New mayor calls for confidence and pride in Keighley Town Council

Keighley News: Keighley mayor Councillor Graham Mitchell says town councillors should be proud of what they have achieved Keighley mayor Councillor Graham Mitchell says town councillors should be proud of what they have achieved

Keighley Town Council has achieved many good things for local people despite its mistakes, according to the town's new mayor.

Addressing members of the council at its latest full meeting, Councillor Graham Mitchell urged his colleagues to have pride in their council, and to be confident that it can achieve even more in future.

"This council has made mistakes, as have all organisations which are run by fallible human beings — think of the Co-op Bank, the Metropolitan Police, even the Members of the Coalition Government," he said.

Coun Mitchell, who is beginning his second term as town mayor, also asked councillors to treat both each other and council staff with respect.

"There have been far too many personal attacks made in this chamber, and I do not divorce myself from that criticism," he said.

"Not all of you will agree with all the decisions which I will make, but I will have order in this chamber and I will have respect for the chair.

"If I deem your behaviour to be irregular or improper, I will use standing order 10 to enable council to bring you to order. So please do not treat me like a new teacher whom you need to test."

Coun Mitchell advised councillors to resist the temptation to become embroiled in council-related disputes on social networking websites.

"It may ease your personal frustrations, but it is seldom helpful to the proper communication of council business," he warned.

"It has been said that fools click ‘send’ while wise men save as ‘draft’.

"We've all heard it said on the streets, 'why are you always falling out?' To which I've always replied, if you invited 30 members of your family and friends round to your house for an evening, would you all agree on everything? To which the usual reply is, 'not in our family you wouldn’t!'

"Of course we are not going to agree on everything, and in a democracy, that is healthy, but once the debate is finished, and the vote is taken, then that becomes council policy, which is the basis on which the council goes forward."

He added that councillors should look to advance with a common purpose for the good of Keighley, and that their electors expect them to play a full part in council business by volunteering to serve on its committees.

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1:07pm Thu 12 Jun 14

MarkPullen says...

Oo goody .... a KTC story that'll accept comments.

Pull up a seat .... the show is about to begin.
Oo goody .... a KTC story that'll accept comments. Pull up a seat .... the show is about to begin. MarkPullen
  • Score: -6

10:29pm Thu 12 Jun 14

billys says...

Hmmmm ideas of grandeur, sounds about right. I wouldn't compare a town council with government or the metropolitan police, co-op bank maybe lol. Respect has to be earned, not expected or demanded.
My family certainly wouldn't have taken out a million pound loan and expected the neighbours to pay for it.
Fools rush in comes to mind, they certainly did that when taking on the civic center.
Social media sites are needed to bring awareness to what is really happening, without them the public is blind and deaf, so Mr Mitchell if there isn't anything to hide embrace social networks.
Hmmmm ideas of grandeur, sounds about right. I wouldn't compare a town council with government or the metropolitan police, co-op bank maybe lol. Respect has to be earned, not expected or demanded. My family certainly wouldn't have taken out a million pound loan and expected the neighbours to pay for it. Fools rush in comes to mind, they certainly did that when taking on the civic center. Social media sites are needed to bring awareness to what is really happening, without them the public is blind and deaf, so Mr Mitchell if there isn't anything to hide embrace social networks. billys
  • Score: 6

7:04am Fri 13 Jun 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

MarkPullen wrote:
Oo goody .... a KTC story that'll accept comments.

