Translate

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Crime Stoppers Leicestershire & Rutland


Businesses join fight against crime

The crime fighting charity Crimestoppers has welcomed
six Leicestershire companies into its Business Associate
Scheme City Watch, Fosse Shopping Park, Headstorm
Marketing & Event Management, Norman & Underwood,
QDOS Consulting, and Secure One.

Companies who opt to become Business Associate
Partners with Crime Stoppers are working to fulfill their
corporate social responsibilities as well as helping to
fight crime against business in the counties. Any
companies interested in joining Business Associates 
Scheme should contact Sharon Jeffrey, Chair of
Crime Stoppers and Commercial Manager at
the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, on
0116 204 6618

Leicestershire and Rutland Crimestoppers works for you, your
business, family and your community. If you have
something to report then you can call crimestoppers on
0800 555 111 anonymously. You will not have to go to
court; you will not have to make a statement, no one will
ever know you called. Crimestoppers only want to know what you
know, not who you are.

Whissendine Good Neighbour Scheme

The good neighbours scheme Whissendine is a group of volunteers to help with needs in their community.

They will help residents by offering services such as lifts to the doctors or hospital, taking someone shopping, befriending and taking on odd jobs.

Residents can call if the need assistance.

Gwen Griffiths says "If somebody suddenly needs a hand its about us providing a safety net... we are trying to cover the support that people might need and help one another. We want to bring the village together"

Rural Community Council Leicestershire and Rutland


http://www.ruralcc.org.uk/

Rural Community Council

Leicestershire & Rutland



The Rural Community Council provides information,
advice and assistance to groups and individuals
in rural Leicestershire and Rutland on economic,
social, environmental and planning matters.

RCC are looking for friends

Become a friend of RCC (not Rutland County Council all though I am sure they would like some friends...)

As well as opening the door to a range of possible volunteering
opportunities, membership entitles you to 2 copies of village voice
per year, an RCC Directory, a weekly e-bulletin, Diary of Village
events and 10% discount on RCC events.

Please contact: Mary Dakin, Finance Assistant

Tel 0116 268 9705 or email: mdakin@ruralcc.org.uk for more
details and an application form

The Rutland Film Festival Oakham Cinema 2010

Live @ the Museum

Oakham Cinema


The Rutland Film Festival 2010

bringing the best of the 2010 Oscars to Rutland

With the Oscars Red Carpet rolled up for another
year, a three day celebration takes place in
Rutland with the best films from the 2010 awards....
with a total of 10 Oscars!!


The Hurt Locker (15)

Thursday 22nd July 2010 7.30 pm

 An intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge, by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he's indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever. Written by BWR Public Relations




The Blind Side (12A)



The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatised boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.


Friday 23 July 2010
7.30 pm



Avatar (12A)

Saturday 24th July 2010
7.30 pm

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.



Clash of the Titans (12A) Oakham Cinema Live @ the museum



Live @ the museum

Oakham cinema


Live @ the museum Oakham Cinema




The Clash of the Titans



Thursday 8th July 2010



7.30pm Rutland County Museum



The mortal son of god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to earth as well as the heavens. 2010 version



Refreshments can be purchased, I believe Cllr Peter Jones informs us there is a bar so you can enjoy a glass of wine.



The museum cinema is unique it is situated amongst the tractors.



So why not give it a try.



www.rutland.gov.uk/live@themuseum










One Night in Turin Oakham Cinema

Live @ the museum Oakham Cinema



One Night in Turin



Thursday 1st July 2010



7.30pm Rutland County Museum



The incredible inside story of Italia 90. From Platt's late winner against Belgium and Lineker's cool finishing, to the heartbreak of being one kick away from the World Cup Final.

Refreshments can be purchased, I believe Cllr Peter Jones informs us there is a bar so you can enjoy a glass of wine.




The museum cinema is unique it is situated amongst the tractors.



So why not give it a try.



www.rutland.gov.uk/live@themuseum

Rutland County Museum Education

Rutland County Museum Provides Eduction to Schools.

Providing inspiring, active and fun educational experiences

throughout 2010 it is Free

Rutland County Museum
Catmose Street
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 6HW

Contact Felicity Edwards

(museum officer, learning and outreach)

T: 01572 758 440

E: fewards@rutland.gov.uk/museum

W: www.rutland.gov.uk/museum

Oakham Castle


Oakham Castle


Oakham Castle is famous for being the home of Rutland's historic collection of over 200 horseshoes....
but did you know that the Great Hall is one of the finest surviving examples of Norman domestic architecture in England?

Why the horseshoe

These were given to the Lord of the Manor by royalty and peers of the realm on their first visit to Oakham. This is unique custom of 500 years old and continues today.
The oldest horseshoe was presented by Edward IV in 1470.

You can get married in the castle

contact the museum
01572 758 440


Oakham in Bloom 2010

This garden was planted by volunteers of Oakham in Bloom in March 2010
with funding from:

Cory Environmental Trust in Rutland

Friends of Oakham in Bloom

Lions Club of Rutland

Oakham Memorial Institute

The Rutland Trust

Relatives and friends of Mr Gerald Clark (1931 - 2009)

Friends and Colleagues at RCC of Lynn Ralph 1953 -2009)






Once again well done Oakham in Bloom another grand job done but why do we have to have these awful signs that detract from your good work. The leader of Rutlland County Council has stated publicly there are to many signs in the county probably one of the few things I agree with.

