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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Calling Coleridge

Time to introduce another councillor for inspection....

Step up Councillor Tim Coleridge. Tim is an all round good egg.
Noted for opposing the abomination that was Danny Boys Moylan's
hideous plan for Sloane Square...Pooter delayed
his mayoralty for a year, as punishment.

CLLR COLERIDGE


Popular Mayor

32 comments:

  1. I think he is well regarded and liked

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  2. without being a snob but a gent on the Conservative side: and they are few and far between.

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  3. Councillor Coleridge shows an ability to listen to residents and take on board their views. Has integrity, unlike many of his peers.

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  4. Local stakeholders would largely agree that Councillor Coleridge has acted in a thoroughly decent way with regards listening and responding to the needs of the Lancaster West community. He deserves much credit for doing so.

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  5. Local stakeholders would largely agree that Councillor Coleridge has acted in a thoroughly decent way with regards listening and responding to the needs of the Lancaster West community. He deserves much credit for doing so.

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  6. Cllr Coleridge is a decent person, a true gentleman who has integrity and works for the residents he represents, which is more than can be said for pewker and his mob.

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  7. So far it seems Coleridge is getting a strong endorsement compared to the proceeding two...Betty and Warwick

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  8. Coleridge is streets ahead in terms of values and ethics than the likes of Betty, Warwick, Rock and the rest. He, actually, chooses to listen to residents and respond to their needs.......

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  9. Agree with all but not leadership material. Very sad because he is such a decent person.

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  10. He could not be any worse than Cockell.
    I think, with guidance, he would fit the bill

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  11. That is probably one of his weaknesses, Anon 20:49. He is a very pleasant person and a real gentleman (unlike we all know who)but not great at taking guidance and not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    But unlike our friend he would not stay on well past his sell by date just beacause he needs the money, because of course he does not need the money. But the question remains does he have the leadership skills and the intellectual capacity, probably not.

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  12. Cllr Coleridge deserves a chance as leader, it would be a revelation to see what someone who actually cares about residents can do in this Borough.

    MAYBE even bring back some honesty.

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  13. HornetsNest said...

    The Dame never intended her little 'series' as a means to assess who could replace Pootin.The question probably won't arise: Pootin has warned those circling him he will crush any attempt to fiddle with his timetable. How uncanny the likeness to Putin!
    Let's look at Tim C. A feature that distinguishes this Council is the aroma of corruption: nothing so extraordinary about that;it's the result of a Leader who refuses tolerate any criticism and uses money(SRAs) and jobs to protect his own position. These are not leadership skills: they are things quite different.What it leads to-and it has, is a 'succession vacuum.'
    So let us not write off Coleridge as Leader...The Dame suspects that when given responsibility he will acquit himself excellently and be a force that can bring rapprochment to a council divided and purposeless.

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  14. I completely agree Dear Dame.

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  15. Dearest Dame. We love you and admire you for all you have done in the name of the Sacred Borough. We do not wish to cause you the slightest offence for you are greatly revered and respected. But may we suggest in admonishing us on speculating about the succession to our Blessed Leader you are being just a little sanctimonious. Our great Conservative Councillors as they sit in their member’s room calculating their special responsibility allowances, graciously bestowed upon them by Blessed Leader, talk about little else other than how Blessed Leader can be helped on his way to a better place, where all Blessed Leaders (or most of them) have gone before him.

    Dear Dame, abandoning the silly language, something like 90 per cent of the Council and a lot of the senior officers just can’t wait for this to happen. You have to admire his thick skin even if you don’t admire anything else about him.

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  16. Dearest Dame. We love you and admire you for all you have done in the name of the Sacred Borough. We do not wish to cause you the slightest offence for you are greatly revered and respected. But may we suggest in admonishing us on speculating about the succession to our Blessed Leader you are being just a little sanctimonious. Our great Conservative Councillors as they sit in their member’s room calculating their special responsibility allowances, graciously bestowed upon them by Blessed Leader, talk about little else other than how Blessed Leader can be helped on his way to a better place, where all Blessed Leaders (or most of them) have gone before him.

