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Thursday, 19 March 2015

IN SELF PRAISE OF CLLR SPALDING

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An annoying councillor for Earl's Court is Cllr Spalding. 
Once he stood as an Inde and accused the Conservatives of not listening to residents.  After a 'talking to' by his Philbeach Gardens neighbour, Sir Pooter Cockell(and a promise of a safe seat)he recanted and turned Tory.


Members of the Earl's Court Society have been regaling the Dame with tales of the pompous ass.
In particular, his report tonight of all his achivements........
Pity he omitted to mention his other bit of HYPOCRISY






"Hasn’t Malcolm been a busy bee?

The Chairman’s report of the Earl’s Court Society, an organisation that purports to be a non-political community grouping of local residents associations, appears to be more a litany of what he has done as a Councillor and not as a chair.  
In other organisations/companies, the norm is that a Chair’s report includes a report-back on the activities of the Society and its sub-groups, over the previous year—is this a Spalding takeover?

Before the May 2014 elections, he said that he would stand down as chair, now he is not aiming to retire until 2016.

Signed by a member of the Malcolm Spalding Appreciation Society."



The EARL'S COURT SOCIETY
CHAIRMAN'S ANNUAL REPORT                      AGM  Thursday 19th March 2015

Since the last AGM on 27th February 2014 I have attended:

      Five full Council meetings – as your newly elected Councillor
      Fourteen Planning Committees
      Four Adult Social Care & Health scrutiny
      Two Public Realm scrutiny
      Four Licensing hearings
      Two Learning Work & Business group meetings
      The Appointment committee for Chief Executive Nicholas Holgate
      Mayor's Awards ceremony and Mayor's annual party 
      Eight meetings of the ECS Planning Group
      Four meetings of the ECS Executive Council

With CapCo, chaired by Ken Courtenay and Anette Simpson, the launch and subsequent six meetings of the ECS Neighbours Group which deals with party wall, structural surveys, property maintenance,and any damage & nuisance to direct neighbouring properties. The EC redevelopment will be a major issue for us for the next four years. Demolition started in December.

ECCT Earls Courtiers  Performances of “Twelfth Night” at Barkston Gardens and “Childhood Memories” at St Cuthbert's funded by CLLL on 8 November.  Performance of “Under Milkwood” ECCT at St Cuthbert's 5 December.  Community Carol Service at St Cuthbert's 13 December

RBKC Civic Service in June and Remembrance day ceremony and church service 9 November
Solidarity Sports fundraiser event. ECS annual summer party with the Mayor at ECO with the Routemaster cavalcade managed by the HTTG and WLLG.

Attendance at various RA AGMs (Earl's Court Square, Earl's Court Village, Philbeach Gardens, K&C Chamber of Commerce) 

Other local issues dealt with include:

      Sale of the Philbeach Garden  (Committee EGM, AGM, sub-committee and meeting with chair Carola Hickling and leader of the Council)
      Water presssure in Earl's Court Square
      Rats due to TfL station works over Christmas
      Demolition of bridge 19 over Christmas
      Potential for demolition HGVs etc using Penywern Road as a short cut
      Maintaining the St Cuthbert's Church garden (Four sessions)
      Thames Water Consultation on Counters Creek sewer flood relief tunnel
      Save the Odeon Cinema
      Consultation on West Cromwell Road planting
      Street waste dumping, Road safety, planning issues, phone boxes
      Potential for a new farmers' market at Hogarth Road or St Cuthberts'

I have been appointed Trustee of the Earl's Court Charity and the Westway Trust.  Friedererike Maeda, Ann Kutek and Cllr Fenella Aouane were co-opted onto the Executive Council.
Congratulations for Mayor's awards to Jennifer Ware and Toby Brown, and many thanks to Hilary Temple, who is retiring, for an excellent job as founder Member and Treasurer of the Society.

Malcolm Spalding
Chairman
The EARL'S COURT SOCIETY

RBKC Gold Standard Society

32 comments:

  1. Readers should not be surprised. Anything that is touched by disgraced ex Leader Cllr Cockle is toxic.

    Cllr Spalding is no exception. He exhibits all that is horrible in self serving, self important, self loving Councillor puffers. In spades

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    1. Cllr Spalding loves to self project. He is addicted.

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    3. Small mind in a small brain. Shrouded by a big ego.

      Pompous twit

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    4. Fly On The Wall19 March 2015 at 21:42

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    5. Would the Dame please arrange for a check of the Councillor's computer?

