Controversy over letter by Cotswold Water Park developer Max Thomas of Watermark involving Cllr Esmond Jenkins

A ROW has broken out over a series of letters sent to residents in Cotswold Water Park by two of the area’s most high-profile residents.

Last month Cotswold District Council member and anti-corruption campaigner Cllr Esmond Jenkins (Lib Dem, Water Park) sent a letter to residents throwing his support behind Mike Evemy, Liberal Democrat candidate for South Cerney ahead of last Thursday's Gloucestershire County Council elections.

In the letter Cllr Jenkins made a number of claims of wrongdoing around the involvement of Gloucestershire County Council in the transfer of Cotswold Country Park and Beach – formally known as Keynes Country Park – to property developers Watermark.

"The approval of the Keynes Park sub-lease and the efforts to cover up mark extraordinary failings in local authority governance which cannot be ignored," he said.

Earlier this year a lengthy investigation by City of London Police into alleged wrongdoing at the Water Park was shelved without any prosecutions being made.

The story took a surprising turn when Watermark chief executive Max Thomas – who has been notoriously tight-lipped about the issue – sent residents a response letter just days before the election, in which he dismissed Cllr Jenkins’ comments as "without fact and totally misleading".

"Cllr Esmond Jenkins appears to have wasted huge sums of public money and thousands of man hours on an apparent ‘witch-hunt’ against the Cotswold District Council, the Gloucestershire County Council and ourselves,"Mr Thomas said.

"It appears that the sole objective is to gain support for the local Liberal Democrat party.

"The cost of his tirade is unfortunately and ultimately paid for by you and me, as tax payers."

In an email sent to Cllr Jenkins called Mr Thomas’ letter "an extraordinary intervention by an unelected private developer".

"Please be assured I will not be distracted by Mr Thomas’s intervention and will continue to do the right thing by our community," said Cllr Jenkins.

Cllr Parsons retained his seat for the Conservatives in the division, receiving 39 per cent of the vote to Mike Evemy’s 28 per cent.

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9:09am Fri 10 May 13

David Broad says...

The question of whether Esmond's letter was part of Mike's election campaign and as such an election expense is the real interesting and controversial point here. I would have thought that it was part of the campaign.
The question of whether Esmond's letter was part of Mike's election campaign and as such an election expense is the real interesting and controversial point here. I would have thought that it was part of the campaign. David Broad
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9:19am Fri 10 May 13

ChrisR says...

Wonder if Esmond Jenkins was communicating as a Councillor or in a personal capacity. Breach of the Code of Conduct again?
Wonder if Esmond Jenkins was communicating as a Councillor or in a personal capacity. Breach of the Code of Conduct again? ChrisR
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10:46am Fri 10 May 13

Council Taxpayer says...

