Jacob Williams

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Wednesday 22nd November, 2017

Millions down the drain

Millions down the drain

Cherries may be out of season as we approach Christmas but the following concerns a costly punt, not punnet. This is Pembrokeshire County Council’s large Cherry Grove office complex, which has so far swallowed up £3m of your hard-earned cash – and... Read more →


Draft dodgers
Tuesday 31st October, 2017

Draft dodgers

Local government law requires the committee appointments of us councillors who aren’t affiliated to any political group to be made by full council. The un...


Saturday 30th September, 2017

A senior moment

A senior moment

I was interested to read last week’s complaint Mid Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries sent to the civil service chief executive concerning a government official’s conduct. Sir David Norgrove, chairman of the UK Statistics Authority, had written a press... Read more →


Memorandum of underhand things?
Thursday 31st August, 2017

Memorandum of underhand things?

The ‘future’ plans for post-16 education provision in Pembrokeshire go back at least five years, deep into the Bryn Parry-Jones era. A lack of polit...


Margot against the flow
Monday 10th July, 2017

Margot against the flow

Seven of the nineteen newly-elected Pembrokeshire county councillors in May’s poll are independent, and of those, only Margot Bateman OBE joined the forme...


Monday 5th June, 2017

Why so shy, Dai?

Why so shy, Dai?

Residents of Pembroke’s St. Mary North ward will find out in the next few weeks if they’re to face a county council by-election. The prospect has arisen because, in a bizarre twist, the newly-elected Conservative candidate in last month’s gen... Read more →


Tuesday 23rd May, 2017

Winners and losers

Winners and losers

The 2017 Pembrokeshire County Council election has seen nineteen new councillors returned and some big changes to the chamber’s political composition. Share this... Council leader of the 2012-2017 term, Cllr. Jamie Adams, eventually conceded defeat to hi... Read more →


How dairy!
Monday 15th May, 2017

How dairy!

The depths to which Jamie Adams will stoop are infamous. It would seem that nothing’s off-limits. As leader of Pembrokeshire County Council he’s bee...


JAMIE’S SCRABBLE FOR POWER REACHES DESPERATION

• LOW TURNOUT AT JAMIE ADAMS’ LEADERSHIP PITCH MEETING • IN DESPERATION HE REACHES OUT TO ALL NEW COUNCILLORS BY EMAIL – SEE BELOW • LABOUR PA...


Monday 24th April, 2017

Election observations

Election observations

The close of nominations for the 2017 Pembrokeshire County Council elections earlier this month was somewhat underwhelming. The revelation of who was standing, where, and the thirteen councillors returned to the council unopposed must have been pretty deflatin... Read more →