Portland councillor Tim Munro survives bid to oust him as nominee for mayor

BACKED: Councillor Tim Munro

PRINCIPLE: Richard Denton-White

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A COUNCILLOR narrowly avoided an attempt to remove him as the nominee for Portland Town Mayor.

A motion was put forward at a Portland Town Council meeting to ‘review the decision’ to nominate Cllr Tim Munro for mayor in 2014/15.

It was backed by councillors Sandra Reynolds, Ray Nowak, Andy Matthews and current mayor Les Ames, who decided to act following a ‘public outcry’ about the single nomination.

It read: “In the light of the council decision to nominate Cllr Tim Munro to be mayor in 2014/15 and the following public outcry we wish to review this decision and thereby move that the decision be rescinded under Standing Order 36.”

Six councillors, including Richard Denton-White, Elspie Munro-Price, Ian Munro-Price, Amanda Munro, Rodney Wild and Tim Munro himself, voted against the motion.

While the five remaining present members – including Les Ames, Ray Nowak, Sylvia Bradley, Sandra Reynolds, Andy Matthews, voted to pass it.

The five-six vote means the motion was not passed and Cllr Munro will remain as the nominated town mayor.

At a previous town council meeting, Cllr Tim Munro was nominated with no contest for the role, with Rob Hughes becoming the official nominee for deputy over Richard Denton-White.

Seven councillors voted for him to be nominated for mayor, three against and two abstained.

Residents voiced criticisms against Cllr Munro filling the role after he ‘led the way’ with the proposed council tax precept increase.

The increase was scrapped last month following a backlash and a rise of 1.99 per cent was accepted.

At Thursday night’s meeting, Cllr Reynolds told the council that Cllr Munro was only nominated because ‘there was no other alternative’.

She said: “It was a decision made because no one else wanted to do it.”

Cllr Munro responded: “I was elected in the council chamber. It was a democratic decision.”

Cllr Richard Denton-White said he voted against the motion ‘purely out of principle’.

He told the council: “The problem is that if we pass this we will be left with a vacuum of no mayor or no chairman.”

He said to do so would be ‘caving into popularism’ and that it was ‘not about Tim Munro being popular or not’.

Mayor Les Ames replied: “You must listen to the people who elected you.”

Cllr Elspie Munro-Price asked members: “Where are these people who don’t want Cllr Munro to be mayor?”

She said he would be ‘hardworking’, would have ‘the island’s best interests at heart’ and added that he had been a good mayor previously.

She added: “He made one mistake.”

Existing policy guidelines state that the nomination for town mayor is carried out from a seniority list .

Town clerk Ian Looker said if the motion had been passed the process of selection would have started again.

Cllr Andy Matthews told the council he stood by his idea of a council chairman rather than that of a mayor.

Member of the public Paul Snow told councillors during the public participation section: “There is a prejudicial and personal interest at this council between family members and family ties.

“At least four declarations of interest should have been made at the start.”

Speaking after the meeting Tim Munro said: “The vote was similar to the one previously held.

“There are some challenges ahead.”

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8:29am Fri 18 Apr 14

cosmick says...

Talk about looking after yourself.
SHAMEFULL.
THE PORTLAND MAFIA.
If the five who put the proposal resigned that would help, it would show everyone its a cartel!.
Talk about looking after yourself. SHAMEFULL. THE PORTLAND MAFIA. If the five who put the proposal resigned that would help, it would show everyone its a cartel!. cosmick
  • Score: 16

8:47am Fri 18 Apr 14

MrTomSmith says...

In a straight vote between Tim Munro and Fozzie Bear, Fozzie Bear would win with a landslide victory. Then they could have a Muppet as mayor .........Oh!
In a straight vote between Tim Munro and Fozzie Bear, Fozzie Bear would win with a landslide victory. Then they could have a Muppet as mayor .........Oh! MrTomSmith
  • Score: 16

9:11am Fri 18 Apr 14

Nomalice says...

