Keighley district council tax up BY £3 a month

Keighley district council tax up BY £3 a month

Keighley district council tax up BY £3 a month

First published in Keighley

Keighley district householders face a council tax rise of 1.6 per cent from April after councillors voted for a budget some called “making the best of a bad situation” but which others argued asked people to pay more for less.

Although some of the more controversial proposals in the 2014/15 budget, including closing public toilets and children’s centres, were scrapped, the leader of the Labour-run Bradford authority warned that proposed government cuts could lead to the whole system of local government becoming “unsustainable”.

Up to 650 Bradford Council jobs are poised to be axed as the authority faces government budget cuts of £115 million during the next three years.

During an often-heated debate lasting more than two hours at City Hall last Thursday, councillors argued over where cuts should be made.

An alternative budget proposed by the opposition Conservative group failed to gain enough cross-party support to dislodge Labour’s plan.

The budget will see council tax rise by an average of £3 a month for most households and follows a 1.99 per cent rise last year.

Council leader Coun David Green said: “Bradford, like other northern cities and districts, has been disproportionately hit by central government cuts.

“The cuts they are making will make the idea of a local authority unsustainable in the future.

“The choices the people of Bradford are having to consider are unpalatable and damaging to the economic and social fabric of the district.

“The progress we have made over the years in schools, social care and other areas is being damaged by the slash-and-burn approach of the Department for Communities and Local Government.

“None of these proposals are ones we would make if we were masters of our own destiny.”

Coun Green said since his group first announced its budget proposals in November more than 15,000 people had taken the opportunity to have their say.

Thanks to these responses, the planned cuts of £3.2 million to the youth service over two years has been reduced to £1.45 million.

Other high-profile cuts no longer going ahead in the next 12 months include the closure of three children’s centres – including Treetops at Haworth and Daisy Chain in Silsden – and the closure of public toilets in Haworth Central Park.

Coun Green added: “Despite us finding the money to save these services, I don’t want anyone to believe us finding this money has been painless – it doesn't mean there won’t be an effect on other services and jobs.”

Conservative group deputy leader Coun Simon Cooke criticised the council for only making its final version of the budget available two days before the meeting.

He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.”

Liberal Democrat group leader Coun-cillor Jeanette Sunderland acknowledged it must have been difficult for the Labour group to draw up a budget in the face of such cuts, but she said: “The starting point for this budget is so far from where we would want to be and there are so many things missing from it, like the number of empty homes.”

Labour’s budget drew 53 votes for, 26 against, with six abstentions.

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9:53am Thu 27 Feb 14

Always a 708 Skinhead says...

"He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.”

If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service.

Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more.

As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions.

Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.
"He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.” If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service. Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more. As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions. Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel. Always a 708 Skinhead
  • Score: 2

6:43pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Little Green Man says...

lol
lol Little Green Man
  • Score: -1

12:29pm Fri 28 Feb 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

Always a 708 Skinhead wrote:
"He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.”

If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service.

Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more.

As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions.

Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.
The leader of the Non political Group Cavetown being Political.
Double standards as per usual .
[quote][p][bold]Always a 708 Skinhead[/bold] wrote: "He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.” If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service. Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more. As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions. Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.[/p][/quote]The leader of the Non political Group Cavetown being Political. Double standards as per usual . OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -2

4:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Little Green Man says...

Seems like he's not grounded anymore - mummy must have forgiven him.
Seems like he's not grounded anymore - mummy must have forgiven him. Little Green Man
  • Score: -4

2:03am Sat 1 Mar 14

Always a 708 Skinhead says...

OUT WITH CAVETOWN wrote:
Always a 708 Skinhead wrote:
"He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.”

If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service.

Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more.

As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions.

Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.
The leader of the Non political Group Cavetown being Political.
Double standards as per usual .
You appear somewhat confused OWC.
First I have never claimed to be the leader of any group.
Second, I have expressed an opinion regarding the council tax rise based on the precepts set by non political Town & Parish councils, I fail to see any way you can see this as a political comment.
Finally, you appear to misunderstand the meaning of double standards, let me provide you with an example.
Brian Morris the KTC councillor sent me abusive and insulting emails.
When questioned about this by his superiors at his Freemason Lodge he expressed feelings of remorse and regret for his behaviour.
Having been reprimanded by the Freemasons for his actions he has not apologised to me for his abuse and insults.
That OWC, is a clear case of double standards.
[quote][p][bold]OUT WITH CAVETOWN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always a 708 Skinhead[/bold] wrote: "He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.” If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service. Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more. As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions. Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.[/p][/quote]The leader of the Non political Group Cavetown being Political. Double standards as per usual .[/p][/quote]You appear somewhat confused OWC. First I have never claimed to be the leader of any group. Second, I have expressed an opinion regarding the council tax rise based on the precepts set by non political Town & Parish councils, I fail to see any way you can see this as a political comment. Finally, you appear to misunderstand the meaning of double standards, let me provide you with an example. Brian Morris the KTC councillor sent me abusive and insulting emails. When questioned about this by his superiors at his Freemason Lodge he expressed feelings of remorse and regret for his behaviour. Having been reprimanded by the Freemasons for his actions he has not apologised to me for his abuse and insults. That OWC, is a clear case of double standards. Always a 708 Skinhead
  • Score: 0

8:14am Sat 1 Mar 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

Always a 708 Skinhead wrote:
OUT WITH CAVETOWN wrote:
Always a 708 Skinhead wrote:
"He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.”

If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service.

Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more.

As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions.

Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.
The leader of the Non political Group Cavetown being Political.
Double standards as per usual .
You appear somewhat confused OWC.
First I have never claimed to be the leader of any group.
Second, I have expressed an opinion regarding the council tax rise based on the precepts set by non political Town & Parish councils, I fail to see any way you can see this as a political comment.
Finally, you appear to misunderstand the meaning of double standards, let me provide you with an example.
Brian Morris the KTC councillor sent me abusive and insulting emails.
When questioned about this by his superiors at his Freemason Lodge he expressed feelings of remorse and regret for his behaviour.
Having been reprimanded by the Freemasons for his actions he has not apologised to me for his abuse and insults.
That OWC, is a clear case of double standards.
Regarding abusive and insulting e-mails ,can you confirm that non of the contents of e-mails you have sent have been abusive and insulting,now that would be double standards.
[quote][p][bold]Always a 708 Skinhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OUT WITH CAVETOWN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always a 708 Skinhead[/bold] wrote: "He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.” If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service. Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more. As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions. Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.[/p][/quote]The leader of the Non political Group Cavetown being Political. Double standards as per usual .[/p][/quote]You appear somewhat confused OWC. First I have never claimed to be the leader of any group. Second, I have expressed an opinion regarding the council tax rise based on the precepts set by non political Town & Parish councils, I fail to see any way you can see this as a political comment. Finally, you appear to misunderstand the meaning of double standards, let me provide you with an example. Brian Morris the KTC councillor sent me abusive and insulting emails. When questioned about this by his superiors at his Freemason Lodge he expressed feelings of remorse and regret for his behaviour. Having been reprimanded by the Freemasons for his actions he has not apologised to me for his abuse and insults. That OWC, is a clear case of double standards.[/p][/quote]Regarding abusive and insulting e-mails ,can you confirm that non of the contents of e-mails you have sent have been abusive and insulting,now that would be double standards. OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -1

2:25pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Always a 708 Skinhead says...

OUT WITH CAVETOWN wrote:
Always a 708 Skinhead wrote:
OUT WITH CAVETOWN wrote:
Always a 708 Skinhead wrote:
"He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.”

If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service.

Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more.

As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions.

Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.
The leader of the Non political Group Cavetown being Political.
Double standards as per usual .
You appear somewhat confused OWC.
First I have never claimed to be the leader of any group.
Second, I have expressed an opinion regarding the council tax rise based on the precepts set by non political Town & Parish councils, I fail to see any way you can see this as a political comment.
Finally, you appear to misunderstand the meaning of double standards, let me provide you with an example.
Brian Morris the KTC councillor sent me abusive and insulting emails.
When questioned about this by his superiors at his Freemason Lodge he expressed feelings of remorse and regret for his behaviour.
Having been reprimanded by the Freemasons for his actions he has not apologised to me for his abuse and insults.
That OWC, is a clear case of double standards.
Regarding abusive and insulting e-mails ,can you confirm that non of the contents of e-mails you have sent have been abusive and insulting,now that would be double standards.
While I can confirm that the emails I have sent to councillors have been cordial I do feel you are missing the point OWC.
I chose to write to KTC via one of the legitimate means of contacting all councillors, their official .gov.uk email addresses.
In response I was answered by five different councillors, all from personal email addresses and all insulting and abusive.

