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Thursday, 13 February 2014

THE INANITIES OF POOTER COCKELL!


When Pooter is found out for being silly or not telling the 

truth he become very sulky and petulant as this

interesting exchange demonstrates.

How he managed to cling on the leadership of RBK&C 

for so long is one of the great mysteries of the world.

Here Pooter implies to Mr Barker-Main that he had no 

involvement in the commissioning of the old bits of girder 

surplus to the school's building programme....
GORMLESS AND GORMLEY
















Dear Cllr Cockell,

Is a report (from 

Hornet's Nest) that 

K&C paid close on 

£200,000 to have a 

Gormley mast added to 

HP School correct? 

If so, how can this be justified, please?

Dear Mr Barker-Main,

Holland Park School is an Academy and therefore 


entirely independent of the Council. 

I suggest that you ask them about the sculpture.

Regards,

(Sir)Merrick Cockell


Mr Barker-Main wrote again to the useless Pooter...

Dear Cllr Cockell,

Thank you for your suggestion.

However, as the piece alleges - correctly or incorrectly - 


that a considerable sum of “taxpayers’" money was used 

to fund a sculpture, that is why I asked you, not the 

school. As a taxpayer, I - not unreasonably - wish to 

understand whether the Council sanctioned such 

expenditure or not and, if so, how much was paid.

If you are unable to confirm or deny the allegation, can 

you please advise me which of your Council colleagues 

is in a position to do so?

Kind regards

Keith Barker-Main

Dear Mr Barker-Main

I have no idea whether taxpayer money was spent but 


the point is that the school is accountable and that is 

why you need to approach them. Academies are as 

independent of local authorities as the private sector and 

the government (past and present) planned it that way.

Regards,

(Sir)Merrick Cockell

Pooter is either a liar or has a failing memory...

This is what his council have said about funding in 
response to an FOI......


"Could you also provide me with details of the funding for its purchase and who is providing the finance for this sculpture?" -

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is contributing £100,000 for the purchase of the sculpture through section 106 funds (section 106 is a planning requirement), and Holland Park School the rest. Should the sculpture be sold at some future date, RBKC would receive a pro-rata share of the purchase price. RBKC is also meeting the related costs of £8,720 quoted above, again from S106 funds.
"Who will be the owner of this sculpture?" Holland Park School -  but  should the sculpture be sold in the future the school will have to reimburse the Council's purchase and installation costs.
"Who commissioned this sculpture and how was its commissioning and purchase approved and by whom?"  - The joint Commissioners are The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Holland Park School.







10 comments:

  1. At least Pooter didn't suggest a statue of himself atop the school!

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  2. Cockell is pure embarrassment

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  3. Cockell is a skillful political operator. He held on to power by giving out jobs and bribing Councillors with SRA's (K&C ran up the highest SRA's in the country). That,s how he controlled the system by buying loyalty. And those who did not toe the line (eg Cllr Freeman, Cllr Borwick) were banished. Even Cllr Coleridge was punished by taking away the promised post of Mayor because he was rash enough to oppose the Sloane Square proposals. Don,t write Pooter off yet.

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    1. But there were skeletons too. Those fortunate enough to know (eg Cllr Phelps) secured their position and influence by keeping their secrets

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    2. And remember the Mason's network. Pooter is a Master. And he knew how to work the gay mafia in Hornton Street too.

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    3. Cllr Cockell cannot be a Master Mason. One is required to declare Masonic membership on one's register of interests. It is now a criminal offence not to. He does not declare this on his register, so he can't be one. And by the way, no one at K+C is a Mason because no one has declared it. So there!

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    4. Thank you for making this clear, 22.20. It is welcome news.

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    5. The Dame's Reporter14 February 2014 at 07:13

      I will investigate

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    6. Maybe all the councillor masons at the Town Hall are criminally refusing the declare that fact. (PS. I don't mean Labour councillor Pat Mason!)

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  4. Dear Cllr Cockell,

    Thank you for your suggestion.

    However, as the piece alleges - correctly or incorrectly - that a considerable sum of “taxpayers’" money was used to fund a sculpture, that is why I asked you, not the school. As a taxpayer, I - not unreasonably - wish to understand whether the Council sanctioned such expenditure or not and, if so, how much was paid.
    If you are unable to confirm or deny the allegation, can you please advise me which of your Council colleagues is in a position to do so?

    Kind regards

    Keith Barker-Main

    Dear Mr Barker-Main

    I have no idea whether taxpayer money was spent but the point is that the school is accountable and that is why you need to approach them. Academies are as independent of local authorities as the private sector and the government (past and present) planned it that way.

    Regards,
    Merrick Cockell

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