Pull up a seat .... the show is about to begin.
They have lots to tell !.
Most is malicious and slanderous, but then what do you expect from a Campaign that is both personal and vindictive.
The Election results will feature , guess what their favourite from the KTC was elected ,who did hardly any electioneering apparently and beat the person who Cavetown preferred. Which speaks volumes both about the Candidate and Cavetown. Still no thoughts from Cavetown on improving the situation yet more keyboard warrior tactics on their Facebook Group page especially from Asbo Dave whose marbles are not rolling very smoothly at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: Oo goody .... a KTC story that'll accept comments. Pull up a seat .... the show is about to begin.[/p][/quote]They have lots to tell !. Most is malicious and slanderous, but then what do you expect from a Campaign that is both personal and vindictive. The Election results will feature , guess what their favourite from the KTC was elected ,who did hardly any electioneering apparently and beat the person who Cavetown preferred. Which speaks volumes both about the Candidate and Cavetown. Still no thoughts from Cavetown on improving the situation yet more keyboard warrior tactics on their Facebook Group page especially from Asbo Dave whose marbles are not rolling very smoothly at the moment. OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -6

8:22am Fri 13 Jun 14

MarkPullen says...

The show's started folks - first act .... the clown!
The show's started folks - first act .... the clown! MarkPullen
  • Score: -6

9:02am Fri 13 Jun 14

Poor You says...

Well, RICHARD GRAHAM MITCHELL, once again you are Keighley Mayor, Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmm - What can we say.................
....................
......
Well, RICHARD GRAHAM MITCHELL, once again you are Keighley Mayor, Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm - What can we say................. .................... ...... Poor You
  • Score: -2

9:05am Fri 13 Jun 14

Poor You says...

Questions,

Where is the town clerks job advertised? (interested to see the job description)

Have KTC called to Police on Miggy Bailey for using precept cash to pay her own legal bills?
Questions, Where is the town clerks job advertised? (interested to see the job description) Have KTC called to Police on Miggy Bailey for using precept cash to pay her own legal bills? Poor You
  • Score: 1

12:41pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Behind_the_8-Ball says...

MarkPullen wrote:
Oo goody .... a KTC story that'll accept comments.

Pull up a seat .... the show is about to begin.
Paging Mr Samuels...... Paging Mr Samuels....
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: Oo goody .... a KTC story that'll accept comments. Pull up a seat .... the show is about to begin.[/p][/quote]Paging Mr Samuels...... Paging Mr Samuels.... Behind_the_8-Ball
  • Score: -5

1:04pm Fri 13 Jun 14

MarkPullen says...

Behind_the_8-Ball wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
Oo goody .... a KTC story that'll accept comments.

Pull up a seat .... the show is about to begin.
Paging Mr Samuels...... Paging Mr Samuels....
I think you'll find that the focus of former Councillor Samuels and others has moved to the Facebook Keighley Forum group.

You'll be glad to know that his hefty posts are still grammatically challenged and pretty much the same old regurgitated rants.

Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant.

As for the newly elected Mayor ... very sad to see his speech referred to not trying to "test" the new teacher when he was obviously acting like a headteacher from the 1950s. Surely anybody taking on this role, or that of councillor, should be calling out and asking others to challenge them?
[quote][p][bold]Behind_the_8-Ball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: Oo goody .... a KTC story that'll accept comments. Pull up a seat .... the show is about to begin.[/p][/quote]Paging Mr Samuels...... Paging Mr Samuels....[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that the focus of former Councillor Samuels and others has moved to the Facebook Keighley Forum group. You'll be glad to know that his hefty posts are still grammatically challenged and pretty much the same old regurgitated rants. Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant. As for the newly elected Mayor ... very sad to see his speech referred to not trying to "test" the new teacher when he was obviously acting like a headteacher from the 1950s. Surely anybody taking on this role, or that of councillor, should be calling out and asking others to challenge them? MarkPullen
  • Score: 2

1:46pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Poor You says...

MarkPullen wrote:
Behind_the_8-Ball wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
Oo goody .... a KTC story that'll accept comments.

Pull up a seat .... the show is about to begin.
Paging Mr Samuels...... Paging Mr Samuels....
I think you'll find that the focus of former Councillor Samuels and others has moved to the Facebook Keighley Forum group.

You'll be glad to know that his hefty posts are still grammatically challenged and pretty much the same old regurgitated rants.

Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant.