Other councillors including the mayor all received these emails and responses and with this in mind I then lodged a formal complaint with the council regarding these emails.

This request was ignored completely by KTC which forced me to consider other options regarding the matter.

One of those options resulted in councillor Brian Morris being reprimanded by his Freemason Lodge, The Province of Yorkshire, West Riding.

In his interview on the matter, Brian Morris expressed feelings of remorse and regret regarding the emails to his superiors at the Lodge, however he has not acknowledged this to me with an apology.

At no point in my response from the Freemasons did Brian Morris' superiors suggest that councillor Morris might be entitled to an apology from me. Why would they OWC, their was nothing in my emails which warranted one.

The Grand Provincial Secretary did however note the fact that as Brian Morris was primarily acting in his role of councillor they had refrained from any further discipline of Brother Morris as they believed KTC would be dealing with the matter.

So as you can see OWC, councillor Morris admitted he acted inappropriately, displayed remorse and regret for doing so when he was in trouble, but once he got away with it continued to behave the same way.
Double Standards.

The fact that members of the council, including the clerk and the mayor all have the exact same evidence in their possession as the Grand Provincial Secretary did to make his ruling, but not only did not seek to request Brian Morris stopped such abusive responses to official emails to avoid bringing the council into disrepute, they just chose to completely ignore my formal complaint on the matter is disgraceful.
It does however highlight just what the attitude of the council run by this hierarchy is.
As councillor Dick Mitchell incorrectly informed me-
" I am not a public servant, but a Member of Keighley Town Council".

That councillor Mitchell failed to even recognise that his role is one that is to serve the Public explains why they have such arrogance.
They are acting under the false assumption that the Public is there to serve them and not the other way around.
[quote][p][bold]OUT WITH CAVETOWN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always a 708 Skinhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OUT WITH CAVETOWN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always a 708 Skinhead[/bold] wrote: "He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.” If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service. Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more. As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions. Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.[/p][/quote]The leader of the Non political Group Cavetown being Political. Double standards as per usual .[/p][/quote]You appear somewhat confused OWC. First I have never claimed to be the leader of any group. Second, I have expressed an opinion regarding the council tax rise based on the precepts set by non political Town & Parish councils, I fail to see any way you can see this as a political comment. Finally, you appear to misunderstand the meaning of double standards, let me provide you with an example. Brian Morris the KTC councillor sent me abusive and insulting emails. When questioned about this by his superiors at his Freemason Lodge he expressed feelings of remorse and regret for his behaviour. Having been reprimanded by the Freemasons for his actions he has not apologised to me for his abuse and insults. That OWC, is a clear case of double standards.[/p][/quote]Regarding abusive and insulting e-mails ,can you confirm that non of the contents of e-mails you have sent have been abusive and insulting,now that would be double standards.[/p][/quote]While I can confirm that the emails I have sent to councillors have been cordial I do feel you are missing the point OWC. I chose to write to KTC via one of the legitimate means of contacting all councillors, their official .gov.uk email addresses. In response I was answered by five different councillors, all from personal email addresses and all insulting and abusive. Other councillors including the mayor all received these emails and responses and with this in mind I then lodged a formal complaint with the council regarding these emails. This request was ignored completely by KTC which forced me to consider other options regarding the matter. One of those options resulted in councillor Brian Morris being reprimanded by his Freemason Lodge, The Province of Yorkshire, West Riding. In his interview on the matter, Brian Morris expressed feelings of remorse and regret regarding the emails to his superiors at the Lodge, however he has not acknowledged this to me with an apology. At no point in my response from the Freemasons did Brian Morris' superiors suggest that councillor Morris might be entitled to an apology from me. Why would they OWC, their was nothing in my emails which warranted one. The Grand Provincial Secretary did however note the fact that as Brian Morris was primarily acting in his role of councillor they had refrained from any further discipline of Brother Morris as they believed KTC would be dealing with the matter. So as you can see OWC, councillor Morris admitted he acted inappropriately, displayed remorse and regret for doing so when he was in trouble, but once he got away with it continued to behave the same way. Double Standards. The fact that members of the council, including the clerk and the mayor all have the exact same evidence in their possession as the Grand Provincial Secretary did to make his ruling, but not only did not seek to request Brian Morris stopped such abusive responses to official emails to avoid bringing the council into disrepute, they just chose to completely ignore my formal complaint on the matter is disgraceful. It does however highlight just what the attitude of the council run by this hierarchy is. As councillor Dick Mitchell incorrectly informed me- " I am not a public servant, but a Member of Keighley Town Council". That councillor Mitchell failed to even recognise that his role is one that is to serve the Public explains why they have such arrogance. They are acting under the false assumption that the Public is there to serve them and not the other way around. Always a 708 Skinhead
  • Score: 1

