It has been suggested to me that my timing, 06.10 Saturday 6 August, when I exposed ERYC Conservative Councillor Jane Evison in The Lowest BID was connected with the fact that ERYC Head of Legal (I should say former) Mathew Buckley had finally left the building close of play Friday 5 August.
Goodbye Mathew – You made me laugh
My timing, which was surely a pure coincidence, would make for a baptism of fire for “my successor” Lisa Nicholson, as Jane and others run to her for advice. Welcome Lisa, I highly recommend a quick exit.
Moving on, a “Strangeway Straw Poll” can reveal not one person in County Hall, be they a Councillor or Senior Officer, fully understands The Lowest BID. Does this mean that those who should know do not know what is really happening?
I wonder if Strangeway knows owt?
Run To The Hills
Perhaps this may assist those who appear to be walking blindly into something they know nowt about.
Following a damning condemnation by ERYC and an even more resounding thrashing by SBC, Councillors of both authorities are scratching their heads about why Councillor Jane Evison has not pulled the rip-cord and bailed out of Yorkshire Coast BID’s Board of Directors.
Councillor Jane Evison
Perhaps her closest colleague wants to stick it out a little longer and Jane, on past form, could be receptive to that.
It can only be a matter of time . . . ERYC’s accounts are now open to public inspection!
Is there a fire in the vat – or is the VAT in the fire?
Of course, Strangeway knows nowt.
On Yorkshire Day, August 1, I explained Its Official – Buckley Departure Not Official and shared the email below.
I can now confirm that it is official official that the departure of Buckley is not official. I share with the Court of Public Opinion the email below.
The prompt reply, only hours after my post, is noted. Thanks for the email Amy and the official announcement that there has been no official announcement.
Can anyone name that fish that smells a bit whiffy?
What will happen after Friday 5 August? Perhaps there will be an official announcement … or could there be a delay because…
Mathew, what does the term laughing stock mean?
Strangeway still knows nowt.
Please see Its Official – Buckley Departure Not Official
ERYC Conservative for Cottingham South, Councillor Helen Green, has confirmed what many thought of her by informing a Cottingham resident that “I don’t think it’s acceptable to be doing this” by doing it!
Many will be aware that our Helen is known for not being the brightest lightbulb but surely even she must be aware that to inform a resident
“I don’t think it’s acceptable to be doing this”
by doing the action is one to file under the pot calling the kettle black.
I would politely suggest that Helen gives her head a wobble, bangs it against a brick wall, or takes up origami. It would seem that Cllr Green has lost the plot. What an example for the little children!
Councillor Green clearly inflamed the situation.
Did the meeting continue after the Clerk abandoned his post, Helen?
Always A Tory
Why are such acts always by ERYC Tory Councillors?
Could it be that they are devoid of common sense or just have a lower IQ than average?
Encore, more, more…
Please see Hull Daily Mail
Watch the full video below, you will be astounded.
Rumours are rife that an officer who works in the Admin team of the ERYC Conservative Group Office in County Hall has been the victim of bullying. The victim has lodged a formal complaint.
Tory Group Lounge
I am informed that the matter is being dealt with by Darren Stevens, Executive Director of Corporate Resources and that the allegations are against a senior Tory Councillor.
That’s ten bob each way on a cover-up then!
Right of Reply
I offer both Darren and the ERYC Leader Conservative Councillor Jonathan Owen a right of reply.
It would seem that “Bullying Scandal Exposure Hastens Buckley’s Departure” caused panic at County Hall.
Desperately seeking “my successor“
The never-ending goodbye of Mathew Buckley, ERYC Director of Legal, makes for interesting reading:
- A few months ago ERYC Councillors received notice of Buckley leaving the building – but this was not official.
- A month ago a Yorkshire alternative media outlet was informed by Buckley himself of his planned departure – but this was not official.
- Last week countless emails from Mathew flew across the East Riding announcing his departure – but this was not official.
I can now reveal:
“There has not been a formal announcement yet” Amy Ward, ERYC Information Governance and Feedback Team – 28 July 2022 – does this mean it is not official?
Is anyone smelling something a little fishy?
As can be seen, Mathew himself claims that:
“My successor is Lisa Nicholson…”
- Is this actually correct Mathew?
- What qualifications does Lisa hold?
- What does the word interim mean?
Is it right that a simple request to Mr Google has put suitable applicants off applying to be “My successor”, Mathew?
I wonder why no one wants to take over the mess ERYC is in with bullying and DBid due to legal incompetence?
