Now the Tory Tossers are fighting amongst themselves about who should be the candidate to represent Ewhurst and Cranleigh in the forthcoming County Council election.
Of course we here at the Waverley Web know that the Guildford Conservative Association has “very good reasons for not re-slecting Kodak Pete aka Alan Young, despite the plaudits from some residents being awarded to him.
After all – doesn’t everyone want to hear what Councillor Jeannette Stennett has to say? Read her letter in the Surrey Ad – but we are not printing it – because the Waverley Web never wants to scare young children!
Pity she cannot be quite so vocal speaking up for Cranleigh New town which both she and her husband – together with Councillor Young have done so much to support! And, who despite repeated attempts, refuses to answer to or speak to Cranleigh Parish Council, from which she and her husband resigned.
Perhaps Guildford Conservatives were not too enamoured to hear of all those”secret meetings” held behind “Your Waverley`’s closed doors. Or what Councillor Young was up to when he was Chairman of the Guidford Conservative Association.
If your own political association – that knows exactly what their elected representatives are up to has lost confidence in its candidates, and the “Locals” haven’t – then who dares wins.
Tonight’s the night the Tory Tossers will gather together and wash all their undergarments “in secret” and announce who exactly will stand in the Surrey County Council elections in May. The contenders are: Alan Young (already de-selected), Mr Andrew Povey (former county councillor and leader of SCC – who has enough baggage to fill a Jumbo jet – and newcomer Phillip Townsend – the people’s favourite.
We bet Rosaleen Egan (UKIP) – you know the lady who with dogged determination keeps on mentioning “Your Waverley’s fraud scandal – which Tories covered up theirs, and others incompetence, before the May 2015 elections) and a few other contenders – hope and against hope that the winner is … Mr Alan Young! … and dread it may be Mr Townsend.
… Of course it may not be if MP Anne Milton (Miss Backlash) gets her Tory whip outfit on!
Just listen to this Pompous old boot Waverley Borough Councillor Pat Frost as she attempts to give the Farnham Residents Group a good kicking.
If you cannot bear to listen to “Your Waverley’s” webcast… and believe us, we fully understand your reasons followers – here’s just a little of the venom and spite she spat out at the Budget Sign-off Council Meeting!
During Pat Frost’s rant she fired insults at the group of INDEPENDENT Farnham councillors who, in just a few short months, have pulled “Your Waverley” up by the bootlaces, questioning every recommendation and decision that it makes.
Insults were fired like shots from a machine gun… The Vermicious Knid accused (FR) Jerry Hyman of not being “constructive” in his comments and how “disappointed” she was to hear him “having a go at the council staff.” During the meeting successive councillors “congratulated” each other and senior officers over and over again after increasing the council tax by 5% increasing charges and cutting services. Same staff whose pay rise takes up most of the council tax increase.
She warned the “Opposition” to stop knocking “A great Balanced Budget” and to stop comparing ‘Your Waverley” with East Hants which was not increasing its council tax. Read below a comment put on the Waverley Web from its communications officer.
How long has their been any OPPOSITION at Waverley – a year – how long has Councillor Frost been a Waverley Councillor? 25 YEARS!
and… how long has Jerry Hyman been a Waverley Councillor just Six short months! But watch this space because the Independents are coming!!!
TIME TO LIFT THE LID – – OFF THE GUILDFORD CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION AND – PEER WITHIN?
Apparently Jeannette Stennett ( she of the infamous and Dubious- Duo), Stephen Dennison and Peter Van den Bergh (of margarine fame) are all suffering from a variation of PESD – a newly identified condition known as Post Election Stress Disorder. Although in this case the threesome are suffering from
Pre-Election Stress Disorder.
The Triplets, as they shall henceforth be known, all appear to be fully paid up members of the Councillor Alan Young Fan Club, and have written to the Surrey Advertiser to express their outrage that their darling has been deselected by the Guildford Conservative Association (GCA).
Whilst not being a torch-bearer for Councillor Young, the Waverley Web has some sympathy with their annoyance because it would seem that the local Tories, true to type, of not wanting to wash the party’s dirty linen in public, have refused to reveal their reasons for de-selecting Councillor Young.
According to The Triplets, Councillor Young is a ‘very able and popular Surrey County Councillor’, ‘a hard working councillor who listens to constituents, follows up concerns of the public and, more than most elected officials, gets things done,’ and ‘has been an outstanding councillor who has worked extremely hard and effectively on behalf of Cranleigh and Ewhurst communities.’
