling from our class further down the corridor. I think he needs to be out of the public eye altogether and should not be allowed to represent the public in any capacity. He does not have the right attitude, persona or the ability to make his point in a polite, democratic way. middlplay

11:48am Thu 30 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

Maybe if some are so reactionary about swearing in a church (I suspect some claiming it haven't even attended in years) they should have held it elsewhere. It is obvious passions were going to run high, not that i am excusing his swearing, but keep religion out of it, politics is stupid enough without adding an invisible sky fairy into the mix.
Maybe if some are so reactionary about swearing in a church (I suspect some claiming it haven't even attended in years) they should have held it elsewhere. It is obvious passions were going to run high, not that i am excusing his swearing, but keep religion out of it, politics is stupid enough without adding an invisible sky fairy into the mix. David_divenghy2

11:54am Thu 30 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
Maybe if some are so reactionary about swearing in a church (I suspect some claiming it haven't even attended in years) they should have held it elsewhere. It is obvious passions were going to run high, not that i am excusing his swearing, but keep religion out of it, politics is stupid enough without adding an invisible sky fairy into the mix.
I do tend to agree with you on this, It should have been the professionalism and dignity of the councillors that avoided this F bomb regardless of the venue. I'm pretty sure Denton-White wasn't the only one throwing around profanities at the meeting (by some accounts we should be glad it wasn't a chair), just everyone else had the good sense to keep it under there breath.
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: Maybe if some are so reactionary about swearing in a church (I suspect some claiming it haven't even attended in years) they should have held it elsewhere. It is obvious passions were going to run high, not that i am excusing his swearing, but keep religion out of it, politics is stupid enough without adding an invisible sky fairy into the mix.[/p][/quote]I do tend to agree with you on this, It should have been the professionalism and dignity of the councillors that avoided this F bomb regardless of the venue. I'm pretty sure Denton-White wasn't the only one throwing around profanities at the meeting (by some accounts we should be glad it wasn't a chair), just everyone else had the good sense to keep it under there breath. IslandJim1

12:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

youngpete says...

good to see he made the effort to look professional for the meeting!!!!!!!!!
good to see he made the effort to look professional for the meeting!!!!!!!!! youngpete

12:49pm Thu 30 Jan 14

elloello1980 says...

PortlandandWeymouth wrote:
First he misjudges the opinion of the majority by siding with the Munros and their precept increase. Then he misjudges the opinion of the majority again by saying that it is no worse swearing in church than anywhere else. Its fine whether people are religious or not, but the majority understand that when entering any religious establishment a certain level of respect is required. The chap is a little out of touch.
it's the only thing I agree with him on, being a church does not make it worse.

Maybe next time it should not be held in a church. it was always going to get heated
[quote][p][bold]PortlandandWeymouth[/bold] wrote: First he misjudges the opinion of the majority by siding with the Munros and their precept increase. Then he misjudges the opinion of the majority again by saying that it is no worse swearing in church than anywhere else. Its fine whether people are religious or not, but the majority understand that when entering any religious establishment a certain level of respect is required. The chap is a little out of touch.[/p][/quote]it's the only thing I agree with him on, being a church does not make it worse. Maybe next time it should not be held in a church. it was always going to get heated elloello1980

12:50pm Thu 30 Jan 14

elloello1980 says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
Maybe if some are so reactionary about swearing in a church (I suspect some claiming it haven't even attended in years) they should have held it elsewhere. It is obvious passions were going to run high, not that i am excusing his swearing, but keep religion out of it, politics is stupid enough without adding an invisible sky fairy into the mix.
agreeing with you again...
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: Maybe if some are so reactionary about swearing in a church (I suspect some claiming it haven't even attended in years) they should have held it elsewhere. It is obvious passions were going to run high, not that i am excusing his swearing, but keep religion out of it, politics is stupid enough without adding an invisible sky fairy into the mix.[/p][/quote]agreeing with you again... elloello1980

12:54pm Thu 30 Jan 14

thegingerone says...

i grew up in portsmouth to and as anywhere "we don't take threats lightly" but we were also brought up not to **** on your own doorstep
i grew up in portsmouth to and as anywhere "we don't take threats lightly" but we were also brought up not to **** on your own doorstep thegingerone

1:21pm Thu 30 Jan 14

westbaywonder says...

Tillydog wrote:
Foursite, you must apologise to Rickets.I have it on good authority(the Verne) that Rickets is merely Denton White's nick name, excuse the pun, am not sure whether he knows it.
Rickets of course is a terrible disease that causes soft bones due to the lack of vitamin D, lacking sunshine or being kept in the dark,it can cause bowed legs.and a soft or weak head. Knowing this we could rename it Denton White
arf arf Dog bless Portland people.x.
Yeah he looks real sexy in the photo,what a great advert for Portland (NOT) LOL!
[quote][p][bold]Tillydog[/bold] wrote: Foursite, you must apologise to Rickets.I have it on good authority(the Verne) that Rickets is merely Denton White's nick name, excuse the pun, am not sure whether he knows it. Rickets of course is a terrible disease that causes soft bones due to the lack of vitamin D, lacking sunshine or being kept in the dark,it can cause bowed legs.and a soft or weak head. Knowing this we could rename it Denton White arf arf Dog bless Portland people.x.[/p][/quote]Yeah he looks real sexy in the photo,what a great advert for Portland (NOT) LOL! westbaywonder

1:30pm Thu 30 Jan 14

westbaywonder says...

Makes me laugh how these crap people get to be in these positions.
What a Fraggle! LOL
Makes me laugh how these crap people get to be in these positions. What a Fraggle! LOL westbaywonder

1:43pm Thu 30 Jan 14

radiator says...

