In due course we’ll be running an EXCLUSIVE and BINDING public vote to discover what design Bristolians really want.
Watch this space …
Fuckbucket Hopkins admits that City Council Chief Exec, Nicola “LADY GAGA” Yates masterminded the bent ASB case meeting about Misha Simmonite’s properties!
Having somehow wormed his way, in November 2013, into a CONFIDENTIAL ASB case meeting about Misha Simmonite’s Knowle Road property, a meeting he had no business attending, then BULLYING impartial council officers into reopening lines of investigation and enquiries that they had closed, Gary “FUCKBUCKET” Hopkins scuttled back home to report on his handiwork in his ‘Lib Dem Focus on Knowle’ leaflet.
Here’s what he told residents in January 2014 (our emphasis in bold):
The Planning Dept failed to get a grip on the situation, despite pressure from residents, and from Chris and Gary. Petitions were lost! It was only when Gary spoke personally to the council’s new City Director, and gave her the background, that action started.
Gary pointed out that the impression of departments deliberately looking the other way, was heightened by the Mayor’s apparent association with the owners. Since then the police and council departments have been co-operating to get a full and accurate picture. A prosecution is imminent at another venue they run in Totterdown.
Hopkins’ article appears to say that it was City Director, LADY GAGA, who set up this bizarre ASB case meeting with Hopkins, his Lib Dem Chief whip, Mark Bailey, a city council lawyer and Safer Bristol boss Gillian “Where’s yer brain cells” Douglas in the chair.
In the circumstances and in honour of her latest achievement, Bristol’s dodgy City Director will henceforth be known as LADY GAGA OF BENT ASBO.
Remember, in December, the council’s useless social housing boss, posh twit NICK “DROOPER” HOOPER, threatening two Avonmouth residents with an ASBO because they hand-delivered a letter to his Conservative Party friend WAYNE “DEE” HARVEY, Avonmouth councillor and well paid Merchant Venturer lackey and useful idiot at the Port of Bristol?
When the Avonmouth pair started querying Drooper about the LEGALITY of his bizarre threats and the exact source of his POWERS to issue an ASBO when he feels like it, Drooper bravely ran away and ignored them. A bit like a little child running away to their bedroom to hide under the covers when they’re asked to explain why their hand’s, once again, in the cookie jar.
Refusing to be deterred by an IDIOT council boss doing a runner and refusing to explain his actions or answer simple questions, one resident decided to formally complain to the council about Drooper’s deranged conduct.
The complaint suggested that Drooper had BREACHED natural justice, the European Convention on Human Rights and RIPA (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act) laws for investigation of citizens as well as the council’s own policies on investigations.
The complaint also highlighted that Drooper, a politically restricted senior manager, appeared BIASED towards a member of the Conservative Party and against other election candidates in Avonmouth.
What other explanation is there for Drooper’s CRAZED MISSIVE that functions entirely outside of the basic principles of British law? In fact, Drooper appears to function outside the principles of any democratic system of justice anywhere in the world.
What type of regime would allow an unelected middle management bureaucrat to dispense justice on the basis of ONE secret verbal claim, NO investigation, NO right of reply, NO right of representation and NO right of appeal? This is worse than bloody China.
The complaint was sent in by STEVE NORMAN (yes, him again!) on 23 December and a response was promised by 14 January.
But lo and behold! Here we are on 23 January and the council is UNABLE to formulate any kind of response – not even a simple holding letter – to the complaint. They also appear unable to explain when they will respond or, even, who is dealing with the complaint.
Clearly there’s something extremely ROTTEN in Bristol City Council and among its officers in their use of ASBOs and RIPA laws towards certain citizens, especially when it directly benefits councillors.
Perhaps it’s time an independent body was hauled in to see what these officers and councillors have been up to and review how ASBOs and the RIPA are being used by our council?
All facts as heard in open court …
Can anyone explain why Lib Dem councillor for Knowle, Gary “FUCKBUCKET” Hopkins, and the Lib Dem’s chief whip and councillor for Windmill Hill, MARK BAILEY, were invited to attend a confidential ASB (anti-social behaviour) case meeting on 12 November 2013?
A confidential meeting chaired by the boss of the Safer Bristol Partnership, GILLIAN DOUGLAS, and a meeting that another Knowle councillor, CHRIS DAVIES, was invited to but sent his apologies for after being supplied detailed minutes. Avon & Somerset POLICE OFFICERS also attended the meeting along with COUNCIL MANAGERS from Pollution Control, Licensing and Planning as well as a city council lawyer.