    Dear Dame, abandoning the silly language, something like 90 per cent of the Council and a lot of the senior officers just can’t wait for this to happen. You have to admire his thick skin even if you don’t admire anything else about him.

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  17. Tim Colleridge wants the job badly. And he has plenty of experience of the council and has served in several Cabinet posts. And he has lived in the Borough for many years.

    He is also one of the few who "listens" to residents and has made his views known on at least one occasion (Sloane Square) when he did not tow the party line.

    But no one seems to know what he stands for. Just one of those terribly nice blokes. This is not how Leaders are supposed to behave. And he never took a stand on anything as a Member of the Standards Committee - he just did his best (which was very good) to smooth feathers. The Standards arena is a great opportunity to be forthright and take a position about what is "right" Colleridge seems to be incapable of this. A fair weather person

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  18. If he wants the job so badly he should challenge the incumbent Cllr Cockell. But this is not Tims style. It would ruffle feathers. And he just wants to please everybody.

    Point is that if he does not hurry up the train will leave the station and Cllr Cockell will put in the acolyte that he is training up. (pretty boy Rock)

    It seems pretty clear that Collleridge is spineless. Not what K&C needs at the current moment

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  19. The Leadership style of "nice guys" is to build a team, delegate and share the work. It's steady state stuff.

    But officers have always found Tim difficult to work with. He gets muddled and is not clear in his directions. And the Mayor is supposed to share Mayoral duties with the Deputy Mayor. In his year as Mayor he hogged everything. The Deputy never got a look in.

    The nuts and bolts don't seem to work. And "steady state" is not what Hornton Street needs. Its root and branch reform that is required.

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  20. Yes Owl. And the other Tim is getting to the stage that he is too old to be a 'new young leader'. If he sits on his hands much longer Ahern will have missed the boat. In fact he probably has already.

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  21. Successful Local Govt Leaders are nasty. Its just an empirical observation.

    Tim does not fit the bill

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  22. When Tim spoke at the main council meeting against Sloane Square it nearly killed him. The one time in his life that he got psyched up to take a stand on anything.

    And he got the shock of his life. He did not figure out that Cllr Cockell would punish him by taking away the Mayor's job which he understood was to be his.

    A lesson to the rat pack and a bruising for nice Tim. He never poked his head above the parapet again

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  23. At least he poked his head above the parapet once, 23.52

    Give the man credit for that

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  24. Rock as Leader would be a disaster for the Borough. If it came to Rock versus Coleridge, the latter would be infinitely preferable.
    The Rock is an unqualified poser who disrespects residents.

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  25. Long Suffering Officer29 February 2012 at 09:21

    We like him.

    Courteous and respectful, has a good idea of his brief. Notice also he treats the opposition decently which is always a good measure.

    Not sure he could lead the council as he lacks that killer instinct but then again do we need another Cockell?

    ....like a hole in the head.

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  26. Apart from Sloane Square, Tim has never, in his whole life, taken a stand against anything in public or in private. Very polished fellow but also very shallow. He would have been a great client relationship guy in his father's Lloyds Members Agent

    Not Leadership stuff

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  27. That well known thug Cllr Moylan gets things done. Focused, energetic and determined. This is the stuff of Leadership.

    The huge downside is his wild side and terrible lapses of judgement such as Sloane Square, Exhibition Road, et al

    However a strong 2012 Committee of Conservative BAckbenchers to keep the rogue in check might be the answer for K&C

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  28. There is one distant memory of Cllr Coleridge chairing a Council Meeting and telling the dreadful disgraced ex Cllr Phelps to shut up during one his bullying and rude outbursts against a fellow member (Cllr Moylan)

    Friends were quite startled by the rare sight of a "Coleridge moment". Like a deeply paralyzed limb, very occasionally there is a twitch

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  29. Moylan is indeed a thug and a bully. Fit to lead nothing. Disgrace!

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  30. Moylan as leader.....is this a perverted joke?

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  31. Councillor Coleridge has actually taken time to try and understand some of the problems facing residents in the North of the Borough. Moylan, on the other hand, treats North Kensington and it's Labour Councillors and local residents with total contempt.

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  32. A very decent, well liked and
    respected human being as Leader!!
    There could not be a bigger change at the top. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm fresh air coming up???

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