If it wasnt so serious it was laughable to see DW getting cosy with Munro as I can remember DW getting the police involved when he accused Munro of dirty tricks in an election campaign a few years back. All in all a couple of nasty pieces of work and dont let the people of Portland be fooled by them.
Dont forget if Munro doesnt resign he will be up for mayor when Les resigns and after all thats what he is after, can you imagine having him as mayor? we would be the laughing stock of the country.
If it wasnt so serious it was laughable to see DW getting cosy with Munro as I can remember DW getting the police involved when he accused Munro of dirty tricks in an election campaign a few years back. All in all a couple of nasty pieces of work and dont let the people of Portland be fooled by them. Dont forget if Munro doesnt resign he will be up for mayor when Les resigns and after all thats what he is after, can you imagine having him as mayor? we would be the laughing stock of the country. radiator

2:18pm Thu 30 Jan 14

portland rebel says...

even as ray novak said the rise should be set at 2%, well if the pct have done nothing for portland so far with the money they receive then 2% will make such little difference, you have to ask yourself why am i paying anything because all these plastic politicians appear to do is play at empire building.
even as ray novak said the rise should be set at 2%, well if the pct have done nothing for portland so far with the money they receive then 2% will make such little difference, you have to ask yourself why am i paying anything because all these plastic politicians appear to do is play at empire building. portland rebel

2:50pm Thu 30 Jan 14

bandit_300 says...

I had a dream..... the same lunatic who proposed the 1000% rise knows he is for the chop and his days are numbered. Sat down with his deadly abacus he figures I will just be nice to Portland before I go. Mmmm
So I propose to cut the current precept by 50% to a low £7.00 and they will love me for ever and i will be the saviour !!
We swallow it because we know he is a lovely truthful person who never ever tells porkies oh no ?
And we are happy because it is now cheap for us ? We won ! Yippee !
Wrong ! Now we have no money on Portland he walks away laughing and rubbing his hands with glee ! Well we know the 1000% is based on a big white lie but I know this 50% is 1000% true but then again what do I know ??
I had a dream..... the same lunatic who proposed the 1000% rise knows he is for the chop and his days are numbered. Sat down with his deadly abacus he figures I will just be nice to Portland before I go. Mmmm So I propose to cut the current precept by 50% to a low £7.00 and they will love me for ever and i will be the saviour !! We swallow it because we know he is a lovely truthful person who never ever tells porkies oh no ? And we are happy because it is now cheap for us ? We won ! Yippee ! Wrong ! Now we have no money on Portland he walks away laughing and rubbing his hands with glee ! Well we know the 1000% is based on a big white lie but I know this 50% is 1000% true but then again what do I know ?? bandit_300

2:55pm Thu 30 Jan 14

smilealoft44 says...

Is there any way LES can keep his post. what could MUNRO do if the post was not given up? Althougth i hope MUNRO walks away.
Is there any way LES can keep his post. what could MUNRO do if the post was not given up? Althougth i hope MUNRO walks away. smilealoft44

2:57pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Micke12 wrote:
Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up.

Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things.

The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting.

I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock"

Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.
I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.
[quote][p][bold]Micke12[/bold] wrote: Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up. Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things. The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting. I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock" Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.[/p][/quote]I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander. Bob Goulding

3:33pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Foursite says...

bandit_300 wrote:
I had a dream..... the same lunatic who proposed the 1000% rise knows he is for the chop and his days are numbered. Sat down with his deadly abacus he figures I will just be nice to Portland before I go. Mmmm So I propose to cut the current precept by 50% to a low £7.00 and they will love me for ever and i will be the saviour !! We swallow it because we know he is a lovely truthful person who never ever tells porkies oh no ? And we are happy because it is now cheap for us ? We won ! Yippee ! Wrong ! Now we have no money on Portland he walks away laughing and rubbing his hands with glee ! Well we know the 1000% is based on a big white lie but I know this 50% is 1000% true but then again what do I know ??
Sound like a nightmare to me, but absolutly possible.They are proving to be very stubborn in not resigning so not able to go with any dignity at all.
This PR exercice is not going well for them. What a great shame !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bandit_300[/bold] wrote: I had a dream..... the same lunatic who proposed the 1000% rise knows he is for the chop and his days are numbered. Sat down with his deadly abacus he figures I will just be nice to Portland before I go. Mmmm So I propose to cut the current precept by 50% to a low £7.00 and they will love me for ever and i will be the saviour !! We swallow it because we know he is a lovely truthful person who never ever tells porkies oh no ? And we are happy because it is now cheap for us ? We won ! Yippee ! Wrong ! Now we have no money on Portland he walks away laughing and rubbing his hands with glee ! Well we know the 1000% is based on a big white lie but I know this 50% is 1000% true but then again what do I know ??[/p][/quote]Sound like a nightmare to me, but absolutly possible.They are proving to be very stubborn in not resigning so not able to go with any dignity at all. This PR exercice is not going well for them. What a great shame !!!!!! Foursite

3:52pm Thu 30 Jan 14

bandit_300 says...

If one was to tell their Employer or boss to F Off or shut it in front of other members of staff regardless of where they were and why they were there you would be fired and up the road. Also if you lied to the company you worked for and it possibly could of cost them a lot of money and then they found out you would also be sacked and up the road.
So why does anyone feel the need where it matters to keep the swearer and the liar employed whether volunteer or not in the Portland Town Council ?
If one was to tell their Employer or boss to F Off or shut it in front of other members of staff regardless of where they were and why they were there you would be fired and up the road. Also if you lied to the company you worked for and it possibly could of cost them a lot of money and then they found out you would also be sacked and up the road. So why does anyone feel the need where it matters to keep the swearer and the liar employed whether volunteer or not in the Portland Town Council ? bandit_300

3:57pm Thu 30 Jan 14

yellowhunter13 says...

