Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Explain this Mr. Thomas, Head of Democratic Services, Shropshire Council...

Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 16:02
Dear Mr Thomas,

As you will be aware, I was unhappy about not being allowed to address the full council today regarding the most shameful actions by officials and a councillor, Mrs Caesar-Homden, that threatens to bring both national and international disgrace on the county. Both councillors and public are entitled to be be made aware of such conduct and the way in which public finances are used or in this case, abused.

Please ascertain that I have the opportunity to speak at the next meeting of this kind and confirm the details accordingly.
Finally, was the decision to prevent me speaking today in any way attributable to the Chief Executive. I must tell you that of the absolute importance that your answer to this question is entirely truthful.
Yours sincerely,

Robert Green

Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:15:47 +0000

Dear Mr Green

The Council’s Procedural Rules provide for members of the public to ask a question, make a statement or present a petition subject to them giving the appropriate notice prior to the meeting. For statements and questions this is two clear days. So with regard to the next meeting on 13 January 2011, I would need to have details of your question or statement by no later than 5.00 p.m. on Monday, 10 January 2011.
Please be aware that a question needs to include the name of the person to whom it is to be put. At any one meeting no person may submit more than two questions.
Furthermore, the Chief Executive, as Proper Officer, may reject a question if it:
· is not about a matter where the Council has a responsibility or a legitimate interest;
· is defamatory, frivolous or offensive;
· is substantially the same as a question which has been put at a meeting of the Council in the past six months; or
· requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information.

Given the final pre-condition, it is unlikely that any question relating to Holly would be acceptable.
Finally, I can confirm that enforcement of the Procedure Rules with regard to you not being allowed to speak, cannot be attributed to the Chief Executive.
Yours sincerely
Richard Thomas

I think that Mr Thomas, in his official role, should explain to the people of Shropshire and beyond how he thinks democracy is being served by trying to conceal attacks by the council on a disabled multiple rape victim and her devoted mother, moreover at the expense of the Shropshire taxpayers without their knowledge. Shropshire Council officials are already avoiding a number of pertinent and legal questions about its conduct and that of individuals employed by or acting as its agents.
Does Mr Thomas believe that the taxpayers of Shropshire and their elected representatives should be denied knowing the details of this case that has attracted global support and opprobium for those who seek to persecute victims and in doing so, help to protect those involved in the most horrifying crimes against children and the disabled?

Please feel free to email Mr Thomas at and pose the question to him yourselves

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