Saturday, 13 May 2017

COUNCILLORS! Explain your behaviour to your kids, partners, friends, neighbours, electors, colleagues ….

Let them see you at the Parish Council meeting where you spend our money!

Caught on YouTube ‘Candid Camera’

Which is worse?  The Bullying and Insults, or staring at the ceiling trying to ignore it?

Open Letter to Parish Councillors

Dear Councillors, 

When I resumed filming your council meetings last January after a lengthy break, I thought I was watching two old stags locking antlers.  In February, I dismissed Chairman Strelczenie’s haranguing of Councillor Chilvers as a passing abnormality.  After none of you intervened, I penned a mildly favourable blog post about his role of leading an elected group of vegetables.  After recording you in March and April, I believed I was watching a calculated, bullying campaign and you were scared to intervene at the meetings or even behind the scenes.        

Bullying and insulting colleagues are unacceptable.  When they happen in formal Parish Council meetings, in front of the public, they are shameful.  The perpetrator displays an utter disregard for rules and consequences when knowingly captured on film. 

Looking at your papers, the ceiling or your fingernails during such behaviour betrays your scant knowledge of or contempt for the national Councillors Code of Conduct and the Hemingbrough Parish Council Standing Orders.  They require you to take action: read them now!

Your failure to do your duty also brings Hemingbrough Parish Council into disrepute.

Overleaf is an open letter to your Chairman, Councillor Strelczenie.

Honour your election pledges, get informed and take action at next week’s Annual General Meeting in the Methodist Church Hall, 18 May 2017 at 6:30pm.

Open Letter to Councillor Strelczenie

I allege your frequent remarks to and about Councillor Roland Chilvers, captured on my webcam at Hemingbrough Parish Council meetings, constitute bullying in the workplace* in contravention of the Councillors Code of Conduct and the Council’s Standing Orders. 
“You’re a Councillor; you’re supposed to do these things, Roland (Councillor Chilvers).  All you seem to do is pass the buck on to somebody else.  You just don’t want to do anything.  You just tell everybody else what to do.”
“This is something that Roland’s (Councillor Chilvers) asked for again. ….. I find this hard to understand he’s been a Councillor for thirty odd years and he doesn’t know how to put an item forward for ‘agenda” 
“Just hold it there!  Can somebody tell me what he’s (Councillor Chilvers) talking about?  Can somebody please tell me what’s he talking about?”
“Roland, you have been in’t Parish Council for thirty years, and you’ve done nothing about it.  Why? (Chilvers - Because I only got these documents recently.) You’ve only just got it recently?  Well, you need to ungot (sic) it, then”
You must apologise to him fully, in front of his peers and the public and cease your disreputable behaviour that brings the Council into disrepute.  

Residents did not vote for the behaviour that marks you as unfit to lead the Council.

* Workplace Bullying is repeated, abusive, belligerent, humiliating conduct by one or more people.