Christchurch council leader Ray Nottage survives leadership challenge after knife-edge vote

Bournemouth Echo: Christchurch council leader Ray Nottage survives leadership challenge after knife-egde vote Christchurch council leader Ray Nottage survives leadership challenge after knife-egde vote

CONTROVERSIAL Christchurch Council leader Ray Nottage survived a leadership challenge by his colleagues tonight – using his casting vote to keep himself in power.

The council’s 22 Conservative councillors met behind closed doors at the Civic Offices to discuss the challenge by Cllr David Jones.

But they were split down the middle 11-11 in the secret ballot.

Cllr Nottage used his own casting vote as chairman of the Conservative group to win – effectively voting twice.

Cllr Jones was then forced to concede.

The West Highcliffe councillor put his name forward for the leadership at the weekend after being urged to stand by a number of colleagues.

It’s understood that several Tory councillors have been unhappy with Cllr Nottage’s leadership style – one describing it as “abrasive and confrontational.”

Another told the Echo tonight. “With that result, he is clearly a lame duck.”

He described the 75-minute meeting as “tense.”

Cllr Jones said: “We’ve had the riot act read to us in words of one syllable about speaking to the press.”

Asked who had warned him not to speak to the press, he said: “No comment.”

Cllr Nottage said after the vote: “We have an elected leader and we have a group that has consolidated behind him. We have a deputy leader and we have a group consolidated behind him.

“We have a forward direction which is now no problem and we have a consolidated group behind the executive.”

Asked whether he had been weakened by the knife-edge vote, he said: “It doesn't leave me in a weak position at all because we're all Conservatives and once we've made a decision, we follow through on that decision.”

Cllr Nottage, who has represented Purewell and Stanpit on the council since 2007, succeeded Cllr Alan Griffiths as leader of the borough council in 2011.

The council has found itself repeatedly under fire in recent months.

In February, questions were asked of David Cameron after it emerged that residents who asked Christchurch council for sandbags during the floods were charged £30 a time for four flood sacks. The council later performed a U-turn and provided the sacks for free.

Cllr Nottage criticised the Daily Echo’s coverage of this issue in a blog post, calling it “pathetic”, “inaccurate” and “irresponsible”. He later deleted one of his blog entries, saying it had been posted “in anger”.

The council was under fire again in February after four protected trees at Druitt Gardens were felled by developers building a retirement development on the neighbouring Cornfactor site.

A full inquiry was ordered after complaints from residents, campaigners and Dorset County Council’s tree officer. It revealed a catalogue of blunders, with officers believing the developer had permission from 2007 to fell the trees.

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7:27pm Tue 25 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

Poor old Christchurch

What have we done ( apart from vote Conservative ( never again at local level)) to deserve this clown?
Poor old Christchurch What have we done ( apart from vote Conservative ( never again at local level)) to deserve this clown? billy bumble
  • Score: 37

8:20pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Tonytolle says...

Not at any level if you have ant sense
Not at any level if you have ant sense Tonytolle
  • Score: 20

8:32pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Townee says...

If you can't win by fair means use your casting vote to keep yourself in power. What a crock of s**t. He should not have been able to do that 1 vote one person if it's equal then they should have another vote on another day and try to talk someone round to the right vote. Not the person they are trying to get rid of having the casting vote, it stinks. DO THE RIGHT THINK AND GET OUT.
If you can't win by fair means use your casting vote to keep yourself in power. What a crock of s**t. He should not have been able to do that 1 vote one person if it's equal then they should have another vote on another day and try to talk someone round to the right vote. Not the person they are trying to get rid of having the casting vote, it stinks. DO THE RIGHT THINK AND GET OUT. Townee
  • Score: 40

8:32pm Tue 25 Mar 14

DUCKFEEDER says...

if he follows Poole's leader will he be sacking people
if he follows Poole's leader will he be sacking people DUCKFEEDER
  • Score: 5

8:39pm Tue 25 Mar 14

xchresident says...

Good for Cllr Jones, but alas now they will ALL pay the price for having supported Nottage all this time.

We will all be asking our Councillors why do you support him, and if they don't support him why did they not have the courage to speak out before now?

Up to now Cllr Peter Hall seems to be the only one who has had the guts to support his constituents against the Nottage cabal.