Are the two Conservatives who have commented above (David Broad is a senior CDC councillor and I suspect ChrisR is a former councillor) proud that a property developer involved in the highly controversial purchase of Keynes Country Park and who has been granted hundreds of planning consents by the district council for gated holiday home developments, made such a dramatic and unusual intervention to secure the election of a Tory county councillor?
It was a highly organised exercise that must have cost the developer a lot of money.
What does this say about the closeness of some people in local governmentl to powerful and highly influential business interests in the Water Park and how good is this for local democracy?
Those of us who watched with disgust as the Cotswold Water Park scandal unfolded, have great admiration for the uphill battle fought by Cllr Jenkins against tremendous opposition in which the local establishment and business interests closed ranks in a bid to silence him. To their lasting shame, even the local police turned him away when he first reported his suspicions.
Without his dogged determination in first investigating the dodgy financial dealings of Dennis Grant, there is no doubt that Grant would still be plundering the Water Park to the detriment if all residents.
As things now stand, the forces that seek to exploit the park are rebuilding their power base with the help of a weak, ineffectual and unrepresentative Water Park Trust to ensure that it can be business as usual.
Hundreds of millions have been made in the Cotwold Water Park in recent years and we now know that criminals were involved. The potential profits are so high that corruption is a constant danger and we need clean, fearless politicians like Cllr Jenkins to turn over stones and shed some daylight on the unsavoury things that lie beneath.
What greater tribute could there be to his work than the bizarre spectacle of a wealthy property developer taking desperate measures to derail any chance of the Tories losing yet more power in the Water Park?
Max Thomas undoubtedly won in the Water Park on this occasion with his questionable intervention in a democratic election process.
How many other residents share my mounting sense of unease?
Are the two Conservatives who have commented above (David Broad is a senior CDC councillor and I suspect ChrisR is a former councillor) proud that a property developer involved in the highly controversial purchase of Keynes Country Park and who has been granted hundreds of planning consents by the district council for gated holiday home developments, made such a dramatic and unusual intervention to secure the election of a Tory county councillor? It was a highly organised exercise that must have cost the developer a lot of money. What does this say about the closeness of some people in local governmentl to powerful and highly influential business interests in the Water Park and how good is this for local democracy? Those of us who watched with disgust as the Cotswold Water Park scandal unfolded, have great admiration for the uphill battle fought by Cllr Jenkins against tremendous opposition in which the local establishment and business interests closed ranks in a bid to silence him. To their lasting shame, even the local police turned him away when he first reported his suspicions. Without his dogged determination in first investigating the dodgy financial dealings of Dennis Grant, there is no doubt that Grant would still be plundering the Water Park to the detriment if all residents. As things now stand, the forces that seek to exploit the park are rebuilding their power base with the help of a weak, ineffectual and unrepresentative Water Park Trust to ensure that it can be business as usual. Hundreds of millions have been made in the Cotwold Water Park in recent years and we now know that criminals were involved. The potential profits are so high that corruption is a constant danger and we need clean, fearless politicians like Cllr Jenkins to turn over stones and shed some daylight on the unsavoury things that lie beneath. What greater tribute could there be to his work than the bizarre spectacle of a wealthy property developer taking desperate measures to derail any chance of the Tories losing yet more power in the Water Park? Max Thomas undoubtedly won in the Water Park on this occasion with his questionable intervention in a democratic election process. How many other residents share my mounting sense of unease? Council Taxpayer
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11:09am Fri 10 May 13

Esmond Jenkins says...

Dear David and Chris,
Democracy is served by telling the electorate the truth and ensuring the electorate are fully informed of the truth. Both of you as poltical bloggers understand that principle even if such a concept is at odds with way you usually hide behind pseudonyms. On that front I hear David that you have confessed to also being " Union man" ? It was a "bit of fun"?
What on earth do you think you were doing?
In my judgement local politics is not well served by such underhand duplicity.
I am happy to debate any matter with anybody, we may not agree on points of issue, but my stand is not about local politics is all about the ethics of local politicians. We have to set the highest standards, we have to have the courage to stand up and do the right thing. I have no time and no respect for people in public life who fall below those standards.

By all means attack my political stance but please have the dignity in future to confront me in your own names.

As for the petty points you make, I stand 100% behind my letter, it was legitimate and within the electoral process. As for Mr Thomas's contribution, I think you already know it by contrast was thinly disguised tory propaganda , highly defamatory and contrived by your tory colleagues.
Cllr Fowles has admitted as much.

Esmond
Dear David and Chris, Democracy is served by telling the electorate the truth and ensuring the electorate are fully informed of the truth. Both of you as poltical bloggers understand that principle even if such a concept is at odds with way you usually hide behind pseudonyms. On that front I hear David that you have confessed to also being " Union man" ? It was a "bit of fun"? What on earth do you think you were doing? In my judgement local politics is not well served by such underhand duplicity. I am happy to debate any matter with anybody, we may not agree on points of issue, but my stand is not about local politics is all about the ethics of local politicians. We have to set the highest standards, we have to have the courage to stand up and do the right thing. I have no time and no respect for people in public life who fall below those standards. By all means attack my political stance but please have the dignity in future to confront me in your own names. As for the petty points you make, I stand 100% behind my letter, it was legitimate and within the electoral process. As for Mr Thomas's contribution, I think you already know it by contrast was thinly disguised tory propaganda , highly defamatory and contrived by your tory colleagues. Cllr Fowles has admitted as much. Esmond Esmond Jenkins
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11:34am Fri 10 May 13

toryboy5 says...

