Call for public to campaign for change at the top of Pembrokeshire County Council

Pembrokeshire County Council Labour leader Cllr Paul Miller addresses the meeting.

Pembrokeshire County Council Labour leader Cllr Paul Miller addresses the meeting.

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AT a public meeting tonight, called by Labour councillor Paul Miller, residents were urged to use grassroots campaigning to lobby their councillors into taking action against chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones.

Cllr Miller, leader of the opposition group at County Hall, highlighted the importance of getting 'unlawful' pension payments of around £45,000 back from Mr Parry-Jones following the stopping of the controversial scheme.

But Cllr Miller emphasised that the campaign must come from the public and not politicians to be most effective.

There was a good turn out at the meeting in Haverfordwest where many questions were asked about the pension scheme condemned by the Wales Audit Office and other scandals presided over by Mr Parry-Jones.

There was also a lot of emphasis put on the role of the ruling group at County Hall, the Independent Plus Group, led by Cllr Jamie Adams, in protecting Mr Parry-Jones and the importance voters would have at the next election if a change of membership is to be made.

"We've got to have a clean sweep," said Cllr Miller. "We won't be involved in anything that isn't anything other than a clean sweep."

Cllr Miller added that the procedures for calling an extraordinary meeting and enacting disciplinary procedures had begun.

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9:20am Wed 20 Aug 14

Dave Edwards says...

Well done Paul Miller! Real leadership at last,
Well done Paul Miller! Real leadership at last, Dave Edwards
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10:45am Wed 20 Aug 14

Tttoommy says...

I'm proud to say that my councillor is NOT one of BPJs greatest fans (or slave;) ) - didn't know that when I voted for him last time but he'll get my vote next time, he can be sure of that
I'm proud to say that my councillor is NOT one of BPJs greatest fans (or slave;) ) - didn't know that when I voted for him last time but he'll get my vote next time, he can be sure of that Tttoommy
  • Score: 10

1:58pm Wed 20 Aug 14

ladybench says...

Some of us are unable to lobby since my councillor represent all thats wrong with the council and are members of the cabinet. if there's another way you will have my vote.
Some of us are unable to lobby since my councillor represent all thats wrong with the council and are members of the cabinet. if there's another way you will have my vote. ladybench
  • Score: 7

6:56pm Wed 20 Aug 14

seaveiw says...

ladybench wrote:
Some of us are unable to lobby since my councillor represent all thats wrong with the council and are members of the cabinet. if there's another way you will have my vote.
i agree
[quote][p][bold]ladybench[/bold] wrote: Some of us are unable to lobby since my councillor represent all thats wrong with the council and are members of the cabinet. if there's another way you will have my vote.[/p][/quote]i agree seaveiw
  • Score: 5

6:56pm Wed 20 Aug 14

seaveiw says...

ladybench wrote:
Some of us are unable to lobby since my councillor represent all thats wrong with the council and are members of the cabinet. if there's another way you will have my vote.
i agree
[quote][p][bold]ladybench[/bold] wrote: Some of us are unable to lobby since my councillor represent all thats wrong with the council and are members of the cabinet. if there's another way you will have my vote.[/p][/quote]i agree seaveiw
  • Score: 5

9:14pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Tttoommy says...

ladybench wrote:
Some of us are unable to lobby since my councillor represent all thats wrong with the council and are members of the cabinet. if there's another way you will have my vote.
If enough ppl lobby your councillor he might recognise the fact that he could lose his job and they will be despised by their neighbours - might get them to pull their finger out?
[quote][p][bold]ladybench[/bold] wrote: Some of us are unable to lobby since my councillor represent all thats wrong with the council and are members of the cabinet. if there's another way you will have my vote.[/p][/quote]If enough ppl lobby your councillor he might recognise the fact that he could lose his job and they will be despised by their neighbours - might get them to pull their finger out? Tttoommy
  • Score: 3

11:58pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Rerun57 says...

I do not live in Pembrokeshire at the moment, but was brought up in the county and I despair at the plight the county finds itself in. The county has so much to offer, yet so little effort is put in by too many councillors to enable the people of Pembroke to do their best. Pembrokeshire is a political backwater and it ( and its residents) deserves better. I implore all who can voice an opinion to do so publicly and not to merely moan from the shadows.
I do not live in Pembrokeshire at the moment, but was brought up in the county and I despair at the plight the county finds itself in. The county has so much to offer, yet so little effort is put in by too many councillors to enable the people of Pembroke to do their best. Pembrokeshire is a political backwater and it ( and its residents) deserves better. I implore all who can voice an opinion to do so publicly and not to merely moan from the shadows. Rerun57
  • Score: 8

6:10pm Fri 22 Aug 14

seaveiw says...

Tttoommy wrote:
ladybench wrote:
Some of us are unable to lobby since my councillor represent all thats wrong with the council and are members of the cabinet. if there's another way you will have my vote.
If enough ppl lobby your councillor he might recognise the fact that he could lose his job and they will be despised by their neighbours - might get them to pull their finger out?
have tried that no change at the meeting this week,he doesnt want to listen
[quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ladybench[/bold] wrote: Some of us are unable to lobby since my councillor represent all thats wrong with the council and are members of the cabinet. if there's another way you will have my vote.[/p][/quote]If enough ppl lobby your councillor he might recognise the fact that he could lose his job and they will be despised by their neighbours - might get them to pull their finger out?[/p][/quote]have tried that no change at the meeting this week,he doesnt want to listen seaveiw
  • Score: -1

2:49pm Sat 23 Aug 14

teifion says...

I hardly ever post these days and I don't buy the paper since they stopped printing the best comments - o I know a bit childish but there we go


ta ta
I hardly ever post these days and I don't buy the paper since they stopped printing the best comments - o I know a bit childish but there we go ta ta teifion
  • Score: 1
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