Always wondered where Zelda went from terrahawks got re incarnated as Denton White either that or he has a twin never the less all are puppets !!
Always wondered where Zelda went from terrahawks got re incarnated as Denton White either that or he has a twin never the less all are puppets !! yellowhunter13

4:23pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Get a grip says...

When you have pushed out the Cllrs it will be interesting to see all you lot lining up to give over your time.
When you have pushed out the Cllrs it will be interesting to see all you lot lining up to give over your time. Get a grip

4:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Micke12 wrote:
Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up.

Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things.

The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting.

I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock"

Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.
I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.
E baint be narne a we> Be thee Bob?
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Micke12[/bold] wrote: Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up. Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things. The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting. I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock" Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.[/p][/quote]I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.[/p][/quote]E baint be narne a we> Be thee Bob? Foursite

4:43pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Tuther end a Chesil beach I rekon?
Tuther end a Chesil beach I rekon? Foursite

4:48pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Foursite wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Micke12 wrote:
Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up.

Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things.

The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting.

I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock"

Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.
I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.
E baint be narne a we> Be thee Bob?
Only from the age of four (off and on) I'm afraid (63 years ago) but local family connections going back to the 19th century. Portlander at heart if not in fact.
[quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Micke12[/bold] wrote: Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up. Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things. The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting. I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock" Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.[/p][/quote]I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.[/p][/quote]E baint be narne a we> Be thee Bob?[/p][/quote]Only from the age of four (off and on) I'm afraid (63 years ago) but local family connections going back to the 19th century. Portlander at heart if not in fact. Bob Goulding

5:05pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Foursite wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Micke12 wrote:
Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up.

Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things.

The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting.

I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock"

Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.
I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.
E baint be narne a we> Be thee Bob?
Only from the age of four (off and on) I'm afraid (63 years ago) but local family connections going back to the 19th century. Portlander at heart if not in fact.
PS. Did you learn your Portland dialect in the George Inn by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Micke12[/bold] wrote: Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up. Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things. The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting. I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock" Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.[/p][/quote]I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.[/p][/quote]E baint be narne a we> Be thee Bob?[/p][/quote]Only from the age of four (off and on) I'm afraid (63 years ago) but local family connections going back to the 19th century. Portlander at heart if not in fact.[/p][/quote]PS. Did you learn your Portland dialect in the George Inn by any chance? Bob Goulding

5:27pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Foursite wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Micke12 wrote:
Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up.

Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things.

The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting.

I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock"

Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.
I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.
E baint be narne a we> Be thee Bob?
Only from the age of four (off and on) I'm afraid (63 years ago) but local family connections going back to the 19th century. Portlander at heart if not in fact.
PS. Did you learn your Portland dialect in the George Inn by any chance?
Went to school with the ex landlord who I class as a very good life long friend friend
No worries Bob there are some very good Kimberlins on the Island, from some of your comments on various forums you could be classed as one of them.I would like to meet you on the new community council. Welcome
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Micke12[/bold] wrote: Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up. Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things. The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting. I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock" Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.[/p][/quote]I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.[/p][/quote]E baint be narne a we> Be thee Bob?[/p][/quote]Only from the age of four (off and on) I'm afraid (63 years ago) but local family connections going back to the 19th century. Portlander at heart if not in fact.[/p][/quote]PS. Did you learn your Portland dialect in the George Inn by any chance?[/p][/quote]Went to school with the ex landlord who I class as a very good life long friend friend No worries Bob there are some very good Kimberlins on the Island, from some of your comments on various forums you could be classed as one of them.I would like to meet you on the new community council. Welcome Foursite

5:55pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Foursite wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Foursite wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Micke12 wrote:
Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up.

Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things.

The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting.

I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock"

Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.
I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.
E baint be narne a we> Be thee Bob?
Only from the age of four (off and on) I'm afraid (63 years ago) but local family connections going back to the 19th century. Portlander at heart if not in fact.
PS. Did you learn your Portland dialect in the George Inn by any chance?
Went to school with the ex landlord who I class as a very good life long friend friend
No worries Bob there are some very good Kimberlins on the Island, from some of your comments on various forums you could be classed as one of them.I would like to meet you on the new community council. Welcome
Look forward to that.
[quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Micke12[/bold] wrote: Wound up or not, people talking over him or not, there is no excuse for any public official to swear or tell someone to shut up. Mr Denton-White is there to listen to the people, not tell them to shut up or say other rude things. The only person who should have been able to tell a member of the public to shut up was the chairman of the meeting. I have no feelings of any sort against Portland town councillors as I do not live on Portland, but in all honesty, Mr Denton-White showed us all why people refer to Portland as "Fraggle Rock" Shame on you and the councillors of PTC for allowing you to get away with this. At the very least, PTC should censure Mr Denton-White for his attitude. You are the servants of the people, not the masters.[/p][/quote]I agree with most of this but would remind you that Denton-White is not a Portlander.[/p][/quote]E baint be narne a we> Be thee Bob?[/p][/quote]Only from the age of four (off and on) I'm afraid (63 years ago) but local family connections going back to the 19th century. Portlander at heart if not in fact.[/p][/quote]PS. Did you learn your Portland dialect in the George Inn by any chance?[/p][/quote]Went to school with the ex landlord who I class as a very good life long friend friend No worries Bob there are some very good Kimberlins on the Island, from some of your comments on various forums you could be classed as one of them.I would like to meet you on the new community council. Welcome[/p][/quote]Look forward to that. Bob Goulding

6:49pm Thu 30 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

Anyone got a Banjo? :-)
Anyone got a Banjo? :-) David_divenghy2

6:59pm Thu 30 Jan 14

navelgazer says...