Let me guess, those that voted for the Mayoral selection to stand, are also in favour of the Academy at Southwell........

Cosmick is wrong, not Shameful, it is SHAMELESS!
Let me guess, those that voted for the Mayoral selection to stand, are also in favour of the Academy at Southwell........ Cosmick is wrong, not Shameful, it is SHAMELESS! Nomalice
  • Score: 13

9:11am Fri 18 Apr 14

Gordon Bennett says...

Tim Munro as mayor. What a farce. Rab C Nesbitt would make a better one.
Tim Munro as mayor. What a farce. Rab C Nesbitt would make a better one. Gordon Bennett
  • Score: 16

10:01am Fri 18 Apr 14

Dave Aitch says...

Does Portland really need a Mayor ?
Does Portland really need a Mayor ? Dave Aitch
  • Score: 21

10:44am Fri 18 Apr 14

banknote says...

Well, that ghastly family have won again!

Several questions need answering:-

Is a Town Council and a Mayor really needed for Portland, when there is already a Council and Mayor for the Borough of Weymouth & Portland?

Should many members of the same family , with commercial interests on the island,, be allowed to "serve" on the same council?

Should co-opted members be allowed to vote on such issues, when they have no mandate from the electorate?

When is the electorate of Portland going to stop moaning about this situation and stand for office themselves?

Answers please.
Well, that ghastly family have won again! Several questions need answering:- Is a Town Council and a Mayor really needed for Portland, when there is already a Council and Mayor for the Borough of Weymouth & Portland? Should many members of the same family , with commercial interests on the island,, be allowed to "serve" on the same council? Should co-opted members be allowed to vote on such issues, when they have no mandate from the electorate? When is the electorate of Portland going to stop moaning about this situation and stand for office themselves? Answers please. banknote
  • Score: 29

10:44am Fri 18 Apr 14

captainsea says...

Unbelievable that the Munro can vote for himself, it seems a bit like turkeys voting for Christmas!! Portland town Council is so undemocratic it warrants investigation especially after the public vote of no confidence in February.
Unbelievable that the Munro can vote for himself, it seems a bit like turkeys voting for Christmas!! Portland town Council is so undemocratic it warrants investigation especially after the public vote of no confidence in February. captainsea
  • Score: 21

10:47am Fri 18 Apr 14

shy talk says...

Weymouth and Portland Mayor and Portland Town Mayor. I wonder if Portlanders are happy paying for two mayors?

The position of Portland Town “mayor” seems excessively conceited, egotistical and self-centred.
Weymouth and Portland Mayor and Portland Town Mayor. I wonder if Portlanders are happy paying for two mayors? The position of Portland Town “mayor” seems excessively conceited, egotistical and self-centred. shy talk
  • Score: 16

12:10pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

shy talk wrote:
Weymouth and Portland Mayor and Portland Town Mayor. I wonder if Portlanders are happy paying for two mayors?

The position of Portland Town “mayor” seems excessively conceited, egotistical and self-centred.
This is pure cronyism, nobody wants them there at all. They do not have the mandate of the people.
[quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: Weymouth and Portland Mayor and Portland Town Mayor. I wonder if Portlanders are happy paying for two mayors? The position of Portland Town “mayor” seems excessively conceited, egotistical and self-centred.[/p][/quote]This is pure cronyism, nobody wants them there at all. They do not have the mandate of the people. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 19

1:40pm Fri 18 Apr 14

penmick says...

what a sorry state for democracy, Portland vote on May22nd and tell them you have had enough of this family
what a sorry state for democracy, Portland vote on May22nd and tell them you have had enough of this family penmick
  • Score: 11

2:42pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Wilbraham says...

penmick wrote:
what a sorry state for democracy, Portland vote on May22nd and tell them you have had enough of this family
Unfortunately the election is for EU and Borough. We have to wait to 2015 for an election for PTC.
[quote][p][bold]penmick[/bold] wrote: what a sorry state for democracy, Portland vote on May22nd and tell them you have had enough of this family[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the election is for EU and Borough. We have to wait to 2015 for an election for PTC. Wilbraham
  • Score: 9

3:02pm Fri 18 Apr 14

weymouthfox says...