I see clearly this sign contains a memorial for two local residents, I am don't disrespecting their memory. I am sure this will be said. I have been critical of these signs since you spoilt the work along Burley Road with Kitchen adverts that you need to stand in the road to read.

a small sign on the wall may have been more appropriate.

I wonder why you need planning permission for a temporary banner and no such planning permission for this type of permanent sign. Each year I like to photograph the Boat at Stamford Road I have not done so this year because Discover Rutland Sign is blocking the shot. 

One way in Oakham high street going to council cabinet on Tuesday!!!!!


Rutland County Council Document


Cllr Walters would like you ideas and views


Oakham C of England Primary School

work should start on demolition of this
school, I hope the new building is suitable
only this weekend I  spoke to a teacher of another
educational establishment who has just
visited a new Tresham College.
they said
"the problem is the designers don't have to work in these
new build, all the rooms were far to small to teach in"





Oakham C of E Primary School Summer Fair

Oakham Town Council Royce Recreation Ground £50,000 later

£50,000 later no large swing the replacement alternative would
cost £14,000 Last night another piece of equipment
was vandalised, the council has no insurance cover
for vandalism and can not afford these huge repair  bills



The toddlers play area also suffers attacks
currently this area is a disgrace
one big ashtray!


Leicester Police Corrupted by Oakham Town Council

I wonder why Oakham police support Oakham Town Council and its past members.

They feel it is acceptable to give Ex Cllr Jim Harrison information regarding their work so he can publish it on his blog.

He publishes the police gave a me caution for posting porn on the notice board, another false claim it was not porn. It was two small images the police said were offensive, images of a human backside one had piles and the other had a carrot stuck inside. Both sent to me by a local person along with other offensive hate mail to me. As the police took no action and the Town Clerk was crying like a baby I was bullying him on my blog, I chose the least offensive images to show the public the extent these people will go to. I felt confident these images were not illegal because the police had examined them twice in the past and told me they were not offensive.

The notice was not seen by many people, most people don't read notices a few more adults did read my notice once Cllr Lucas shouted to people passing to come and view, If I had posted porn as Mr Harrison said why would Cllr Lucas want so many people to see it?

When a person is cautioned details are not released by the police, you can see this clearly in the local press, names are not published because the police can not give that information. I don't mind saying I accepted a caution it was the easy option because no one wanted this to go to court, because I was willing to take this to trial. Because I still believe I did not knowingly commit any crime. Why was Mr Harrison given details of my caution by the police? maybe they can answer me, they tell me they read my blog.

The police have not taken any action when Mr Harrison published false allegations suggesting I am a risk to young people. His blog is real harassment and endangers me personally. It is very unsettling and I fear walking around Oakham being called what Mr Harrison is suggesting in his blog. I notice Mr Harrison takes photographs of children, I would not suggest he is a risk but he know the dangers if someone published this suggestion. His publications clearly suggest I  am, this is clearly harassment and bullying. He approves and publishes comments on his blog like  "I would not let my children near him" this man is scum, yes Mr Harrison I call you this, I can not believe a former respected army man, councillor and Mayor can behave in this way. You know the danger you are placing me in.
Also the recent comments made to the public by Cllr Lucas are similar to Mr Harrison's false claim.

I took my computer to the front desk of Oakham Police Station to show Mr Harrison blog the officer told me it is very clear what Mr Harrison is suggesting I asked to report the crime and was told "I have instructions you should be referred to Sergeant Dickinson, he is not available until next week? why can a police officer be told not to accept a report from me?

Cllr Martin Brookes


Helen Pender can see the double standards and published the following on her blog. Be careful Helen they will come knocking at your door with a harassment order.

http://helenpender.blogspot.com/2010/06/oakham-police-worthy-winners-of-nettle.html


The Nettle bouquet goes to Oakham Police and Inspector Johnny Monks - well done guys!


I have just received the following email from Martin Brookes:

"Standards Complaint Charles Haworth



Mr Haworth abused his position as a councillor he used his position to influence the police and along with ex Cllr Beech asked the police to issue a stage one harassment order against me.

I feel this is due to the amendment of the which now show Cllr Haworth obstructed me at a previous meeting.
Cllr Howarth is able to influence the police because of his connection with JAG

I of course exercised my right to refuse acceptance of the notices."

If true this is outrageous. Can anyone recommend a decent out of area human rights lawyer prepared to work pro bono - this tyranny is so out of hand that it beats the comedy evening at the Merry Monk last night.

Considering Jim Harrison's posts about Martin Brookes this smacks of double standards of such an order that it beggars belief anyone at all can justify it.

Cllr Charles Haworth Open Letter Oakham Town Council

Dear Mr Haworth,


I find it very strange, you claim I am harassing you and abuse police resources.

Have you forgot you breached standing orders at a town council meeting this month.

