On 16 Mar 2015 at 1:36pm Ed Can Do wrote:
To continue the thread below about Jenny Rowlands and her love of nepotism and massive salary, at the time she was appointed, the council was alledgedly being run more or less single-handedly by James Page, formerly of the Tory party until even they had enough of his alledged corruption and disdain for democracy and he "Left to spend more time with his family" at which point the LibDems welcomed him with open arms. Cllr Page would alledgedly make decisions on his own behind closed doors then the rest of the Tories would use their majority on the council to vote through everything. Democracy died a little, Private Eye had him in their Rotton Boroughs section a bit, the LibDems wrung their hands a lot but then like I say, all was forgiven the second he jumped ship.
Anyway, should the allegations be true, it was essentially him who decided Ms Rowlands was worth twice the same money as six teachers. He also at one point was pushing for her to hold a dual role as chief exec of both LDC and Brighton City Council but luckily he didn't have enough willing lackies on that council to strong-arm that one through. There were rumours at the time of a more personal relationship between Cllr Page and Ms Rowlands which I have no doubt were entirely malicious and unfounded and the guy I know who is fairly high up in the local Conservative Association said there was absolutlely no truth to them whatsoever and they definitely weren't having an affair, honest, and besides for the leader of the council to be having a personal relationship with the supposedly a-political cheif exec would be a terrible scandal and how dare anyone suggest such a thing.
Personal (And compeltely unethical) rumours aside, the huge sack of cash she pockets every month would be almost entirely attrubuted to Mr Page if the allegations are correct. Whether you blame the Tories for letting him act like he ran the District alone for so long or blame the LibDems for not trying to stop him then endorsing his behaviour by signing him up is your own choice but corruption and incompetance on local councils round here is hardly a new thing and it might be nice for someone other than the Tories or LibDems to have a go at running LDC to see if they can manage to do it for the benefit of the electorate rather than themselves.
On 16 Mar 2015 at 1:42pm Taxpayer wrote:
Were these two definitely not having an affair when the pay rise occurred?
On 16 Mar 2015 at 2:01pm Mark wrote:
Flipping H! Especially shocking when one has just this morning opened one's Council Tax bill for 2015\16.
On 16 Mar 2015 at 2:04pm Englishman wrote:
Some people in our free society get on in life. Others can't be bothered, and are jealous. Get over it.
On 16 Mar 2015 at 2:11pm Southover Queen wrote:
Englishman, if someone were actually helping himself to the contents of your wallet would you feel differently?
On 16 Mar 2015 at 2:26pm British Person wrote:
Other people however know that when someone tries to stop them taking a good look at what is going on, that means one should look even closer.
On 16 Mar 2015 at 5:51pm 8 miles from home wrote:
Has James had his nose in Jenny's trough?
On 18 Mar 2015 at 8:35pm Oops.. wrote:
And a tired and emotional James Page definitely did not hang his naked ars*e out of a council office window on bonfire night... did you James?
On 18 Mar 2015 at 11:39pm Local wrote:
Is there any evidence for any of this? It would be very useful.
On 19 Mar 2015 at 3:10pm Shocked wrote:
What, that Jenny Page gets paid over £100k a year plus benefits for moving her incompetent mates from Brighton into managerial positions at LDC's Waste and Recycling Department?
Check it out here »
On 19 Mar 2015 at 3:43pm Local wrote:
no, I mean of approving a payrise for his 'close personal friend', and breaching the Councillor Code of Conduct. Did the incompetent mates have to go through an interview process?
On 25 Mar 2015 at 8:27pm Lewes Critic wrote:
Have my posts been removed because I used the word vagina?
On 25 Mar 2015 at 8:28pm Lewes Critic wrote:
And that I mention that Ed Can Do is running a subprime sperm bank which is being spurned by local women?