Death Certificate – Inappropriate Covid Claim

Last week a lovely lady of 81 years passed away after being in Wakefield hospital for three days. Her family was shocked to receive a death certificate that stated cause of death as “Covid 19 Pneumonia.”

The reason for the shock was understandable as the lady had advanced terminal lung cancer, had undergone thirteen doses of chemotherapy and had also suffered a heart attack while in hospital.

There is clearly a Government policy to push the “Covid death” numbers up with no respect for the lady or her family. Such practise brings countless “Covid deaths” into question.

How low will the Government sink before they do a U-Turn and start to treat such ladies and their families with the respect they deserve?

Posted in Covid 19

Pocklington Town Council Councillors Rubbish Tories

I would like to thank Barry Stockdale for drawing my attention to a mistake in Pocklington Residents Vote Against Conservative Councillors.

Mr Stockdale has informed me that the voting was not switched off to the Facebook post I quoted, which was made by him. I would like to apologise to Barry for my mistake.

ERYC Conservative Councillor Kay West

Yesterday afternoon Barry confirmed that not only was the voting not turned off but that the vote had turned even worse for the Tories from the previously quoted 89 to 1.

I can confirm that the latest score is that Pocklington residents have voted 102 to 1 against their three Conservative East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) Councillors when asked:

“Do you think our three Ward Councillors communicate, lead and engage with their community”

Pocklington Town Council (PTC)

I take my hat off to PTC Mayor Dean Hodgson

and his fellow PTC Councillor Martin Cooper

who both voted against the Conservative Councillors.

Perhaps we will now see Dean and Martin communicate, lead and engage with their community by informing Pocklington residents that they have turned a blind eye to the unlawful Pocklington CCTV system that the PTC operate.

Full Sutton And Skirpenbeck Parish Council (FSSPC)

I also take my hat off to Sarah Davies, Chair of FSSPC

who also voted against the Conservative Councillors.

Perhaps we will now see Sarah communicate, lead and engage with her community by informing Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck residents that, along with ERYC Wolds Weighton Conservative Ward Councillor Leo Hammond, she mislead residents regards the Stamford Bridge Boundary Change.

What a tangled web local politics in Pocklington appears to be. Perhaps a Zoom group hug should be scheduled?

Posted in Conservative, Pocklington

Pocklington Residents Vote Against Conservative Councillors

Pocklington residents have voted 89 to 1 against their three Conservative East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) Councillors.

ERYC Conservative Councillor Kay West

On the Pocklington Town Facebook page that is run by Pocklington Town Council (PTC) Mayor Dean Hodgson a resident asked:

“Do you think our three Ward Councillors communicate, lead and engage with their community”

When the voting got to 89 answering No and only 1 person saying yes our Dean prevented any further voting.

Could this be that two of the three Ward Councillors (can anyone name them?) were PTC Councillors with Mr Hodgson up to last May or perhaps all three are former Mayors?

Better watch out for a full pot in Pocklington!

Posted in Conservative

“Winter Welcome”

The following is reproduced by kind permission of North Yorks Enquirer.

A Letter to the Editor from motorhomer and lifelong Whitby enthusiast TOM PEIL, of Preston, who does not intend to be deterred by the SBC Labour Leader’s small-minded ‘cold shoulder’ – to the Whitby Abbey Aire proposal, to motorhomers – and, by no means least, Whitby businesses.

Dear Sir,

I have followed with great interest your reportage concerning the proposal to establish a motorhome Aire at Whitby Abbey throughout the winter months. (I have a vested interest because I am a motorhomer myself, and I’ve been a lifelong fan of the Yorkshire coast, where I have enjoyed many memorable nights and spent a small fortune) and also because of having served a part of my military career in North Yorkshire, giving me many fond memories of both people and place.

I must say that I fully expected the proposal by Andy Strangeway, especially given the support of a former Council cabinet member (Sandra Turner), the SBC Conservatives, the Whitby Town Council, the Whitby East Side Traders’ Association, the Whitby East Side Community Centre and (last but not least) local political commentator Nigel Ward of the North Yorks Enquirer, to have been welcomed by Scarborough Borough Council as a sure-fire and much needed boost to post-Covid winter trade.