High praise indeed. In fact, if The Triplets are to be believed, Councillor Alan Young is an all round good egg – but they would say that wouldn’t they …
Well, one thing’s for sure, AY has certainly demonstrated that he’s very adept at positive self PR; pulling off a bit of a coup getting three of his ‘groupies’ to not only write to the Surrey Advertiser to express their ‘astonishment and anger that … his name is not even on the list of potential Conservative candidates for the forthcoming County Council election’, but in getting all three letters published. No mean feat that we can tell you!
Councillor Stennett says in her letter, that ‘In spite of numerous requests, the Guildford [Conservative] Association has refused to provide a reason for this decision’. Strange really that she has time to write letters, but hadn’t the good manners to answer for her actions when asked to appear before Cranleigh Parish Council, or, represent villagers views on controversial planning applications!
Now, as alluded to earlier, the Waverley Web is not a worshipper at the alter of Saint Alan but may be his fan club has a point. It’s ridiculous, not to say bordering on the ludicrous in this day and age, for the GCA to refuse to give its reasons for de-selecting a Councillor other than to describe the matter as a ‘delicate situation’.
For heaven’s sake, if this website can publish a photo-shop of the Deputy Dominatrix (AKA Another-Fine-Mess AKA Matron Milton)Cranleigh’s very own Matron calls for an … Enema!wielding a whip in a pair of black stockings and frilly unmentionables, surely the Tory Party can unbutton itself and tell its constituents, why it doesn’t think Councillor Young is a suitable candidate for the Selection List for the Cranleigh and Ewhurst Conservative Association.
Suffice to say our mole, deep within the local Tory Party, has given us the bare bones of the Party’s concerns and there are plenty of good reasons, frankly, whilst they’re not edifying they’re no worse than the mutters that have been doing the rounds in the gutters of Cranleigh and Ewhurst for some time! The usual party disloyalty, public disloyalty, personal disloyalty, and a fair bit of brown-nosing – but after all don’t all Tory Tossers do that!!
Now, as our regular readers know, the Waverley Web does not like to over-indulge in rumour and speculation – OK, well, not without good reason! We and our correspondents value honesty, integrity and transparency – it’s our raison d’etre, you might say.
Meanwhile, the GCA appears to be indulging in a nasty dose of raison d’état!
After all, this is the man of whom the Deputy Dominatrix Guildford’s MP Matron Milton said, in the run up to the May 2013 local elections:‘Alan has done a fantastic job for the people of Cranleigh and Ewhurst and has achieved a huge amount in just two years. He has worked extremely hard and has a well deserved reputation for getting things done. He is a well established part of the community and I can’t recommend him highly enough.’
So what’s gone wrong in the intervening four years, Anne? Do tell us, surely, your constituents whom you once urged to vote for him, deserve to know?
If the GCA won’t come clean and tell The Triplets and the wider Cranleigh and Ewhurst Constituency what it finds so – now, how shall we phrase this delicately so as not to offend Councillor Y’s candidacy, in the interests of transparency someone else will reveal what’s swirling in the gutters of Cranleigh and, in doing so, raise the GCA’s Victorian skirts to reveal not only those dirty-drawers but the unedifying underbelly of the GCA.
As for Stennett and Young – ( they are well a truly up to their necks in secret meetings with developers who are now swarming like bees all over the East of the borough.) Let’s hope they don’t live to regret aligning themselves with him, and he doesn’t come to regret whipping up his Groupies into a frenzy on his behalf. Because if there’s any whipping to be done it’s best left to the DD herself!
Oh! and one candidate for the final selection next week has already pulled out, so we are putting our money on Phillip Townsend – a man who truly cares about the Eastern villages, and unlike Andrew Povey, former disgraced leader of Surrey County Council, isn’t up to his neck in sleaze and carrying enough baggage to fill a Jumbo Jet!
So come on GCA, show us what you’re made of.
The WWeb challenges you to demonstrate that you can treat the local electorate like grown-ups and tell them, honestly, why you think Councillor Alan Young is as unsuitable to be a Tory candidate, as we do? The key to absolution is to be honest and if you and the D D- – have changed your minds about him, treat the voting fodder like adults and say why! Go on, we dare you … spill the beans before someone else does it for you!
If you need convincing that Councillor Mary Foryszewski isn’t fighting hard enough to Care for Cranleigh then watch the poor woman’s performance at a recent meeting of “Your Waverley’s” Joint Planning Committee. (At the bottom of this post.)
She said she could “cry” and “weep” at the way the East of the borough is turning, (freudian slip, the… “town … I mean village of Cranleigh” into one great big building site.