Storm Wallace for Mayor.
Storm Wallace for Mayor. weymouthfox
  • Score: -17

3:28pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Portland Born says...

Portland's longest/est/Haulier for mayor please.
Portland's longest/est/Haulier for mayor please. Portland Born
  • Score: -1

3:49pm Fri 18 Apr 14

chesilboy says...

How can it be legal to have enough FAMILY members to force a majority vote? What a mess.
How can it be legal to have enough FAMILY members to force a majority vote? What a mess. chesilboy
  • Score: 19

3:53pm Fri 18 Apr 14

shy talk says...

This afternoon while walking my dog behind the YOI Portland. Saw three crosses had been erected overlooking Balaclava Bay. I then thought of Portland Town Council and are the Portlanders taking action?
This afternoon while walking my dog behind the YOI Portland. Saw three crosses had been erected overlooking Balaclava Bay. I then thought of Portland Town Council and are the Portlanders taking action? shy talk
  • Score: 8

5:02pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

If you really want them out, you could of course turn up to every council meeting and cause civil unrest forcing change?
If you really want them out, you could of course turn up to every council meeting and cause civil unrest forcing change? Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 13

5:06pm Fri 18 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

Gets more like Iraq with Saddam and his family ruling everything as they did.
If you need help citizens,contact the White house U.S A
Gets more like Iraq with Saddam and his family ruling everything as they did. If you need help citizens,contact the White house U.S A westbaywonder
  • Score: 12

5:10pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

westbaywonder wrote:
Gets more like Iraq with Saddam and his family ruling everything as they did.
If you need help citizens,contact the White house U.S A
We all know what happened to him....
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: Gets more like Iraq with Saddam and his family ruling everything as they did. If you need help citizens,contact the White house U.S A[/p][/quote]We all know what happened to him.... Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 8

5:13pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

weymouthfox wrote:
Storm Wallace for Mayor.
We need someone with merit, not another nattering prop attempting self-branding.
[quote][p][bold]weymouthfox[/bold] wrote: Storm Wallace for Mayor.[/p][/quote]We need someone with merit, not another nattering prop attempting self-branding. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 18

5:52pm Fri 18 Apr 14

penmick says...

Monroe Price is on the Borough up for re election this year, Portland speak up if you not happy
Monroe Price is on the Borough up for re election this year, Portland speak up if you not happy penmick
  • Score: 12

5:54pm Fri 18 Apr 14

oldbrock says...

cosmick wrote:
Talk about looking after yourself.
SHAMEFULL.
THE PORTLAND MAFIA.
If the five who put the proposal resigned that would help, it would show everyone its a cartel!.
from up here in darkest LINCOLNSHIRE there seemed to be a lot of MUNRO supporting MUNRO, are there plans to rename PORTLAND, MUNRO ISLAND? and they tell me that communities in the FENS are regarded as incestuous??? democracy in its modern form???
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: Talk about looking after yourself. SHAMEFULL. THE PORTLAND MAFIA. If the five who put the proposal resigned that would help, it would show everyone its a cartel!.[/p][/quote]from up here in darkest LINCOLNSHIRE there seemed to be a lot of MUNRO supporting MUNRO, are there plans to rename PORTLAND, MUNRO ISLAND? and they tell me that communities in the FENS are regarded as incestuous??? democracy in its modern form??? oldbrock
  • Score: 8

5:57pm Fri 18 Apr 14

oldbrock says...

"there are some challenges ahead" ,filling the rest of the council places with MUNRO perhaps???
"there are some challenges ahead" ,filling the rest of the council places with MUNRO perhaps??? oldbrock
  • Score: 5

5:57pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Foursite says...