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  2. It is amazing how Councillors like Spalding take their residents for granted and consider them all to be idiots. He does not try at all to conceal his vanity and shallow interest in anything except himself.

    Pathetic really.

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  3. Anything for a stage. Eeny, meeny, miny moe. Catch a Spalding by the toe.

    Could be Pooter spouting

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  4. Cllr Spalding is a new boy trying to find his way. Only elected to K&C Council last year. Still needs to understand the nature and meaning of "public service".

    A trustee of the Westway Trust - very worrying indeed.

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  5. Rather surprising that this puffed up Councillor lists himself as a "College Principal". Must be a strange sort of establishment to tolerate the leadership characteristics exhibited at the Earls Court Society.

    Even stranger (and I have never seen this before) he lists his assets to include Lloyds Bank Account, a Halifax Saver and an HSBC ISA plus eleven more such assets.

    Clearly our Principal is a beginner.

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    1. The Dame's Investigator20 March 2015 at 09:05

      No doubt the rodent also has six cans of soup, seven eggs, two jars of jam and a leg of lamb in his larder. Declarations like this ALWAYS mean that he is hiding something

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    2. North Kensington Resident20 March 2015 at 13:31

      Cracking

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  6. Malcolm needs time. He will come through. He is desperate to be noticed and then he will want to be loved. Similar set of problems to the other buffoon on the Tory backbenches - Cllr Palmer

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  7. Perhaps the fact that Pooter's protege Spalding has recently become a Westway trustee explains the monumental mess it's making of its proposed improvement programme. It's quite extraordinary. North Kensington is in uproar.

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  8. Spalding et al do very little for the residents of Earls Court, they do a lot for themselves, their meetings with residents in local hotels is meant to make them 'accessible' in fact its embarrassing.They sit on committees where they will not have to challenge anything. The ONLY active Councillor is Linda Wade, she works hard for all residents not just the chosen ones. She was instrumental in ensuring local people understood exactly what Capco were up to and was then criticised by 'local representatives' for even trying to question them " the deal had been done". Spalding did nothing in relation to Philbeach Gardens he puffed around the meeting, chest out as usual pretending to be important. It was residents who solved the Philbeach Gardens issue by buying it. As for his role with the Westway Trust he shall fit in nicely.

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    1. Sludge always ends up in the same place

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    2. You mean shit, surely!

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  9. Who the monkeys uncle is this man? Why is he a Westway Trustee? Damn right North Ken is in uproar, we're being demolished and socially cleansed by faceless men in suits and people who take £50k bribes from over privileged twerps.

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  10. Linda Wade is wonderful. Former councillor Read's wife is to run in Stanley to replace Cockell.

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    1. Abingdon Resident20 March 2015 at 08:40

      This is bad news. Mr Read will no doubt try for Abingdon Ward to replace Cllr Borwick. I will resist this with all my might. Read is not worthy to be a Councillor.

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    2. Is Read married? Good grief.

      Is 22.25 certain of the facts? This is an Earls Court seat! For heavens sake

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    3. It is not only Abingdon Resident who will be opposing ex Cllr Read as a candidate for the soon to be vacant seat in Abingdon Ward. The Dame will give wide publicity to any such travesty and the Hornets will be buzzing

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  11. I currently despair about my 17 year old who is living a life of "me, me, me". Not at all like the rest of his family. I hope that as he grows older and matures he will become more inclusive and caring, like the most of us.

    But when I read stories like this about College Principal Cllr Spalding, setting an example to young people, it all seems hopeless again

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    2. Follower of Phelps20 March 2015 at 12:16

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    3. Lord Kensington20 March 2015 at 13:38

      Right on, Sir!!

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  12. Follower of Phelps20 March 2015 at 14:37

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  13. What a plonker this guy Spalding is

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  14. The Dame, though vastly amused by the comments she deleted, is concerned that she might be in receipt of a writ.....

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    1. Kill joy Dame. Who would have thought that you too are prepared to deny your readers the truth

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  15. The Hornets do not seem to like Mr Spalding. Not at all.

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  16. Cllr Spalding has been monstered by the Hornets. This is a reflection of what members of the Earls Court Society are saying about their erstwhile Chairman. Conservative Association members are non too happy either.

    Cllr Paget-Brown needs to sharpen up his act and get the new Councillor recruitment process into shape. The process was abused by disgraced ex Leader Cllr Cockle who tapped too many of his friends and acquaintances on the shoulder to join the poodle club. And then the absurd experiment of using the conflicted Headhunters Tribal to find candidates. I ask you.

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