Irrespective of which way I voted, I think Mr Thomas had every right to defend himself and his company. If there was a case to answer then the City of London Police would have not shelved the inquiry into any corruption/wrong doing. The development of the Cotswold Water Park brings a much welcome income to the local community and it is shameful just for the sake of local politics to try and derail one man for the sake of political gain. I suggest you concentrate more on real local issues instead of petty bickering. That is all.
Irrespective of which way I voted, I think Mr Thomas had every right to defend himself and his company. If there was a case to answer then the City of London Police would have not shelved the inquiry into any corruption/wrong doing. The development of the Cotswold Water Park brings a much welcome income to the local community and it is shameful just for the sake of local politics to try and derail one man for the sake of political gain. I suggest you concentrate more on real local issues instead of petty bickering. That is all. toryboy5
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12:10pm Fri 10 May 13

Council Taxpayer says...

toryboy5 isn't by any chance Dennis Grant commenting from his jail cell?
He is certainly repeating much of what that crook said before his collar was felt by the police as a result or Cllr Jenkins' investigations.
Do they allow Internet access in jail these days?
toryboy5 isn't by any chance Dennis Grant commenting from his jail cell? He is certainly repeating much of what that crook said before his collar was felt by the police as a result or Cllr Jenkins' investigations. Do they allow Internet access in jail these days? Council Taxpayer
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12:23pm Fri 10 May 13

Esmond Jenkins says...

Dear Toryboy
I accept your viewpoint except my letter to Water Park residents made no criticism of Watermark. Watermark are a commercial entity, as such they will pursue profitable opportunities. My criticism was directed at the failings of officials and politicians at Gloucestershire County council to act in the public's best interest. City of London Police confirmed that Gloucestershire Council officers sanctioned the 114 year sub-lease of KCP, despite being fully informed of the real commericial scheme to develop the wider area for holiday home development, AND being fully aware that such a scheme was unlawful for its satellite entity the CWPS to enter into.
The admission of such wholesale failings by public officials would have been a political catastrophe for all involved, so what did they do ?.........they concealed the extent of their real involvement. Just like Hillsborough the wrong-doing was not in the initial incompetence it was in their deliberate efforts to conceal that incompetence.
The truth eventually comes out.
Esmond
Dear Toryboy I accept your viewpoint except my letter to Water Park residents made no criticism of Watermark. Watermark are a commercial entity, as such they will pursue profitable opportunities. My criticism was directed at the failings of officials and politicians at Gloucestershire County council to act in the public's best interest. City of London Police confirmed that Gloucestershire Council officers sanctioned the 114 year sub-lease of KCP, despite being fully informed of the real commericial scheme to develop the wider area for holiday home development, AND being fully aware that such a scheme was unlawful for its satellite entity the CWPS to enter into. The admission of such wholesale failings by public officials would have been a political catastrophe for all involved, so what did they do ?.........they concealed the extent of their real involvement. Just like Hillsborough the wrong-doing was not in the initial incompetence it was in their deliberate efforts to conceal that incompetence. The truth eventually comes out. Esmond Esmond Jenkins
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1:48pm Fri 10 May 13

toryboy5 says...

Just for clarification, I am not writing from a prison cell, I am a fully paid up member of society with no criminal record from the past, the present and no doubt the future.
Just for clarification, I am not writing from a prison cell, I am a fully paid up member of society with no criminal record from the past, the present and no doubt the future. toryboy5
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2:11pm Fri 10 May 13

dopey1 says...