As for the newly elected Mayor ... very sad to see his speech referred to not trying to "test" the new teacher when he was obviously acting like a headteacher from the 1950s. Surely anybody taking on this role, or that of councillor, should be calling out and asking others to challenge them?
Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant.
Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant.
Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant.
Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant.

ITS TRUE !
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Behind_the_8-Ball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: Oo goody .... a KTC story that'll accept comments. Pull up a seat .... the show is about to begin.[/p][/quote]Paging Mr Samuels...... Paging Mr Samuels....[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that the focus of former Councillor Samuels and others has moved to the Facebook Keighley Forum group. You'll be glad to know that his hefty posts are still grammatically challenged and pretty much the same old regurgitated rants. Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant. As for the newly elected Mayor ... very sad to see his speech referred to not trying to "test" the new teacher when he was obviously acting like a headteacher from the 1950s. Surely anybody taking on this role, or that of councillor, should be calling out and asking others to challenge them?[/p][/quote]Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant. Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant. Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant. Whether there's truth in them or not it's not irrelevant. ITS TRUE ! Poor You
  • Score: 2

5:40pm Fri 13 Jun 14

notthecivic says...

welcome back poor you , have you used up all your get out of jail free cards haha hows kpg doing these days ? looks like your windows have been replaced but once again you will act like a bully and upset someone else in the town ,
welcome back poor you , have you used up all your get out of jail free cards haha hows kpg doing these days ? looks like your windows have been replaced but once again you will act like a bully and upset someone else in the town , notthecivic
  • Score: -6

5:05pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Poor You says...

If only you Brian Morris had the balls to say this to my face!
If only you Brian Morris had the balls to say this to my face! Poor You
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Poor You says...

I am sure I will see you around Brian, so no bother, we can have a frank conversation face to face !!!!
I am sure I will see you around Brian, so no bother, we can have a frank conversation face to face !!!! Poor You
  • Score: 2

6:44pm Sun 15 Jun 14

notthecivic says...

grant doyle how can i be brian morris , are you so paranoid that everyone is brian morris to you , and im not quivering in my boots or looking over my shoulder just incase a 2bob failed estate agent is behind me . and you have so much to say about the council why dont you pay your bills that you owe and save the precept payers a little cash you little worm . tick bloody tock .!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
grant doyle how can i be brian morris , are you so paranoid that everyone is brian morris to you , and im not quivering in my boots or looking over my shoulder just incase a 2bob failed estate agent is behind me . and you have so much to say about the council why dont you pay your bills that you owe and save the precept payers a little cash you little worm . tick bloody tock .!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! notthecivic
  • Score: -4

10:01pm Sun 15 Jun 14

billys says...

Now now NTC, remember what the teacher said.
Looking at the legal charges that have been published, quite a pretty penny has been spent by KTC, It doesn't seem to me the clerk took that into consideration when she took legal action.
Now now NTC, remember what the teacher said. Looking at the legal charges that have been published, quite a pretty penny has been spent by KTC, It doesn't seem to me the clerk took that into consideration when she took legal action. billys
  • Score: 4

10:17pm Sun 15 Jun 14

billys says...

By the way Mark Pullen, well said, spot on. I may be wrong, I think the Mayor may have been a teacher, not sure if he got to be headmaster. Well I suppose some people like to role play at times.
By the way Mark Pullen, well said, spot on. I may be wrong, I think the Mayor may have been a teacher, not sure if he got to be headmaster. Well I suppose some people like to role play at times. billys
  • Score: 2

10:45pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Poor You says...

Brian once again, I am sure I will see you soon!!!!

#People-Speak - I Act!!!
Brian once again, I am sure I will see you soon!!!! #People-Speak - I Act!!! Poor You
  • Score: 0

10:57pm Sun 15 Jun 14

MrKeighley says...

