Councillor's pledge to 'move forward' after tax hike fiasco

Dorset Echo: Councillor's pledge to 'move forward' after tax hike fiasco Councillor's pledge to 'move forward' after tax hike fiasco

COUNCILLOR Tim Munro said it is 'time to move forward 'after Portland Town Council's failed bid to increase islanders' council tax precept by 1,000 per cent.

Speaking at a meeting of Portland Town Council tonight, he said: "It was a mistake.

"The fault, and it may be mine, was suggesting we get all the money in one go.

"We've now come to 1.99 per cent on the precept, it's not because we didn't listen, we went through the process."

Cllr Munro said the council could 'move forward' by arranging for the official qualification of town clerk Ian Looker.

Councillor Richard Denton-White's motion to appoint a press officer for the council was accepted by chairman Cllr Les Ames and deferred to the next meeting on March 19.       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:59pm Wed 19 Feb 14

chesil beach says...

Time to move on ? Yes its time to move you lot out of office , You lot have disturbed the hornet,s nest and you will get stung,,,,,,,,,,,
Time to move on ? Yes its time to move you lot out of office , You lot have disturbed the hornet,s nest and you will get stung,,,,,,,,,,, chesil beach
  • Score: 14

11:37pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Laadeeda says...

How can anyone living on Portland have any confidence in this man ever again. It will take more than smooth words to calm these stormy times.
How can anyone living on Portland have any confidence in this man ever again. It will take more than smooth words to calm these stormy times. Laadeeda
  • Score: 12

12:29am Thu 20 Feb 14

1Kimberlin says...

chesil beach wrote:
Time to move on ? Yes its time to move you lot out of office , You lot have disturbed the hornet,s nest and you will get stung,,,,,,,,,,,
This is the last quack of a dying duck. Munro you have if the island cannot get Mr Pickles to move next year's elections forward 12 months a little over 15 months to wriggle & squirm. Your were asked to go at Tuesday nights council neeting meeting,you were also told you will be person non gratia on the Isle and you were also told of a100% lack of support for you coming yearv as Mayor. You, your daughter & son in law along with your two pet Village Idiots Denton-White the Fortunewell Thug and Kris 'Dozy'Duthridge are finished. As John Thorner said you Munro are the Capt of a slowly sinking ship you and your crew mates can either jump now or go down with the PTC ship.as it is
[quote][p][bold]chesil beach[/bold] wrote: Time to move on ? Yes its time to move you lot out of office , You lot have disturbed the hornet,s nest and you will get stung,,,,,,,,,,,[/p][/quote]This is the last quack of a dying duck. Munro you have if the island cannot get Mr Pickles to move next year's elections forward 12 months a little over 15 months to wriggle & squirm. Your were asked to go at Tuesday nights council neeting meeting,you were also told you will be person non gratia on the Isle and you were also told of a100% lack of support for you coming yearv as Mayor. You, your daughter & son in law along with your two pet Village Idiots Denton-White the Fortunewell Thug and Kris 'Dozy'Duthridge are finished. As John Thorner said you Munro are the Capt of a slowly sinking ship you and your crew mates can either jump now or go down with the PTC ship.as it is 1Kimberlin
  • Score: 12

1:49am Thu 20 Feb 14

portland rebel says...

they just dont get it do they, a waste of money and in excess of requirements.
they just dont get it do they, a waste of money and in excess of requirements. portland rebel
  • Score: 8

7:56am Thu 20 Feb 14

portlanders says...

I urge you to email Eric Pickles, highlight the sham that our town council is, and request his intervention to bring the local town council elections forward to May of this year. We have a chance to make the change for ourselves instead of leaving it the hands of these incompetent morons. Do something positive today and be proud you did it for the sake of our island and its residents. Lets get scum Munro's and others OUT! Eric Pickles email is eric.pickles@communi
ties.gsi.gov.uk
I urge you to email Eric Pickles, highlight the sham that our town council is, and request his intervention to bring the local town council elections forward to May of this year. We have a chance to make the change for ourselves instead of leaving it the hands of these incompetent morons. Do something positive today and be proud you did it for the sake of our island and its residents. Lets get scum Munro's and others OUT! Eric Pickles email is eric.pickles@communi ties.gsi.gov.uk portlanders
  • Score: 6

8:00am Thu 20 Feb 14

Nomalice says...

I have a cunning plan Baldrick.
"We send the Town Clerk to night school to learn how to use the computer, and some communication skills. We then appoint him as PRESS OFFICER,
Then we pay him an absolute fortune, and he can take over the whole council operation and donate money to good causes as he sees fit"
Right ,Hands Up all those in favor.
I have a cunning plan Baldrick. "We send the Town Clerk to night school to learn how to use the computer, and some communication skills. We then appoint him as PRESS OFFICER, Then we pay him an absolute fortune, and he can take over the whole council operation and donate money to good causes as he sees fit" Right ,Hands Up all those in favor. Nomalice
  • Score: 4

9:11am Thu 20 Feb 14

David_divenghy2 says...

The crooked clan, what's the first order of waste, hire some SPIN!

This is the state of our so called democracy is it , a bunch utter aragons in their little Fiefdom that clearly have no sanction from the people, that includes you Les aimes.

You may as well have criminals running things, they would be more honest.
The crooked clan, what's the first order of waste, hire some SPIN! This is the state of our so called democracy is it , a bunch utter aragons in their little Fiefdom that clearly have no sanction from the people, that includes you Les aimes. You may as well have criminals running things, they would be more honest. David_divenghy2
  • Score: 2

9:30am Thu 20 Feb 14

David_divenghy2 says...

Oh too late.....
Oh too late..... David_divenghy2
  • Score: 2

10:29am Thu 20 Feb 14

Newground says...

What a man. What a beard.

You're too good for 'em, Tim. Those yokels wouldn't know talent if it bit 'em on the backside. You and your family -- at least two of whom have beards -- could have turned this grotty little island around.

Babados, Mauritius, Portland... yes it has a ring to it, doesn't it?

Shuttle buses running around the island; zebra crossings here and there, free swimming lessons for the under 10s, everyone singing songs -- what's not to like? We could have been contenders, Tim.

But men like you and the other one with the beard... they don't know what they are dealing with. You may be down but you are not out. You will rise again. Ignore the vocal minority, Tim.

We don't just WANT the Munro family... we NEED you! (plus the little white haired man who swears).
What a man. What a beard. You're too good for 'em, Tim. Those yokels wouldn't know talent if it bit 'em on the backside. You and your family -- at least two of whom have beards -- could have turned this grotty little island around. Babados, Mauritius, Portland... yes it has a ring to it, doesn't it? Shuttle buses running around the island; zebra crossings here and there, free swimming lessons for the under 10s, everyone singing songs -- what's not to like? We could have been contenders, Tim. But men like you and the other one with the beard... they don't know what they are dealing with. You may be down but you are not out. You will rise again. Ignore the vocal minority, Tim. We don't just WANT the Munro family... we NEED you! (plus the little white haired man who swears). Newground
  • Score: -2

2:40pm Thu 20 Feb 14

portland maid says...

Please just give it up. The Portland Council needs to end. It does next to nothing for our Island at great cost and incompetence.
Please just give it up. The Portland Council needs to end. It does next to nothing for our Island at great cost and incompetence. portland maid
  • Score: 7

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