Andy Webb’s hugely popular Cranleigh Community Group which is gathering new members every week has been challenging a local “charity.” (We use the word advisedly as it comes with a health warning!)
Mr Webb, nothing to do with the Waverley Web we might add, wanted an open to all comers public meeting, to delve into the shenanigans of an outfit hell-bent on using former villagers’ land and money on which to build an 80-bed private CARE home.
Not a hospital – not a day hospital – not outpatients clinics, but 20 community beds for Surrey – yes Surrey residents so the county council can flog off a former 65-bed dementia home site and build – yes you guessed – 20 or so houses on its land in Ewhurst Road. It’s called laughing all the way to the bank. If they can find one open?
So as you will see from the post below Mr Andy Webb asked the Cranleigh Village “Hospital” Trust to rock up and tell it like it is – warts and all. So, if the public doesn’t receive a satisfactory explanation, they can ask, for their money or their land back.
So was Retired GP Dr Fawkner-Corbett embarking on an April Fool when he replied that it couldn’t answer residents burning questions because of Purdah!!!
For the uninitiated, that is the period of six weeks, during which – councils, not councillors, have to shut up and put up.
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE LOCAL CHARITIES! AND, IT IS YOU, NOT STAKEHOLDERS THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM.
So whose leg are you pulling Doctor? Or was this part of your cunning plan, to stop the public meeting, and put them off the scent by telling them – “this public consultation event will take place in the Summer,” when you know only too well that you intend to get your planning application passed in April, so that you can present the donors of your – ill-fated scheme with a fait accompli?
Then, of course, you can tell everyone to roll up-roll up for the Cranleigh Village Hospital Show with planning permission tucked up your ar** where it is safe.
Ever heard the old adage? You can fool some of the people, all of the time, all of the people some of the time. But not all the people all of the time?