I do think it is you cllr morris who is the worm - after all we all know you are a lair and you protected thieving town council employees. whilst i do not condone violence, you i am sure, the residents of keighley would make an exception for ....................
....
I do think it is you cllr morris who is the worm - after all we all know you are a lair and you protected thieving town council employees. whilst i do not condone violence, you i am sure, the residents of keighley would make an exception for .................... .... MrKeighley
  • Score: -3

9:31pm Tue 17 Jun 14

jimmy k says...

cavetown may have gone quiet for he moment,but i see the level of debate amongst some remains the same.
cavetown may have gone quiet for he moment,but i see the level of debate amongst some remains the same. jimmy k
  • Score: -3

9:28pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Shauny-Boy says...

I must've been living in a bubble, there's a lot of testosterone on this forum. Keep it coming, pardon the pun.
I must've been living in a bubble, there's a lot of testosterone on this forum. Keep it coming, pardon the pun. Shauny-Boy
  • Score: -2

7:54pm Thu 19 Jun 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

Asbo never stops
"David Samuels PS If ‘Our Graham’ was to stop, what many see as an insidious practice
of handing over Keighley precept money to West Yorkshire Police as
they also receive a large precept from Bradford making us in Keighley
pay double precepts on a scale no other parish councils pays in this
area and also creates the perceived notion, rightly or wrongly, that
the West Yorkshire Police are always beholden, possibly to some
members of the Keighley hierarchy, however much it may be denied and
may also restore some faith in the activities of the Police Force.

David Samuels"
Asbo never stops "David Samuels PS If ‘Our Graham’ was to stop, what many see as an insidious practice of handing over Keighley precept money to West Yorkshire Police as they also receive a large precept from Bradford making us in Keighley pay double precepts on a scale no other parish councils pays in this area and also creates the perceived notion, rightly or wrongly, that the West Yorkshire Police are always beholden, possibly to some members of the Keighley hierarchy, however much it may be denied and may also restore some faith in the activities of the Police Force. David Samuels" OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: 1

8:12pm Thu 19 Jun 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

Asbo again


David Samuels
8 June at 15:24
The following advice, Sheila Norton which I am to give to you may be of bnefit to the sanity of you, your family and friends when fighting off the idiots of society who have demand respect because of delusions of great grandeur.
First piece of advice is to remember that these people,including parish mayors to street cleaners, from school teachers to bus drivers, who may possibly suffer with a supercilious demand for respect, were born, it is thought, with a genic malfunction, exasperated by a large hidden inferior complex, and haven’t the intelligence to realise the illness they’ve inherited is also a burden on all others in society.
Second piece of advice. With all people who suffer with this demented delusional syndrome, please remember your ready smile and pleasantness can only infuriate and provoke, however be nice and whatever the age or sex of the individual, the great urge you may have of either pouring human faeces or cow dung over the poor hysterical and frenzied demented person must be curtailed! Remember it’s you who is the nice person!
Third piece of advice. Those suffering from these delusions of grandeur, deep down realise they truly have no friends, only associates, ‘hangers on’ who they buy ‘gifts for, etc, and those who also unknowingly suffer from the same malaise.
So basically these very sad people are obviously lonely, swimming in a pool of a self-induced sanctimonious oasis of ignorance, and haven’t the mental strength of making an exit.
Do not, however, under any circumstance attempt to help, as this only enrages the sufferer into spasms of near apoplectic shock and to keep a balance of stability in the unfortunate person, always make sure you misspell a word/or words in any document they are liable to read, if they can spit it, a great deal of satisfaction is given to the deranged individual, and you have proved to yourself what a good person you really are and can smile again!
Fourth piece of advice. These people with delusions of grandeur are manipulative, liars, and sincerely believe they are a reincarnation of a deity and as such,all others should automatically recognize that as a fact and show ‘RESPECT’
If however you allow such a delusion to take hold in your mind, you will become hypnotised and fall in behind all other idiots and thus become infected with speech patterns of the same laughable and inconsequential clichés, or worst still start using, ‘legal speak .
Take it for what it is, a genetic malfunction that you do not have..
Sixth piece of advice. Think about the above advice and smile!
David Samuels


