Two new faces on Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet after reshuffle

Two new faces on Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet after reshuffle

Cllr Rob Summons takes the Planning and Sustainability portfolio.

Cll Keith Lewis moves into the Cabinet to take responsibility for Communities and Voluntary Sector.

First published in News

There are two new faces in a new look Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet announced today (Friday).

Council Leader, Councillor Jamie Adams, has named Councillor Rob Summons as Cabinet Member for Planning and Sustainability while Councillor Keith Lewis is given responsibility for Communities and the Voluntary Sector.

Councillor Sue Perkins, currently Cabinet Member for Safeguarding and Children’s Services, takes on the portfolio for Education and Safeguarding while Councillor Ken Rowlands (Education) steps down.

“I believe these changes will provide the Cabinet with more capacity to react to changes in service provision as we come to terms with budget cuts imposed by the Welsh Labour Government” said Councillor Adams.

He said that the role of Councillor Summons – who represents the Burton electoral division – would give planning the attention it deserved.

Councillor Adams added: “Planning is increasingly becoming a more contentious issue with much of the focus on new renewable energy.

“The appointment of Councillor Summons ensures the service, Council Members and the public continue to engage.”

The arrival of Councillor Lewis (Crymych) in the Cabinet allows Councillor Pugh to concentrate his attention exclusively on Economy and Tourism.

Councillor Adams explained: “Because of the depressed economic climate, there are naturally concerns about the future of the Pembrokeshire economy, involving not only some of our major employers, such as Murco, but also small businesses which are our life-blood.

“Although we have made progress in addressing some of these issues - such as town centre regeneration - I feel there is still much more to do and the Cabinet change will allow Councillor Pugh to focus on driving forward the County’s economy.

“The appointment of Councillor Lewis is an acknowledgment that the voluntary sector is growing in importance with regards to service provision.

“I believe the fact that he is also a Welsh speaker will help him engage effectively with communities across the county.”

Paying tribute to Councillor Rowlands, the Leader said: “He has been a Cabinet Member for the past six years, firstly with the Environmental and Regulatory Services portfolio and more recently with responsibility for Education.

“In that role - and in the face of fierce criticism of the Education service itself - Ken has been a successful advocate for change displaying vigour, determination and empathy and the fruits of his endeavour are there for all to see.

“He has overseen some significant improvements in the service, not least the introduction of a new senior management team. I am deeply grateful for his sterling service and convinced that he has provided a platform to improve outcomes for children.”

The full Cabinet is:

• Councillor Jamie Adams (Leader): Corporate Matters and Finance.

• Councillor Huw George (Deputy Leader): Environmental and Regulatory Services and Welsh Language.

• Councillor Rob Lewis (Deputy Leader): Transportation and Major Events.

• Councillor Simon Hancock: Adult Services, Health and Well-Being and Equalities.

• Councillor Keith Lewis: Communities and Voluntary Sector.

• Councillor Elwyn Morse: Culture, Sport and Leisure.

• Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding.

• Councillor David Pugh: Economy and Tourism.

• Councillor David Simpson: Housing

• Councillor Rob Summons: Planning and Sustainability.

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4:08pm Fri 9 May 14

Electra1 says...

And how much is this going to cost us?

Given the fact that PCC is upping the prices of everything shouldn't Independent Plus councillors do these extra jobs for nothing?
And how much is this going to cost us? Given the fact that PCC is upping the prices of everything shouldn't Independent Plus councillors do these extra jobs for nothing? Electra1
  • Score: 14

4:19pm Fri 9 May 14

Gogledd says...

lol
lol Gogledd
  • Score: 3

4:34pm Fri 9 May 14

chizy says...

hahahahahaha, brilliant.
Just gets more farcical (adjective
relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects) as the days get longer.
hahahahahaha, brilliant. Just gets more farcical (adjective relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects) as the days get longer. chizy
  • Score: 3

5:26pm Fri 9 May 14

Tttoommy says...

2 more smug ******* :(
2 more smug ******* :( Tttoommy
  • Score: 4

6:01pm Fri 9 May 14

Bilbo101 says...

What a surprise, two more yes men who never fail to back Jamie's agenda regardless of how wrong it is. Can anybody remember a single incident when either of these two councillors thought for themselves and not followed Jamie Adams like a couple of lost sheep ? Because I certainly can't.

We already know how inept Jamie Adams is and how he manages to fall into just about every cow-turd in the field and now we got these two jokers following in his footsteps, classic!

