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Monday 19th February, 2018

Anything to declare?

Anything to declare?

My previous blogpost sets out why Pembrokeshire County Council’s chief executive is now duty-bound to declare the authority’s Pembroke St. Mary North electoral division vacant. This is because the ward’s previously-elected councillor, Dai Bos... Read more →


Wednesday 14th February, 2018

TIMED-OUT COUNTY COUNCILLOR LOSES SEAT

TIMED-OUT COUNTY COUNCILLOR LOSES SEAT

• PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCILLOR RELINQUISHES SEAT

• FAILS TO ATTEND SINGLE COUNCIL MEETING IN SIX MONTHS

• BY-ELECTION LOOMS FOR PEMBROKE ST. MARY NORTH

• BUT LEGAL BLUNDER CREATES INTERESTING TWIST…

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Sunday 28th January, 2018

Blue-sky thinking

Blue-sky thinking

Quite a few of you were interested by last month’s Western Telegraph story on Bluestone’s board of directors approving the formation of an employee benefit trust. In what we’re told is the “first scheme of its kind in the UK leisure ind... Read more →


Tuesday 19th December, 2017

Turkey shoot

Turkey shoot

Crisp and tender. That’s surely how Cllr. Jamie Adams felt on his drive home from Thursday’s full council meeting. Ousted as Pembrokeshire County Council’s leader following his ‘independent’ party’s ballot box drubbing at th... Read more →


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 →