Spirit level with a burst bubble !.
Asbo again David Samuels 8 June at 15:24 The following advice, Sheila Norton which I am to give to you may be of bnefit to the sanity of you, your family and friends when fighting off the idiots of society who have demand respect because of delusions of great grandeur. First piece of advice is to remember that these people,including parish mayors to street cleaners, from school teachers to bus drivers, who may possibly suffer with a supercilious demand for respect, were born, it is thought, with a genic malfunction, exasperated by a large hidden inferior complex, and haven’t the intelligence to realise the illness they’ve inherited is also a burden on all others in society. Second piece of advice. With all people who suffer with this demented delusional syndrome, please remember your ready smile and pleasantness can only infuriate and provoke, however be nice and whatever the age or sex of the individual, the great urge you may have of either pouring human faeces or cow dung over the poor hysterical and frenzied demented person must be curtailed! Remember it’s you who is the nice person! Third piece of advice. Those suffering from these delusions of grandeur, deep down realise they truly have no friends, only associates, ‘hangers on’ who they buy ‘gifts for, etc, and those who also unknowingly suffer from the same malaise. So basically these very sad people are obviously lonely, swimming in a pool of a self-induced sanctimonious oasis of ignorance, and haven’t the mental strength of making an exit. Do not, however, under any circumstance attempt to help, as this only enrages the sufferer into spasms of near apoplectic shock and to keep a balance of stability in the unfortunate person, always make sure you misspell a word/or words in any document they are liable to read, if they can spit it, a great deal of satisfaction is given to the deranged individual, and you have proved to yourself what a good person you really are and can smile again! Fourth piece of advice. These people with delusions of grandeur are manipulative, liars, and sincerely believe they are a reincarnation of a deity and as such,all others should automatically recognize that as a fact and show ‘RESPECT’ If however you allow such a delusion to take hold in your mind, you will become hypnotised and fall in behind all other idiots and thus become infected with speech patterns of the same laughable and inconsequential clichés, or worst still start using, ‘legal speak . Take it for what it is, a genetic malfunction that you do not have.. Sixth piece of advice. Think about the above advice and smile! David Samuels Spirit level with a burst bubble !. OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -2

1:47pm Fri 20 Jun 14

lohannis1501 says...

Poor You/ Grant Doyle: aren't you in prison yet?! If not, is there any chance you can clear up that mess of a failed business of yours in Keighley?
Poor You/ Grant Doyle: aren't you in prison yet?! If not, is there any chance you can clear up that mess of a failed business of yours in Keighley? lohannis1501
  • Score: 0

9:36am Sat 21 Jun 14

lohannis1501 says...

lohannis1501 wrote:
Poor You/ Grant Doyle: aren't you in prison yet?! If not, is there any chance you can clear up that mess of a failed business of yours in Keighley?
Ah, ok, judging by last night's headline, it looks like Grant "The Godfather" Doyle is in prison after all this morning. Here's hoping his schoolyard bully boy approach to life brings him some memorable encounters.
[quote][p][bold]lohannis1501[/bold] wrote: Poor You/ Grant Doyle: aren't you in prison yet?! If not, is there any chance you can clear up that mess of a failed business of yours in Keighley?[/p][/quote]Ah, ok, judging by last night's headline, it looks like Grant "The Godfather" Doyle is in prison after all this morning. Here's hoping his schoolyard bully boy approach to life brings him some memorable encounters. lohannis1501
  • Score: -3

2:22pm Sat 21 Jun 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

Grant Doyle --- now I wonder
Grant Doyle --- now I wonder OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -2