Someone--- please-- blow the whistle on this lot.
Good for Cllr Jones, but alas now they will ALL pay the price for having supported Nottage all this time. We will all be asking our Councillors why do you support him, and if they don't support him why did they not have the courage to speak out before now? Up to now Cllr Peter Hall seems to be the only one who has had the guts to support his constituents against the Nottage cabal. Someone--- please-- blow the whistle on this lot. xchresident
  • Score: 33

8:40pm Tue 25 Mar 14

FrogKiss says...

The arrogance! Surely it's time to fall on ones sword! Christchurch deserves better leadership.
The arrogance! Surely it's time to fall on ones sword! Christchurch deserves better leadership. FrogKiss
  • Score: 29

8:47pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Rich© says...

well done Cllr David Jones for having the balls to go for it.
well done Cllr David Jones for having the balls to go for it. Rich©
  • Score: 24

8:55pm Tue 25 Mar 14

twynham says...

“It doesn't leave me in a weak position at all because we're all Conservatives and once we've made a decision, we follow through on that decision.”
.
So where does that leave Cllr Colin Bungey (Independent) & Cllr Peter Hall (Liberal)
“It doesn't leave me in a weak position at all because we're all Conservatives and once we've made a decision, we follow through on that decision.” . So where does that leave Cllr Colin Bungey (Independent) & Cllr Peter Hall (Liberal) twynham
  • Score: 10

9:00pm Tue 25 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Quite incredible, it seems that common decency was the real loser in this matter, for what happened to the traditional principles of avoiding any 'self interest' or 'conflict of interest' in such voting processes. Whilst this may have been an internal local Conservative Party matter it will directly impact upon positions also held in public Council office so it reflects appallingly upon them.

We must hope that Christchurch residents will fully explore every alternative presented to them before returning another Conservative administration like this one at the next local elections.
Quite incredible, it seems that common decency was the real loser in this matter, for what happened to the traditional principles of avoiding any 'self interest' or 'conflict of interest' in such voting processes. Whilst this may have been an internal local Conservative Party matter it will directly impact upon positions also held in public Council office so it reflects appallingly upon them. We must hope that Christchurch residents will fully explore every alternative presented to them before returning another Conservative administration like this one at the next local elections. muscliffman
  • Score: 22

9:13pm Tue 25 Mar 14

grange47 says...

twynham wrote:
“It doesn't leave me in a weak position at all because we're all Conservatives and once we've made a decision, we follow through on that decision.”
.
So where does that leave Cllr Colin Bungey (Independent) & Cllr Peter Hall (Liberal)
Cllr Peter Hall Liberal ? He was originally elected as such but pretty sure he's now a Conservative councillor.
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: “It doesn't leave me in a weak position at all because we're all Conservatives and once we've made a decision, we follow through on that decision.” . So where does that leave Cllr Colin Bungey (Independent) & Cllr Peter Hall (Liberal)[/p][/quote]Cllr Peter Hall Liberal ? He was originally elected as such but pretty sure he's now a Conservative councillor. grange47
  • Score: 7

9:13pm Tue 25 Mar 14

twynham says...

Can anybody tell me of other organisations where the Chairman is allowed to vote on an issue and still hold the casting vote?
Can anybody tell me of other organisations where the Chairman is allowed to vote on an issue and still hold the casting vote? twynham
  • Score: 21

9:15pm Tue 25 Mar 14

twynham says...

grange47 wrote:
twynham wrote:
“It doesn't leave me in a weak position at all because we're all Conservatives and once we've made a decision, we follow through on that decision.”
.
So where does that leave Cllr Colin Bungey (Independent) & Cllr Peter Hall (Liberal)
Cllr Peter Hall Liberal ? He was originally elected as such but pretty sure he's now a Conservative councillor.
Quite right, had forgotten that.
[quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: “It doesn't leave me in a weak position at all because we're all Conservatives and once we've made a decision, we follow through on that decision.” . So where does that leave Cllr Colin Bungey (Independent) & Cllr Peter Hall (Liberal)[/p][/quote]Cllr Peter Hall Liberal ? He was originally elected as such but pretty sure he's now a Conservative councillor.[/p][/quote]Quite right, had forgotten that. twynham
  • Score: 5

10:00pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Bob49 says...

A local councillor with no shame, who refuses to get his snout out of the trough ..........


..... and one who knows that come the next election the witless many will turn out in their droves to vote for him and other similar shysters.

Shame on us
A local councillor with no shame, who refuses to get his snout out of the trough .......... ..... and one who knows that come the next election the witless many will turn out in their droves to vote for him and other similar shysters. Shame on us Bob49
  • Score: 18

10:27pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Samesex says...