It is possible that many members of the public either do not believe that any secret agreements were made between The Cotswold Water Park Society and Watermark or if they were then they are "OK".

May I suggest that anyone who wishes to read the documents for themselves, visits the Cotswold Lakes web-site:

http://www.cotswoldl
akes.org.uk/file-cab
inet

Once the file headings are visible read the documents under;

“Keynes Country Park”.

If, after having read these documents, anyone feels like defending the situation, then please go ahead but first consider if what you are thinking is acceptable.

Please also tell us why you think it acceptable.
It is possible that many members of the public either do not believe that any secret agreements were made between The Cotswold Water Park Society and Watermark or if they were then they are "OK". May I suggest that anyone who wishes to read the documents for themselves, visits the Cotswold Lakes web-site: http://www.cotswoldl akes.org.uk/file-cab inet Once the file headings are visible read the documents under; “Keynes Country Park”. If, after having read these documents, anyone feels like defending the situation, then please go ahead but first consider if what you are thinking is acceptable. Please also tell us why you think it acceptable. dopey1
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2:41pm Fri 10 May 13

David Broad says...

Interesting stuff, but back to the plot, did anyone take a blind bit of notice of these letters? Did they distort the voting?
I think they probably did by polarising voting to the two main parties at the expense of the others and serious question need asking at L/D HQ about these tactics..
Interesting stuff, but back to the plot, did anyone take a blind bit of notice of these letters? Did they distort the voting? I think they probably did by polarising voting to the two main parties at the expense of the others and serious question need asking at L/D HQ about these tactics.. David Broad
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3:13pm Fri 10 May 13

Esmond Jenkins says...

David
Which part of this do you not get? My letter was not party political spin, it was a sincere call on voters to vote intelligently not tribally. Sure ill-informed "bone-headed" tory voters were mobilised in numbers and I have to respect their democratic expression, but it does not make it right.
The result of the vote does not deflect the very serious questions about the competence or the integrity of those most culpable in the Water Park affair.
Just because somebody dons a blue rosette does not make them competent . Just because one party has a majority in council does not give them authority to break the rules.Yet repeatedly this seems to happen.

The problem is not with one political grouping it is with the rotten core at the centre, compounded by sycophantic politico's who are too feeble to do anything othersthan fawn their "leaders".

Get this, as an observer at CDC, few in the ruling hierarchy deserve anything except derision, most are too wrapped up in their own spiv enterprises to care about the real issues...........tha
t is why the face of Cotswold politics is changing. The reason that Lib Dems and UKIP are on the rise.
David Which part of this do you not get? My letter was not party political spin, it was a sincere call on voters to vote intelligently not tribally. Sure ill-informed "bone-headed" tory voters were mobilised in numbers and I have to respect their democratic expression, but it does not make it right. The result of the vote does not deflect the very serious questions about the competence or the integrity of those most culpable in the Water Park affair. Just because somebody dons a blue rosette does not make them competent . Just because one party has a majority in council does not give them authority to break the rules.Yet repeatedly this seems to happen. The problem is not with one political grouping it is with the rotten core at the centre, compounded by sycophantic politico's who are too feeble to do anything othersthan fawn their "leaders". Get this, as an observer at CDC, few in the ruling hierarchy deserve anything except derision, most are too wrapped up in their own spiv enterprises to care about the real issues...........tha t is why the face of Cotswold politics is changing. The reason that Lib Dems and UKIP are on the rise. Esmond Jenkins
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3:28pm Fri 10 May 13

ChrisR says...

My query is did Esmond Jenkins write these letters as a Councillor or as a private individual? Was Esmond Jenkins representing Cotswold District Council when he wrote these letters? Was he voicing the views of the Council?
My query is did Esmond Jenkins write these letters as a Councillor or as a private individual? Was Esmond Jenkins representing Cotswold District Council when he wrote these letters? Was he voicing the views of the Council? ChrisR
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3:40pm Fri 10 May 13

Esmond Jenkins says...