I bet there were some in County Hall rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of such a loyal servant being given the responsibility for planning. I am looking forward to reading about the sequel to the Pembroke Dock Grants issue, umm I wonder where the next planning scandal will be next. Too obvious to guess Burton or Rosemarket, but rest assured it will be coming to a town or village near you very soon ;-)

On a serious note, I am sure comrade Summons will not let the side down.
What a surprise, two more yes men who never fail to back Jamie's agenda regardless of how wrong it is. Can anybody remember a single incident when either of these two councillors thought for themselves and not followed Jamie Adams like a couple of lost sheep ? Because I certainly can't. We already know how inept Jamie Adams is and how he manages to fall into just about every cow-turd in the field and now we got these two jokers following in his footsteps, classic! I bet there were some in County Hall rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of such a loyal servant being given the responsibility for planning. I am looking forward to reading about the sequel to the Pembroke Dock Grants issue, umm I wonder where the next planning scandal will be next. Too obvious to guess Burton or Rosemarket, but rest assured it will be coming to a town or village near you very soon ;-) On a serious note, I am sure comrade Summons will not let the side down. Bilbo101
  • Score: 12

6:39pm Fri 9 May 14

seaveiw says...

All good pals together no one to rock the boat, the gales and storm will come,they cant keep sailing along oblivious to public disgust at their antics.
All good pals together no one to rock the boat, the gales and storm will come,they cant keep sailing along oblivious to public disgust at their antics. seaveiw
  • Score: 7

7:40pm Fri 9 May 14

quentin says...

" Made progress in town centre regeneration".? Where does this man live for goodness sake?
" Made progress in town centre regeneration".? Where does this man live for goodness sake? quentin
  • Score: 13

8:06pm Fri 9 May 14

Welshman23 says...

All the people in the top are smirking is this a key attribute to have the good jobs in IPPG.
On a more serious note are these positions replacing existing positions are are they new positions, if they are Farmer Adams said yesterday that budgets were tight however he manages to find extra funding for the smirking councillor. Councillor Summons was seen in last weeks Telegraph relinquishing his position with HWest Football clubs due to work commitments.
The whole issue stinks.
All the people in the top are smirking is this a key attribute to have the good jobs in IPPG. On a more serious note are these positions replacing existing positions are are they new positions, if they are Farmer Adams said yesterday that budgets were tight however he manages to find extra funding for the smirking councillor. Councillor Summons was seen in last weeks Telegraph relinquishing his position with HWest Football clubs due to work commitments. The whole issue stinks. Welshman23
  • Score: 8

8:49pm Fri 9 May 14

chizy says...

Bilbo101 wrote:
What a surprise, two more yes men who never fail to back Jamie's agenda regardless of how wrong it is. Can anybody remember a single incident when either of these two councillors thought for themselves and not followed Jamie Adams like a couple of lost sheep ? Because I certainly can't.

We already know how inept Jamie Adams is and how he manages to fall into just about every cow-turd in the field and now we got these two jokers following in his footsteps, classic!

I bet there were some in County Hall rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of such a loyal servant being given the responsibility for planning. I am looking forward to reading about the sequel to the Pembroke Dock Grants issue, umm I wonder where the next planning scandal will be next. Too obvious to guess Burton or Rosemarket, but rest assured it will be coming to a town or village near you very soon ;-)

On a serious note, I am sure comrade Summons will not let the side down.
Oo Bilbo,

You are so naughty ;) but your comments are eloquently put!!

Keep it up
[quote][p][bold]Bilbo101[/bold] wrote: What a surprise, two more yes men who never fail to back Jamie's agenda regardless of how wrong it is. Can anybody remember a single incident when either of these two councillors thought for themselves and not followed Jamie Adams like a couple of lost sheep ? Because I certainly can't. We already know how inept Jamie Adams is and how he manages to fall into just about every cow-turd in the field and now we got these two jokers following in his footsteps, classic! I bet there were some in County Hall rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of such a loyal servant being given the responsibility for planning. I am looking forward to reading about the sequel to the Pembroke Dock Grants issue, umm I wonder where the next planning scandal will be next. Too obvious to guess Burton or Rosemarket, but rest assured it will be coming to a town or village near you very soon ;-) On a serious note, I am sure comrade Summons will not let the side down.[/p][/quote]Oo Bilbo, You are so naughty ;) but your comments are eloquently put!! Keep it up chizy
  • Score: 5

9:02pm Fri 9 May 14

Cymru bach says...

So with one leaving the cabinet and two coming in does this mean that we have an increase in Cabinet members and therefore an increase in Special Responsibility Allowances?
So with one leaving the cabinet and two coming in does this mean that we have an increase in Cabinet members and therefore an increase in Special Responsibility Allowances? Cymru bach
  • Score: 11

10:06pm Fri 9 May 14

Indepedant says...