Coming as it does in the wake of an interrupted summer season, I was not surprised that the Whitby Abbey Aire proposal was enthusiastically supported by every shopkeeper and hospitality provider I spoke to when I visited the Yorkshire Coast again recently.

However, I learn from Andy Strangeway that the Borough Council is concealing documentation concerning the proposal, which appears to have been side-lined without being set before the Councillors and is now generally considered a dead duck.

Worse, I learn that the real reason for the Council ignoring the proposal is nothing less than the petty attitude of certain Councillors who refuse to acknowledge the merit of the proposal on principle, to avoid bestowing any credit on Andy Strangeway or Nigel Ward because of their frequent exposure of bad practice within the Council.

Having studied Andy Strangeway’s website regarding parking restrictions, in
particular with regard to overnight parking, he states that motorhomers who stop over in Whitby to sight-see, shop, drink and dine will not be subjected to fines, for the simple reason that the Council’s paperwork does not authorise it.

I hope to receive a warm welcome when I (and, I hope, scores like me) hope to turn up in Whitby this winter – Covid restrictions permitting.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Peil


Posted in Parking

Town Council Admits Industrial Scale Data Breach

Market Weighton Town Council (MWTC) has admitted to a data breach on an industrial scale.

In response to intervention by ICO to fulfil my Freedom of Information request for a copy of the “Town Council Dog Order” MWTC has claimed:

“All Market Weighton Town Council and its predecessor Market Weighton and Arras Parish Council records dating back to circa 1911 are held in an unindexed paper format in multiple locations.

We believe that the cost of locating, assessing whether the information is held, retrieving and extracting the information in order to respond to your request would exceed the threshold of £450 as defined by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. As a result, we are refusing your request under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A full refusal notice is appended to this letter”

Data Principles

To hold Data in “an unindexed paper format” is in breach of Data Principles.

Reported To ICO

I have reported MWTC to ICO for what is clearly an industrial scale Data breach.

Internal Review

As the reason for not being able to address my FOI request is the fact that they are storing Data in breach of Data Principles I have requested MWTC undertake an internal review of their response.

Posted in Market Weighton

Driffield Town Council Leak Residents Data

Driffield residents will be shocked to learn that their Town Council has leaked a significant amount of their Data.  Yet despite been informed of the leak on 13 August they have failed to correct the failure or inform residents of the leak for two months.

Note The Two Redactions

I had requested my Data via a Subject Access Request.

As the CCTV Data is stored in Driffield Police Station and Driffield Town Council have no access to it Humberside Police unlawfully processed my Data.

It was an unlawful act as there was no Service Level Agreement in place between Humberside Police and Driffield Town Council when my Data was gathered.

The image above was taken from video footage sent to me by Driffield Town Council. It was not redacted when I received it. The two redactions are mine. I now lawfully hold Data that Driffield Town Council and Humberside Police unlawfully gave me that identifies Driffield residents.

I reserve my right to publish further samples of this Data either redacted or unredacted.

I have made Driffield Town Council aware of my position and requested to be informed how they and Humberside Police will address:

  1. The Data breach
  2. Humberside Police unlawfully processing Data without a Service Level Agreement in place between Humberside Police and Driffield Town Council when my Data was gathered.
  3. The outcomes of using inadmissible evidence in courts of law for years that was unlawfully gathered by the CCTV system.
Posted in CCTV, Driffield

Whistleblower Reveals Foreknowledge of A19 Dangerous Exit

As a result of publishing Brookes Garage A19 Dangerous Exit, a whistleblower has contacted me with some shocking information.

I will call the whistleblower Fred.

