Hampshire County Council slam the door on BHS Access representatives
Officials label Bob Milton, Maureen Comber, Tony Barnett and others "Unreasonable Complainants" and refuse to have any more contact with them
- HCC is becoming a laughing stock, unable to answer the questions so they try and shut us up in various ways.
- How can there be openess, transparency and accountability when we can't get straight forward questions answered promptly and with integrity?
- It is a disgraceful state of affairs.
Says Maureen Comber
It is said that the best defense is attack so they attack the poor old taxpayers who are footing the bill for their substantial wages.
HCC is becoming a laughing stock, unable to answer the questions so they try and shut us up in various ways.
How can there be openess, transparency and accountability when we can't get straight forward
questions answered promptly and with integrity?
The sad fact is that in the end it is the Councillors that will pay the price and not be re-elected when the time comes, that is if they want to be in any case. It does not help that there is such an unbalanced political representation in the County at the moment. This is what happens with autocracy.
Cllrs have been misinformed and spun a line for far too many years. Innocently making decisions based on nefarious information. It is time they woke up and asked the questions and as Solace trained me, keep asking the questions until satisfied with the answers.
I think your best bet is your MP and if he ever gets to comparing notes with mine they might actually
try and do something constructive about it such as removing these expensive Trusts as land managers who appear to be working in partnership with a plethora or Quangos intent on getting their own way whether it is lawful or not.
You could just log it as a complaint to the LGO but need to do it quickly as they do not deal with complaints over one year old! I doubt you will have much joy as that is also a Quango, still they should ask some questions if nothing else.
I am so sorry that you are being treated in this way by a local government body. It is a disgraceful state of affairs.
"YOU ARE NOT ALLOWING THOSE RIGHTS BECAUSE YOU HAVE SKELETONS IN YOUR CUPBOARD"
Says Tony Barnett
WELL, WHAT A GET OUT, ARTICLE 10 HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION, THAT IS HOW I AM CONDUCTING MY APPROACH.
DEMOCRACY IS THE ONLY FORM OF GOVERNMENT WHICH FITS WITH THE CONVENTION RIGHTS, THAT IS THE BEDROCK OF THE CONVENTION RIGHTS, THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT RECOGNISES THE CENTRAL PLACE OF PARLIAMENT IN OUR DEMOCRACY.
IT SHOULD ENCOURAGE TRANSPARENCY AND OPENNESS IN GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES WILL USE LANGUAGE THAT'S A LANGUAGE WE CAN ALL UNDERSTAND WE WILL BE BETTER ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S BEING SAID- AND TO JOIN IN.
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWING THOSE RIGHTS BECAUSE YOU HAVE SKELETONS IN YOUR CUPBOARD, IE, WHY, YOU ALLOW COMMON LANDS TO BE STOLEN AND USED AS COLLATERAL BY CONSERVATION BODIES, AND WHY TO MISUSE RATEPAYERS MONEY OF RENTING COMMON LAND FROM A PERSON THAT DOES NOT HAVE LOCUS STAN-DI, THESE ARE THE BONES OF THE MATTER,YOUR IGNORANCE COMPLACENCY.
YOUR ARE ASKED TO EXAMINE THE MATTERS OF BROXHEAD, YATELEY AND HAZELEY HEATH COMMON.
What do you think of Hampshire County Council's decision?
Do you think they are right to ban BHS reprentatives from requesting Access information?