Who let that photo through.........?
Who let that photo through.........? Indepedant
  • Score: 5

7:48am Sat 10 May 14

Electra1 says...

How can they sleep at night?
The council are putting things up all the time, no webcast because of the cost and yet they can find money for these two positions.
How can they sleep at night? The council are putting things up all the time, no webcast because of the cost and yet they can find money for these two positions. Electra1
  • Score: 8

9:00am Sat 10 May 14

Tttoommy says...

quentin wrote:
" Made progress in town centre regeneration".? Where does this man live for goodness sake?
Look closely at the comment and you have to admit he doesn't say who's has benefited has he ?
PS I bet they've or their families had a look at these comments - plenty of comments suggesting honesty, decency and open government voted down
[quote][p][bold]quentin[/bold] wrote: " Made progress in town centre regeneration".? Where does this man live for goodness sake?[/p][/quote]Look closely at the comment and you have to admit he doesn't say who's has benefited has he ? PS I bet they've or their families had a look at these comments - plenty of comments suggesting honesty, decency and open government voted down Tttoommy
  • Score: 6

10:45am Sat 10 May 14

Welshman23 says...

Bilbo101 wrote:
What a surprise, two more yes men who never fail to back Jamie's agenda regardless of how wrong it is. Can anybody remember a single incident when either of these two councillors thought for themselves and not followed Jamie Adams like a couple of lost sheep ? Because I certainly can't.

We already know how inept Jamie Adams is and how he manages to fall into just about every cow-turd in the field and now we got these two jokers following in his footsteps, classic!

I bet there were some in County Hall rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of such a loyal servant being given the responsibility for planning. I am looking forward to reading about the sequel to the Pembroke Dock Grants issue, umm I wonder where the next planning scandal will be next. Too obvious to guess Burton or Rosemarket, but rest assured it will be coming to a town or village near you very soon ;-)

On a serious note, I am sure comrade Summons will not let the side down.
The first thing Summons should look at is the new development in Ashdale Lane their are serious issues with the adoption of the road.
I understand that Mr Summons was a policeman so I am sure that he will investigate the going ons in Pembroke Dock as his remit is planning, and sort out this fiasco.
Good Luck Mr Summons and await your findings .
[quote][p][bold]Bilbo101[/bold] wrote: What a surprise, two more yes men who never fail to back Jamie's agenda regardless of how wrong it is. Can anybody remember a single incident when either of these two councillors thought for themselves and not followed Jamie Adams like a couple of lost sheep ? Because I certainly can't. We already know how inept Jamie Adams is and how he manages to fall into just about every cow-turd in the field and now we got these two jokers following in his footsteps, classic! I bet there were some in County Hall rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of such a loyal servant being given the responsibility for planning. I am looking forward to reading about the sequel to the Pembroke Dock Grants issue, umm I wonder where the next planning scandal will be next. Too obvious to guess Burton or Rosemarket, but rest assured it will be coming to a town or village near you very soon ;-) On a serious note, I am sure comrade Summons will not let the side down.[/p][/quote]The first thing Summons should look at is the new development in Ashdale Lane their are serious issues with the adoption of the road. I understand that Mr Summons was a policeman so I am sure that he will investigate the going ons in Pembroke Dock as his remit is planning, and sort out this fiasco. Good Luck Mr Summons and await your findings . Welshman23
  • Score: 5

11:10am Sat 10 May 14

Welshman23 says...

Mr Adams you should have put the Mr Stoddard in charge of planning he would have shaken this to the core and investigated all planning scams to conclusion.
Let's hope Mr Summons adopts Old Grumpy's style.
Mr Adams you should have put the Mr Stoddard in charge of planning he would have shaken this to the core and investigated all planning scams to conclusion. Let's hope Mr Summons adopts Old Grumpy's style. Welshman23
  • Score: 9

12:12pm Sat 10 May 14

Indeview J Hudson says...

How can the Leader, with responsibility for corporate matters be the only Cabinet member without an Overview and Scrutiny Committee established to Scrutinise these activities? Could it be that responsibility for corporate matters is also "shared" with the Chief Executive?
This the area where most things have gone wrong, and nobody can be held to account in a formal Overview and Scrutiny Committee setting.
How can the Leader, with responsibility for corporate matters be the only Cabinet member without an Overview and Scrutiny Committee established to Scrutinise these activities? Could it be that responsibility for corporate matters is also "shared" with the Chief Executive? This the area where most things have gone wrong, and nobody can be held to account in a formal Overview and Scrutiny Committee setting. Indeview J Hudson
  • Score: 9

12:34pm Sat 10 May 14

Indeview J Hudson says...