Yes it is a breach for the chairman of the meeting to not to allow a member to make a proposal.
Fortunately last week Cllrs agreed this happened and accepted an amendment to the minutes.

Your use of Oakham police along with Mr Beech to attempt to serve a stage 1 harassment order against me was a abuse of your position on the police committee JAG. I will continue to blog your harassment, I don't lie, like your ex councillor friends and forum mates. Jim Harrisons blog is currently the most serious example of harassment.

You have constantly harassed me you were asked to arrange a ward walk with me,by Cllr Lucas you went ahead and arranged it without consulting me and deliberately arranged it for a day you knew I was going to be visiting the job centre in Leicester.

When I think of the many times I have complained at the police station about you and your friends and no action was taken.

You have fully supported Cllr Dewis's harassment, by supporting his motion to obstruct my work as a councillor by attempting to exclude me from the council office. You had the cheek to sit at the meeting and suggest "I could bully the Town Clerk Alison Greaves and she needed protecting from me."

Cllr Alf Dewis is also a member of the same police committee along with Cllr Joyce Lucas all three of you abuse this contact with the police. Often when I have made complaints Inspector Monks has written and said this is not a police matter, but a matter for standards. I suggest you wait for all the complaints made by you and your friends are dealt with in the correct manner. I consider you using the police to stop me in the street is another form of your harassment against me.
No wonder Cllr Dewis does not want to loose the appointment and suggests an appointment that has always been a elected appointment is now by police invitation only. This clearly shows the police are involved in local politics and should not be. What gives them the right to say who the local council sends to sit on any of their committees. I don't want the appointment, I think people will understand what I am trying to say.

Your harassment continued at council meetings when you blocked all my attempt to offer to sit on outside bodies. It is not as if you could get out of bed to attend any of the meetings. This is not harassment because each time I have visited your home, your mother would say your are in bed, She would say "Hes not up today you should come back around 6 pm he should be up by then." You are a bully because I saw how you pushed your mother out of the way saying "get in there" to her when I called around a few weeks ago.

Your friend Mr Beech needs to be reminded I traced his IP address and posted it online, when he was posting abuse in my forum. Then he ran to the police shouting arrest him! data protection. Why would the police arrest a man who identifies a man who is harassing him.

You need to think very carefully and look at what harassment is look at your forum posts and the offensive dribble you wrote under the assumed name Lardboy.

From

Martin Brookes

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Make & Take Tuesdays at Rutland County Museum

warning if you are a child don't look at the comments some grown ups leave some very rude comments and we don't want mum and dad complaining.


Rutland County Museum Family Summer

Family events summer 2010

fun workshops & activities for all the family

www.rutland.gov.uk/museum

Drop in from 1.30pm - 3.30pm on Tuesdays throughout August

Suitable for ages 3+, £2 per person

Have fun making masks, planes, mosaics, pictures and much more - what you make you take away with you! No booking necessary - just drop in!

Special Wednesday Workshops Rutland County Museum

warning if you are a child don't look at the comments some grown ups leave some very rude comments and we don't want mum and dad complaining.


Rutland County Museum Family Summer

Family events summer 2010

fun workshops & activities for all the family

www.rutland.gov.uk/museum

Special Wednesday Workshops

10.30am - 12pm every Wednesday

£3.50 per person, suitable for ages 4 -12

(price covers cost of materials - all items made can be taken home)

Booking is essential as places are limited (tickets available at the museum)

July 28th : plant pot painting

August 4th: Foam Frenzy

August 11th: Glass Painting

August 18th: Sparkly Art

August 25th: Feed The Birds

Discovery Tots Rutland County Museum

warning if you are a child don't look at the comments some grown ups leave some very rude comments and we don't want mum and dad complaining.

Rutland County Museum Family Summer

Family events summer 2010

fun workshops & activities for all the family

www.rutland.gov.uk/museum

Discover Tots, discover new things through fun and play.

fun sessions for 2-5 year old

Saturdays 10.30 - 11.30 am

£2 per child

Take your 2-5 year old along  for fun craft and art activity sessions - each session is a different fun theme.

Outer Space Saturday 17th July 2010

Come along and have a go at decorating planets, look at stars - you are never to young to learn what's out there!

The Jungle Saturday 7th August 2010

What lurks in the jungle? Come and find out and maybe make some jungle beasties of your own!

Train to be an Egyption Workshop Rutland County Museum

Train to be an Egyptian Workshop

(is that walk like an Egyption?)

warning if you are a child don't look at the comments some grown ups leave some very rude comments and we don't want mum and dad complaining.


Rutland County Museum Family Summer

Family events summer 2010

fun workshops & activities for all the family

www.rutland.gov.uk/museum

Tuesday 27th July 1-30 - 3.30 pm & Thursday 29th July 10.45am - 12.30 pm

Go along to the museum and train to be an Egyptian priest.
Children will have the opportunity to make their own canopic jars, wrap Pharoah Ben-tenteph, write cartouches and appease ancient Egyptian gods. A fun and hands on workshop will get children thinking about what ancient Egyptian life was really like.

£4 per person. suitable for 6+

National Festival of Archaelogy Rutland County Museum

warning if you are a child don't look at the comments some grown ups leave some very rude comments and we don't want mum and dad complaining.