thegingerone wrote:
i grew up in portsmouth to and as anywhere "we don't take threats lightly" but we were also brought up not to **** on your own doorstep
I also grew up in Portsmouth, but I'm not sure that Denton-White has actually grown up.
However, as somebody has previously observed, don't let the puppet divert attention from the puppet-master.
[quote][p][bold]thegingerone[/bold] wrote: i grew up in portsmouth to and as anywhere "we don't take threats lightly" but we were also brought up not to **** on your own doorstep[/p][/quote]I also grew up in Portsmouth, but I'm not sure that Denton-White has actually grown up. However, as somebody has previously observed, don't let the puppet divert attention from the puppet-master. navelgazer

7:19pm Thu 30 Jan 14

bandit_300 says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=xfCN93ydI
Yw&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=xfCN93ydI Yw&feature=youtu.be bandit_300

7:43pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Foursite says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
Anyone got a Banjo? :-)
U need A# (sharp) tuning by the look of it.
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: Anyone got a Banjo? :-)[/p][/quote]U need A# (sharp) tuning by the look of it. Foursite

9:03pm Thu 30 Jan 14

albula40 says...

bandit. Utube Video is just great. Couldn't stop laughing. Music perfect.
bandit. Utube Video is just great. Couldn't stop laughing. Music perfect. albula40

9:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

bandit_300 says...

albula40 wrote:
bandit. Utube Video is just great. Couldn't stop laughing. Music perfect.
Yep is it good and very amusing everyone should watch it !! thanks albula
[quote][p][bold]albula40[/bold] wrote: bandit. Utube Video is just great. Couldn't stop laughing. Music perfect.[/p][/quote]Yep is it good and very amusing everyone should watch it !! thanks albula bandit_300

10:47pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Brilliant Video Bandit, sort of brings a tear or two to your eyes.I actually cried.I hope the muppets watched it for good measure they take us Portlanders to be so thick.deport em to the mainland I say
Brilliant Video Bandit, sort of brings a tear or two to your eyes.I actually cried.I hope the muppets watched it for good measure they take us Portlanders to be so thick.deport em to the mainland I say Foursite

12:00am Fri 31 Jan 14

GuyFawkes.. says...

Can you confirm how much a Portland Band D household is paying per year at the moment please Dorset Evening Echo as not once have i seen this mentioned in any of the numerous articles you have printed!?..
Can you confirm how much a Portland Band D household is paying per year at the moment please Dorset Evening Echo as not once have i seen this mentioned in any of the numerous articles you have printed!?.. GuyFawkes..

8:53am Fri 31 Jan 14

Ich bin ein Kimberliner says...

Get a grip wrote:
When you have pushed out the Cllrs it will be interesting to see all you lot lining up to give over your time.
I agree, it will be interesting. I think people have suddenly woken up to the fact that local politicians can make a real difference to people's lives. It's great to see people engaged and passionate, and if it brings new blood and energy to the town hall then even better. Our Councillors need to think outside the narrow furrows of self-interest they're endlessly ploughing.

I suppose we could debate whether there's any such thing as altruism ad infinitum, but I think it's actually a pretty big deal and an honour to represent your community in this way, and to see RDW's contempt for Portlanders really tells me that he sees things differently. He should really do the decent thing and step-down. He's out of touch, and - to use a football metaphor - he's lost the dressing room.
[quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: When you have pushed out the Cllrs it will be interesting to see all you lot lining up to give over your time.[/p][/quote]I agree, it will be interesting. I think people have suddenly woken up to the fact that local politicians can make a real difference to people's lives. It's great to see people engaged and passionate, and if it brings new blood and energy to the town hall then even better. Our Councillors need to think outside the narrow furrows of self-interest they're endlessly ploughing. I suppose we could debate whether there's any such thing as altruism ad infinitum, but I think it's actually a pretty big deal and an honour to represent your community in this way, and to see RDW's contempt for Portlanders really tells me that he sees things differently. He should really do the decent thing and step-down. He's out of touch, and - to use a football metaphor - he's lost the dressing room. Ich bin ein Kimberliner

9:30am Fri 31 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Information has come my way that Tim Munro has plans to take Portland Town council with him,He is a lost cause.His drunken ramblings reveal he is wanting to drop the Portland Precept from £!4 by 50% to £7 thus leaving us no neighbourhood plan which could potentially control development boundaries on the Island and lose the recently appointed caretaker loss of other staff and grants.He knows he is going and wants to take PTC with him. I support Paul Kimber on this after considerable thought I don't believe it would be in Portland's best interest to lose PTC.We must support a precept rise( to be determined)and not a decrease to have any chance of saving our Isle from the clutches of DCC, who have proved by their absence over many years they care not to much for the Jewel in the crown of Dorset thank you .Foursite
Information has come my way that Tim Munro has plans to take Portland Town council with him,He is a lost cause.His drunken ramblings reveal he is wanting to drop the Portland Precept from £!4 by 50% to £7 thus leaving us no neighbourhood plan which could potentially control development boundaries on the Island and lose the recently appointed caretaker loss of other staff and grants.He knows he is going and wants to take PTC with him. I support Paul Kimber on this after considerable thought I don't believe it would be in Portland's best interest to lose PTC.We must support a precept rise( to be determined)and not a decrease to have any chance of saving our Isle from the clutches of DCC, who have proved by their absence over many years they care not to much for the Jewel in the crown of Dorset thank you .Foursite Foursite

9:59am Fri 31 Jan 14

Wilbraham says...