Dear Mrs Roberts
Which part do you not get? May I suggest instead of trouble making you should examine your own conscience and the role you played as a leading light of Lechlade and Fairford business club. Instead of serving the water park community as an elected councillor you were too busy fawning around Dennis Grant the so called " Richard Branson of the Water Park.
Unfortunately our democracy invites all sorts to get involved.
Dear Mrs Roberts Which part do you not get? May I suggest instead of trouble making you should examine your own conscience and the role you played as a leading light of Lechlade and Fairford business club. Instead of serving the water park community as an elected councillor you were too busy fawning around Dennis Grant the so called " Richard Branson of the Water Park. Unfortunately our democracy invites all sorts to get involved. Esmond Jenkins
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4:21pm Fri 10 May 13

ChrisR says...

My query AGAIN is did Esmond Jenkins write these letters on behalf of Cotswold District Council voicing its views? If not, then he should not have signed himself as a Councillor purporting to represent the Council. Breach of the Code of Conduct.
My query AGAIN is did Esmond Jenkins write these letters on behalf of Cotswold District Council voicing its views? If not, then he should not have signed himself as a Councillor purporting to represent the Council. Breach of the Code of Conduct. ChrisR
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5:23pm Fri 10 May 13

dopey1 says...

Is not acting in the best interests of the public against this code of conduct I wonder? Is defending the indefensible by trying to silence those who have found where the can of worms is hidden, against the code of conduct?
Is " I was following orders" a defence?
Please read the documents and forget all the smokescreen stuff. It doesn't work!
Is not acting in the best interests of the public against this code of conduct I wonder? Is defending the indefensible by trying to silence those who have found where the can of worms is hidden, against the code of conduct? Is " I was following orders" a defence? Please read the documents and forget all the smokescreen stuff. It doesn't work! dopey1
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6:25pm Fri 10 May 13

Council Taxpayer says...

ChrisR, since you haven't disputed that you are Mrs Chris Roberts, the former CDC Tory councillor who was thrown out by the electorate two years ago, and since you keep banging on about breaches of standards of conduct, could you remind the readers here of exactly how many times you were found guilty of breaching the standards rules yourself?
Wasn't there an incident where you were involved in a rather tawdry Facebook exchange with a very senior Tory in which Lib Dem councillors were called "morons?
I think I remember reading about another ruling against you but maybe you could refresh our memories on that one?
The words "pot" and "black" spring to mind.
Oh! One other thing. The Standards Board which was used rather unsuccessfully by Max Thomas and his friends at CDC in a failed bid to blacken Cllr Jenkins' reputation has now been killed off by the government because it was abused by people like you as a political weapon.
I doubt CDC will have the bottle to go gunning for Cllr Jenkins again.
ChrisR, since you haven't disputed that you are Mrs Chris Roberts, the former CDC Tory councillor who was thrown out by the electorate two years ago, and since you keep banging on about breaches of standards of conduct, could you remind the readers here of exactly how many times you were found guilty of breaching the standards rules yourself? Wasn't there an incident where you were involved in a rather tawdry Facebook exchange with a very senior Tory in which Lib Dem councillors were called "morons? I think I remember reading about another ruling against you but maybe you could refresh our memories on that one? The words "pot" and "black" spring to mind. Oh! One other thing. The Standards Board which was used rather unsuccessfully by Max Thomas and his friends at CDC in a failed bid to blacken Cllr Jenkins' reputation has now been killed off by the government because it was abused by people like you as a political weapon. I doubt CDC will have the bottle to go gunning for Cllr Jenkins again. Council Taxpayer
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6:44pm Fri 10 May 13

Crispin Mount says...

See - the Water Park scandal will never go away. It remains poison.

The Cotswold MP took a verbal bashing about it last week whilst he was scrabbling around for blue votes.