Watch her below fighting to persuade her Waverley JPC colleagues not to allow planning conditions imposed by a Government Inspector to be varied on Berkeley Homes’ scheme for 425 homes in Cranleigh to be varied with their blessing.
Along with her parish council colleague Councillor Richard Bryant, who addressed the meeting from the public gallery earlier, she said they wanted to ensure that the work on the bridges over the Nuthurst and Littlemead streams were constructed first. This could ensure the site off Knowle Lane and backing onto the high street would not flood, or the area around. Both also spoke of their concern that all the construction traffic for Phase 1 would access Knowle Lane through the high street rather than via Alfold Road into Elmbridge Road which accesses Phases 2,3, and ….
Needless to say…
… if you listen to the clip below, Muppet Mulliner (Con; Haslemere East and Grayshot ) has got it wrong and the planning officer points this out to him, that actually it is not until Phases 2, 3 and 4 are built that the bridges will be constructed.
So that’s alright then. Build 55 expensive homes on fields that have flooded – sell them, because now the Berkeley Bunnies have no restrictions preventing them from doings so… and, if and when, the rest of the affordable homes are built they cannot actually be occupied until the bridges have been built. Oh! and let’s not worry about nearby properties and the shops in Stocklund Square!
Let’s all hope the rains don’t fall on them there plains on “Poor Old Cranleigh,”in the meantime?
Both streams regularly flood and Cranleigh was under water, according to records, in 1968, 1981, 1985, and several times since.
Car Parking Charges UP. No free car parking for the Disabled unless they are claiming benefits. Some public toilets to close. No green waste collection in Haslemere & Godalming. Planning application charges – UP. Building Control charges – UP. Supply of Council Agendas/committee papers UP, event charges UP– Care Line charges for the vulnerable elderly – UP, grant to parish and town councils – down, and there’s more much more…In addition: Surrey County Council tax increase UP 5% – Business Rates going…going…going… yes, you guessed, UPand UP!
After watching “Your Waverley” sign off the Annual Budget at the Full Council Meeting this week – we almost lost the will to live… in … “Your Waverley”… however we need
to hang around from our tangled web awhile… yet?
In a spin of a cobweb this is how things went:
Councillors lined up, yes one after another in a long queue to congratulated themselves and everyone else, other than of course the council cat, for their huge achievement.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OFFICERS FOR PROVIDING A BALANCED BUDGET. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TORY EXECUTIVE FOR BRINGING FORWARD A BALANCED BUDGET; CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STAFF FOR WORKING TOWARDS A BALANCED BUDGET, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LEADER FOR LEADING THE COUNCIL TOWARDS A BALANCED BUDGET.CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ‘TORY’ COUNCILLORS FOR SUPPORTING A BALANCED BUDGET.
AND MULTIPLE ACCUSATIONS AND COMMISSERATIONS :
HURLED IN QUICK SUCCESSION AGAINST THE TORY GOVERNMENTFOR FORCING TORY CONTROLLED WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL TO MAKE SAVAGE CUTS TO ITS HOUSING PROGRAMME, ITS GREEN WASTE COLLECTION, FORCING IT TO SHOVE UP CAR PARKING AND OTHER COUNCIL CHARGES.
AND WHO ELSE DID THEY BLAME?
THE OPPOSITION – AND IN PARTICULAR COUNCILLOR JERRY HYMAN, FARNHAM RESIDENTS GROUP (who has been in post for a couple of months) and has been given a verbal smack about the head ever since he dared to sit on his hard earned hot seat…
… for not coming up with more imaginative ways of saving money… Really Councillor Hyman – you must try harder!!
Well here’s a few SAVINGS the Waverley Web came up with:
Cut the final salary pension scheme
Reduce the – number of councillors.
reduce attendance and special responsibility allowances
pay annual allowance based on attendance and representation on outside bodies.
explore a full merger with other councils – partivularly East Surrey and West SsussecCounty Councils.
and… last but not least – let poor old “Wen-am I – Leaving…leave!
Angry and frustrated Haslemere councillors are calling for thei removal of their town from Waverley “because we get nothing from WBC and are having our car parking charges hiked again – making them more expensive than some Guildford car parks!” It’s residents want to move into East Hampshire, which isn’t increasing its council tax or over into West Sussex – where in most cases car parking is free, gratis and for nothing and where its Age UK, and old people’s services, are flourishing!
Where have we heard that before … didn’t Farnham petition Her Majesty The Queen to seek permission to be surgically removed from the borough of Waverley? Embarassing or what for “Our Jeremy” the Secretary of State for health!