GuyFawkes.. wrote:
Can you confirm how much a Portland Band D household is paying per year at the moment please Dorset Evening Echo as not once have i seen this mentioned in any of the numerous articles you have printed!?..
Not sure but as a Band C tax payer we paid £1515.00 for 2013/14. I think Band D will be about 10% more than this.
[quote][p][bold]GuyFawkes..[/bold] wrote: Can you confirm how much a Portland Band D household is paying per year at the moment please Dorset Evening Echo as not once have i seen this mentioned in any of the numerous articles you have printed!?..[/p][/quote]Not sure but as a Band C tax payer we paid £1515.00 for 2013/14. I think Band D will be about 10% more than this. Wilbraham

10:11am Fri 31 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Foursite wrote:
Information has come my way that Tim Munro has plans to take Portland Town council with him,He is a lost cause.His drunken ramblings reveal he is wanting to drop the Portland Precept from £!4 by 50% to £7 thus leaving us no neighbourhood plan which could potentially control development boundaries on the Island and lose the recently appointed caretaker loss of other staff and grants.He knows he is going and wants to take PTC with him. I support Paul Kimber on this after considerable thought I don't believe it would be in Portland's best interest to lose PTC.We must support a precept rise( to be determined)and not a decrease to have any chance of saving our Isle from the clutches of DCC, who have proved by their absence over many years they care not to much for the Jewel in the crown of Dorset thank you .Foursite
I absolutely agree with both of you. Given that you have got to start somewhere, how about increasing the precept by 50% (Band D to £21). This would generate an additional income of approx. £26,000 and would cost less than 14p per week. If you wanted to be a little more ambitious, doubling the Band D precept to £28 would generate about £52,00 and cost less than 28p per week. Any thoughts anyone?
[quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: Information has come my way that Tim Munro has plans to take Portland Town council with him,He is a lost cause.His drunken ramblings reveal he is wanting to drop the Portland Precept from £!4 by 50% to £7 thus leaving us no neighbourhood plan which could potentially control development boundaries on the Island and lose the recently appointed caretaker loss of other staff and grants.He knows he is going and wants to take PTC with him. I support Paul Kimber on this after considerable thought I don't believe it would be in Portland's best interest to lose PTC.We must support a precept rise( to be determined)and not a decrease to have any chance of saving our Isle from the clutches of DCC, who have proved by their absence over many years they care not to much for the Jewel in the crown of Dorset thank you .Foursite[/p][/quote]I absolutely agree with both of you. Given that you have got to start somewhere, how about increasing the precept by 50% (Band D to £21). This would generate an additional income of approx. £26,000 and would cost less than 14p per week. If you wanted to be a little more ambitious, doubling the Band D precept to £28 would generate about £52,00 and cost less than 28p per week. Any thoughts anyone? Bob Goulding

10:19am Fri 31 Jan 14

Tillydog says...

cosy tea party taking place in Redhouse this morning. four Munro's and Denton White hmm
Dog Bless Portland and its people.x
cosy tea party taking place in Redhouse this morning. four Munro's and Denton White hmm Dog Bless Portland and its people.x Tillydog

10:34am Fri 31 Jan 14

Tillydog says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Foursite wrote:
Information has come my way that Tim Munro has plans to take Portland Town council with him,He is a lost cause.His drunken ramblings reveal he is wanting to drop the Portland Precept from £!4 by 50% to £7 thus leaving us no neighbourhood plan which could potentially control development boundaries on the Island and lose the recently appointed caretaker loss of other staff and grants.He knows he is going and wants to take PTC with him. I support Paul Kimber on this after considerable thought I don't believe it would be in Portland's best interest to lose PTC.We must support a precept rise( to be determined)and not a decrease to have any chance of saving our Isle from the clutches of DCC, who have proved by their absence over many years they care not to much for the Jewel in the crown of Dorset thank you .Foursite
I absolutely agree with both of you. Given that you have got to start somewhere, how about increasing the precept by 50% (Band D to £21). This would generate an additional income of approx. £26,000 and would cost less than 14p per week. If you wanted to be a little more ambitious, doubling the Band D precept to £28 would generate about £52,00 and cost less than 28p per week. Any thoughts anyone?
I agree Bob, though 50% may sound harsh its not as harsh as 1000% and would give us a lot more power than we have at the moment. I support your view 100% and am sure that the people of Portland do not want anymore job losses. The Island caretaker is doing a grand job,even better if he had somewhere to tip the rubbish
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: Information has come my way that Tim Munro has plans to take Portland Town council with him,He is a lost cause.His drunken ramblings reveal he is wanting to drop the Portland Precept from £!4 by 50% to £7 thus leaving us no neighbourhood plan which could potentially control development boundaries on the Island and lose the recently appointed caretaker loss of other staff and grants.He knows he is going and wants to take PTC with him. I support Paul Kimber on this after considerable thought I don't believe it would be in Portland's best interest to lose PTC.We must support a precept rise( to be determined)and not a decrease to have any chance of saving our Isle from the clutches of DCC, who have proved by their absence over many years they care not to much for the Jewel in the crown of Dorset thank you .Foursite[/p][/quote]I absolutely agree with both of you. Given that you have got to start somewhere, how about increasing the precept by 50% (Band D to £21). This would generate an additional income of approx. £26,000 and would cost less than 14p per week. If you wanted to be a little more ambitious, doubling the Band D precept to £28 would generate about £52,00 and cost less than 28p per week. Any thoughts anyone?[/p][/quote]I agree Bob, though 50% may sound harsh its not as harsh as 1000% and would give us a lot more power than we have at the moment. I support your view 100% and am sure that the people of Portland do not want anymore job losses. The Island caretaker is doing a grand job,even better if he had somewhere to tip the rubbish Tillydog

11:02am Fri 31 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums
Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums Foursite

12:08pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bandit_300 says...

