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Again, no political pressure put on councillors, no siree

Vale View SchoolPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, September 21, 2015 19:59:22

Mrs Oliver ,

The committee did not describe the design as shoddy as the minutes will recall . Other members may have made design comments but did not describe them as shoddy . Cllr Harding may have made such a comment, but the planning permission was granted by a large majority .

Again Mrs Oliver you are quick to condemn others without any factual basis . If you believe I deliberately misled the meeting then please take it up with the monitoring officer.

There was obviously no attempt to imply political whipping was involved. To extrapolate this from my comments would be beyond even the most ardent conspiracy theorist, as it would involve Cllr Scott, the leader of the Labour group and a Reddish Councillor being subject to political pressure from a Lib Dem Executive Member, as he also supported the application . Absolute nonsense as we all know !


Mark Weldon

-----Original Message-----

From: "sheilaoliver" <>

To: "Cllr Mark Weldon" <>

Cc: "Peter Devine" <>; "Leader" <>; "John Schultz" <>; "Barry Khan" <>; "Jane Scullion" <>

Sent: 21/07/08 20:18

Subject: Lies told at Executive meeting

Dear Councillor Weldon

I have double checked with people who were present at the Harcourt Street planning meeting. Several members of the planning committee, and not just or primarily Cllr Harding, expressed concern about the shoddy design, particularly regarding the tin roof. This, as I understand it, meant that as a planning condition changes had to be made to the design of the building. Consequently, your assertion at tonight's meeting that it was just "one rogue" councillor - presumably you were referring to Councillor Harding - who complained about the shoddy design.

Firstly, do I understand from your comments that any member of the planning committee who doesn't completely toe the line and vote as per instructions, and please remember there are a large number of official complaints in about the planning committee and also with respect to them being subjected to political pressure, is to be considered "rogue"?

Secondly, what official procedure should be followed when an Executive Councillor tells lies in an Executive Meeting? Is it strengstens verboten for we plebs to utter any comment in protest?

I really look forward to hearing from you so we can sort this knotty problem out for when future lies are told .

I note from are previous correspondence that you are actively seeking wisdom. I shall be on my knees praying tonight that you might achieve it.

With warmest best wishes



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