Section 106 of the Representation of the People's Act 1983 can come into play re. Watermark's letter.

A truly rotten borough.
See - the Water Park scandal will never go away. It remains poison. The Cotswold MP took a verbal bashing about it last week whilst he was scrabbling around for blue votes. Section 106 of the Representation of the People's Act 1983 can come into play re. Watermark's letter. A truly rotten borough. Crispin Mount
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6:46pm Fri 10 May 13

ChrisR says...

Oh yes, pot and kettle certainly spring to mind. Your leader Paul Hodgkinson tried spectacularly unsuccessfully to use the Standards Board against Mrs Chris Roberts and Lynden Stowe over the Moron episode, but the Standards Board said that the case was so trivial, it was not even worth discussing and should remain in the playground! What a waste of tax payers’ money! And, yes, you are right - at one time, the Standards Board was being used indiscriminately by some with personal agendas to blacken the name of people who had the best interests of the community as a whole at heart. And yes it was abolished by the Tory Government because of misuse. I think there are a lot of parallels to be drawn between Esmond Jenkins and Chris Roberts. The difference is that people like yourself think Esmond is the hero of the hour despite him being found guilty several times over of breaching the Code of Conduct.
Oh yes, pot and kettle certainly spring to mind. Your leader Paul Hodgkinson tried spectacularly unsuccessfully to use the Standards Board against Mrs Chris Roberts and Lynden Stowe over the Moron episode, but the Standards Board said that the case was so trivial, it was not even worth discussing and should remain in the playground! What a waste of tax payers’ money! And, yes, you are right - at one time, the Standards Board was being used indiscriminately by some with personal agendas to blacken the name of people who had the best interests of the community as a whole at heart. And yes it was abolished by the Tory Government because of misuse. I think there are a lot of parallels to be drawn between Esmond Jenkins and Chris Roberts. The difference is that people like yourself think Esmond is the hero of the hour despite him being found guilty several times over of breaching the Code of Conduct. ChrisR
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7:24pm Fri 10 May 13

Council Taxpayer says...

It must be difficult having to constantly refer to yourself in the third person Chris.
There is a great letter from Mr Terry Whelan of Somerford Keynes in the print edition of this week's Standard which also features in the letters section of this website and I commend it to all readers.
It now looks as if the whole truth about the level of corruption in the Water Park may take longer to emerge than any of us imagined in view of the establishment cover-up.
However the recent developments over Hillsborough, the Savile affair and corruption in the Metropolitan Police demonstrate that it is rarely possible to suppress the truth forever.
With Inspector Jenkins on the job we can take some solace from the fact that the guilty will continue to lie awake at night fearing that dawn knock on their doors.
It must be difficult having to constantly refer to yourself in the third person Chris. There is a great letter from Mr Terry Whelan of Somerford Keynes in the print edition of this week's Standard which also features in the letters section of this website and I commend it to all readers. It now looks as if the whole truth about the level of corruption in the Water Park may take longer to emerge than any of us imagined in view of the establishment cover-up. However the recent developments over Hillsborough, the Savile affair and corruption in the Metropolitan Police demonstrate that it is rarely possible to suppress the truth forever. With Inspector Jenkins on the job we can take some solace from the fact that the guilty will continue to lie awake at night fearing that dawn knock on their doors. Council Taxpayer
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10:59pm Fri 10 May 13

Olly Cromwell says...

Let me spell this out.

Nothing will improve in our District until the cancer at the heart of our local democracy is cut out from the core.

It the Tories cannot see that a Cabinet comprising 3 members employed by their own Leader's company compromises everything they do, then they really should get out of local politics.

We need strong ethical people from all sides.

It you believe Cllr Stowe and Cllr Fowles are above reproach for their businesses earning more than £37,000 from the Water Park area then please be prepared to watch your Party slowly slip locally into oblivion.