Rutland County Museum Family Summer

Family events summer 2010

fun workshops & activities for all the family

www.rutland.gov.uk/museum

Archaeology quiz (throughout the archaeology festival)

go along and the archaeology identification quiz - handle real objects,  try and guess what they were used for, fill in a quiz sheet and be in with a chance of winning a family ticket to one of our live @ cinema screenings. 50p per entry Suitable for ages 7+

from now until Sunday 1st August 2010

Rutland Library Service

Oakham Library

Rutland Libraries

Information was given to us at the parish forum about the library service


You can renew or reserve an item in a library by phone or by email:


simply quote your library card number and your name and address

you can also renew & reserve items on the Internet.

Please ask a member of staff to arrange for a PIN to be posted to your home - once you have a PIN you can use the online service at


any book may be renewed unless they have been requested by another borrower

the 24hr renewal line is
0845 6032 2815

Library card number and PIN will be required

Rutland Libraries can be found in

Oakham, Uppingham, Ryhall and Ketton



mobile library provides a fortnightly service to the villages of Rutland, bringing books and information to all parts of the County.


Can't get to the library? then let the library come to you
Rutland Library Service
Home Delivery Service

Rutland County Museum Oakham






At last nights parish forum meeting at Rutland County Council a very nice lady asked if we could promote the museum so here goes.




FREE ENTRY

 Discover something BIG in
England's smallest county

Although Rutland County Museum is located in the smallest county in England there's nothing small about its superb collection,

The variety of our exhibits allows them to truthfully claim that there is something for everyone -whatever your age!

The museum building its self is part of Rutland's historic past.
The Riding School, where the main hall of the museum is housed, was built in1794-95 for the Rutland Fencible Cavalry. It was used until 1799 when the unit disbanded.

The museum now houses a new Local History Study Area.
learning about your area's local history?
why not use the fantastic local history area.
it is filled with studies books, maps, photos, reference material,
microfiche and study computers.

The Museum hosts many Exhibition and Displays

Displays include

Oakham New Drop Gallows (the last known of their kind in the UK)

Rutlands agricultural heritage

The Great Seal of Ketton

Brooke Requilquary

Local archaeology finds

The Victorian kitchen

details of temporary exhibitions can be found on the museums what's on guide


If you need a rest you can find a hidden secret

The Museum Garden


If you enjoy cinema and theatre
live @ the museum


Rutland County Museum
Catmose Street
Oakham
Ruland
LE15 6HW

T: 01572 758 440

opening hours

Tues- Fri 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Sunday & Monday CLOSED

Open Bank Holiday Mondays

The May be closed early due to cinema performances, Please phone to confirm times




Craft Exhibition at Rutland County Museum

Craft Exhibition

10th December - 22nd January 2011

www.rutland.gov.uk/museum

Flower Exhibition at Rutland County Museum

Flower Club Exhibition

26th November - 5th December 2010

www.rutland.gov.uk/museum

Kir Ching! at Rutland County Museum

Shops & Shopping Exhibition

17th September - 21st November 2010

An Exhibition of Shops & Shopping in Rutland

A nostalgic look at how shops and shopping habits have changed over the years, from the village store to the advent of the supermarket.

The exhibition features many familiar local names and includes archive photographs, advertising memorabilia, bills and receipts, old packaging and shop equipment

www.rutland.gov.uk/museum

Exhibitions at Rutland County Museum

Rutland County Museum  Oakham

Summer Landscapes

Rutland Rainbows, Brownies, Beavers,
Cubs and Scouts exhibition

9th July - 5th September 2010

www.rutland.gov.uk/museum


This event is supported by Kids in Museums, MLA, Visit England, Rutland County Council.

Royce Recreation Ground Oakham Vandalised

At the next Council meeting Cllrs will be asked to consider replacing a new piece of equipment that has been vandalised twice. The first time the supplier replaced the damaged equipment free of charge.

This time we are being asked to consider spending £14,000 replacing the equipment. I am told this is 7% of the councils income.

I sense a feeling the council can not afford this and no money is set aside for this type of cost.

Strangely the council does not insure for vandalism, I am told it would cost to much.

Most shockingly Cllr Walters has sent this message via his iphone

Sent: 29 June 2010 17:03:19


To: Martin Brookes (martinjbrookes@hotmail.com)


Galaxy now broken please pass on no addresses on phone

Sent from my iPhone while on location.


A more detailed reply may follow from the studio.


Alan Walters


www.waltersphoto.co.uk

Not sure why he asks me to pass on info, those Cllrs who can do something don't read my e-mail so they say. I know they read my blog, so here should work

Dean's Street Oakham Has Moved

Yes Dean's Street has moved
well just the Photography Studios
not the street


Simple Gift shop Closed in Oakham New Outlet The Cook Shop opens

New Outlet Store Opens

The Cook Shop
Outlet Store


Cook shop moving to Mill Street Oakham

The cook shop in Oakham has closed its branch
in Oakham High Street
The new store will be opening very
soon in Mill Street

Oakham School seeks permission to kill trees


Oakham School is seeking permission to cut down and kill
two established sycamore trees






View from Oakham School

church steet scene

Oakham High Street Today

Homophobic Oakham Town Council

Homophobic bigots Cllr Alf Dewis and Council Alf Dewis supported by Rutland County Council get the green light from Standards for England to continue their homophobic harassment and bullying.