Perhaps those 11 conservative Councillors who voted against cllr Nottage will now do the right thing and become independent conservative Councillors for the good of Christchurch and all it's citizens. Be brave and don't continue to be bullied by this man.
Perhaps those 11 conservative Councillors who voted against cllr Nottage will now do the right thing and become independent conservative Councillors for the good of Christchurch and all it's citizens. Be brave and don't continue to be bullied by this man. Samesex
  • Score: 25

10:32pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

Christchurch is surely the inspiration for 'One Foot In The Grave'!
Christchurch is surely the inspiration for 'One Foot In The Grave'! Yankee1
  • Score: 11

11:02pm Tue 25 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

twynham wrote:
Can anybody tell me of other organisations where the Chairman is allowed to vote on an issue and still hold the casting vote?
I have come across it, but most certainly NOT when the Chairman is (partly) the subject of the vote! In the quite similar circumstances that I have experienced the regular Chairman would not only decline to vote (at all) but would usually stand aside during the procedure to make way for a specially elected acting Chairman - it would also of course be usual for the Chair's challenger not to participate in the vote, or temporarily assume the Chair.

It appears that the local Christchurch Conservatives do these thing rather differently.
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Can anybody tell me of other organisations where the Chairman is allowed to vote on an issue and still hold the casting vote?[/p][/quote]I have come across it, but most certainly NOT when the Chairman is (partly) the subject of the vote! In the quite similar circumstances that I have experienced the regular Chairman would not only decline to vote (at all) but would usually stand aside during the procedure to make way for a specially elected acting Chairman - it would also of course be usual for the Chair's challenger not to participate in the vote, or temporarily assume the Chair. It appears that the local Christchurch Conservatives do these thing rather differently. muscliffman
  • Score: 24

11:41pm Tue 25 Mar 14

RM says...

Wonder if this bit of finagling will lose the Conservatives votes in the EU Elections in May?
Wonder if this bit of finagling will lose the Conservatives votes in the EU Elections in May? RM
  • Score: 8

7:53am Wed 26 Mar 14

FrogKiss says...

Same we don't know how they voted. How come the mayor didn't have the casting vote as per full council meetings?
Same we don't know how they voted. How come the mayor didn't have the casting vote as per full council meetings? FrogKiss
  • Score: 8

7:57am Wed 26 Mar 14

xchresident says...

At a guess, the Mayor , currently Cllr Lofts, would be highly likely to support Cllr Nottage.
At a guess, the Mayor , currently Cllr Lofts, would be highly likely to support Cllr Nottage. xchresident
  • Score: 8

8:29am Wed 26 Mar 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Thought the UK was a democracy, not a dictatorship like North Korea.
Thought the UK was a democracy, not a dictatorship like North Korea. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 14

8:48am Wed 26 Mar 14

twynham says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Christchurch is surely the inspiration for 'One Foot In The Grave'!
The bulk of it was filmed in Walkford!
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Christchurch is surely the inspiration for 'One Foot In The Grave'![/p][/quote]The bulk of it was filmed in Walkford! twynham
  • Score: 8

9:14am Wed 26 Mar 14

skydriver says...

xchresident wrote:
At a guess, the Mayor , currently Cllr Lofts, would be highly likely to support Cllr Nottage.
Well of course two lots of dead wood together.
[quote][p][bold]xchresident[/bold] wrote: At a guess, the Mayor , currently Cllr Lofts, would be highly likely to support Cllr Nottage.[/p][/quote]Well of course two lots of dead wood together. skydriver
  • Score: 10

9:16am Wed 26 Mar 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

I like his wine though
I like his wine though Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 5

9:16am Wed 26 Mar 14

woby_tide says...

Cllr Nottage - if you can only claim to be the leader of your party through your own casting vote, then there is no way you can claim to be the leader of the Council. Your position is untenable.

It's just a sad fact that our electorate continue to vote in these toads and cronies. They should all consider their intentions in future if this is how they think their vote should be represented.
Cllr Nottage - if you can only claim to be the leader of your party through your own casting vote, then there is no way you can claim to be the leader of the Council. Your position is untenable. It's just a sad fact that our electorate continue to vote in these toads and cronies. They should all consider their intentions in future if this is how they think their vote should be represented. woby_tide
  • Score: 22

9:17am Wed 26 Mar 14

skydriver says...