Can anyone then explain why a case conference convened to discuss events at 20 Knowle Road in the Windmill Hill Ward was allowed by Ms Douglas and a city council lawyer to discuss various HEARSAY ALLEGATIONS raised by these Lib Dem councillors about an entirely different property – The Gothic Mansion on Redcatch Road in Knowle?
And can anyone further explain why issues to do with the property in Knowle Road that had been agreed as ‘NFA’ (no further action required) at an ASB meeting without councillors, lawyers or Ms Douglas present on 28 May 2013 were inexplicably reopened at this case meeting on 12 November when councillors attended and Ms Douglas appeared in the chair?
Then perhaps someone can explain why SENSITIVE and CONFIDENTIAL information obtained by Bristol City Council’s licensing team using COVERT SURVEILLANCE methods was shared with these councillors? And why sensitive FINANCIAL INFORMATION obtained by city council officers relating to the owners of Knowle Road and Redcatch Road was shared with councillors? And why sensitive POLICE INTELLIGENCE was also shared with these councillors?
Can anybody imagine councillors being invited to attend housing case meetings? Adult care case meetings? Or social services case meetings? Does anyone believe they’d be invited to sit in on criminal investigations by the police?
What on earth has been going on here? The council’s own guidelines contained in the council’s constitution under the ‘Protocol forMember/Officer Relations’ explains what should happen in very plain and simple language:
6. COUNCILLOR INVOLVEMENT IN CASEWORK
6.1: Officers must implement council policy within agreed procedures. An individual councillor cannot require an officer to vary this and cannot take a decision or instruct an officer to take action. The councillor’s role in relation to case work is:
– to be briefed or consulted where there is a need to know;
– to pursue the interests of individuals by seeking information, testing action taken and asking for the appropriateness of decisions to be reconsidered.
A councillor’s entitlement to be involved is based on the “need to know” and determined in accordance with conventions 2 and 3.
Access to files may need to be denied or restricted if one of the exceptional circumstances in convention 2.1 and 2.2 applied. Any access then allowed may need to be “managed access” (as described in convention 2).
Councillors should avoid becoming unduly involved in individual cases and operational detail, except within clear procedures. Involvement in legal proceedings and audit investigations carries special dangers of prejudicing the case, and of personal embarrassment.
Officers should take the lead in pointing out where the boundaries lie in particular areas, recognising that:
– councillors legitimately adopt different approaches;
– councillors may legitimately pursue non-ward issues (for example, a city-wide community of interest);
– the special local knowledge of particular councillors may be useful to a particular case.
Officers should point out to the councillor when a restriction on the need to know may apply, explore entitlement with the councillor and, in cases of doubt, consult the monitoring officer.
Chief officers should ensure that their staff know how to obtain appropriate senior management support (particularly out of hours) when the extent of a councillor’s involvement is an issue that needs to be clarified.
And to avoid any doubt, here’s the relevant sections of Convention 2.1 and 2.2 mentioned above:
2.1 Every councillor has the right to information, explanation and advice reasonably required to enable them to perform their duties as a member of council (the “need to know”) but not where:
– there is an over-riding individual right of confidentiality (for example, in a children’s or employment matter)
2.2 Councillors are normally entitled to be given information on a confidential basis, the exceptions being:
– an over-riding council interest (for example, protecting its legal and financial position); and
– natural justice (for example, giving an individual the chance to respond to allegations).
Isn’t it becoming increasingly obvious that Bristol City Council managers are operating a private ASBO service for the benefit of serving councillors?
City council legal boss, SANJAY “UNDER” PRASHAR wants to threaten local people does he? That’s a two way street isn’t it? So let’s see how the dodgy little lawyer likes it up him.
According to the letter below, he’s got 48 hours to explain his legal threats before the material he’s desperately trying to conceal from the public to cover-up corruption, crime and wrongdoing at Bristol City Council goes into the PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Such an outcome will be another personal humiliation for Sanjay. It would be the second time he’s issued EMPTY THREATS based on pseudo-legal lies to try and gag the public only to be ignored and ridiculed. Is anyone ever likely to believe a word he ever says if his gagging efforts flop again?
The soppy little wimp isn’t exactly projecting power and authority is he?