Although I did notice an improvement in Cllr Dewis's behaviour at the last Town Council meeting I fear he will see this as a victory.

Cllr Dewis is a member of a police committee so no action was taken when I made a compliant of assault despite at least 3 other people being present no one saw anything




As for the vile evil Cllr Joyce Lucas she will continue to spread her nasty disgusting untrue statements against me.



subject member
Cllr Joyce Lucas
Cllr Alf Dewis


Member's Authority Oakham Town Council

Complainant Cllr Martin Brookes

Standards committee authority Rutland County Council

Allegation:

On 22nd April 2010, the assessment sub-committee of Rutland County Councils standards committee decided to refer the above allegation to Standards for England. It was received by Standards for England on 16 June 2010.

The allegation is summarised in the authority's decision notice.

Decision

When a standards committee refers an allegation to Standards for England, it must make one of three decisions.

refer the case to one of its ethical standards officers;

refer the allegation back to the standards committee of the relevant authority; or

take no further action.

Having carefully considered the information provided to it, Standards for England has decided, in accordance with section 58(2) of the local government act 2000, as amended, to take no further action.


Reason for decision

The matters in the allegation relate to an informal meeting which took place between the complainant and Councillors  Lucas and Dewis. It is alleged that Councillors  Lucas and Dewis accused the complainant of bringing the council into disrepute by posting photo of his birthday celebrations on a blog where he is identifiable as a councillor. The complainant has alleged that this is homophobic.

based on the evidence referred to Standards for England, it would be very unlikely that the actions, even proven, would amount to a breach of the Code of Conduct.



I have received a private email relating today's posts, questioning why I have not published details of the allegations against me. I have nothing to hide and as soon as I can I will publish full details.


All the allegations are from Oakham Town Councillor past and present and they have all been referred by Standards for England for further investigation.


So far seven complaints have been referred all relating to this blog and links on my facebook group.

Decision

When a standards committee refers an allegation to Standards for England, it must make one of three decisions.

refer the case to one of its ethical standards officers;

refer the allegation back to the standards committee of the relevant authority; or

take no further action.

Having carefully considered the information provided to it, Standards for England has decided, in accordance with section 58(2) of the local government act 2000, as amended to refer the case to one of its ethical standards officers for investigation.

Information about the complaints is considered confidential throughout  the investigations, even after the investigation is completed there are restrictions on what can be published. It is my understanding I can not publish details of the complaints made by the complainants, they can if they wish. I think most people who follow my blog will know who they and their complaints.

Standards Descision Notice SBE-10896-DR2XV Oakham Town Council

Standards for England



Subject member Cllr Alf Dewis

Member's Authority Oakham Town Council

Complainant Cllr Martin Brookes

Standards committee authority Rutland County Council

Allegation:

On 28th May 2010, the assessment sub-committee of Rutland County Councils standards committee decided to refer the above allegation to Standards for England. It was received by Standards for England on 17 June 2010.

The allegation is summarised in the authority's decision notice.

Decision

When a standards committee refers an allegation to Standards for England, it must make one of three decisions.

refer the case to one of its ethical standards officers;

refer the allegation back to the standards committee of the relevent authority; or

take no further action.

Having carefully considered the information provided to it, Standards for England has decided, in accordance with section 58(2) of the local government act 2000, as amended, to take no further action.


Reason for decision


The complainant has alledged that the subject member has breached the Code by goading the complainant and accusing him of stealing at a meeting of Oakham Town Council.

No details are provided of the date of the meeting of the Town Council. The subject member is member is alleged to have asked why the complainant sat next to him and, at the end of the meeting, accused the complainant of stealing from the Town Council. No further details are provided of the subject members conduct.

(I provided full details to RCC strange this has gone astray maybe to police officer present can assist  many people saw his conduct and my angry response towards the vile bully)

Whilst an unfounded accusation about "stealing " may constitute disreputable behaviour on behalf of a member, in the absence of any supporting details about the alleged conduct I do not consider that any breach of the code is disclosed on behalf of the subject member

I have decided to take no further action in relation to this allegation.

Standards Descision Notice SBE-10895-C93Q4 Oakham Town Council

Standards for England

Subject member Cllr Alf Dewis
Member's Authority Oakham Town Council
Complainant Cllr Martin Brookes
Standards committee authority Rutland County Council

Allegation:

On 28th May 2010, the assessment sub-committee of Rutland County Councils standards committee decided to refer the above allegation to Standards for England. It was received by Standards for England on 17 June 2010.

The allegation is summarised in the authority's decision notice.

Decision

When a standards committee refers an allegation to Standards for England, it must make one of three decisions.

refer the case to one of its ethical standards officers;
refer the allegation back to the standards committee of the relevent authority; or
take no further action.

Having carefully considered the information provided to it, Standards for England has decided, in accordance with section 58(2) of the local government act 2000, as amended, to take no further action.