The electorate have woken up.
Let me spell this out. Nothing will improve in our District until the cancer at the heart of our local democracy is cut out from the core. It the Tories cannot see that a Cabinet comprising 3 members employed by their own Leader's company compromises everything they do, then they really should get out of local politics. We need strong ethical people from all sides. It you believe Cllr Stowe and Cllr Fowles are above reproach for their businesses earning more than £37,000 from the Water Park area then please be prepared to watch your Party slowly slip locally into oblivion. The electorate have woken up. Olly Cromwell
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8:54am Sat 11 May 13

Union Man says...

If someone would care to scan these letters and send copies to me at waterparkgate@yahoo.
com then I might know what you are all talking about
If someone would care to scan these letters and send copies to me at waterparkgate@yahoo. com then I might know what you are all talking about Union Man
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9:36am Sat 11 May 13

Esmond Jenkins says...

Councillor David Broad can you desist in blogging as Union Man. Alternatively resign as a councillor.
It is about time that we recognise that the electorate do not expect elected representatives to play these silly and deceitful games.
I know you as a decent person, misguided perhaps, but essentially a decent person, stand up and be counted.
Esmond
Councillor David Broad can you desist in blogging as Union Man. Alternatively resign as a councillor. It is about time that we recognise that the electorate do not expect elected representatives to play these silly and deceitful games. I know you as a decent person, misguided perhaps, but essentially a decent person, stand up and be counted. Esmond Esmond Jenkins
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12:41pm Sat 11 May 13

dopey1 says...

Union Man,

One way of reading the letters in this newspaper is to put your hand in your pocket, note; your pocket, and go and buy a copy.
Union Man, One way of reading the letters in this newspaper is to put your hand in your pocket, note; your pocket, and go and buy a copy. dopey1
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1:25am Sun 12 May 13

Council Taxpayer says...

On £5,000 annual allowances and expenses, Cllr Broad can easily afford the price of the Standard or he can save himself 60p by clicking on the Letters link at the top of this page where they are reproduced in full.
All councillors should, however, support their local newspaper by buying it every week. In fact, we all should.
On £5,000 annual allowances and expenses, Cllr Broad can easily afford the price of the Standard or he can save himself 60p by clicking on the Letters link at the top of this page where they are reproduced in full. All councillors should, however, support their local newspaper by buying it every week. In fact, we all should. Council Taxpayer
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2:54pm Sun 12 May 13

David Broad says...

Thanks for that Council Taxpayer, I purchased my copy of the Standard, from Chedworth Farm Shop last Thursday as I always do.
Thanks for that Council Taxpayer, I purchased my copy of the Standard, from Chedworth Farm Shop last Thursday as I always do. David Broad
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7:33pm Mon 13 May 13

dopey1 says...

Sir David John, the present Chairman of The Cotswold Water Park Trust, has said that the Trust is still bound by the agreements made between, jailbird, Dennis Grant and Watermark, concerning certain land deals.

If Mr. Max Thomas genuinely wants to do the right thing by the public, he could easily legally revoke those land deals, couldn't he?
Sir David John, the present Chairman of The Cotswold Water Park Trust, has said that the Trust is still bound by the agreements made between, jailbird, Dennis Grant and Watermark, concerning certain land deals. If Mr. Max Thomas genuinely wants to do the right thing by the public, he could easily legally revoke those land deals, couldn't he? dopey1
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2:08pm Wed 15 May 13

MarvinAndroid says...

David Broad - I can't comment for other voters in this ward, I can only speak for myself, I did receive these letters and combined with the continuous political sniping on here did effect me, I didn't vote. None of you appear to be worthy of it. Infact as my mother used to threaten me you all need your heads banging together.
David Broad - I can't comment for other voters in this ward, I can only speak for myself, I did receive these letters and combined with the continuous political sniping on here did effect me, I didn't vote. None of you appear to be worthy of it. Infact as my mother used to threaten me you all need your heads banging together. MarvinAndroid
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