Has the useless bent lawyer, Sanjay Prashar, who’s been permanently appointed by Uncle George and Lady Gaga to oversee their bent council, realised he’s a public laughing stock yet?
Well, if not, here’s another letter from a member of the public he’s threatened – entitled ‘I think you should go back to law school’! – to remind him what an oaf he is and that nobody takes him seriously and nobody believes him (with the dishonorable exception of our gormless councillors who seem to believe every word he says!)
Dear Sanjay, firstly, thanks for all the hilarity we had when we read your amateurish scare tactic letter last week, and secondly when the news was out that you sent it to a member of the public in error! I presume this letter was “legally privileged information”, so perhaps you had better send a threatening letter to yourself now, since you are probably in breach of some law or other!
Anyway, I think I would have a case against you for libel and defamation, since you have accused me of a dishonest & criminal act, and you’ve published it by sending it to a member of the public – inadvertently – you are quite simply incompetent!
Anyway, since I actually have a reputation to tarnish, unlike you or Cllr Hopkins, I think I might have a much stronger case against you, than the one you allege against me in one of your missives.
By the way, you identify me merely as “Phil” in your e-mail to Cllrs. – as should have been clear from the signature block at the bottom of the e-mail, I am the Philip Andrews that lives in Bath, that co-owns the Jane Austen Centre, that owns the 35 year old (I started it by the way in 1978) legendary Moles Club, and also the Chapel Arts Centre.
You can call on me (in person) any time you like and I’ll give you a serious piece of my mind about what a bunch of jerks the council employs in it’s Environmental Health Dept and Legal Services Dept, and exactly why they should be resigning and taking a very long walk off a very short pier!
Re your odious letter – I have done a little checking, and it seems that your letter is wrong, and it’s not covered, but I’m off to see a top QC – (not Errina Foley-Fisher!) to get chapter and verse.
In any case as is clear, in the extract below, 2-4 allows information disclosed or mentioned in court to be disclosed in any manner the defendant sees fit. As all the key pieces of information were mentioned in court, for the time being I’m going to refer to them in that way.
Oh, and be a good sport and send me the freedom of information forms so in the meantime, I can order the minutes of the secret ASBO meetings please?
Section 17 provides as follows.
Confidentiality of disclosed information.
(1)If the accused is given or allowed to inspect a document or other object under—
(b)an order under section 8,
then, subject to subsections (2) to (4), he must not use or disclose it or any information recorded in it.
(2)The accused may use or disclose the object or information—
(a)in connection with the proceedings for whose purposes he was given the object or allowed to inspect it,
(b)with a view to the taking of further criminal proceedings (for instance, by way of appeal) with regard to the matter giving rise to the proceedings mentioned in paragraph (a), or
(c)in connection with the proceedings first mentioned in paragraph (b).
(3)The accused may use or disclose—
(a)the object to the extent that it has been displayed to the public in open court, or
(b)the information to the extent that it has been communicated to the public in open court;
but the preceding provisions of this subsection do not apply if the object is displayed or the information is communicated in proceedings to deal with a contempt of court under section 18.
(a)the accused applies to the court for an order granting permission to use or disclose the object or information, and
(b)the court makes such an order,
the accused may use or disclose the object or information for the purpose and to the extent specified by the court.
Kind regards Philip
Another day, another pathetic threat to a member of the public from that useless twat of a Bristol City Council lawyer, SANJAY “UNDER” PRASHAR:
Ooh, er missus! He’s told the police! And what exactly are they going to do? Arrest someone for sending an email to a useless public sector lawyer?
This is right up there with legally threatening Avonmouth residents for delivering a letter to a councillor isn’t it?
There now follows the predictable “fuck you arsehole” reply that Prashar must be very used to receiving by now:
Firstly, it’s interesting to note how quick you are to fire off a quasi-legal letter to me, and yet how slow you are to investigate a legitimate complaint against Cllr Hopkins – complaint lodged in August 2014 and still no action. It’s so good to know that you’ve got your priorities sorted. However it seems you are as bad at following up your duties as a legal officer (apart of course from protecting the likes of Cllr Gary Hopkins from a legitimate calling to book) as you are at actually reading and collating information. It will be clear from my e-mail that whilst I said I was hoping to obtain a copy of a document that was referred to extensively in open court – and therefore fully reportable under our “system of justice” –I categorically did not attach any documents to my e-mail. In any case, I think you may be wide of the mark and overstating your case since I do not believe the documents that you refer to are actually covered by the sections or rules that you say they are – because of the manner in which they were disclosed – so watch this space.