One mistake Elspie? as I remember it he stood up in front of a congregation of between 4 and 5 hundred people in all saints church and lied about the contents of an email from Richard Drax's office!!! Big mistake.Perhaps you were not there.?Your dad is not fit to be mayor.
One mistake Elspie? as I remember it he stood up in front of a congregation of between 4 and 5 hundred people in all saints church and lied about the contents of an email from Richard Drax's office!!! Big mistake.Perhaps you were not there.?Your dad is not fit to be mayor. Foursite
  • Score: 30

7:16pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Wolf Lady says...

Sorry if this offends but........

I agree with Paul Snow...... lots of councillors with same family name or interests.... Should have declared conflict of interests and been refused vote. From what i can tell the Munro's/Munro-prices have tried to exploit the politics of Portland for too long.
Sorry if this offends but........ I agree with Paul Snow...... lots of councillors with same family name or interests.... Should have declared conflict of interests and been refused vote. From what i can tell the Munro's/Munro-prices have tried to exploit the politics of Portland for too long. Wolf Lady
  • Score: 27

8:39pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Laadeeda says...

TMP doesn't represent me.

Hand me a voting card!
TMP doesn't represent me. Hand me a voting card! Laadeeda
  • Score: 8

9:10pm Fri 18 Apr 14

common cence says...

banknote wrote:
Well, that ghastly family have won again!

Several questions need answering:-

Is a Town Council and a Mayor really needed for Portland, when there is already a Council and Mayor for the Borough of Weymouth & Portland?

Should many members of the same family , with commercial interests on the island,, be allowed to "serve" on the same council?

Should co-opted members be allowed to vote on such issues, when they have no mandate from the electorate?

When is the electorate of Portland going to stop moaning about this situation and stand for office themselves?

Answers please.
There are no elections for portland until next year
[quote][p][bold]banknote[/bold] wrote: Well, that ghastly family have won again! Several questions need answering:- Is a Town Council and a Mayor really needed for Portland, when there is already a Council and Mayor for the Borough of Weymouth & Portland? Should many members of the same family , with commercial interests on the island,, be allowed to "serve" on the same council? Should co-opted members be allowed to vote on such issues, when they have no mandate from the electorate? When is the electorate of Portland going to stop moaning about this situation and stand for office themselves? Answers please.[/p][/quote]There are no elections for portland until next year common cence
  • Score: 4

9:13pm Fri 18 Apr 14

common cence says...

penmick wrote:
what a sorry state for democracy, Portland vote on May22nd and tell them you have had enough of this family
May 2015 is the next time we vote for portland
[quote][p][bold]penmick[/bold] wrote: what a sorry state for democracy, Portland vote on May22nd and tell them you have had enough of this family[/p][/quote]May 2015 is the next time we vote for portland common cence
  • Score: 3

9:13pm Fri 18 Apr 14

portland rebel says...

we dont need a town council, we dont need a mayor.

WHAT WE DO NEED ARE BOROUGH COUNCILLORS THAT SUPPORT THIS ISLAND AND ARE NOT JUST MOUTH PIECES FOR THE COUNCIL
we dont need a town council, we dont need a mayor. WHAT WE DO NEED ARE BOROUGH COUNCILLORS THAT SUPPORT THIS ISLAND AND ARE NOT JUST MOUTH PIECES FOR THE COUNCIL portland rebel
  • Score: 9

10:37pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Newground says...

The 'Mare of Portland.
The 'Mare of Portland. Newground
  • Score: 10

8:02am Sat 19 Apr 14

Blind Watchmaker says...