Electra, you might like to consider the shortfall of extra income through increased charges to "Customers" caused by delays in implementing the new adult services charging regime. When Cabinet considered this issue, it did not concern itself with even quantifying the resulting deficit.
The Leader is however most concerned with the shortfall caused by potential additional expenditure on web-casting, when the benefits of extra democratic scrutiny were not even mentioned in the officers report.
There even appears to have been a delay in implementing the years trial of Council web-casting. Although the contract started in December 2013, casting did not start until July 2014. Our careful officers needed to get approval to extend the contract so that the approved trial could be completed.
They did not seem to be so careful when considering hiring external legal advice to bolster the Council's view on the procedural arrangements they put in place when proposing changes to Senior Officer Pensions.
Electra, you might like to consider the shortfall of extra income through increased charges to "Customers" caused by delays in implementing the new adult services charging regime. When Cabinet considered this issue, it did not concern itself with even quantifying the resulting deficit. The Leader is however most concerned with the shortfall caused by potential additional expenditure on web-casting, when the benefits of extra democratic scrutiny were not even mentioned in the officers report. There even appears to have been a delay in implementing the years trial of Council web-casting. Although the contract started in December 2013, casting did not start until July 2014. Our careful officers needed to get approval to extend the contract so that the approved trial could be completed. They did not seem to be so careful when considering hiring external legal advice to bolster the Council's view on the procedural arrangements they put in place when proposing changes to Senior Officer Pensions. Indeview J Hudson
  • Score: 8

2:40pm Sat 10 May 14

chizy says...

Tttoommy wrote:
quentin wrote:
" Made progress in town centre regeneration".? Where does this man live for goodness sake?
Look closely at the comment and you have to admit he doesn't say who's has benefited has he ?
PS I bet they've or their families had a look at these comments - plenty of comments suggesting honesty, decency and open government voted down
Personally being voted down doesn't bother me, it means my comments are hitting a nerve.

Jobs a good 'un.
[quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]quentin[/bold] wrote: " Made progress in town centre regeneration".? Where does this man live for goodness sake?[/p][/quote]Look closely at the comment and you have to admit he doesn't say who's has benefited has he ? PS I bet they've or their families had a look at these comments - plenty of comments suggesting honesty, decency and open government voted down[/p][/quote]Personally being voted down doesn't bother me, it means my comments are hitting a nerve. Jobs a good 'un. chizy
  • Score: 6

3:09pm Sat 10 May 14

Bilbo101 says...

interesting that last week they voted down extending the webcasting to include the smaller meetings like planning, and they did this largely on the argument that some people might feel inhibited and less likely to express their views if they new they were being filmed.

Now that I know who the cabinet member for Planning is going to be I want even more to be able to see the planning meetings on the net so I can pay particular attention to those who win and those who lose out.

If this was a game of football the score would resemble County Hall Collective 76 - People of Pembrokeshire 0. We need to get some new players in to balance the score a bit.
interesting that last week they voted down extending the webcasting to include the smaller meetings like planning, and they did this largely on the argument that some people might feel inhibited and less likely to express their views if they new they were being filmed. Now that I know who the cabinet member for Planning is going to be I want even more to be able to see the planning meetings on the net so I can pay particular attention to those who win and those who lose out. If this was a game of football the score would resemble County Hall Collective 76 - People of Pembrokeshire 0. We need to get some new players in to balance the score a bit. Bilbo101
  • Score: 10

3:26pm Sat 10 May 14

Bilbo101 says...

Welshman23 wrote:
Mr Adams you should have put the Mr Stoddard in charge of planning he would have shaken this to the core and investigated all planning scams to conclusion.
Let's hope Mr Summons adopts Old Grumpy's style.
We already know Mr Summons style and it is nothing like Old Grumpy's. If you watch the library of webcasts on the council website you will be able to see that Mr Summons is one who toes the party line and is a loyal and fierce defender of all matters that are supported by the majority IPP Group.

Lets remember that it was the IPP Group who wanted to sweep this one under the carpet but it was Old Grumpy who persisted and now we have a police investigation into the matter and if rumours are to be believed, not all appears to be above board and as a result Pembrokeshire has had their grant funding suspended whilst the investigation is carried out.

So with Summons going to be a fierce defender of all IPP Group Planning interest then I think Old Grumpy is going have to work even harder to try and uncover the truth behind some of these deals and I see planning as likely to become less transparent, until we can get all meetings televised and webcast on the net.