RM wrote:
Wonder if this bit of finagling will lose the Conservatives votes in the EU Elections in May?
Let's hope so.
Nottage is a disgrace, if it was left to the residents of the town he would had been slaughtered , what a pity that didn't happen.
It's for sure I will not vote for them all the time this mans in office . FACT.
I hope more take my lead on this.
[quote][p][bold]RM[/bold] wrote: Wonder if this bit of finagling will lose the Conservatives votes in the EU Elections in May?[/p][/quote]Let's hope so. Nottage is a disgrace, if it was left to the residents of the town he would had been slaughtered , what a pity that didn't happen. It's for sure I will not vote for them all the time this mans in office . FACT. I hope more take my lead on this. skydriver
  • Score: 18

9:22am Wed 26 Mar 14

skydriver says...

Nottage says ,we have a consolidated team behind us, no you don't it's was split , there should have been a rerun. What low life this man is he is a disgrace to the town of Christchurch.
Or has he some hold over the others in office, ie, Druitt Gardens trees, Druitt hall to name but two issues.
By the way ,why should others not speak to the press, you don't tell,people what to do in a democracy , this not North Korea Although Nottage would make a good 2nd in command for Kim.
Nottage says ,we have a consolidated team behind us, no you don't it's was split , there should have been a rerun. What low life this man is he is a disgrace to the town of Christchurch. Or has he some hold over the others in office, ie, Druitt Gardens trees, Druitt hall to name but two issues. By the way ,why should others not speak to the press, you don't tell,people what to do in a democracy , this not North Korea Although Nottage would make a good 2nd in command for Kim. skydriver
  • Score: 22

9:39am Wed 26 Mar 14

mikeymagic says...

Clearly you are not wanted by a majority, so GET OUT.
Clearly you are not wanted by a majority, so GET OUT. mikeymagic
  • Score: 20

9:56am Wed 26 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Voters of Christchurch who are having a problem with all this (probably most of them) may care to pop along to an office at No50/2 Bargates for an alternative angle which may begin to restore some of their faith in politics.

But it is likely to be quite busy there in the next few months..........
Voters of Christchurch who are having a problem with all this (probably most of them) may care to pop along to an office at No50/2 Bargates for an alternative angle which may begin to restore some of their faith in politics. But it is likely to be quite busy there in the next few months.......... muscliffman
  • Score: 10

10:20am Wed 26 Mar 14

George Bowling says...

billy bumble wrote:
Poor old Christchurch What have we done ( apart from vote Conservative ( never again at local level)) to deserve this clown?
The problem with the voters in Christchurch is that the majority of us always seem to vote for whoever is wearing a blue rosette rather than the person who actually best represents our interests.

Never mind, I continue to vote in hope that one day some of my fellow voters will realise this.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Poor old Christchurch What have we done ( apart from vote Conservative ( never again at local level)) to deserve this clown?[/p][/quote]The problem with the voters in Christchurch is that the majority of us always seem to vote for whoever is wearing a blue rosette rather than the person who actually best represents our interests. Never mind, I continue to vote in hope that one day some of my fellow voters will realise this. George Bowling
  • Score: 8

2:08pm Wed 26 Mar 14

mytown1 says...

If half the people who comment would only attend council meetings and see for themselves the set up then nothing but nothing would surprise you on how they behave.
If half the people who comment would only attend council meetings and see for themselves the set up then nothing but nothing would surprise you on how they behave. mytown1
  • Score: 5

2:24pm Wed 26 Mar 14

skydriver says...

woby_tide wrote:
Cllr Nottage - if you can only claim to be the leader of your party through your own casting vote, then there is no way you can claim to be the leader of the Council. Your position is untenable.

It's just a sad fact that our electorate continue to vote in these toads and cronies. They should all consider their intentions in future if this is how they think their vote should be represented.
Quite right it is untenable, come to think of it it always has been. How can we take anything this man says as right, he is a cheat , what other person would have taken this course none, the other word that comes to mind is a fraud.
Christchurch is now all down hill from now on, if this is the action of the council.
[quote][p][bold]woby_tide[/bold] wrote: Cllr Nottage - if you can only claim to be the leader of your party through your own casting vote, then there is no way you can claim to be the leader of the Council. Your position is untenable. It's just a sad fact that our electorate continue to vote in these toads and cronies. They should all consider their intentions in future if this is how they think their vote should be represented.[/p][/quote]Quite right it is untenable, come to think of it it always has been. How can we take anything this man says as right, he is a cheat , what other person would have taken this course none, the other word that comes to mind is a fraud. Christchurch is now all down hill from now on, if this is the action of the council. skydriver
  • Score: 12