Reason for decision

The complainant has alledged that the subject member has breached the Code by goading the complainant and speaking to him in an intimidating manner.

The alleged conduct occurred during the annaul general meeting of Rutland County Council, but both attended the meeting as "observers". Neither are members of the County Council, but both are members of Oakham Town Council.

There is no evidence that either the complainant or subject member were attending the County Council meeting in their capacity as members of the Town Council, or that by doing so they were acting, claiming or giving the impression of acting as members of the Town Council. I do not consider therefore that the code if conduct applies inrelation to the alledged behaviour of the subject member.

Furthermore, the complainant's letter refers to the subject member speaking to him in an "intimidating and childish manner", that he tried to "provoke" the complainant and that the subject member's behaviour was "harassing" the complainant. No further details are provided of the alleged conduct.

I do not consider that the code applies to the subject member's conduct, nor that any breach of the code is disclosed on behalf of the subject member.

I have decided to take no further action in relation to this allegation.
Standards for England investigations.


I have received a large quantity of letters from Standards of England.
It is very clear Rutland County Council have not handled any my complaints correctly.
This has given members the green light for them to continue.
It appear Rutland County Council left out important details such as dates of meetings and supporting details.

What a surprise!

All complaints from councillors and ex councillor and friends have been referred for further investigations.

I am pleased to see Rutland County Council has provided all the required information.
Although they sometimes refer to Mr Wright instead of Mr White.

There has been much local discussion, regarding the cost of these investigations the people making the complaints are happy for the public to believe I have raised all the complaints and I am wasting a lot of peoples time and money.

I hope standards for England will recognise the reason for these complaints made against me are malicious and have mainly arisen because the complainants support the members who resigned when I was elected.

I am not sure what they feel they can achieve, the internet activities have suggested the stocks extra hole should be used. Fortunately Standards for England don't have those powers.

I have noticed their friends have started to remove hate content from facebook. I can only assume this is to help their cause.
I find it very frustrating this often happens after I have spoken to Richard White, who tells me he does not know the people. It is clear that in this case he knows people who post this rubbish.

Of course ex Cllr Mr Harrison is such a bully, he has no fear admitting he is responsible for his blog and content. He posts suggesting I am a risk to children. He is a nasty vile man. (another complaint to standards on it way?)

The list of complaints from Councillors and ex Councillors is huge.

If correctly investigated by Standards for England this will take up hours of my time and others. Time I am not sure I am willing to give.
I have already given up a huge amount of my time sitting at the table in the council chamber being ignored as is clearly now shown within last weeks minutes amendments. Although the last meeting things slightly improved it is clear it was hard for some members of this dysfunctional council to follow correct procedure.

I will be posting the findings of my complaints and let the public read and make up their own minds.

Monday, June 28, 2010

This Harassment

16th June 2010

Dear Councillor Brookes

Allegation of Breach of the code of conduct

I enclose a formal decision notices of the Assessment Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee following its consideration of four complaints made by Mr. Paul Beech (ex Cllr) Mrs Doris Cook (Community Warden Melton)  Mr Alan Kelly (ex Cllr) and Mr Richard White (Town Clerk)


15th June 2010


Dear Councillor Brookes

Allegation of Breach of the code of conduct

I enclose a formal decision notices of the Assessment Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee following its consideration of  complaints made by Mr Alan Kelly (ex Cllr)



15th June 2010


Dear Councillor Brookes

Allegation of Breach of the code of conduct

I enclose a formal decision notices of the Assessment Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee following its consideration of  complaints made by


14th June 2010


Dear Councillor Brookes

Allegation of Breach of the code of conduct

I enclose a formal decision notices of the Assessment Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee following its consideration of  complaints made by Mr J Harrison (ex Cllr)


15th June 2010


Dear Councillor Brookes

Allegation of Breach of the code of conduct

I enclose a formal decision notices of the Assessment Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee following its consideration of  complaints made by Cllr Alf Dewis


14th June 2010


Dear Councillor Brookes

Allegation of Breach of the code of conduct

I enclose a formal decision notices of the Assessment Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee following its consideration of  complaints made by Councillor Charles Haworth
This is harassment posted on facebook
as part of rant by Ian Burton about me:

You continually prey on the elderly, the sick, young mothers,
anyone you can complain and whinge about.

I declare you are the BULLY
If you dont like Rutland its simple --- leave.
No-one here will pay you a single penny ever.


and then
David Burton He scrounges everything doesn't he,
hope the new government will clamp down on parasites like him


I dont know these people but they think they know so  much about me, if this is a typical rutlander then it is shit, but fortunately, I know this bunch is a very small element of Rutland and most are good people like the friend who brought me some free food around night to help me out. I did not ask so that does not make me a sponger.


This is also some serious harassment posted by Former Mayor and Councillor Jim Harrison

CRB Check This Councillor


How can it be right that an Oakham Town Councillor puts on display pornographic images in an official Oakham Town Council notice board, is subsequently arrested and is then seen taking photographs at Royce Playing fields where there are children present when the new equipment was officially opened. Should a man who obviously has a penchant for displaying pornographic images on a public notice board be allowed anywhere near children? I THINK NOT! As a councillor he may be visiting other establishments where there are children present AND THAT CANNOT BE RIGHT. Perhaps he ought to undergo a CRB check before being allowed anywhere near children again. He certainly needs to be watched very closely.