We now know that we cannot rely on Freedom of Information Requests because the dark forces at work in County Hall are in the practice of amending council minutes to suit their agenda. So we need the webcasts if we are going to have any confidence that all is above board.
[quote][p][bold]Welshman23[/bold] wrote: Mr Adams you should have put the Mr Stoddard in charge of planning he would have shaken this to the core and investigated all planning scams to conclusion. Let's hope Mr Summons adopts Old Grumpy's style.[/p][/quote]We already know Mr Summons style and it is nothing like Old Grumpy's. If you watch the library of webcasts on the council website you will be able to see that Mr Summons is one who toes the party line and is a loyal and fierce defender of all matters that are supported by the majority IPP Group. Lets remember that it was the IPP Group who wanted to sweep this one under the carpet but it was Old Grumpy who persisted and now we have a police investigation into the matter and if rumours are to be believed, not all appears to be above board and as a result Pembrokeshire has had their grant funding suspended whilst the investigation is carried out. So with Summons going to be a fierce defender of all IPP Group Planning interest then I think Old Grumpy is going have to work even harder to try and uncover the truth behind some of these deals and I see planning as likely to become less transparent, until we can get all meetings televised and webcast on the net. We now know that we cannot rely on Freedom of Information Requests because the dark forces at work in County Hall are in the practice of amending council minutes to suit their agenda. So we need the webcasts if we are going to have any confidence that all is above board. Bilbo101
  • Score: 9

4:57pm Sat 10 May 14

Welshman23 says...

Welshman23 wrote:
Mr Adams you should have put the Mr Stoddard in charge of planning he would have shaken this to the core and investigated all planning scams to conclusion.
Let's hope Mr Summons adopts Old Grumpy's style.
Councillor Summons must have voted.this comment is showing a minus.
[quote][p][bold]Welshman23[/bold] wrote: Mr Adams you should have put the Mr Stoddard in charge of planning he would have shaken this to the core and investigated all planning scams to conclusion. Let's hope Mr Summons adopts Old Grumpy's style.[/p][/quote]Councillor Summons must have voted.this comment is showing a minus. Welshman23
  • Score: 6

5:03pm Sat 10 May 14

Welshman23 says...

Looking at the web cast last week there were some councillors who said nothing how can these people vote when they seem not to have any opinions. You know who you are get out of your comfort zone and express an opinion either for or against.
Lunatics running the asylum.
Looking at the web cast last week there were some councillors who said nothing how can these people vote when they seem not to have any opinions. You know who you are get out of your comfort zone and express an opinion either for or against. Lunatics running the asylum. Welshman23
  • Score: 11

6:02pm Sat 10 May 14

Tttoommy says...

Just had a thought, the meeting where Jamie, his predecessor, Bryn and a few others decided to give a pay rise to retain Bryn - that's a hoot in itself though the people of Pembs think the jokes on them

Bryn's trained as a solicitor and has worked within councils for decades as I understood from some here so I wonder if he knew that the decision of the meeting was ultra vires (a latin legal term for "beyond powers) - If he didn't he was showing a basic lack of knowledge in council affair (that's a nice way of saying it) however IF he DID know then that is something more sinister or am I wrong?
Just had a thought, the meeting where Jamie, his predecessor, Bryn and a few others decided to give a pay rise to retain Bryn - that's a hoot in itself though the people of Pembs think the jokes on them Bryn's trained as a solicitor and has worked within councils for decades as I understood from some here so I wonder if he knew that the decision of the meeting was ultra vires (a latin legal term for "beyond powers) - If he didn't he was showing a basic lack of knowledge in council affair (that's a nice way of saying it) however IF he DID know then that is something more sinister or am I wrong? Tttoommy
  • Score: 8

7:20pm Sat 10 May 14

South of the Landsker says...

How will Johnston cope now that Cllr Red Ken has stepped down from the Cabinet. The addition of two faithful Cllrs to the power house is bound to be of benefit to Pembrokeshire!!!!!!. I await the antics of Cllr Keith Yoyo Lewis and Cllr Rob Ello Ello Ello Summons.
How will Johnston cope now that Cllr Red Ken has stepped down from the Cabinet. The addition of two faithful Cllrs to the power house is bound to be of benefit to Pembrokeshire!!!!!!. I await the antics of Cllr Keith Yoyo Lewis and Cllr Rob Ello Ello Ello Summons. South of the Landsker
  • Score: 10

9:13pm Sat 10 May 14

seaveiw says...

quentin wrote:
" Made progress in town centre regeneration".? Where does this man live for goodness sake?
Not any town I know of, Haverfordwest charity shop capital of Wales they will be organised trips in to view and shop. The only modern building in the town is palace of power better known as P.C.C.offices the rest of the buildings look dowdy and need exstensive repairs take a walk down Bridge street look around at the properties
[quote][p][bold]quentin[/bold] wrote: " Made progress in town centre regeneration".? Where does this man live for goodness sake?[/p][/quote]Not any town I know of, Haverfordwest charity shop capital of Wales they will be organised trips in to view and shop. The only modern building in the town is palace of power better known as P.C.C.offices the rest of the buildings look dowdy and need exstensive repairs take a walk down Bridge street look around at the properties seaveiw
  • Score: 11

9:30pm Sat 10 May 14

Tttoommy says...

