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Thursday 25th February, 2021

Running gag

Running gag

When Pembrokeshire County Council’s chief executive, Ian Westley, unexpectedly left the authority last year he did so with a £95k pay-off secured through a secret deal. The statutory auditors are now “currently examining the circumstances that led... Read more →


Don’t tell him, Pike!
Sunday 14th February, 2021

Don’t tell him, Pike!

Bitter disappointment for the anoraks hoping to sit down with a cup of tea to watch the archived video of Monday afternoon’s outing of Pembrokeshire Count...


Auditor probes Westley deal
Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Auditor probes Westley deal

It’s not often that a meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council’s snoozy corporate overview and scrutiny committee is the authority’s most hotly...


Thursday 24th December, 2020

Tweeting turkeys

Tweeting turkeys

When Bryn Parry-Jones hastily departed Pembrokeshire County Council as chief executive in 2014, he not only bypassed gross misconduct proceedings but scarpered through the back door with a barrowload of nearly £300k. Not a peep has been heard from him since. ... Read more →


Sunday 6th September, 2020

Trouble at the top

Trouble at the top

The revelation that Pembrokeshire County Council’s chief executive, Ian Westley, is leaving the authority caused great surprise this week. I’ve been asked many questions on this bombshell over the past few days – correspondence including thre... Read more →


Lockdown life
Tuesday 31st March, 2020

Lockdown life

As we all try our best to get used to lockdown life, there are no end of news stories doing the rounds, and for many, no end of spare time in which to read them...


Gatecrashing Farmer Glyn’s gig
Saturday 29th February, 2020

Gatecrashing Farmer Glyn’s gig

Among the chairman’s announcements at Thursday’s full meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council, Cllr. Simon Hancock paid tribute to Folly Farm’...


Grants probe postponed
Thursday 30th January, 2020

Grants probe postponed

Several people have been asking me what’s happening with Pembrokeshire County Council’s audit committee’s grants probe. This is the one that&#...


Tuesday 31st December, 2019

Hits of the decade

Hits of the decade

As we come to the close of yet another year and indeed this century’s second decade, I thought it was opportune to look back over some of this blog’s most popular hits. Started in June 2012 – the month after I was first elected to Pembrokeshi... Read more →


Saturday 30th November, 2019

One for the road

One for the road

There were nine candidates in the Hundleton by-election earlier this month, but it wasn’t the victor’s vote tally everyone was talking about. Pembroke pub landlord Jonathan Nutting, who had already served as a Pembrokeshire county councillor nearby... Read more →