2:28pm Wed 26 Mar 14

skydriver says...

grange47 wrote:
twynham wrote:
“It doesn't leave me in a weak position at all because we're all Conservatives and once we've made a decision, we follow through on that decision.”
.
So where does that leave Cllr Colin Bungey (Independent) & Cllr Peter Hall (Liberal)
Cllr Peter Hall Liberal ? He was originally elected as such but pretty sure he's now a Conservative councillor.
Yes you right, the fire got a bit hot for Lib/ Dems, so he jumped ship, watch out he may chase his seat via UKIP. NEXT TIME ROUND..
[quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: “It doesn't leave me in a weak position at all because we're all Conservatives and once we've made a decision, we follow through on that decision.” . So where does that leave Cllr Colin Bungey (Independent) & Cllr Peter Hall (Liberal)[/p][/quote]Cllr Peter Hall Liberal ? He was originally elected as such but pretty sure he's now a Conservative councillor.[/p][/quote]Yes you right, the fire got a bit hot for Lib/ Dems, so he jumped ship, watch out he may chase his seat via UKIP. NEXT TIME ROUND.. skydriver
  • Score: 6

2:32pm Wed 26 Mar 14

skydriver says...

mytown1 wrote:
If half the people who comment would only attend council meetings and see for themselves the set up then nothing but nothing would surprise you on how they behave.
Good point, having said that, what's the point of going , as we have all seen if you speak, unless invited, you get shouted down by Nottage , of one of the others.
They really don't like it when people speak out against them, otherwise they loose their temper .
There all very unqualified , unskilled, and unlinked.
It really is time for a total change .
[quote][p][bold]mytown1[/bold] wrote: If half the people who comment would only attend council meetings and see for themselves the set up then nothing but nothing would surprise you on how they behave.[/p][/quote]Good point, having said that, what's the point of going , as we have all seen if you speak, unless invited, you get shouted down by Nottage , of one of the others. They really don't like it when people speak out against them, otherwise they loose their temper . There all very unqualified , unskilled, and unlinked. It really is time for a total change . skydriver
  • Score: 9

3:29pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Justin Black says...

Sir, I have said it for some time now, and the voting proved that Cllr Nottage is allegedly the most disliked, untrusted and disrespected Council Leader Christchurch has ever seen. I have been suggesting for some time now that you do one thing that would benefit Christchurch and that is for you to stand down from your Leadership Post. 50% of your group do not support you. 50% of your group want a new leader, 50% of your group want you out, but will you go, that is the question. The answer will obviously be NO, I wonder how the Conservatives will survive at the next election in May 2015?

This town has survived centuries of historical furore, even surviving Henry VIII when he devastated the Priory in 1539. But you will go down as the man who finally killed it off.
Cut the pomp and arrogance, let someone else try to resurrect what you have demolished. Well done Councillor Jones, and the 10 others who want you out.
Sir, I have said it for some time now, and the voting proved that Cllr Nottage is allegedly the most disliked, untrusted and disrespected Council Leader Christchurch has ever seen. I have been suggesting for some time now that you do one thing that would benefit Christchurch and that is for you to stand down from your Leadership Post. 50% of your group do not support you. 50% of your group want a new leader, 50% of your group want you out, but will you go, that is the question. The answer will obviously be NO, I wonder how the Conservatives will survive at the next election in May 2015? This town has survived centuries of historical furore, even surviving Henry VIII when he devastated the Priory in 1539. But you will go down as the man who finally killed it off. Cut the pomp and arrogance, let someone else try to resurrect what you have demolished. Well done Councillor Jones, and the 10 others who want you out. Justin Black
  • Score: 17

3:39pm Wed 26 Mar 14

skydriver says...

Justin Black wrote:
Sir, I have said it for some time now, and the voting proved that Cllr Nottage is allegedly the most disliked, untrusted and disrespected Council Leader Christchurch has ever seen. I have been suggesting for some time now that you do one thing that would benefit Christchurch and that is for you to stand down from your Leadership Post. 50% of your group do not support you. 50% of your group want a new leader, 50% of your group want you out, but will you go, that is the question. The answer will obviously be NO, I wonder how the Conservatives will survive at the next election in May 2015?