South of the Landsker wrote:
How will Johnston cope now that Cllr Red Ken has stepped down from the Cabinet. The addition of two faithful Cllrs to the power house is bound to be of benefit to Pembrokeshire!!!!!!. I await the antics of Cllr Keith Yoyo Lewis and Cllr Rob Ello Ello Ello Summons.
flashy new car and foreign holidays for a start - It's so "rewarding" being a public servant
[quote][p][bold]South of the Landsker[/bold] wrote: How will Johnston cope now that Cllr Red Ken has stepped down from the Cabinet. The addition of two faithful Cllrs to the power house is bound to be of benefit to Pembrokeshire!!!!!!. I await the antics of Cllr Keith Yoyo Lewis and Cllr Rob Ello Ello Ello Summons.[/p][/quote]flashy new car and foreign holidays for a start - It's so "rewarding" being a public servant Tttoommy
  • Score: 8

1:00am Sun 11 May 14

Hyper-injunctions says...

The headline is factually incorrect. Councillors are all two faced so the correct wording should have been 'Four new faces on...etc'
The headline is factually incorrect. Councillors are all two faced so the correct wording should have been 'Four new faces on...etc' Hyper-injunctions
  • Score: 12

12:37pm Sun 11 May 14

PembrokeshireMan says...

or maybe..

"Yet more faeces on Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet.."

On a separate but related point to previous posts. Imagine if Old Grumpy was given a place in the cabinet or indeed was Leader of the council. Imagine if the cabinet was made up of people like Old Grumpy and Jacob, people who, as far as we can see, are dedicated to integrity, honesty and democracy for the good of the people they represent. A crazy thought I know, but we can dream.
or maybe.. "Yet more faeces on Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet.." On a separate but related point to previous posts. Imagine if Old Grumpy was given a place in the cabinet or indeed was Leader of the council. Imagine if the cabinet was made up of people like Old Grumpy and Jacob, people who, as far as we can see, are dedicated to integrity, honesty and democracy for the good of the people they represent. A crazy thought I know, but we can dream. PembrokeshireMan
  • Score: 12

1:04pm Sun 11 May 14

Bilbo101 says...

It's disappointing that the Telegraph is not reporting all the stories coming out of the Kremlin this week. On visiting the Pembrokeshire Herald website and Facebook page I found out that Jamie Adams' mate and vice-chairman of the Corporate Governance, the merry Tom Richards has been elected to be the new Chairman and not only that but the majority have just decided to boost his and the vice-chairman's pay by £4500, rejecting calls by Cllr Paul Miller to opt for the lowest increase on the table.

It would seem that no matter how tight the finances get at County Hall there is always extra money in the pot to reward their comrades at the top. So sod increasing democracy by extending the web casting and sod the old folk and hike the cost of meals on wheels and sod everyone else, just as long Bryn and the boys are doing well then little else seems to matter.
It's disappointing that the Telegraph is not reporting all the stories coming out of the Kremlin this week. On visiting the Pembrokeshire Herald website and Facebook page I found out that Jamie Adams' mate and vice-chairman of the Corporate Governance, the merry Tom Richards has been elected to be the new Chairman and not only that but the majority have just decided to boost his and the vice-chairman's pay by £4500, rejecting calls by Cllr Paul Miller to opt for the lowest increase on the table. It would seem that no matter how tight the finances get at County Hall there is always extra money in the pot to reward their comrades at the top. So sod increasing democracy by extending the web casting and sod the old folk and hike the cost of meals on wheels and sod everyone else, just as long Bryn and the boys are doing well then little else seems to matter. Bilbo101
  • Score: 11

1:42pm Sun 11 May 14

seaveiw says...

Bilbo101 wrote:
It's disappointing that the Telegraph is not reporting all the stories coming out of the Kremlin this week. On visiting the Pembrokeshire Herald website and Facebook page I found out that Jamie Adams' mate and vice-chairman of the Corporate Governance, the merry Tom Richards has been elected to be the new Chairman and not only that but the majority have just decided to boost his and the vice-chairman's pay by £4500, rejecting calls by Cllr Paul Miller to opt for the lowest increase on the table.

