Email row: Mike Goodman 'should consider his position'

Bournemouth Echo: Sue Leach Sue Leach

OTHER hoteliers have blasted Coun Goodman for not making a public apology and are calling for him to ‘consider his position’.

Dave Price, chairman of Weymouth and Portland Hoteliers and Leaseholders Association, said he had expected the council leader to have made some contact.

He added: “Personally I don’t think he is a very good leader. He needs to consider his position.

“I would have expected him to have made some contact and apologise to me and the other hoteliers.

“I’ve been in touch with our local councillors and heard nothing back from them either.”

Paul Nash, of Seaspray Guest House said: “We have heard absolutely nothing at all.

“Linda said that he apologised about 30 times and said something along the lines of he’d had a bad day, but the rest of us haven’t heard anything.

“He should make a public apology.”

Alison Weller, of Channel View Guesthouse, said: “We really hoped he would have apologised by now.

“It is disgusting and I would like to see him resign.

“The public have a misconstrued opinion of hoteliers, they think we are all rich but we are struggling just like anyone else and we deserve an apology.”

Glynn Owen, of Regency House said: “He should have apologised for his derogatory statements. He should make a public apology so everyone can see him hang his head in shame.”

Wayne Nicholas, of Spindrift Guest House, added: “A public apology would be a start but I have heard nothing.”

Sue Leach, of Sunnyside Guest House, said: “I think he should resign.

“I was not aware he had got in touch with anyone to apologise but I haven’t heard anything. It is disgusting.”

Rose Brunt, of Brunswick Guest House said: “He should have made a public apology in the Echo. He should know better.”

'He must display good leadership'

FELLOW councillors who were not party to the original email said Coun Goodman should demonstrate ‘good leadership’ and apologise to all concerned.

Coun Ryan Hope, who represents Westham North said: “I think he should apologise to the hoteliers.

“He has caused a lot of people to be upset and suffer criticism following his comments so he really should make a public apology.”

Coun Mike Byatt, who represents Westham East said: “If he can apologise to one hotelier then he should do so to all of those people in the photo.

“This would demonstrate good leadership in acknowledging the impact of his comments and showing respect to those involved.

“I would leave it to the Conservative party to consider what is appropriate.”

Help for hoteliers

WEYMOUTH and Portland Borough Council has listed the following ‘immediate actions’ to help hoteliers.

• To help spread the message about the availability of accommodation through individuals and networks within the overall Olympic movement.

• To provide additional promotion on the Visit Dorset website providing a hub for information for hoteliers, guests and those seeking to book accommodation.

• To consider key promotional opportunities which would attract national attention.

• To make contact with regional and wider radio stations to secure interviews about Weymouth and Portland 2012 with the message of ‘Don’t just come for the day... come and stay.’

• To provide hoteliers with promotional material that can also be put on their websites such as a Summer to Remember leaflet, Bring on the Games stickers and information about activities such as the Live Site and Bayside Festival.

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2:58pm Tue 12 Jun 12

siratb says...

Why doesn't the echo take a picture of the hoteliers looking smart and happy? Because to be fair, in the original picture taken by the echo they did look miserable and scruffy....at the request of the Echo by all accounts.
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Seems like the Echo is just fueling this fire which would otherwise have gone out by now.
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Did they look scruffy? - Yes
Did they look miserable? - Yes
Should he apologise? - Possibly to those in the photo.
Should he resign? - No, bearing in mind this was a private email "leaked" to the press. It is not as if he wrote a front page spread saying "All hoteliers in Weymouth are scruffy and miserable" - That was the Echo's fault.
Why doesn't the echo take a picture of the hoteliers looking smart and happy? Because to be fair, in the original picture taken by the echo they did look miserable and scruffy....at the request of the Echo by all accounts. . Seems like the Echo is just fueling this fire which would otherwise have gone out by now. . Did they look scruffy? - Yes Did they look miserable? - Yes Should he apologise? - Possibly to those in the photo. Should he resign? - No, bearing in mind this was a private email "leaked" to the press. It is not as if he wrote a front page spread saying "All hoteliers in Weymouth are scruffy and miserable" - That was the Echo's fault. siratb
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7:56am Wed 13 Jun 12

davescorpio0 says...