5:13pm Sat 21 Jun 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

lohannis1501 wrote:
lohannis1501 wrote:
Poor You/ Grant Doyle: aren't you in prison yet?! If not, is there any chance you can clear up that mess of a failed business of yours in Keighley?
Ah, ok, judging by last night's headline, it looks like Grant "The Godfather" Doyle is in prison after all this morning. Here's hoping his schoolyard bully boy approach to life brings him some memorable encounters.
But he is part of the Cavetown lot --- ah yes his credentials are now obvious for inclusion into the group .
Simon Mitchell should be next in the pen , he continues with his slanderous comments , now he would be lost in there without mummy and the rest of the Family.
[quote][p][bold]lohannis1501[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lohannis1501[/bold] wrote: Poor You/ Grant Doyle: aren't you in prison yet?! If not, is there any chance you can clear up that mess of a failed business of yours in Keighley?[/p][/quote]Ah, ok, judging by last night's headline, it looks like Grant "The Godfather" Doyle is in prison after all this morning. Here's hoping his schoolyard bully boy approach to life brings him some memorable encounters.[/p][/quote]But he is part of the Cavetown lot --- ah yes his credentials are now obvious for inclusion into the group . Simon Mitchell should be next in the pen , he continues with his slanderous comments , now he would be lost in there without mummy and the rest of the Family. OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -6

5:52pm Sat 21 Jun 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

Asbo never stops

David Samuels The criticism by Simon Mitchell and Graham Forsyth’s of ‘Our Graham’ and the detailed analysis of those who I believe are ruining KTC, are so correct in evaluation and accuracy of truth, that further comment by lesser mortals such as myself may seem irrelevant.

However, during my trips into Keighley with my wife, numerous unknown people, men and women, seemingly seek me out, just to shake my hand, whilst making adverse and possibly liable personal comments regarding some members of the KTC hierarchy.

My wife, who has great difficulty walking, is embarrassed by the use of such venom directed at these people and is not able to walk away from the melee of the unchristen diatribe is of concern to me.

The abuse thrown at these people, and who must by now realise the public are aware the same rhetoric and policies by KTC are being reused time after time, even though they must be conscious of the fact that they have generated such hatred and hostility that, allegedly, a young KTC councillor had to call in Morrison’s security team to protect him from an old lady displaying her anger at him. Now whether the story is apocryphal or not, the point is that such are the issued statements and published by the KTC hierarchy that were they ever to state a truth not many would believe them. For ‘Our Graham’ to allegedly have been a former ‘Communications’ person, may I respectfully suggest he clues up on what the general public are saying about KTC.

When the awful stench of public disapproval has been eliminated from KTC I sincerely hope that courtesy, openness, and honesty may be put into the place of what I consider to the story line from ‘Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes.’ (Google)

Will the battle for free speech within KTC ever be won? Of course it will, the cracks are I believe beginning to appear as the ‘Praetorian Guard’ slowly, one by one, slither away back to the underside of the dank stones from whence they came.
The problem is that other similar creatures of a similar disposition are already waiting to become the new Emperor.
So any new regime in charge must have in place guaranteed policies which would not allow another clique to run the KTC.
By simply by insisting that committees are never allowed to vote for measures that have not been aired and passed by full council, and only full council.