It would seem that no matter how tight the finances get at County Hall there is always extra money in the pot to reward their comrades at the top. So sod increasing democracy by extending the web casting and sod the old folk and hike the cost of meals on wheels and sod everyone else, just as long Bryn and the boys are doing well then little else seems to matter.
I can hardly believe what you you have said their boost to pay is, its more than people on benefits are expected to survive on. Have the councillors who voted for this no moral integrity.Who else in the U.K. gets such pay hikes. The are a pair of greedy, self opiniated pair.
[quote][p][bold]Bilbo101[/bold] wrote: It's disappointing that the Telegraph is not reporting all the stories coming out of the Kremlin this week. On visiting the Pembrokeshire Herald website and Facebook page I found out that Jamie Adams' mate and vice-chairman of the Corporate Governance, the merry Tom Richards has been elected to be the new Chairman and not only that but the majority have just decided to boost his and the vice-chairman's pay by £4500, rejecting calls by Cllr Paul Miller to opt for the lowest increase on the table. It would seem that no matter how tight the finances get at County Hall there is always extra money in the pot to reward their comrades at the top. So sod increasing democracy by extending the web casting and sod the old folk and hike the cost of meals on wheels and sod everyone else, just as long Bryn and the boys are doing well then little else seems to matter.[/p][/quote]I can hardly believe what you you have said their boost to pay is, its more than people on benefits are expected to survive on. Have the councillors who voted for this no moral integrity.Who else in the U.K. gets such pay hikes. The are a pair of greedy, self opiniated pair. seaveiw
  • Score: 10

4:37pm Sun 11 May 14

Welshman23 says...

Mr Summons looking after planning, as an ex policeman he is ideal to know the system to bring this to a conclusion.
Then I might be dreaming it might be a cover as he would know the system, I hope not.
Mr Summons looking after planning, as an ex policeman he is ideal to know the system to bring this to a conclusion. Then I might be dreaming it might be a cover as he would know the system, I hope not. Welshman23
  • Score: 8

3:28pm Mon 12 May 14

Andrew Lye says...

9 men, 1 woman.
Hmmm. No comment
And why do we need 1 in 6 of all County Councillors in the Cabinet.?
David Cameron manages with just over 20. If 1 in 6 MP's were in the Cabinet, there would be 108 MP's.
9 men, 1 woman. Hmmm. No comment And why do we need 1 in 6 of all County Councillors in the Cabinet.? David Cameron manages with just over 20. If 1 in 6 MP's were in the Cabinet, there would be 108 MP's. Andrew Lye
  • Score: 9

3:57pm Mon 12 May 14

Electra1 says...

Bilbo101 wrote:
It's disappointing that the Telegraph is not reporting all the stories coming out of the Kremlin this week. On visiting the Pembrokeshire Herald website and Facebook page I found out that Jamie Adams' mate and vice-chairman of the Corporate Governance, the merry Tom Richards has been elected to be the new Chairman and not only that but the majority have just decided to boost his and the vice-chairman's pay by £4500, rejecting calls by Cllr Paul Miller to opt for the lowest increase on the table.

It would seem that no matter how tight the finances get at County Hall there is always extra money in the pot to reward their comrades at the top. So sod increasing democracy by extending the web casting and sod the old folk and hike the cost of meals on wheels and sod everyone else, just as long Bryn and the boys are doing well then little else seems to matter.
My reply has gone missing............:
(
[quote][p][bold]Bilbo101[/bold] wrote: It's disappointing that the Telegraph is not reporting all the stories coming out of the Kremlin this week. On visiting the Pembrokeshire Herald website and Facebook page I found out that Jamie Adams' mate and vice-chairman of the Corporate Governance, the merry Tom Richards has been elected to be the new Chairman and not only that but the majority have just decided to boost his and the vice-chairman's pay by £4500, rejecting calls by Cllr Paul Miller to opt for the lowest increase on the table. It would seem that no matter how tight the finances get at County Hall there is always extra money in the pot to reward their comrades at the top. So sod increasing democracy by extending the web casting and sod the old folk and hike the cost of meals on wheels and sod everyone else, just as long Bryn and the boys are doing well then little else seems to matter.[/p][/quote]My reply has gone missing............: ( Electra1
  • Score: 6

3:58pm Mon 12 May 14

Electra1 says...

Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding.

Safeguarding what?
Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding. Safeguarding what? Electra1
  • Score: 5

4:03pm Mon 12 May 14

Electra1 says...

Am I the only one that thinks any councillors in the cabinet (this goes for MPs as well) that jump ship mid-term should stand down and not participate in proceedings at all?
Am I the only one that thinks any councillors in the cabinet (this goes for MPs as well) that jump ship mid-term should stand down and not participate in proceedings at all? Electra1
  • Score: 6

6:36pm Mon 12 May 14

Rockface says...