2:45pm Sat 1 Mar 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

Always a 708 Skinhead wrote:
OUT WITH CAVETOWN wrote:
Always a 708 Skinhead wrote:
OUT WITH CAVETOWN wrote:
Always a 708 Skinhead wrote:
"He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.”

If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service.

Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more.

As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions.

Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.
The leader of the Non political Group Cavetown being Political.
Double standards as per usual .
You appear somewhat confused OWC.
First I have never claimed to be the leader of any group.
Second, I have expressed an opinion regarding the council tax rise based on the precepts set by non political Town & Parish councils, I fail to see any way you can see this as a political comment.
Finally, you appear to misunderstand the meaning of double standards, let me provide you with an example.
Brian Morris the KTC councillor sent me abusive and insulting emails.
When questioned about this by his superiors at his Freemason Lodge he expressed feelings of remorse and regret for his behaviour.
Having been reprimanded by the Freemasons for his actions he has not apologised to me for his abuse and insults.
That OWC, is a clear case of double standards.
Regarding abusive and insulting e-mails ,can you confirm that non of the contents of e-mails you have sent have been abusive and insulting,now that would be double standards.
While I can confirm that the emails I have sent to councillors have been cordial I do feel you are missing the point OWC.
I chose to write to KTC via one of the legitimate means of contacting all councillors, their official .gov.uk email addresses.
In response I was answered by five different councillors, all from personal email addresses and all insulting and abusive.

Other councillors including the mayor all received these emails and responses and with this in mind I then lodged a formal complaint with the council regarding these emails.

This request was ignored completely by KTC which forced me to consider other options regarding the matter.

One of those options resulted in councillor Brian Morris being reprimanded by his Freemason Lodge, The Province of Yorkshire, West Riding.

In his interview on the matter, Brian Morris expressed feelings of remorse and regret regarding the emails to his superiors at the Lodge, however he has not acknowledged this to me with an apology.

At no point in my response from the Freemasons did Brian Morris' superiors suggest that councillor Morris might be entitled to an apology from me. Why would they OWC, their was nothing in my emails which warranted one.

The Grand Provincial Secretary did however note the fact that as Brian Morris was primarily acting in his role of councillor they had refrained from any further discipline of Brother Morris as they believed KTC would be dealing with the matter.

So as you can see OWC, councillor Morris admitted he acted inappropriately, displayed remorse and regret for doing so when he was in trouble, but once he got away with it continued to behave the same way.
Double Standards.

The fact that members of the council, including the clerk and the mayor all have the exact same evidence in their possession as the Grand Provincial Secretary did to make his ruling, but not only did not seek to request Brian Morris stopped such abusive responses to official emails to avoid bringing the council into disrepute, they just chose to completely ignore my formal complaint on the matter is disgraceful.
It does however highlight just what the attitude of the council run by this hierarchy is.
As councillor Dick Mitchell incorrectly informed me-
" I am not a public servant, but a Member of Keighley Town Council".

That councillor Mitchell failed to even recognise that his role is one that is to serve the Public explains why they have such arrogance.
They are acting under the false assumption that the Public is there to serve them and not the other way around.
As per usual a response that's not a response .
I will try again
Regarding abusive and insulting e-mails ,can you confirm that non of the contents of e-mails you have sent have been abusive and insulting .