Secondly, it’s interesting to note that you obviously attach such great importance (oddly enough) to the contents of a document – that as I say was referred to extensively in court – that you threaten me with legal action, and have even reported me to the police! I wonder why you haven’t reported Cllr Hopkins to the police for harassment of one of his constituents, or your own EHOs for committing perjury – both at the recent trial, and the trial on 5th May last year, or your “star witness” Mr Ross for racial harassment? You certainly seem to have your priorities in a muddle – I wonder what the cause of that can be? Fear of Cllr Gary Hopkins – that he might dish the dirt? Anyway, you have nothing on me – it’s not a crime to threaten to release material if you can get hold of it- well not yet anyway – though I’m sure people like you would make anything they don’t agree with a crime if they could!
Any way, whether it’s covered or not by legal privilege since all the crucial information I referred to in my e-mail to Cllrs has already been mentioned in open court as I say, I know it’s a fact that Gary Hopkins lied to the members of the ASBO meeting – not that they could care less I suspect since they appear to be united in their desire to destroy Ms Simmonite. Therefore, I have no fear of your implied threats that I might have – oh goodness me, defamed the “good name” of Cllr Hopkins!
If necessary, it will be a simple matter to obtain the relevant documents via the freedom of information act, and as soon as I do (if I have to take that route), I shall take great pleasure in furnishing you, the press, and the other Cllrs with a fully annotated copy.
And as a last point, I am reliably informed that the correct protocol vis a vis multi-agency ASBO meetings, is for anyone the subject of such an ASBO meeting to be invited to attend. However no such invitation was made to Ms Simmonite – I wonder why that was – oh – silly me – Bristol City Council refused to do so! There WILL be a letter on its way confirming that to be the normal protocol!
Kind regards Philip
Our old friend, that hopeless fuckwit of a public sector lawyer, Bristol City Council legal boss SANJAY “UNDER” PRASHAR, has been busy spending your money on a proper lawyer.
So he’s now issuing threats to councillors in order to stop them learning more about the open corruption washing around their organisation:
From: Sanjay Prashar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Gus Hoyt <email@example.com>; Rob Telford <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Wayne Harvey <email@example.com>; Matthew Melias <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Colin Smith <Colin.Smith@bristol.gov.uk>; Mark Bradshaw <email@example.com>; Tim Malnick <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Daniella Radice <email@example.com>; Kevin Quartley <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Richard Eddy <email@example.com>; Mike Wollacott <Mike.Wollacott@bristol.gov.uk>; Mike Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Jackie Norman <email@example.com>; Rhian Greaves <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Alex Woodman <Alex.Woodman@bristol.gov.uk>; Mark Wright <email@example.com>; Charles Lucas <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Barbara Janke <email@example.com>; Christian Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Simon Cook <email@example.com>; Neil Harrison <Neil.Harrison@bristol.gov.uk>; Anthony Negus <Anthony.Negus@bristol.gov.uk>; Afzal Shah <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Faruk Choudhury <Faruk.Choudhury@bristol.gov.uk>; Mhairi Threlfall <email@example.com>; “‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘” <email@example.com>; Mahmadur Khan <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Christopher Jackson <email@example.com>; Jeff Lovell <Jeff.Lovell@bristol.gov.uk>; Lesley Alexander <firstname.lastname@example.org>; William Payne <email@example.com>; Naomi Rylatt <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Mark Brain <email@example.com>; Chris Windows <Chris.Windows@bristol.gov.uk>; Mark Weston <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Barry Clark <email@example.com>; Michael Frost <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Glenise Morgan <Glenise.Morgan@bristol.gov.uk>; Clare Campion-Smith <email@example.com>; Phil Hanby <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Noreen Daniels <email@example.com>; Claire Hiscott <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Olly MEAD <email@example.com>; Tim Leaman <Tim.Leaman@bristol.gov.uk>; Jason Budd <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Gary Hopkins <email@example.com>; Councillor Christopher Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Margaret Hickman <email@example.com>; Hibaq Jama <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Estella Tincknell <email@example.com>; Gill Kirk <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Fi Hance <Fi.Hance@bristol.gov.uk>; Martin Fodor <email@example.com>; Jenny Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Brenda Massey <email@example.com>; Sean Beynon <Sean.Beynon@bristol.gov.uk>; Charlie Bolton <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Steve Pearce <email@example.com>; Fabian Breckels <Fabian.Breckels@bristol.gov.uk>; Ron Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sue Milestone <email@example.com>; Jay Jethwa <Jay.Jethwa@bristol.gov.uk>; David (Cllr.) Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Peter Abraham <email@example.com>; John Goulandris <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Geoffrey Gollop <email@example.com>; Alastair Watson <Alastair.Watson@bristol.gov.uk>; Helen Holland <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Timothy Kent <email@example.com>; Mark Bailey <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sam Mongon <email@example.com>; Tracey Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>; “‘email@example.com‘” <firstname.lastname@example.org>; “‘email@example.com‘” <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Nick Hooper <email@example.com>
Cc: Shahzia Daya <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Alison Comley <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, 16 January 2015, 18:10
Subject: Important information from the Monitoring Officer of Bristol City Council
Dear Councillors and Officers and others copied into this email,
Please read this email immediately and in full, it contains important information that you must know
I am writing to you because on about 14 January 2015 you received or were copied in to an email with a subject line beginning “The shit finally hits the fan…” from somebody identified as Phil.