If he man, his family, and the hanger-on have achieved one thing in life, it is to demean the (albeit pointless) post of mayor, and the reputation of local democracy.
But it is of no use bleating about it on this website.. raise the issue with your MP, and with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

e-mail eric.pickles@communi
ties.gsi.gov.uk

Eric Pickles is already aware of this bunch of clowns so you might also question unnecessary expense of having a Portland Town Council.
If he man, his family, and the hanger-on have achieved one thing in life, it is to demean the (albeit pointless) post of mayor, and the reputation of local democracy. But it is of no use bleating about it on this website.. raise the issue with your MP, and with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. e-mail eric.pickles@communi ties.gsi.gov.uk Eric Pickles is already aware of this bunch of clowns so you might also question unnecessary expense of having a Portland Town Council. Blind Watchmaker
  • Score: 9

8:35am Sat 19 Apr 14

cosmick says...

Blind Watchmaker wrote:
If he man, his family, and the hanger-on have achieved one thing in life, it is to demean the (albeit pointless) post of mayor, and the reputation of local democracy.
But it is of no use bleating about it on this website.. raise the issue with your MP, and with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

e-mail eric.pickles@communi

ties.gsi.gov.uk

Eric Pickles is already aware of this bunch of clowns so you might also question unnecessary expense of having a Portland Town Council.
I THINK YOU MAY BE RIGHT THE LOCAL PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE NO INTEREST IN STANDING FOR OFFICE SO THE MAFIA TAKE OVER. DONT BLAME THEM IF THATS THERE WAY, TIME TO DISBAND THE P.T.C. AND RUN THINGS FROM THE MAINLAND.
IF YOU DONT THINK THATS RIGHT THEN GET A LOCAL INDEPENDENT PARTY SORTED AND OUT THE MAFIA AND TAKE OVER.
CANT BE HARD SIX PEOPLE WOULD BE ENOUGTH TO START IT.
SO WAKE UP OR SHUT UP .
TIM IS ONLY THERE FOR HIMSELF AND WOULD GO TO ANY PARTY TO STAY IN POWER.
[quote][p][bold]Blind Watchmaker[/bold] wrote: If he man, his family, and the hanger-on have achieved one thing in life, it is to demean the (albeit pointless) post of mayor, and the reputation of local democracy. But it is of no use bleating about it on this website.. raise the issue with your MP, and with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. e-mail eric.pickles@communi ties.gsi.gov.uk Eric Pickles is already aware of this bunch of clowns so you might also question unnecessary expense of having a Portland Town Council.[/p][/quote]I THINK YOU MAY BE RIGHT THE LOCAL PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE NO INTEREST IN STANDING FOR OFFICE SO THE MAFIA TAKE OVER. DONT BLAME THEM IF THATS THERE WAY, TIME TO DISBAND THE P.T.C. AND RUN THINGS FROM THE MAINLAND. IF YOU DONT THINK THATS RIGHT THEN GET A LOCAL INDEPENDENT PARTY SORTED AND OUT THE MAFIA AND TAKE OVER. CANT BE HARD SIX PEOPLE WOULD BE ENOUGTH TO START IT. SO WAKE UP OR SHUT UP . TIM IS ONLY THERE FOR HIMSELF AND WOULD GO TO ANY PARTY TO STAY IN POWER. cosmick
  • Score: 9

9:14am Sat 19 Apr 14

D.shoreditch says...

what a farcical carry on this bunch seem to be
what a farcical carry on this bunch seem to be D.shoreditch
  • Score: 8

9:58am Sat 19 Apr 14

Rocksalt says...

I see Councillor Reynolds is still there, despite the Echo reporting on 21 March that "she wanted nothing more to do with the council".
I see Councillor Reynolds is still there, despite the Echo reporting on 21 March that "she wanted nothing more to do with the council". Rocksalt
  • Score: 8

10:40am Sat 19 Apr 14

Get a grip says...

As I understand it this family have a number of different business interests in Portland and Weymouth.

Why not boycott all thier business?
As I understand it this family have a number of different business interests in Portland and Weymouth. Why not boycott all thier business? Get a grip
  • Score: 16

11:07am Sat 19 Apr 14

Get a grip says...

Why would you want tone mayor if you know so many people are against you?