Totally Amazing! These out of touch Councillors paid regular salaries with FAT pensions again critisise the real workers who pay their FAT salaries, Expensis and FAT pensions. Beardy should GO and GO now. The Olympics will do more damage to Weymouth than The Luftwaffe did 70 years ago. And lets look at publicity. Or scare mongering.
TODAYS HEADLINES.
"Mumbai attacks possible in Weymouth & Portland during Olympics" Thanks BBC you are doing a great job.
Do these people have another agenda ? Lets have real positive promotion. I like others own a holiday caravan. normally booked 6 weeks hols solid. This year I have 1 week booked and not Olympics. 5 star site same prices as last year before the trolls say I have hiked prices. The London Olympic commitee and Local Council are amateurs and a total disgrace. Lord Coe has gone from Hero to Villain in all those years. They will fill their over stuffed pockets at our expense. The Olympics paid for by the under privileged so the rich and privileged can enjoy.
Totally Amazing! These out of touch Councillors paid regular salaries with FAT pensions again critisise the real workers who pay their FAT salaries, Expensis and FAT pensions. Beardy should GO and GO now. The Olympics will do more damage to Weymouth than The Luftwaffe did 70 years ago. And lets look at publicity. Or scare mongering. TODAYS HEADLINES. "Mumbai attacks possible in Weymouth & Portland during Olympics" Thanks BBC you are doing a great job. Do these people have another agenda ? Lets have real positive promotion. I like others own a holiday caravan. normally booked 6 weeks hols solid. This year I have 1 week booked and not Olympics. 5 star site same prices as last year before the trolls say I have hiked prices. The London Olympic commitee and Local Council are amateurs and a total disgrace. Lord Coe has gone from Hero to Villain in all those years. They will fill their over stuffed pockets at our expense. The Olympics paid for by the under privileged so the rich and privileged can enjoy. davescorpio0
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8:28am Wed 13 Jun 12

Tru belle says...

Weymouth has to get rid of the fat slobby tattooed image of louche manners and smelly takeaway shops.

I find Weymouth insular and threatening- the drink and drug and smoking on the street culture and loud rude behaviour of many residents very deplorable.

Weymouth and Portland have been handed a GOLDEN gift, I see no gratitude or altered behaviour that would welcome an international sailing community.

Weymouth is lacking in finesse-

Bravo to you Cllr Goodman, don't back down.
Weymouth has to get rid of the fat slobby tattooed image of louche manners and smelly takeaway shops. I find Weymouth insular and threatening- the drink and drug and smoking on the street culture and loud rude behaviour of many residents very deplorable. Weymouth and Portland have been handed a GOLDEN gift, I see no gratitude or altered behaviour that would welcome an international sailing community. Weymouth is lacking in finesse- Bravo to you Cllr Goodman, don't back down. Tru belle
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8:56am Wed 13 Jun 12

jusphil says...

siratb wrote:
Why doesn't the echo take a picture of the hoteliers looking smart and happy? Because to be fair, in the original picture taken by the echo they did look miserable and scruffy....at the request of the Echo by all accounts.
.
Seems like the Echo is just fueling this fire which would otherwise have gone out by now.
.
Did they look scruffy? - Yes
Did they look miserable? - Yes
Should he apologise? - Possibly to those in the photo.
Should he resign? - No, bearing in mind this was a private email "leaked" to the press. It is not as if he wrote a front page spread saying "All hoteliers in Weymouth are scruffy and miserable" - That was the Echo's fault.
Why doesn't the echo take a picture of cllr Goodman looking smart and happy.
[quote][p][bold]siratb[/bold] wrote: Why doesn't the echo take a picture of the hoteliers looking smart and happy? Because to be fair, in the original picture taken by the echo they did look miserable and scruffy....at the request of the Echo by all accounts. . Seems like the Echo is just fueling this fire which would otherwise have gone out by now. . Did they look scruffy? - Yes Did they look miserable? - Yes Should he apologise? - Possibly to those in the photo. Should he resign? - No, bearing in mind this was a private email "leaked" to the press. It is not as if he wrote a front page spread saying "All hoteliers in Weymouth are scruffy and miserable" - That was the Echo's fault.[/p][/quote]Why doesn't the echo take a picture of cllr Goodman looking smart and happy. jusphil
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8:58am Wed 13 Jun 12

jusphil says...