Posted by Jim at 22:39

Labels: Cllr Martin Brookes, councillor brookes, crb check, despicable, helen pender, Oakham Town Council, pornographic images, Rutland, warning

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't let him near my kids, that's for sure



9 June 2010 19:32
 
 
And lastly another repectable member of a community Mr Carey sends me threatening e-mails:
 
> - as Mark Whalberg said in the 'shooter' ;You are now fully in my> cross-wires and I will take you down -I am so glad you forced me into> resigning as secretary of arts for rutland - I am now a free agent and> anything goes - good on you for giving me the freedom to engage with> you.>> I now relish the challenge - thanks for making this possible>> May the best man win>> Regards>> George Carey
 
 
ALL THESE PEOPLE CLAIM
TO BE BETTER THAN ME!
READING ALL THE ABOVE
I WOULD SAY THEY ARE WORSE!
 
And two have held very responsible
posts in our community, there is
more like them, they are cowards because  
they attack anonymously..........

Parish Council Forum Rutland County Council

tonight I am attending the parish forum, slightly distracted.

Cllr Haworth has abused his position on the police committee, he and ex Cllr Paul Beech are not happy just harassing me online or complaining to standards they now use the police to attempt to serve harassment notices. I refused to accept the notices. Apparently they are not happy to be mentioned on my blog. If it was not so serious I would say they were taking the piss.

At tonights meeting chaired by Mr Baines.

Terry King County Councillor and Portfolio Holder for Development and Finance. He gave a presentation about local government funding.

This was followed by a presentation by Mike Baish, Director of Corporate Services on Sustainable Communities Act.

Then David Banister, ICT Strategic Lead Rutland.

and County Council, regarding the census 2011.
Advertising will start in September 2010 the date of the Census is Sunday 27th March 2011.

A presentation followed from Cllr Peter Jones on Rutland  Museum and Library Service and assisted by Victoria Newton-Davies. from the museum and the castle. she he would like more visitor two the museum and castle she highlighted the new move into Arts also the History research available and course every good museum should have one a nice new gift shop.

The Castle is available for corporate hire and weddings.

There are a number of events at the castle and the museum over the year.

There will be summer family projects this summer.

www.rutland.gov.uk/museum

www.rutland.gov.uk/live@themuseum

www.rutland.gov.uk/libraries

The new gift shop specialy caters for yummie mummies!

Lots of unique rutland gifts and jams and pickle you will find in Harvey Nichols

Complaint Rutland County Council/Job Centre Plus‏

Complaint Rutland County Council/Job Centre Plus‏

From: Martin Brookes (martinjbrookes@hotmail.com)

Sent: 28 June 2010 01:02:01

To: graylingc@parliament.uk; Helen Briggs (chiefexec@rutland.gov.uk); duncana@parliament.uk; rbegy@rutland.gov.uk; gpook@rutland.gov.uk

Cc: advice@lgo.org.uk; peter jones (pjones@artsforrutland.co.uk); tking@rutland.gov.uk; hrees@rutland.gov.uk; jrodger@rutland.gov.uk; hwells@rutland.gov.uk; mwells@rutland.gov.uk; ebaines@rutland.gov.uk; kbool@rutland.gov.uk; jdale@rutland.gov.uk; vdighe@rutland.gov.uk; jduckham@rutland.gov.uk; tellis@rutland.gov.uk; rgale@rutland.gov.uk; pgolden@rutland.gov.uk; siannantuoni@rutland.gov.uk; pind@rutland.gov.uk; cljones@rutland.gov.uk; tlovell@rutland.gov.uk; bmontgomery@rutland.gov.uk; moxley@rutland.gov.uk; cparsons@rutland.gov.uk; MR Plews (gplews@rutland.gov.uk); broper@rutland.gov.uk; dstuart@rutland.gov.uk; nwainwright@rutland.gov.uk



Dear Sir/Madam

Since I have been using google alerts to notify me of postings made about me anywhere on the internet, I am very concerned about the post made by Ian Burton on various locations on Facebook.

Information contained in this post relates to my home and private information that could only have been released to Mr Burton by a Rutland County Council employee and Job Centre Plus Staff.

Mr Burton publishes details about my home such a details of the service charge.

Mr Burton publishes I am in receipt of Council Tax and JSA

I would like these serious breaches of privacy investigated.

I do not know Mr Burton, a local has told me he is connected to Berridges Taxi's along with David Burton who also posts information about me.

From visiting facebook I can see Mr Ian Burtons daughter is Angela Burton (Married to Mr Wells) she is employed by Job Centre Plus. either at Leicester, Melton or Stamford.

I am hoping Mr Grayling minister responsible for Job Centre plus will ask Job Centre plus to investigate this possible breach of confidentiality by Mrs Angela Burton, relating to my income.

To follow procedure, I wish to make this a formal complaint because of the serious nature it is being copied to the local government ombudsman for advice.