Foursite wrote:
Information has come my way that Tim Munro has plans to take Portland Town council with him,He is a lost cause.His drunken ramblings reveal he is wanting to drop the Portland Precept from £!4 by 50% to £7 thus leaving us no neighbourhood plan which could potentially control development boundaries on the Island and lose the recently appointed caretaker loss of other staff and grants.He knows he is going and wants to take PTC with him. I support Paul Kimber on this after considerable thought I don't believe it would be in Portland's best interest to lose PTC.We must support a precept rise( to be determined)and not a decrease to have any chance of saving our Isle from the clutches of DCC, who have proved by their absence over many years they care not to much for the Jewel in the crown of Dorset thank you .Foursite
Same close information passed to me he just obviously cannot keep his gob shut can he foursite.
[quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: Information has come my way that Tim Munro has plans to take Portland Town council with him,He is a lost cause.His drunken ramblings reveal he is wanting to drop the Portland Precept from £!4 by 50% to £7 thus leaving us no neighbourhood plan which could potentially control development boundaries on the Island and lose the recently appointed caretaker loss of other staff and grants.He knows he is going and wants to take PTC with him. I support Paul Kimber on this after considerable thought I don't believe it would be in Portland's best interest to lose PTC.We must support a precept rise( to be determined)and not a decrease to have any chance of saving our Isle from the clutches of DCC, who have proved by their absence over many years they care not to much for the Jewel in the crown of Dorset thank you .Foursite[/p][/quote]Same close information passed to me he just obviously cannot keep his gob shut can he foursite. bandit_300

12:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bandit_300 says...

Well if we have to have some kind of rise what suggested by others on this forum as in a 50% would be agreeable certainly a lot more than the ridiculous 1000% proposed by the ring leading clown ! Still questions need to be asked of wpbc as to why the services over here we should get dont get done. Its ok for them to say to Les if you want it you can pay for it. So what does our money go towards now ? Bog roll in the loos of the council offices by the sounds of it. I would actually like a service cut charge cut from them especially if we have a paid island caretaker and may do some of the minor bits they have not done for ages. I dont care why they are making cuts and what they are cutting as thats got bugger all to do with us that is their own mess to mop up however something else must be done along with getting rid of our own idiots,sorting out this precept rubbish.
Well if we have to have some kind of rise what suggested by others on this forum as in a 50% would be agreeable certainly a lot more than the ridiculous 1000% proposed by the ring leading clown ! Still questions need to be asked of wpbc as to why the services over here we should get dont get done. Its ok for them to say to Les if you want it you can pay for it. So what does our money go towards now ? Bog roll in the loos of the council offices by the sounds of it. I would actually like a service cut charge cut from them especially if we have a paid island caretaker and may do some of the minor bits they have not done for ages. I dont care why they are making cuts and what they are cutting as thats got bugger all to do with us that is their own mess to mop up however something else must be done along with getting rid of our own idiots,sorting out this precept rubbish. bandit_300

12:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

captainsea says...

As I was reading http://www.portsmout
h.co.uk/news/local/s
orry-about-my-langua
ge-i-m-from-portsmou
th-1-5847480#comment
s- online I have come across this article on Denton-White, He talks a load of excrement and judging by the comments he should stay well clear of there! There is an attached voice recording claiming how hard he thinks he is.
As I was reading http://www.portsmout h.co.uk/news/local/s orry-about-my-langua ge-i-m-from-portsmou th-1-5847480#comment s- online I have come across this article on Denton-White, He talks a load of excrement and judging by the comments he should stay well clear of there! There is an attached voice recording claiming how hard he thinks he is. captainsea

12:48pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bandit_300 says...

captainsea wrote:
As I was reading http://www.portsmout

h.co.uk/news/local/s

orry-about-my-langua

ge-i-m-from-portsmou

th-1-5847480#comment

s- online I have come across this article on Denton-White, He talks a load of excrement and judging by the comments he should stay well clear of there! There is an attached voice recording claiming how hard he thinks he is.
Captain sea thats an ok link but i didnt hear him say how hard he was but then again i just had a dump and that was harder than him!!! Just another gob **** sounding off and loving his home town so perhaps he should **** off back there !!
[quote][p][bold]captainsea[/bold] wrote: As I was reading http://www.portsmout h.co.uk/news/local/s orry-about-my-langua ge-i-m-from-portsmou th-1-5847480#comment s- online I have come across this article on Denton-White, He talks a load of excrement and judging by the comments he should stay well clear of there! There is an attached voice recording claiming how hard he thinks he is.[/p][/quote]Captain sea thats an ok link but i didnt hear him say how hard he was but then again i just had a dump and that was harder than him!!! Just another gob **** sounding off and loving his home town so perhaps he should **** off back there !! bandit_300

1:23pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Foursite says...

captainsea wrote:
As I was reading http://www.portsmout h.co.uk/news/local/s orry-about-my-langua ge-i-m-from-portsmou th-1-5847480#comment s- online I have come across this article on Denton-White, He talks a load of excrement and judging by the comments he should stay well clear of there! There is an attached voice recording claiming how hard he thinks he is.
HaHaha nice link captainsea,what a hard man he is, and thats probly why he's on the run from Pompy picking on women seems to be a common theme with him..Well he now knows that we will not put up with anymore of his horse or bull excrement on Portland. what a pathetic little weasle of an excuse for a man he is..a girls **** could blow him over.Hey Denton White Do Portand a favour and get out of town.
[quote][p][bold]captainsea[/bold] wrote: As I was reading http://www.portsmout h.co.uk/news/local/s orry-about-my-langua ge-i-m-from-portsmou th-1-5847480#comment s- online I have come across this article on Denton-White, He talks a load of excrement and judging by the comments he should stay well clear of there! There is an attached voice recording claiming how hard he thinks he is.[/p][/quote]HaHaha nice link captainsea,what a hard man he is, and thats probly why he's on the run from Pompy picking on women seems to be a common theme with him..Well he now knows that we will not put up with anymore of his horse or bull excrement on Portland. what a pathetic little weasle of an excuse for a man he is..a girls **** could blow him over.Hey Denton White Do Portand a favour and get out of town. Foursite

3:12pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Foursite wrote:
Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums
From this small sample of responses it seems that there is an appetite for a modest rise in the precept provided it is put to good use. It's unfortunate that when we are dealing in such small numbers even a small increase can appear outrageous when presented in percentage terms.

