Jacob Williams
Carew Castle

Carew Castle

Bishops and Clerks

Bishops & Clerks

Druidston Haven

Druidston Haven

Tenby

Tenby

St Catherine's

St. Catherine’s Island, 1909

EDUCATION REVIEW

This morning's (Thurs.) extraordinary full council meeting concerning the north county secondary education review will be streamed over the internet.

The live webcast can be watched from 9am at the following link:

www.pembrokeshire.public-i.tv

Over £150k fees for Bryn’s pension fiasco
Wednesday 28th January, 2015

Over £150k fees for Bryn’s pension fiasco

My previous post revealed how former chief executive of Pembrokeshire County Council, Bryn Parry-Jones, utilised previously unspent sums from his monthly car al...


£9k fee to return Bryn’s Porsche plus an interesting funding arrangement

Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office made an important appeal decision concerning transparency and accountability around local authorities̵...


Monday 12th January, 2015

What’s afoot at the Kremlin?

What’s afoot at the Kremlin?

Share this...I was at County Hall on Friday afternoon and as twilight approached I noticed the council chamber lights were aglow. I stuck my nose in thinking I might catch IPPG members partaking in one of their non-secret secret meetings. The public gallery g... Read more →


Rewarding municipal mischief in the wild west
Wednesday 7th January, 2015

Rewarding municipal mischief in the wild west

And so the festivities are just a distant memory. Although the baubles have been neatly stowed in attics up and down the land and won’t be thought about...


The Golden DonQui Award 2014 nominees
Wednesday 24th December, 2014

The Golden DonQui Award 2014 nominees

As 2014 nears its end, let’s take a few minutes to look back on an eventful year at the Kremlin on Cleddau. The unlawful tax-dodge pension scheme was scra...


Wednesday 17th December, 2014

The Christmas council meeting

The Christmas council meeting

Last Thursday’s meeting of full council had a few festive treats for council-watchers, and in this bumper blogpost (it has been a while since I last posted, after all) I run through some of the highlights. If you want to see the webcast for the meeting ... Read more →


When Porsche comes to shove
Wednesday 3rd December, 2014

When Porsche comes to shove

A topic that’s been on Pembrokeshire people’s lips for nine months has been given the national mainstream media treatment this week: Bryn Parry-Jone...


Friday 28th November, 2014

The power of incumbency

The power of incumbency

One of the strong elements of local government – at least in Pembrokeshire – is the influence unelected officers have over proposals submitted by councillors. They don’t have a vote, the ability to debate or the technical ability to veto, but... Read more →


Saturday 8th November, 2014

Minder

Minder

As the dust settles on the chief executive’s protracted departure, many questions remain. One is how the package Bryn Parry-Jones eventually fled the authority for was different to the one which 29 councillors pushed through the council chamber on 16th O... Read more →


Legal challenge in pipeline to halt revised CEO pay-off

UPDATE: The court injunction to prevent the revised pay-off from going ahead has failed. The papers were formally lodged at the eleventh hour by Cllr. Paul Mill...