If you have read the email you will understand why I am not re-sending it to you myself and why I would not encourage anybody else to repeat statements that may well be within the scope of the law of defamation.
The email included, among other things, the following threat:
“I will be attaching to a subsequent email, which you and the other councillors should receive within the next 48 hours, the un-redacted minutes of the ASBO meetings…”
I am writing to let you know that the documents referred to in that threat are almost certainly subject to confidentiality under section 17 of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996. It is a criminal contempt contrary to section 18 of that act for a person knowingly to use or disclose an object or information recorded in it if the use or disclosure is contrary to section 17. I am therefore writing to you to ensure you are aware that, should you receive a future email from ‘Phil’ my advice is that you should not open it, nor any of its attachments and under no circumstances should you forward them to any other person or make any use of them or the information within them. The penalty for contravention of section 18 is a £5,000 fine and/or being committed to custody for a specified period of up to 6 months if convicted in a magistrates court. If convicted in the Crown court the specified period of custody and/or fine are unlimited.
I understand that those emails will provoke interest but I am sure you appreciate that it is not appropriate for those of you that are elected members to be operationally concerned in any criminal cases. We will not be able to discuss the case with any of you at this stage following the advice of Senior Counsel, not least because the case is ongoing. The police are aware of the ‘Phil’ email.
Service Director Legal and Democratic Services
Parkview Office Campus
PO Box 3176
Bristol City Council
Bristol BS3 9FS
DX: 7827 Bristol
Tel: 0117 92 22839
E mail: Sanjay.Prashar@bristol.gov.uk
Meanwhile, as usual, thicko Prashar has demonstrated his inability to operate an email account’s ‘reply’ function and has already received a reply from, er, a member of the public to his threatening tosh intended for councillors’ eyes only.
A member of the public, coincidentally, that’s been threatened with one of these bent ASBOs that Bristol City Council apparently specialises in and is keen to cover up:
To: Sanjay Prashar <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Gus Hoyt <email@example.com>, Rob Telford <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Wayne Harvey <email@example.com>, Matthew Melias <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Colin Smith <Colin.Smith@bristol.gov.uk>, Mark Bradshaw <email@example.com>, Tim Malnick <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Daniella Radice <email@example.com>, Kevin Quartley <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Richard Eddy <email@example.com>, Mike Wollacott <Mike.Wollacott@bristol.gov.uk>, Mike Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jackie Norman <email@example.com>, Rhian Greaves <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Alex Woodman <Alex.Woodman@bristol.gov.uk>, Mark Wright <email@example.com>, Charles Lucas <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Barbara Janke <email@example.com>, Christian Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Simon Cook <email@example.com>, Neil Harrison <Neil.Harrison@bristol.gov.uk>, Anthony Negus <Anthony.Negus@bristol.gov.uk>, Afzal Shah <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Faruk Choudhury <Faruk.Choudhury@bristol.gov.uk>, Mhairi Threlfall <email@example.com>, “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>, Mahmadur Khan <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Christopher Jackson <email@example.com>, Jeff Lovell <Jeff.Lovell@bristol.gov.uk>, Lesley Alexander <firstname.lastname@example.org>, William Payne <email@example.com>, Naomi Rylatt <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mark Brain <email@example.com>, Chris Windows <Chris.Windows@bristol.gov.uk>, Mark Weston <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Barry Clark <email@example.com>, Michael Frost <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Glenise Morgan <Glenise.Morgan@bristol.gov.uk>, Clare Campion-Smith <email@example.com>, Phil Hanby <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Noreen Daniels <email@example.com>, Claire Hiscott <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Olly MEAD <email@example.com>, Tim Leaman <Tim.Leaman@bristol.gov.uk>, Jason Budd <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Gary Hopkins <email@example.com>, Councillor Christopher Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Margaret Hickman <email@example.com>, Hibaq Jama <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Estella Tincknell <email@example.com>, Gill Kirk <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Fi Hance <Fi.Hance@bristol.gov.uk>, Martin Fodor <email@example.com>, Jenny Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Brenda Massey <email@example.com>, Sean Beynon <Sean.Beynon@bristol.gov.uk>, Charlie Bolton <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Steve Pearce <email@example.com>, Fabian Breckels <Fabian.Breckels@bristol.gov.uk>, Ron Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Sue Milestone <email@example.com>, Jay Jethwa <Jay.Jethwa@bristol.gov.uk>, “David (Cllr.) Morris” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Peter Abraham <email@example.com>, John Goulandris <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Geoffrey Gollop <email@example.com>, Alastair Watson <Alastair.Watson@bristol.gov.uk>, Helen Holland <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Timothy Kent <email@example.com>, Mark Bailey <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Sam Mongon <email@example.com>, Tracey Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Nick Hooper <email@example.com>
Cc: Shahzia Daya <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Alison Comley <email@example.com>, “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>, “The Bristolian .” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Martin Jones <email@example.com>
Sanjay, I am indeed pleased that you have identified yourself as director of legal services for BCC. I’d like an answer from you as to why BCC are in breach of their duties to serve a noise abatement notice on Sims Metal Management based out of Avonmouth docks for multiple breaches of the law. I have asked many of your colleagues in the senior team but not one will actually give a straight answer.
George Ferguson, Gus Hoyte, Arnold Miller and Mark Curtis and many members of the executive are aware of the issues in Avonmouth and have been for significantly longer than the two or so years BCC have failed to serve the abatement notice as per your legal and lawful duties. Senior officers have been pointed at the legislation, have the evidence that could be used in court and have somehow managed to avoid doing their jobs for a significant amount of time.
To be clear, BCC are breaking the law and you in your official public position are now given formal notice of these issues; I require you to provide me with detail of how BCC are to rectify the disparity and a timescale for doing so.
I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the same officers involved in serving and enforcing the abatement notice against Ms Simmonite are the same officers (and unit head) that stated they would not prosecute a case against Sims. We can also discuss the Port of Bristol themselves, Boomeco, Churngold, A&A Recycling, Stobarts Biomass, the grain collective and many other organisations breaking the law day in and day out with the assurance from Arnold Miller’s team via George and the top team of mafia Cllrs with their fingers in lots of pies.
There is corruption at the heart of BCC, touching Cllrs and senior officers alike and we have the proof that officers and Cllrs have proceeded in a manner that could be construed as Misfeasance, Malfeasance and or Nonfeasance in a public office, I believe if Sue Mountstevens were to investigate we might even see a few more rapid retirements with gagging clauses and heavens above perhaps a few collars felt; an auspicious day it would be indeed.
What are you going to do now Sanjay, throw some more public money at threatening me like your colleague Mr Hooper did because I dared ask Cllr Harvey why BCC are supporting large, profitable business interests (that just happen to be based on land owned by Merchant friends of George and his employer) to break the law but prosecuting small businesses that just happen not to be friends of George because another Cllr seems to have a problem with successful women that just happen to own property that rests on prime development land?
You will not bury this story, might be time to do some work rather than advising Cllrs on how to avoid getting caught for buying council houses on the cheap
One member of the public isn’t fucking about when it comes to FUCKBUCKET HOPKINS, the bent local Lib Dem leader and councillor.
And he’s even issued an open invitation to Fuckbucket to sue him if he’s lying.