I think what we need to do now is focus on how the money would be spent and agree an increase based on what the community needs and wants. It would be great if the social media wizards amongst us could come up with forum in which ideas could be registered and votes cast. Could be a great project for IPACA students.
[quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums[/p][/quote]From this small sample of responses it seems that there is an appetite for a modest rise in the precept provided it is put to good use. It's unfortunate that when we are dealing in such small numbers even a small increase can appear outrageous when presented in percentage terms. I think what we need to do now is focus on how the money would be spent and agree an increase based on what the community needs and wants. It would be great if the social media wizards amongst us could come up with forum in which ideas could be registered and votes cast. Could be a great project for IPACA students. Bob Goulding

5:33pm Fri 31 Jan 14

common cence says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Foursite wrote:
Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums
From this small sample of responses it seems that there is an appetite for a modest rise in the precept provided it is put to good use. It's unfortunate that when we are dealing in such small numbers even a small increase can appear outrageous when presented in percentage terms.

I think what we need to do now is focus on how the money would be spent and agree an increase based on what the community needs and wants. It would be great if the social media wizards amongst us could come up with forum in which ideas could be registered and votes cast. Could be a great project for IPACA students.
Do you live on portland ?
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums[/p][/quote]From this small sample of responses it seems that there is an appetite for a modest rise in the precept provided it is put to good use. It's unfortunate that when we are dealing in such small numbers even a small increase can appear outrageous when presented in percentage terms. I think what we need to do now is focus on how the money would be spent and agree an increase based on what the community needs and wants. It would be great if the social media wizards amongst us could come up with forum in which ideas could be registered and votes cast. Could be a great project for IPACA students.[/p][/quote]Do you live on portland ? common cence

5:56pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Foursite wrote:
Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums
From this small sample of responses it seems that there is an appetite for a modest rise in the precept provided it is put to good use. It's unfortunate that when we are dealing in such small numbers even a small increase can appear outrageous when presented in percentage terms.

I think what we need to do now is focus on how the money would be spent and agree an increase based on what the community needs and wants. It would be great if the social media wizards amongst us could come up with forum in which ideas could be registered and votes cast. Could be a great project for IPACA students.
Check these guys out Bob.They done a great job Monday night.
They have been running 15 years surprised you haven't heard of them.

https://www.facebook
.com/pages/Island-Co
mmunity-Action-Suppo
rting-the-people-of-
Portland-since-1999/
107305945987614

.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums[/p][/quote]From this small sample of responses it seems that there is an appetite for a modest rise in the precept provided it is put to good use. It's unfortunate that when we are dealing in such small numbers even a small increase can appear outrageous when presented in percentage terms. I think what we need to do now is focus on how the money would be spent and agree an increase based on what the community needs and wants. It would be great if the social media wizards amongst us could come up with forum in which ideas could be registered and votes cast. Could be a great project for IPACA students.[/p][/quote]Check these guys out Bob.They done a great job Monday night. They have been running 15 years surprised you haven't heard of them. https://www.facebook .com/pages/Island-Co mmunity-Action-Suppo rting-the-people-of- Portland-since-1999/ 107305945987614 . Foursite

6:40pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

common cence wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Foursite wrote:
Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums
From this small sample of responses it seems that there is an appetite for a modest rise in the precept provided it is put to good use. It's unfortunate that when we are dealing in such small numbers even a small increase can appear outrageous when presented in percentage terms.

I think what we need to do now is focus on how the money would be spent and agree an increase based on what the community needs and wants. It would be great if the social media wizards amongst us could come up with forum in which ideas could be registered and votes cast. Could be a great project for IPACA students.
Do you live on portland ?
Please see my response to Foursite earlier. I am a Portland council tax payer (Wakeham) but work and family care commitments mean that, sadly, I have to spend most of my time off the island for now.
[quote][p][bold]common cence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums[/p][/quote]From this small sample of responses it seems that there is an appetite for a modest rise in the precept provided it is put to good use. It's unfortunate that when we are dealing in such small numbers even a small increase can appear outrageous when presented in percentage terms. I think what we need to do now is focus on how the money would be spent and agree an increase based on what the community needs and wants. It would be great if the social media wizards amongst us could come up with forum in which ideas could be registered and votes cast. Could be a great project for IPACA students.[/p][/quote]Do you live on portland ?[/p][/quote]Please see my response to Foursite earlier. I am a Portland council tax payer (Wakeham) but work and family care commitments mean that, sadly, I have to spend most of my time off the island for now. Bob Goulding

6:57pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Foursite wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Foursite wrote:
Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums
From this small sample of responses it seems that there is an appetite for a modest rise in the precept provided it is put to good use. It's unfortunate that when we are dealing in such small numbers even a small increase can appear outrageous when presented in percentage terms.