Yes ----No
[quote][p][bold]Always a 708 Skinhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OUT WITH CAVETOWN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always a 708 Skinhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OUT WITH CAVETOWN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always a 708 Skinhead[/bold] wrote: "He also criticised the council tax rise, adding: “We shouldn’t be charging people more money for less service.” If Parish councils continue to see the Localism Act as an opportunity to "Empire Build" as Keighley Town council has with the Civic Centre, then the District council will continue to charge people more for less service. Unless Parish councils are brought under stricter controls with regards to spending then they will continue to leak money from every orifice and force District councils to cut services and charge more. As Keighley Town council have highlighted so remarkably well, a group of wannabe politicians with no business skills, financial aptitude or moral decency can end up costing the Public millions. Time these power hungry amateurs were brought to heel.[/p][/quote]The leader of the Non political Group Cavetown being Political. Double standards as per usual .[/p][/quote]You appear somewhat confused OWC. First I have never claimed to be the leader of any group. Second, I have expressed an opinion regarding the council tax rise based on the precepts set by non political Town & Parish councils, I fail to see any way you can see this as a political comment. Finally, you appear to misunderstand the meaning of double standards, let me provide you with an example. Brian Morris the KTC councillor sent me abusive and insulting emails. When questioned about this by his superiors at his Freemason Lodge he expressed feelings of remorse and regret for his behaviour. Having been reprimanded by the Freemasons for his actions he has not apologised to me for his abuse and insults. That OWC, is a clear case of double standards.[/p][/quote]Regarding abusive and insulting e-mails ,can you confirm that non of the contents of e-mails you have sent have been abusive and insulting,now that would be double standards.[/p][/quote]While I can confirm that the emails I have sent to councillors have been cordial I do feel you are missing the point OWC. I chose to write to KTC via one of the legitimate means of contacting all councillors, their official .gov.uk email addresses. In response I was answered by five different councillors, all from personal email addresses and all insulting and abusive. Other councillors including the mayor all received these emails and responses and with this in mind I then lodged a formal complaint with the council regarding these emails. This request was ignored completely by KTC which forced me to consider other options regarding the matter. One of those options resulted in councillor Brian Morris being reprimanded by his Freemason Lodge, The Province of Yorkshire, West Riding. In his interview on the matter, Brian Morris expressed feelings of remorse and regret regarding the emails to his superiors at the Lodge, however he has not acknowledged this to me with an apology. At no point in my response from the Freemasons did Brian Morris' superiors suggest that councillor Morris might be entitled to an apology from me. Why would they OWC, their was nothing in my emails which warranted one. The Grand Provincial Secretary did however note the fact that as Brian Morris was primarily acting in his role of councillor they had refrained from any further discipline of Brother Morris as they believed KTC would be dealing with the matter. So as you can see OWC, councillor Morris admitted he acted inappropriately, displayed remorse and regret for doing so when he was in trouble, but once he got away with it continued to behave the same way. Double Standards. The fact that members of the council, including the clerk and the mayor all have the exact same evidence in their possession as the Grand Provincial Secretary did to make his ruling, but not only did not seek to request Brian Morris stopped such abusive responses to official emails to avoid bringing the council into disrepute, they just chose to completely ignore my formal complaint on the matter is disgraceful. It does however highlight just what the attitude of the council run by this hierarchy is. As councillor Dick Mitchell incorrectly informed me- " I am not a public servant, but a Member of Keighley Town Council". That councillor Mitchell failed to even recognise that his role is one that is to serve the Public explains why they have such arrogance. They are acting under the false assumption that the Public is there to serve them and not the other way around.[/p][/quote]As per usual a response that's not a response . I will try again Regarding abusive and insulting e-mails ,can you confirm that non of the contents of e-mails you have sent have been abusive and insulting . Yes ----No OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -2

2:53pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Always a 708 Skinhead says...

Your question was answered in the first sentence of my response OWC.
My emails have not been abusive or insulting.

But to once again to clarify the point you are obviously missing OWC.
I am not a Public Servant acting in an Official Capacity and representing a Town council.

That my emails were neither abusive or insulting yet were responded to with aggression and abuse by members of KTC raises the question of how often they employ this method of intimidation to other members of the Public.

It also raises the question why the need to be so aggresive.
What are they trying to hide?
Your question was answered in the first sentence of my response OWC. My emails have not been abusive or insulting. But to once again to clarify the point you are obviously missing OWC. I am not a Public Servant acting in an Official Capacity and representing a Town council. That my emails were neither abusive or insulting yet were responded to with aggression and abuse by members of KTC raises the question of how often they employ this method of intimidation to other members of the Public. It also raises the question why the need to be so aggresive. What are they trying to hide? Always a 708 Skinhead
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