It might be a good a good idea to just politely step down.
Why would you want tone mayor if you know so many people are against you? It might be a good a good idea to just politely step down. Get a grip
  • Score: 7

12:22pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Zummerzet Lad says...

Town Mayor like Dorchester and Portland are ceremonial with limited power in fact similar to Parish Council Chairman, So they cannot do a lot really they are bottom tier of local government.
Town Mayor like Dorchester and Portland are ceremonial with limited power in fact similar to Parish Council Chairman, So they cannot do a lot really they are bottom tier of local government. Zummerzet Lad
  • Score: 3

3:23pm Sat 19 Apr 14

1Kimberlin says...

Well Well Well what a farce eh, the Cambridge Footlights would be proud of this one.
Let's look at this then firstly there should have been THREE Declarations of interest A Munro ( Sister) E Munro-Price (Daughteralso know throughout the Isle as 'Sicknote Suzie' ) I Munro -Price (Son In Law). so that gives it to the No or Change of Policy Vote.
Then we have Sicknote Suzie asking where all the people who do not want Daddy as Mayor are well Sickers my love when you hold meetings in a in accessable for many including the old and disabled building some people will not be there. Secondly most people thought that up until now your Party ie The Munro Party as you are know locally get your own way so there is no point standing for Council when you & your cronies are controlling the votes.. It does not mean that because we are not present or phoning you or bombarding you will emials that we want Daddy in the big chair. Wheels are turning behind the scenes in preperation for next years local elections to oust you lot once and for all.
Now I find it quite funny as the last time I went to the meeting two people abstained but now they wanted to vote this time. Now looking at the vote it came down to one Cllr who could have tied this vote and thereby giving Cllr Ames the casting vote.This Cllr has stated Quote " I don't really want or support Munro as Mayor but if I have to vote I would vote for Him". What sort of person is that I ask you? It's like saying "I do not believe in execution by firing squad but I'll pull the trigger". That Ladies & Gentlemen tells you something about the attitude & integrity of 'Three Pensions Beagle man' Cllr Rodney Wild.
Now we go onto Munro himself, a man, who has stated before on this page Stood along with Mr Locker the Town Clerk and blatantly lied that they(he) did not receive the email from Richard Drax MP, I was sat next to Mr Drax Community Secretary, who showed me the original copy and the email reciept from PTC saying when and at what time it was received, a man who has been in front of the Council Standards Committee for Bullying this is just the one case that has been reported, He states the " There is Much to do" does he mean that if and its a BIG IF he get elected he is actually going to attend Mayoral Functions and diligently carry out his duties? ,Because let me tell you all in his last term as Mayor his Deputy Cllr Sandra West carried out at least 90% of his duties yet he still held his grubby paws up for the £500 Mayors expenses.
Now we come to The Ever Popular Local Yobbo Denton White a man so out of touch with the electorate he had the nerve to attend another Party's Meeting."I voted because if I didn't we would not have had a Mayor". Ah yes you would because Rob Hughes could have stepped up.
I have today been privileged to view a Legal Document which will be lodged with the Town Clerk on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week and it will be signed for as proof of receipt when delivered by hand and a copy will co to the Borough Council The Communities Minister {who by the way had many emails & letters sent to him asking to bring next years elections forward to this May saving £2,500 but as yet he has not even had the courtesy to reply} which will mount a legal challenge to Munro becoming Mayor. I urge the Residents of Portland to attend the Parish Council Meeting at Easton Methodist Church Hall on the 14th of May your hands might make a difference...Roll on May as this signals the FINAL COUNTDOWN