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 1:32 PM
To: Gary Hopkins
Cc: Gus Hoyt; Rob Telford; Wayne Harvey; Matthew Melias; Colin Smith; Mark Bradshaw; Tim Malnick; Daniella Radice; Kevin Quartley; Richard Eddy; Mike Wollacott; Mike Langley; Jackie Norman; Rhian Greaves; Alex Woodman; Mark Wright; Charles Lucas; Barbara Janke; Christian Martin; Simon Cook; Neil Harrison; Anthony Negus; Afzal Shah; Faruk Choudhury; Mhairi Threlfall; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘; Mahmadur Khan; Christopher Jackson; Jeff Lovell; Lesley Alexander; William Payne; Naomi Rylatt; Mark Brain; Chris Windows; Mark Weston; Barry Clark; Michael Frost; Glenise Morgan; Clare Campion-Smith; Phil Hanby; Noreen Daniels; Claire Hiscott; Olly MEAD; Tim Leaman; Jason Budd; Gary Hopkins; Councillor Christopher Davies; ‘email@example.com‘; Hibaq Jama; Estella Tincknell; Gill Kirk; Fi Hance; Martin Fodor; Jenny Smith; Brenda Massey; Sean Beynon; Charlie Bolton; Steve Pearce; Fabian Breckels; Ron Stone; Sue Milestone; Jay Jethwa; David (Cllr.) Morris; Peter Abraham; John Goulandris; Geoffrey Gollop; Alastair Watson; Helen Holland; Timothy Kent; Mark Bailey; Sam Mongon; Tracey Morgan; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘; ‘email@example.com‘; Nick Hooper
Subject: The shit finally hits the fan Gary Hopkins – you were warned
Dear Gary, I want you to know that I have read and digested the comments that you have made in various places, your e-focus leaflets, letters circulated to residents, e-mails to BCC officials etc, but most damningly the multi-agency ASBO meetings that you personally instigated as part of your long running vendetta against my friend Ms Simmonite. It is a fact that you lied in those multi-agency meetings, and made up grossly defamatory statements about her to enable your agenda against her to be furthered. We have only recently had sight of these documents in late December 2014 via the disclosure process in the magistrates court immediately prior to the trial commencing– a disclosure process which BCC officials deliberately attempted to thwart for obvious reasons. Doubtless, you thought you could make up whatever vile shit you liked about her in those secret, ASBO meetings because none of it would ever see the light of day. However, you were wrong, and hopefully your conniving and dishonesty in attempting to destroy my friend will be your own undoing.
We are digging, hard, as we have suspected for some time that you were behind the totally unjustified HMO prosecution, in 2010 and are close to unearthing the proof behind why you began this groundless campaign of intimidation, harassment and destruction against her. Fortunately for me, I live in Bath, and have many friends in the Lib Dem movement, and I’m not afraid to go up against you. You may be a nasty bully – but Mark Curtis – heaven knows why – finally had the courage to out you for what you are – a despicable, vindictive, lying, machinating toad, who deserves to be removed from office forthwith, along with the EHOs who behaved so appallingly in conniving with you in your disgusting attempt to destroy my friend.
We are going to make sure you get your just desserts, as a liar, a deceitful nasty bully and a miss-user of public office for your personal ends. You deserve no compassion, for what you did and continue to do to her, is appalling beyond belief.
I will be attaching to a subsequent email, which you and the other councillors should receive within the next 48 hours, the un-redacted minutes of the ASBO meetings that you instigated, and it should be clear to all who read them that you have lied, and where you haven’t lied, you have grossly exaggerated in order to carry out your vendetta against Ms Simmonite. I say it again, in public, that YOU ARE A LIAR, YOU ARE DISHONEST, AND YOU ARE VINDICTIVE, AND FURTHER, YOU HAVE SERIOUSLY ABUSED YOUR PUBLIC OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR TO ATTEMPT TO DESTROY MY FRIEND IN A PERSONAL VENDETTA AGASINT HER. I am almost certain you will not sue me for libel, or slander or defamation – for this simple reason – BECAUSE IT’S TRUE – and we can prove it. If you even attempt to sue me, you will fall harder and faster than you have ever done in your life Mr Hopkins.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I HAVE DELIBERATELY PUBLISHED THIS BY E-MAILING IT TO ALL THE COUNCILLORS ON BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL, AS WELL AS ALL THE NEWSPAPERS, THE TV STATIONS AND THE RADIO STATIONS. I HEREBY CALL YOU OUT AS A LIAR, A COWARD, A BULLY, A DISHONEST PERSON WITHOUT A SHRED OF CONSCIENCE – WHILST ALL THE TIME YOU MASQUERADE AS AN HONEST UPRIGHT CITIZEN – EVEN THOUGH NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
Kind regards Philip