I think what we need to do now is focus on how the money would be spent and agree an increase based on what the community needs and wants. It would be great if the social media wizards amongst us could come up with forum in which ideas could be registered and votes cast. Could be a great project for IPACA students.
Check these guys out Bob.They done a great job Monday night.
They have been running 15 years surprised you haven't heard of them.

https://www.facebook

.com/pages/Island-Co

mmunity-Action-Suppo

rting-the-people-of-

Portland-since-1999/

107305945987614

.
Well I have to confess that I haven't come across this link before but I have had the pleasure of indulging in some of Portland Pride's produce (Portland dough cake in particular... Wonderful!).
[quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: Thank you Bob I also agree with you and Tillydog I did suggest 50% on earlier forums.good to see you been doing your sums[/p][/quote]From this small sample of responses it seems that there is an appetite for a modest rise in the precept provided it is put to good use. It's unfortunate that when we are dealing in such small numbers even a small increase can appear outrageous when presented in percentage terms. I think what we need to do now is focus on how the money would be spent and agree an increase based on what the community needs and wants. It would be great if the social media wizards amongst us could come up with forum in which ideas could be registered and votes cast. Could be a great project for IPACA students.[/p][/quote]Check these guys out Bob.They done a great job Monday night. They have been running 15 years surprised you haven't heard of them. https://www.facebook .com/pages/Island-Co mmunity-Action-Suppo rting-the-people-of- Portland-since-1999/ 107305945987614 .[/p][/quote]Well I have to confess that I haven't come across this link before but I have had the pleasure of indulging in some of Portland Pride's produce (Portland dough cake in particular... Wonderful!). Bob Goulding

8:35pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Ray Nowak has been playing both sides - he's been taking stuff that we've written on Precept site and sharing it with other councillors including Munro's and DW. The email i glimpsed today said something along the lines of "Portlanders against precept are saying that they will contest all 14 seats at next election. How can they? They don't have a plan or anything, unless its just to come on and fold the council. They also say that they want only Portlanders on council but they would need Kimberlins votes especially as there is more Kimberlins than Portlanders anyway" That is from memory **** but i know that is pretty close on what was in email - two faced f**k*r!! It was addressed to Munros and other councillors.

It's amazing what you can get some one to pass on if you word it correctly, the part about 14 Cllrs is correct but the rest of it is what was put to try and catch him out To stand you only have to have the interests of the Isle at heart & live on Portland. Just shows you cannot trust any of them

BELOW IS MUMBOS REPLY WHICH SHOWS HIS CONTEMPT FOR EVERYONE ON THIS ISLE

Ummm what constitutes a portlander - one lady was claiming she was a portlander by marriage - unless it's her brother I don't think it counts
Ray Nowak has been playing both sides - he's been taking stuff that we've written on Precept site and sharing it with other councillors including Munro's and DW. The email i glimpsed today said something along the lines of "Portlanders against precept are saying that they will contest all 14 seats at next election. How can they? They don't have a plan or anything, unless its just to come on and fold the council. They also say that they want only Portlanders on council but they would need Kimberlins votes especially as there is more Kimberlins than Portlanders anyway" That is from memory **** but i know that is pretty close on what was in email - two faced f**k*r!! It was addressed to Munros and other councillors. It's amazing what you can get some one to pass on if you word it correctly, the part about 14 Cllrs is correct but the rest of it is what was put to try and catch him out To stand you only have to have the interests of the Isle at heart & live on Portland. Just shows you cannot trust any of them BELOW IS MUMBOS REPLY WHICH SHOWS HIS CONTEMPT FOR EVERYONE ON THIS ISLE Ummm what constitutes a portlander - one lady was claiming she was a portlander by marriage - unless it's her brother I don't think it counts Foursite

8:51pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Foursite says...

Sorry Bob been in shock, try this.
https://www.facebook
.com/groups/Portland
againstprecept/?book
mark_t=group
Sorry Bob been in shock, try this. https://www.facebook .com/groups/Portland againstprecept/?book mark_t=group Foursite

9:02pm Fri 31 Jan 14

doyle52 says...

Well,Well,Well what a surprise we all knew it was someone doing the leaking but until you lay the breadcrumbs you cant catch the rat !!
Is that discrimination Timmy ??
Well,Well,Well what a surprise we all knew it was someone doing the leaking but until you lay the breadcrumbs you cant catch the rat !! Is that discrimination Timmy ?? doyle52

9:10pm Fri 31 Jan 14

doyle52 says...

If this turns out to be true which i know it is Munros,Nowak,Denton White you better go by the 5th or you are going to make yourselves look even more foolish ! 1000% rise + lies,deceit and swearing in church + sneaky tactics + discrimination or paragraph in bad taste = GET LOST !
If this turns out to be true which i know it is Munros,Nowak,Denton White you better go by the 5th or you are going to make yourselves look even more foolish ! 1000% rise + lies,deceit and swearing in church + sneaky tactics + discrimination or paragraph in bad taste = GET LOST ! doyle52

10:08pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Foursite wrote:
Sorry Bob been in shock, try this.
https://www.facebook

.com/groups/Portland

againstprecept/?book

mark_t=group
Hi Foursite. I tried this link but the content is 'not available'. Should there be something after '=group'?

The fact remains that anyone can stand in the elections if they have the necessary sponsorship (no more than ten of the electorate). Under the circumstances I doubt that it would be too difficult to find enough committed Portland residents to contest all 14 seats which, to be honest, is the way it should always have been. Unfortunately, in the past, PTC has been regarded as little more than 'symbolic' but, in the current climate, its future role may well become rather more relevant in the local context.

The most important thing to consider is that, if you intend to contest a seat, it should be with constructive motives, not simply to remove the opposition.
[quote][p][bold]Foursite[/bold] wrote: Sorry Bob been in shock, try this. https://www.facebook .com/groups/Portland againstprecept/?book mark_t=group[/p][/quote]Hi Foursite. I tried this link but the content is 'not available'. Should there be something after '=group'? The fact remains that anyone can stand in the elections if they have the necessary sponsorship (no more than ten of the electorate). Under the circumstances I doubt that it would be too difficult to find enough committed Portland residents to contest all 14 seats which, to be honest, is the way it should always have been. Unfortunately, in the past, PTC has been regarded as little more than 'symbolic' but, in the current climate, its future role may well become rather more relevant in the local context. The most important thing to consider is that, if you intend to contest a seat, it should be with constructive motives, not simply to remove the opposition. Bob Goulding

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