It is clear from looking at the facebook contacts of these people they have links to Oakham Town Cllrs and Ex Cllrs.

The manner and content of comments resemble the Rutland Chat forum.

These people behave in a cowardly and appalling manner and it is clear now they are supported by RCC. due to the leak of information relating to my home.

From

Cllr Martin Brookes

Below copy of facebook post


Ian Burton

Martin Brookes still wasting tax payers money, did you see the report in RT this week about the number of complaints, and its all costing US.

Oh JSA He dosen't pay council tax nor service/ maintainence for his flat.

He complains about folks on his street, his neighbours, he complains about the "Toffs" he complains about the council who he ... See more serve, he complains about anything and everything like a bloody fishwife! He pallys up to folks then backstabs them supports them in public and slags them off on his internet diarrhoea.

He doing a repeat performance. Suing Rutland is his aim.

People of Oakham, this bloke is costing us taxpayers of RUTLAND every day, wasting police, council local and county, wasting everyones times the MP to the local press.

Someone give him a pinny and a mop and let him clean the Oakham lavs.

Ian Burton

Member of the public, Oakham Rutland.

10 June at 16:46



So far I have recieved a response automated from  Cllr Rodgers, she is responsible for planning one of the worse performing departments at RCC. I guessing this is not March 2011!  am I the only person who questions what is wrong with these Cllrs. I am awaiting Cllr Wainwrights normal response don't contact me. They seem to forget there role is to serve and assist the public. I expect no reply from Cllr Lovell a very good friend of Oakham Town Councillors past and present. He told me I should not stand in his ward because I don't reside there what a silly Councillor most Councillors at RCC don't live in their wards, so why should it matter if a Town Cllr does not. I guess it matters when your friends are Tyers, Kelly and Beech to name a few.


Reply recieved from Cllr Janine Rodger, Cabinet Member.

I am on family business until 29th March but am fully contactable on my blackberry or mobile 07702844890 Thanks Janine
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rutland County Council
Customer Service Centre: 01572 722 577 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01572 722 577 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email Enquiries: enquiries@rutland.gov.uk
Council Website: http://www.rutland.gov.uk/
Community Portal: http://www.rutnet.co.uk/

Rutland Hippos

If you live here in Oakham you are not allowed to have a opinion!

If you show the slightest signs you might be critical they certainly let you know. 

I will repeat the educational value of the hippo project was valuable for the school children.
The cost of nearly a £1000 per hippo is far to high and the chairman of the festival admitted they did not raise enough sponsorship. I would suggest the tax payer is out of pocket, yes Arts Council Money is tax payers money.

I am no longer bothered about this small group of people and will publish any insult posted or received, Google Alerts is a very handy tool it even gives users access to locked facebook posts.

Interestingly this small group of local people made up of Cllrs and Ex Cllrs and friends think they speak for the whole of Oakham. Sadly they don't many of the other residents would probably use more intelligent words to describe me, moron is a new one this week.

Posted by
Jonny Rudd Do the Hippo trail, ignore the moron Martin Brookes as a Councillor he should support, not attempt to crush local events.




23 June at 18:01 · LikeUnlike · 5 people

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Oakham Festival Comedy at the Merry Monk

I was looking forward to the comedy at the Merry Monk it was highly recommended on facebook by Mr Rudd, Strangely I was not the only person to be disappointed as the act was heckled off the stage.

I am sure Mr Rudd was disappointed, I cant image which Councillor he was referring to, although looking and his friends postings it would not be hard to guess.

Posted on Festival Face Book Group
Jonny Rudd There should be plenty of hilarious skits from the local lone councillor, and his weird and wonderous outlandish unfounded accusation against locals.


23 June at 18:25 · LikeUnlike · 3 people · Flag

Despite the hype the festival gets worse each year. The highlight of the evening was when I entered seeing how rude my fellow committee members are, I was wondering if Joyce Everett could tell members it is very rude to point and to talk about people when they are present. The woman in the black t-shirt being the biggest offender. The behaviour of these people reminded me of Cllr Joyce Lucas.

London Gay Pride



I wondered why this post was receiving the most hits this week
then I saw a Tweet from a Homophobic local  resident referring
to the Daily Mail article referring to the Tesco Sponsorship of
London Pride.
So I thought I would update the content posted in 2010
to include links to photograph sets I took at Pride 2010


London Pride Trafalgar Square  http://martinbrookes.blogspot.com/2010/07/london-pride-trafalgar-square.html

London Pride Photographs Part 1 http://martinbrookes.blogspot.com/2010/07/london-pride-photographs-part-1.html

London Pride Part 2 http://martinbrookes.blogspot.com/2010/07/london-pride-part-2.html

London Pride part 3 http://martinbrookes.blogspot.com/2010/07/london-pride-part-3.html

London Pride Part 4 http://martinbrookes.blogspot.com/2010/07/london-pride-part-4.html

London Pride Covent Garden http://martinbrookes.blogspot.com/2010/07/london-pride-covent-garden.html

London Pride Soho http://martinbrookes.blogspot.com/2010/07/london-pride-soho.html

 
















http://www.pridelondon.org/

Top 10 viewed Posts Last 30 Days