Electra1 wrote:
Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding.

Safeguarding what?
Safeguarding her wages!
[quote][p][bold]Electra1[/bold] wrote: Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding. Safeguarding what?[/p][/quote]Safeguarding her wages! Rockface
  • Score: 11

6:56pm Mon 12 May 14

Indepedant says...

Holiday homes in the South of France don't come cheap you know!
Holiday homes in the South of France don't come cheap you know! Indepedant
  • Score: 6

9:30pm Mon 12 May 14

seaveiw says...

Andrew Lye wrote:
9 men, 1 woman.
Hmmm. No comment
And why do we need 1 in 6 of all County Councillors in the Cabinet.?
David Cameron manages with just over 20. If 1 in 6 MP's were in the Cabinet, there would be 108 MP's.
And David gets less pay for running the whole of the U.K. !!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Andrew Lye[/bold] wrote: 9 men, 1 woman. Hmmm. No comment And why do we need 1 in 6 of all County Councillors in the Cabinet.? David Cameron manages with just over 20. If 1 in 6 MP's were in the Cabinet, there would be 108 MP's.[/p][/quote]And David gets less pay for running the whole of the U.K. !!!!!!!! seaveiw
  • Score: 9

10:29pm Mon 12 May 14

Tttoommy says...

seaveiw wrote:
Andrew Lye wrote:
9 men, 1 woman.
Hmmm. No comment
And why do we need 1 in 6 of all County Councillors in the Cabinet.?
David Cameron manages with just over 20. If 1 in 6 MP's were in the Cabinet, there would be 108 MP's.
And David gets less pay for running the whole of the U.K. !!!!!!!!
Just think of Bryns responsibilites and huge budget - so much more than Cameron or even the US President - think ofBryn sending Pembs young men and women to their deaths in a war against ...... err, umm

don't worry - so long as Jamie believes it , it's all that matters - gullible or is it tit for tat with those "allowances"
[quote][p][bold]seaveiw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew Lye[/bold] wrote: 9 men, 1 woman. Hmmm. No comment And why do we need 1 in 6 of all County Councillors in the Cabinet.? David Cameron manages with just over 20. If 1 in 6 MP's were in the Cabinet, there would be 108 MP's.[/p][/quote]And David gets less pay for running the whole of the U.K. !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Just think of Bryns responsibilites and huge budget - so much more than Cameron or even the US President - think ofBryn sending Pembs young men and women to their deaths in a war against ...... err, umm don't worry - so long as Jamie believes it , it's all that matters - gullible or is it tit for tat with those "allowances" Tttoommy
  • Score: 6

4:00pm Tue 13 May 14

Tttoommy says...

Indepedant wrote:
Holiday homes in the South of France don't come cheap you know!
He can do less harm there

Whilst he's there he might like to find out how little ppl earn doing his equivalent job in France - less than a THIRD JAMIE!
[quote][p][bold]Indepedant[/bold] wrote: Holiday homes in the South of France don't come cheap you know![/p][/quote]He can do less harm there Whilst he's there he might like to find out how little ppl earn doing his equivalent job in France - less than a THIRD JAMIE! Tttoommy
  • Score: 5

2:59pm Wed 14 May 14

Tttoommy says...

Electra1 wrote:
Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding.

Safeguarding what?
her special allowance?
[quote][p][bold]Electra1[/bold] wrote: Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding. Safeguarding what?[/p][/quote]her special allowance? Tttoommy
  • Score: 4

8:58am Fri 16 May 14

Welshman23 says...

Electra1 wrote:
Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding.

Safeguarding what?
Herself
[quote][p][bold]Electra1[/bold] wrote: Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding. Safeguarding what?[/p][/quote]Herself Welshman23
  • Score: 1

11:00am Fri 16 May 14

chizy says...

Wonder how many more jobs can be created for the rest of the IPPG mob?
And will the non special ones in the IPPG bear any grudges because they've been overlooked?
Papering over the cracks
Wonder how many more jobs can be created for the rest of the IPPG mob? And will the non special ones in the IPPG bear any grudges because they've been overlooked? Papering over the cracks chizy
  • Score: 1

11:01am Fri 16 May 14

chizy says...

Electra1 wrote:
Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding.

Safeguarding what?
Has to be a typo. Education and Safe Gardening!!! ;)
[quote][p][bold]Electra1[/bold] wrote: Councillor Sue Perkins: Education and Safeguarding. Safeguarding what?[/p][/quote]Has to be a typo. Education and Safe Gardening!!! ;) chizy
  • Score: 1

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