Will no one save us from the constant drip, drip, of drivel that is being dispensed by that self-promoting Cranleigh crank Martin Bamford?
Having set up the Cranleigh Community Board, Martin Bamford threw his toys out of the pram and left the Board when people insisted on posting comments that he and his cronies in the Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce didn’t like or agree with.
Huge sighs of relief all round then!
Only to be followed by much pantomime-villain-style booing when he dived back in again – because the Cranleigh Community Group, which was set up to question and debate Bamford and his cronies’ self-interested take on Cranleigh, dared to launch a petition to stop a PRIVATE CARE HOME being built on a site that had formerly been promoted for a REPLACEMENT VILLAGE HOSPITAL. Then, shock horror, they dared to support bringing back to the eastern villages, a once treasured minor injuries unit, which could become an Urgent Care Centre.
In short, the Village went to war with Bamford and his cronies and he didn’t like it. In fact, he fizzed and foamed with fury and was so cross you could hear the elastic in his Y-fronts pinging!
He has now put up a post on the alternative Cranleigh Community Board – the one that he still manages to censor, despite ostensibly handing it over to a Cranleigh Parish Councillor, to tell everyone about his new client.
It would be interesting to know whether BB’s new client is paying BB for services rendered? We understand from the locals, regularly in touch with the WW, that he now occupies offices owned by non-other than the Flying Dutchman, recently resigned Trustee of CVHT to concentrate on his real role as a developer.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the people of Cranleigh and the surrounding villages gave up their time, their efforts and their money to support the creation of a new village hospital/day hospital with local beds for local people, free at the point of demand. They did not dig deep to line the coffers of a PRIVATELY OWNED NURSING HOME and its promotors and developers with a few community beds that would be open to all comers from across the Borough. They want their site – which was sold for a measly £1 – and their donations – which ran to over £1.5m – back. It’s not a lot to ask, nor is it remotely unreasonable. After all, if you buy a kettle and find when you get it home it’s making toast you take it back and demand – your money back!
Got it, Mr Bamford?