This town has survived centuries of historical furore, even surviving Henry VIII when he devastated the Priory in 1539. But you will go down as the man who finally killed it off.
Cut the pomp and arrogance, let someone else try to resurrect what you have demolished. Well done Councillor Jones, and the 10 others who want you out.
Co along Cllr Jones, don't sit back and let Nottage , your on a roll keep up the work and get rid of him once and for all. He is a liability to the town and those of you who speak out. The trouble is he hates the truth. Come to think of it I doubt if he knows the meaning of that word.
[quote][p][bold]Justin Black[/bold] wrote: Sir, I have said it for some time now, and the voting proved that Cllr Nottage is allegedly the most disliked, untrusted and disrespected Council Leader Christchurch has ever seen. I have been suggesting for some time now that you do one thing that would benefit Christchurch and that is for you to stand down from your Leadership Post. 50% of your group do not support you. 50% of your group want a new leader, 50% of your group want you out, but will you go, that is the question. The answer will obviously be NO, I wonder how the Conservatives will survive at the next election in May 2015? This town has survived centuries of historical furore, even surviving Henry VIII when he devastated the Priory in 1539. But you will go down as the man who finally killed it off. Cut the pomp and arrogance, let someone else try to resurrect what you have demolished. Well done Councillor Jones, and the 10 others who want you out.[/p][/quote]Co along Cllr Jones, don't sit back and let Nottage , your on a roll keep up the work and get rid of him once and for all. He is a liability to the town and those of you who speak out. The trouble is he hates the truth. Come to think of it I doubt if he knows the meaning of that word. skydriver
  • Score: 13

4:15pm Wed 26 Mar 14

skydriver says...

FrogKiss wrote:
The arrogance! Surely it's time to fall on ones sword! Christchurch deserves better leadership.
This man is killing our town.
[quote][p][bold]FrogKiss[/bold] wrote: The arrogance! Surely it's time to fall on ones sword! Christchurch deserves better leadership.[/p][/quote]This man is killing our town. skydriver
  • Score: 12

5:35pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Rich© says...

skydriver wrote:
FrogKiss wrote:
The arrogance! Surely it's time to fall on ones sword! Christchurch deserves better leadership.
This man is killing our town.
Christchurch has been "raped & pillaged" over the years to the point of it no longer being recognizable, very sad.

"Where time was once pleasant" !
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FrogKiss[/bold] wrote: The arrogance! Surely it's time to fall on ones sword! Christchurch deserves better leadership.[/p][/quote]This man is killing our town.[/p][/quote]Christchurch has been "raped & pillaged" over the years to the point of it no longer being recognizable, very sad. "Where time was once pleasant" ! Rich©
  • Score: 11

5:41pm Wed 26 Mar 14

wonderway says...

well all local leaders across all three local boroughs are acting as mini dictators

1/ Nottage.............
..... Christchurch
2/ Beasley ......Bournemouth
3/ Atkinson ..........Poole

all the same do as i say or loose your extra allowances.......... they should all be removed
well all local leaders across all three local boroughs are acting as mini dictators 1/ Nottage............. ..... Christchurch 2/ Beasley ......Bournemouth 3/ Atkinson ..........Poole all the same do as i say or loose your extra allowances.......... they should all be removed wonderway
  • Score: 8

6:56pm Wed 26 Mar 14

JDH says...

wonderway wrote:
well all local leaders across all three local boroughs are acting as mini dictators 1/ Nottage............. ..... Christchurch 2/ Beasley ......Bournemouth 3/ Atkinson ..........Poole all the same do as i say or loose your extra allowances.......... they should all be removed
You can add to that the shower of whatsit that control East Dorset
[quote][p][bold]wonderway[/bold] wrote: well all local leaders across all three local boroughs are acting as mini dictators 1/ Nottage............. ..... Christchurch 2/ Beasley ......Bournemouth 3/ Atkinson ..........Poole all the same do as i say or loose your extra allowances.......... they should all be removed[/p][/quote]You can add to that the shower of whatsit that control East Dorset JDH
  • Score: 5

6:57pm Wed 26 Mar 14

leagalbrief says...

David Jones, Thank you for standing up to cllr. Rottage, he is a very unsavory character indeed. But as another said, dont leave it here while your on a roll keep going to get rid of him. With your lovely wife Denise behind you you will be a great team, you leader and Denise Mayor. Time up Mr Rottage.
David Jones, Thank you for standing up to cllr. Rottage, he is a very unsavory character indeed. But as another said, dont leave it here while your on a roll keep going to get rid of him. With your lovely wife Denise behind you you will be a great team, you leader and Denise Mayor. Time up Mr Rottage. leagalbrief
  • Score: 10

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