Well Well Well what a farce eh, the Cambridge Footlights would be proud of this one. Let's look at this then firstly there should have been THREE Declarations of interest A Munro ( Sister) E Munro-Price (Daughteralso know throughout the Isle as 'Sicknote Suzie' ) I Munro -Price (Son In Law). so that gives it to the No or Change of Policy Vote. Then we have Sicknote Suzie asking where all the people who do not want Daddy as Mayor are well Sickers my love when you hold meetings in a in accessable for many including the old and disabled building some people will not be there. Secondly most people thought that up until now your Party ie The Munro Party as you are know locally get your own way so there is no point standing for Council when you & your cronies are controlling the votes.. It does not mean that because we are not present or phoning you or bombarding you will emials that we want Daddy in the big chair. Wheels are turning behind the scenes in preperation for next years local elections to oust you lot once and for all. Now I find it quite funny as the last time I went to the meeting two people abstained but now they wanted to vote this time. Now looking at the vote it came down to one Cllr who could have tied this vote and thereby giving Cllr Ames the casting vote.This Cllr has stated Quote " I don't really want or support Munro as Mayor but if I have to vote I would vote for Him". What sort of person is that I ask you? It's like saying "I do not believe in execution by firing squad but I'll pull the trigger". That Ladies & Gentlemen tells you something about the attitude & integrity of 'Three Pensions Beagle man' Cllr Rodney Wild. Now we go onto Munro himself, a man, who has stated before on this page Stood along with Mr Locker the Town Clerk and blatantly lied that they(he) did not receive the email from Richard Drax MP, I was sat next to Mr Drax Community Secretary, who showed me the original copy and the email reciept from PTC saying when and at what time it was received, a man who has been in front of the Council Standards Committee for Bullying this is just the one case that has been reported, He states the " There is Much to do" does he mean that if and its a BIG IF he get elected he is actually going to attend Mayoral Functions and diligently carry out his duties? ,Because let me tell you all in his last term as Mayor his Deputy Cllr Sandra West carried out at least 90% of his duties yet he still held his grubby paws up for the £500 Mayors expenses. Now we come to The Ever Popular Local Yobbo Denton White a man so out of touch with the electorate he had the nerve to attend another Party's Meeting."I voted because if I didn't we would not have had a Mayor". Ah yes you would because Rob Hughes could have stepped up. I have today been privileged to view a Legal Document which will be lodged with the Town Clerk on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week and it will be signed for as proof of receipt when delivered by hand and a copy will co to the Borough Council The Communities Minister {who by the way had many emails & letters sent to him asking to bring next years elections forward to this May saving £2,500 but as yet he has not even had the courtesy to reply} which will mount a legal challenge to Munro becoming Mayor. I urge the Residents of Portland to attend the Parish Council Meeting at Easton Methodist Church Hall on the 14th of May your hands might make a difference...Roll on May as this signals the FINAL COUNTDOWN 1Kimberlin
  • Score: 13