As Cllr Beale states: ‘Truth in difficult circumstances is always the right thing to do.’
More so as those who were at the Council meeting where honest members of the Council walked out at the behaviour of the antics of some members of the hierarchy. (See Cllr Gary Pedley’s report in the KN, or my own placing of his brilliant analysis on this ‘Forum’.)
Free speech at all times must be the watchword in the new Council and be enforced by all.
Asbo never stops David Samuels The criticism by Simon Mitchell and Graham Forsyth’s of ‘Our Graham’ and the detailed analysis of those who I believe are ruining KTC, are so correct in evaluation and accuracy of truth, that further comment by lesser mortals such as myself may seem irrelevant. However, during my trips into Keighley with my wife, numerous unknown people, men and women, seemingly seek me out, just to shake my hand, whilst making adverse and possibly liable personal comments regarding some members of the KTC hierarchy. My wife, who has great difficulty walking, is embarrassed by the use of such venom directed at these people and is not able to walk away from the melee of the unchristen diatribe is of concern to me. The abuse thrown at these people, and who must by now realise the public are aware the same rhetoric and policies by KTC are being reused time after time, even though they must be conscious of the fact that they have generated such hatred and hostility that, allegedly, a young KTC councillor had to call in Morrison’s security team to protect him from an old lady displaying her anger at him. Now whether the story is apocryphal or not, the point is that such are the issued statements and published by the KTC hierarchy that were they ever to state a truth not many would believe them. For ‘Our Graham’ to allegedly have been a former ‘Communications’ person, may I respectfully suggest he clues up on what the general public are saying about KTC. When the awful stench of public disapproval has been eliminated from KTC I sincerely hope that courtesy, openness, and honesty may be put into the place of what I consider to the story line from ‘Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes.’ (Google) Will the battle for free speech within KTC ever be won? Of course it will, the cracks are I believe beginning to appear as the ‘Praetorian Guard’ slowly, one by one, slither away back to the underside of the dank stones from whence they came. The problem is that other similar creatures of a similar disposition are already waiting to become the new Emperor. So any new regime in charge must have in place guaranteed policies which would not allow another clique to run the KTC. By simply by insisting that committees are never allowed to vote for measures that have not been aired and passed by full council, and only full council. As Cllr Beale states: ‘Truth in difficult circumstances is always the right thing to do.’ More so as those who were at the Council meeting where honest members of the Council walked out at the behaviour of the antics of some members of the hierarchy. (See Cllr Gary Pedley’s report in the KN, or my own placing of his brilliant analysis on this ‘Forum’.) Free speech at all times must be the watchword in the new Council and be enforced by all. OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -1

11:45pm Sat 21 Jun 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

AND THIS EVENING ANNOUNCED BY THE SNAKE IN THE GRASS
COUNCILLOR

Ronald Beale "Mr Doyle was never a member of Cavetown, Cavetown have no members, quite simply, Cavetown is a FB site, for parishioners who are invited to comment by it's originators."


After checking Mr Doyle despite being encouraged by the Cavetown Gang
is now removed from the Cavetown FB Group.
AND THIS EVENING ANNOUNCED BY THE SNAKE IN THE GRASS COUNCILLOR Ronald Beale "Mr Doyle was never a member of Cavetown, Cavetown have no members, quite simply, Cavetown is a FB site, for parishioners who are invited to comment by it's originators." After checking Mr Doyle despite being encouraged by the Cavetown Gang is now removed from the Cavetown FB Group. OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -4

2:36pm Mon 23 Jun 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

It appears Concillor. Beale is going to request comments I have made are to be removed because it does not look good for his Cohorts the. Mitchell. Clan. and other Cavetown followers ..
Grow a pair and do your duties as a KTC Councillor .
It appears Concillor. Beale is going to request comments I have made are to be removed because it does not look good for his Cohorts the. Mitchell. Clan. and other Cavetown followers .. Grow a pair and do your duties as a KTC Councillor . OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -4

11:02pm Tue 24 Jun 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

And tonight's debate a question was asked regarding one of the vocal Cavetowners
' Just a question and I'll probably be removed but why is Jan Rotherham always slating KTC when she was quite happy to be the deputy mayoress whilst reaping the benefits at the tax payers expense?'


Defended by the Mitchell family !.
And tonight's debate a question was asked regarding one of the vocal Cavetowners ' Just a question and I'll probably be removed but why is Jan Rotherham always slating KTC when she was quite happy to be the deputy mayoress whilst reaping the benefits at the tax payers expense?' Defended by the Mitchell family !. OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -1

10:28am Sat 28 Jun 14

OUT WITH CAVETOWN says...

Today the SAD Vindictive Mitchell family are celebrating the fact the Town Clerk's left .
Other leading Cavetowners are moaning about the Tour De France.
Today the SAD Vindictive Mitchell family are celebrating the fact the Town Clerk's left . Other leading Cavetowners are moaning about the Tour De France. OUT WITH CAVETOWN
  • Score: -1

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