Fred has claimed that the owner, Parish Council, Hambleton District Council and North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) are fully aware of the risk to life. He has informed me that the issue is known to all parties. Descriptions used include:

  • “a history of accidents occurring when cars enter and exit the premises”
  • “a dangerous stretch of road”
  • “notorious accident blackspot”
  • “detrimental to the free flow of traffic on the A19”

Yet neither NYCC nor North Yorkshire Police has done anything to address the danger.

I believe that until the risk can be addressed the entrances to the service station must be closed.

In the interests of public safety, I have already shared the video above with Barry Khan NYCC Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) but I still await a reply from him. Given this further information, I have asked Barry to take immediate action.

FOI Request

I have submitted a Freedom of Information request to NYCC for all information held in relation to safety concerns about the use of entrances from the Brookes Garage to the A19 between NYCC and North Yorkshire Police

Message For Fred

Could you please provide me with all documents that you refer to?

Posted in Hambleton, Roads

Over 85 Year Olds – 1 in 4,545 Hospitalised

Last night Chris Whitty attempted to convince the UK public of the need for the three-tier lockdown system by showing how vulnerable those over 85 are.

His attempt was supported by flashing on-screen numerous graphs including the one above.

Most people would have done as intended and looked to the right of the graph as the relevant information is on the left.

The left confirms 22 over 85-year-olds per 100,000 were admitted to hospital with Covid which is ONLY 1 in 4,545 over the course of a week. 

If mild flu was circulating the country I would expect more than 1 in 4,545 over 85-year-olds to be admitted with it. (Of course, this is admitted with not because of.)

Clearly, only 1 in 4,545 admitted with Covid is good news. The case for the three-tier lockdown system is thus unproven.

Posted in Covid 19

Proposed Boundary Change – Information Clarification

As the person who instigated the proposed Stamford Bridge Boundary change in my previous role as the Independent ERYC Councillor for Stamford Bridge, I thought it incumbent of me to clarify some misleading information.

Living in Full Sutton I received the Full Suton and Skirpenbeck Parish Council Petition To Stop Proposed Boundary Change through my letterbox.

It is stated in the petition “..then they will join Pocklington Provincial Ward of ERYC”.

As I had previously discussed this with Simon Clark, Electoral Services Manager, ERYC when an ERYC Councillor I asked Simon:

“I recall conversations we had when you informed me that any change to the Ward Boundary would require action by the Boundary Commission and thus a change in legislation. Could you please confirm is this still the situation?”

Simon confirmed:

“Should any recommendations which are finally approved result in a potential change to the ERYC Ward boundaries, then you are quite correct that this matter would be referred to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England who would undertake a review in light of the ‘consequential’ change resulting from the governance review recommendations. This would not happen until the conclusion of the Stamford Bridge community governance review.”

I believe everyone will appreciate no one can state what a possible future decision of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England could be. As such no one can state if Godwin Vale will join Pocklington Provincial Ward of ERYC.

Moving Forward

It is noted that Sarah Davies, Chair of Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck Parish Council and Councillor Leo Hammond, ERYC Councillor Wolds Weighton have put their names to the misleading petition.

I believe it should be accepted that Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck Parish Council are limited in their experience and it is said that Councillor Hammond has youthful exuberance. As such a pragmatic approach should be applied.

I have suggested to Simon that he should embrace pragmatism and be mindful of the fact that any signed petitions he receives in support may have based their support on misleading information.

Posted in ERYC, Stamford Bridge

Whistleblower – ERYC Employee “Peter”

This week I have received interesting information from a whistleblower who is an employee of East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC). I will call him Peter.

Peter started by stating:

“I see you as someone who is always prepared to fight for social justice and against wrongdoings in public office.”

And concluded with:

“Please help”

Peter referred to questionable ERYC planning decisions and awarding of major contracts.

If Peter has any documents to support his statements I welcome sight of them. It would be useful for him to include a phone number and be signed in the same name he used in the first letter.

I am always open to receiving information from whistleblowers, especially that which is supported by documents.

If any employee of ERYC, especially those who are in the process of being made redundant, would like to whistleblow any information and/or documents to me please do so.


Posted in ERYC, Whistle Blower