5:05pm Sat 19 Apr 14

every user name was taken says...

oldbrock wrote:
cosmick wrote:
Talk about looking after yourself.
SHAMEFULL.
THE PORTLAND MAFIA.
If the five who put the proposal resigned that would help, it would show everyone its a cartel!.
from up here in darkest LINCOLNSHIRE there seemed to be a lot of MUNRO supporting MUNRO, are there plans to rename PORTLAND, MUNRO ISLAND? and they tell me that communities in the FENS are regarded as incestuous??? democracy in its modern form???
Are you calling us incestuous oldbock?
[quote][p][bold]oldbrock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: Talk about looking after yourself. SHAMEFULL. THE PORTLAND MAFIA. If the five who put the proposal resigned that would help, it would show everyone its a cartel!.[/p][/quote]from up here in darkest LINCOLNSHIRE there seemed to be a lot of MUNRO supporting MUNRO, are there plans to rename PORTLAND, MUNRO ISLAND? and they tell me that communities in the FENS are regarded as incestuous??? democracy in its modern form???[/p][/quote]Are you calling us incestuous oldbock? every user name was taken
  • Score: -1

5:58pm Sat 19 Apr 14

oldbrock says...

Get a grip wrote:
Why would you want tone mayor if you know so many people are against you?

It might be a good a good idea to just politely step down.
one word EXPENSES
[quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: Why would you want tone mayor if you know so many people are against you? It might be a good a good idea to just politely step down.[/p][/quote]one word EXPENSES oldbrock
  • Score: 4

6:02pm Sat 19 Apr 14

oldbrock says...

shy talk wrote:
This afternoon while walking my dog behind the YOI Portland. Saw three crosses had been erected overlooking Balaclava Bay. I then thought of Portland Town Council and are the Portlanders taking action?
not enough for the MUNRO-PRICES that are on the council, or are they doing them in shifts
[quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: This afternoon while walking my dog behind the YOI Portland. Saw three crosses had been erected overlooking Balaclava Bay. I then thought of Portland Town Council and are the Portlanders taking action?[/p][/quote]not enough for the MUNRO-PRICES that are on the council, or are they doing them in shifts oldbrock
  • Score: 1

8:29pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Carruthers says...

Probably due to the limited gene pool, It's no surprise that so many members of the same family are "serving" on Portland council.
Cue duelling banjos and visions of John Boorman's film, Deliverance.


Carruthers,
Yacht Dulcibella,
Weymouth bay
Probably due to the limited gene pool, It's no surprise that so many members of the same family are "serving" on Portland council. Cue duelling banjos and visions of John Boorman's film, Deliverance. Carruthers, Yacht Dulcibella, Weymouth bay Carruthers
  • Score: 3

10:22pm Sat 19 Apr 14

popsiebabes says...

What a state Portland is in!!!!!! Still it is of little interest to mainland people as most wish the place would sink into the English Channel.
What a state Portland is in!!!!!! Still it is of little interest to mainland people as most wish the place would sink into the English Channel. popsiebabes
  • Score: -9

11:12pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Pauldavid says...

What a pathetic addition to the debate popsie. I'd finish the bottle & get to bed.
What a pathetic addition to the debate popsie. I'd finish the bottle & get to bed. Pauldavid
  • Score: 9

3:47pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Pauldavid says...

Charming craig. Interestingly Ian Looker, the Town Clerk, confirmed at last weeks meeting that minutes of PTC meetings were not posted on the PTC website because HE didn't see it as a priority. Neither the Borough, nor the Town Council, have told him not to bother posting minutes as there are more important things to do, it's entirely his decision. If you want to know what's going on at your local council and the minutes don't appear online a week before the meeting you can either check them out at the library or, better still, email Ian Looker and tell him to pull his finger out and do the job that the people of Portland are paying him to do.
Charming craig. Interestingly Ian Looker, the Town Clerk, confirmed at last weeks meeting that minutes of PTC meetings were not posted on the PTC website because HE didn't see it as a priority. Neither the Borough, nor the Town Council, have told him not to bother posting minutes as there are more important things to do, it's entirely his decision. If you want to know what's going on at your local council and the minutes don't appear online a week before the meeting you can either check them out at the library or, better still, email Ian Looker and tell him to pull his finger out and do the job that the people of Portland are paying him to do. Pauldavid
  • Score: 7

10:11pm Sun 20 Apr 14

paul2164 says...

Looks dodgy to me..Not quite sure how a motion can be passed when the people voting for him are all members of his family??? It's a bit obvious who they're going to vote in favour of! Not even sure if it should be allowed..to have five members of the same family on a council? Is this right? Why does Portland even have it's own council/mayor? There's already Weymouth & Portland council..Waste of our money. Should be a public vote for mayor, not a closed, family vote.
Looks dodgy to me..Not quite sure how a motion can be passed when the people voting for him are all members of his family??? It's a bit obvious who they're going to vote in favour of! Not even sure if it should be allowed..to have five members of the same family on a council? Is this right? Why does Portland even have it's own council/mayor? There's already Weymouth & Portland council..Waste of our money. Should be a public vote for mayor, not a closed, family vote. paul2164
  • Score: 10

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