‘No confidence’ motions dominate Full Council agenda for next week

NEXT week’s Full Council meeting is shaping up to be an interesting event with no fewer than 20 motions of no confidence in three council officials.

Fourteen Notices of Motion relating to the council having ‘no confidence’ in chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones have been submitted by opposition councillors including Cllrs Bob Kilmister, Pat Davies, Jacob Williams, Viv Stoddart and David Bryan.

The notices have been submitted after a previous attempt to debate the possible suspension of Mr Parry-Jones while controversial pension arrangements are investigated by Gloucestershire police was curtailed at a recent extraordinary meeting.

There are also five Notices of Motion referring to ‘no confidence’ in Pembrokeshire County Council’s monitoring officer Laurence Harding following his involvement in passing newspaper articles in which some councillors had criticised the chief executive to an authority QC.

Cllr Mike Stoddart has also submitted a notice of no confidence in cabinet member for economy, tourism and communities Cllr David Pugh.

At the meeting on Thursday, March 6, which is open to the public, a number of questions will also be put to the ruling IPG group relating to the cost of legal advice provided by Timothy Kerr QC, whether any costs can be attributed to supporting the higher earner new pension arrangements and who put the discussion of pension arrangements on the agenda when it was discussed in September 2011?

Thursday’s meeting begins at 10am. The agenda papers are available by clicking here. The meeting will also be broadcast live over the internet here.

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11:01am Fri 28 Feb 14

seaveiw says...

Hope this meeting goes to plan, at last it is beginning to look as if democracry may win. I still think the P.C.C. as a whole should be investigated over other unresolved issues.
Hope this meeting goes to plan, at last it is beginning to look as if democracry may win. I still think the P.C.C. as a whole should be investigated over other unresolved issues. seaveiw
  • Score: 18

11:24am Fri 28 Feb 14

Pembsfan says...

Let's hope that the farce that occurred at the last meeting doesn't get repeated and that finally PCC officials will begin to understand that they are accountable to the people. Thank goodness for The Pembrokeshire Herald's campaign to highlight the corruption within the county council.
Let's hope that the farce that occurred at the last meeting doesn't get repeated and that finally PCC officials will begin to understand that they are accountable to the people. Thank goodness for The Pembrokeshire Herald's campaign to highlight the corruption within the county council. Pembsfan
  • Score: 16

11:29am Fri 28 Feb 14

hardcheese says...

If this doesn't go to plan and the Chief Executive Bryn Parry-Jones gets away with it then we will have to think of demonstrations. It is up to the councillors to make sure they vote to get rid of BPJ. Just remember you councillors, the people of Pembrokeshire voted you in so that you could represent us we don't want BPJ leading our council, he has no respect for the people of Pembrokeshire. HE MUST GO !!!!
If this doesn't go to plan and the Chief Executive Bryn Parry-Jones gets away with it then we will have to think of demonstrations. It is up to the councillors to make sure they vote to get rid of BPJ. Just remember you councillors, the people of Pembrokeshire voted you in so that you could represent us we don't want BPJ leading our council, he has no respect for the people of Pembrokeshire. HE MUST GO !!!! hardcheese
  • Score: 23

8:37pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Justiceforall says...

Demonstrations and people power outside the Kremlin may be the only way to rid the county of what we do not need, or more important, do not want or want.
Demonstrations and people power outside the Kremlin may be the only way to rid the county of what we do not need, or more important, do not want or want. Justiceforall
  • Score: 9

11:02am Tue 4 Mar 14

Indeview J Hudson says...

I see from the Council's organisation chart that Code of conduct, probity and ethical governance are responsibilities of the Council's Monitoring Officer.

What more can be said?

Legal Advice and litigation, with the authority to defend or prosecute the Council's legal position falls within the remit of the Head of Legal and Committee Services.
I see from the Council's organisation chart that Code of conduct, probity and ethical governance are responsibilities of the Council's Monitoring Officer. What more can be said? Legal Advice and litigation, with the authority to defend or prosecute the Council's legal position falls within the remit of the Head of Legal and Committee Services. Indeview J Hudson
  • Score: 3

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