Or is that impossable
Or is that impossable jusphil
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11:22am Wed 13 Jun 12

t.munro says...

Mike Goodman mearly made a factual comment (on a private email) as to the picture of the guest house owners, as presented by the Echo.
The picture offered to you of Mike Goodman by the Echo, was not of his design or want, however the picture of the guest house owners, was posed to portray their discontent.That may have been a poor decsion on their part, but there it is. I am sure on reflection they would preffered to have presented themselves differently, whilst expressing the same concerns.
Mike Goodman's comment was about their chosen presentation in the Echo, and how that may be construed. Always bearing in mind, his was a private comment,
that was either hacked or leaked to the Echo.
He did not invite the publication of his picture, or have control over which picture was used. The hoteliers did,thus inviting comment.
Mike Goodman mearly made a factual comment (on a private email) as to the picture of the guest house owners, as presented by the Echo. The picture offered to you of Mike Goodman by the Echo, was not of his design or want, however the picture of the guest house owners, was posed to portray their discontent.That may have been a poor decsion on their part, but there it is. I am sure on reflection they would preffered to have presented themselves differently, whilst expressing the same concerns. Mike Goodman's comment was about their chosen presentation in the Echo, and how that may be construed. Always bearing in mind, his was a private comment, that was either hacked or leaked to the Echo. He did not invite the publication of his picture, or have control over which picture was used. The hoteliers did,thus inviting comment. t.munro
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11:25am Wed 13 Jun 12

t.munro says...

davescorpio0 wrote:
Totally Amazing! These out of touch Councillors paid regular salaries with FAT pensions again critisise the real workers who pay their FAT salaries, Expensis and FAT pensions. Beardy should GO and GO now. The Olympics will do more damage to Weymouth than The Luftwaffe did 70 years ago. And lets look at publicity. Or scare mongering. TODAYS HEADLINES. "Mumbai attacks possible in Weymouth & Portland during Olympics" Thanks BBC you are doing a great job. Do these people have another agenda ? Lets have real positive promotion. I like others own a holiday caravan. normally booked 6 weeks hols solid. This year I have 1 week booked and not Olympics. 5 star site same prices as last year before the trolls say I have hiked prices. The London Olympic commitee and Local Council are amateurs and a total disgrace. Lord Coe has gone from Hero to Villain in all those years. They will fill their over stuffed pockets at our expense. The Olympics paid for by the under privileged so the rich and privileged can enjoy.
WPBC do not recieve a pension.
If you check WPBC website, you will see the standard allowance is about £4,800
Nothing very fat about that
[quote][p][bold]davescorpio0[/bold] wrote: Totally Amazing! These out of touch Councillors paid regular salaries with FAT pensions again critisise the real workers who pay their FAT salaries, Expensis and FAT pensions. Beardy should GO and GO now. The Olympics will do more damage to Weymouth than The Luftwaffe did 70 years ago. And lets look at publicity. Or scare mongering. TODAYS HEADLINES. "Mumbai attacks possible in Weymouth & Portland during Olympics" Thanks BBC you are doing a great job. Do these people have another agenda ? Lets have real positive promotion. I like others own a holiday caravan. normally booked 6 weeks hols solid. This year I have 1 week booked and not Olympics. 5 star site same prices as last year before the trolls say I have hiked prices. The London Olympic commitee and Local Council are amateurs and a total disgrace. Lord Coe has gone from Hero to Villain in all those years. They will fill their over stuffed pockets at our expense. The Olympics paid for by the under privileged so the rich and privileged can enjoy.[/p][/quote]WPBC do not recieve a pension. If you check WPBC website, you will see the standard allowance is about £4,800 Nothing very fat about that t.munro
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