I know a man who knows … But as always Strangeway knows nowt.
I am delighted to confirm that the bullying scandal exposure has hastened the departure of ERYC Head of Legal, Mathew Buckley
Bon Voyage Mathew
A senior ERYC Councillor has stated “He cant wait to get away”
This appears to be on the money as Mathew has hastened his departure from the previously stated September to August 5. With his annual leave, it seems Mr Buckley has left the building.
A simple look at last week’s timeline explains how the heat was turned up.
- Monday 18 July – I publish ERYC Bullying Deception Fully Exposed
- Tuesday 19 July – I then publish Bungling Buckley Resigns – World Tour Awaits
- Thursday 21 July 22.10 – Hull Daily Mail publish No monitoring of East Riding Council bullying and harassment data ‘scary and shameful’
- Friday 22 July 15. 40 – Mathew Buckley sends out the email below.
Legal Floodgates Opened
I am informed that the exposure of the statement:
“ERYC do not monitor bullying and harassment and has not done since ERYC was formed in 1996”
has potentially opened the legal floodgates at ERYC. It has been suggested to me that Mathew was “running scared”.
Who is next?
As always Strangeway knows nowt.
Lisa Steps Up
The Tom Toms appear to require a fine tune as Lisa Nicholson will replace me old mucker not Lisa Dixon.
Residents in Beverley Rural Ward must be so delighted to be able to vote for a candidate in the upcoming by-election who is a “caring Tory”.
A Caring Conservative Party? Really?
Perhaps the naive candidate, Peter Stevens (seen on the left), needs to discuss the cost of living crisis with Beverley Rural residents. Does he not understand that it was created by the Tory quantitative easing program that has sent inflation back to the 1970s?
As Peter is younger than the usual Tory candidate you would hope that he will have an understanding of social media. Sadly this is not the case.
It would seem that Peter required the assistance of Cllr Jacob L Birch, Mid Holderness Ward to set up his campaign Facebook page. A young Tory who needs his hand holding to build a simple Facebook page does not bode well for future communication. Beverley Rural residents take heed!
Does Cllr Michael Lee, aka Slippery, believe this Facebook page, set up by others, to be a vital part of the campaign?
On the positive side, it is good to see that all three gentlemen (two current Tory Cllrs and the candidate) are able to share one wardrobe.
Would that be a caring, sharing wardrobe?
Thanks for the email, Peter.
Still, Strangeway knows nowt.
ERYC Conservative Councillor Ben Weeks has put a motion before next week’s Full Council that legislation already covers and is best described as “a woolly motion”.
Councillor Ben Weeks
The motion states:
By Councillor Weeks
“That this Council:
Recognises that it has a responsibility for processing council taxpayers’ waste and that waste treatment sites in residential areas have the potential to cause significant disruption to residents living near the site.
Therefore, this Council resolves to ensure that council taxpayers are not adversely affected by the processing of their waste by:
1. Ensuring that the impact on local residents is considered ahead of cost and convenience during the procurement process.
2. Discounting sites which have a proven track record of causing disruption to local residents, at first stage of the procurement process.
3. Engaging in a robust series of monitoring to assess the impact of the site on the local community.
4. Including within the contractual agreement, the option to end the contract early where there is evidence that the site is causing ongoing nuisance and disruption to local residents.”
Environmental Protection Act 1990
I refer everyone to the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Ben, why have a motion for that which is already covered in legislation?
I would advise Cllr Weeks that “this Council” must first recognise the legislation. So why waste taxpayers resources on a motion for that which is already covered in legislation?
Ironically, our Ben proudly claims to be a “Hull Uni Law Graduate”. Looks like he missed the EPA 1990 lecture!
This motion reflects the sad state of affairs at ERYC.
It would seem that ERYC Bullying Deception Fully Exposed has already claimed its first casualty.
Bon Voyage Mathew
I am informed, that since “April 2022”, ERYC Head of Legal, Mathew Buckley has come to the conclusion he can not bow his head any lower in shame.
A six-month world tour is planned for our Mathew, the passport is at the ready with September 2022 stamped inside.
Some may suggest that this is the action of a guilty man but I welcome the good news and say bon voyage, au revoir.
Alas, others will now have to sort out the mess left behind by Mr Buckley – DBid, Planning, Bullying, etc…
Now for the bad news.
Rumors abound that the front runner to replace me old mucker is none other than Lisa Dixon, Scarborough Borough Council, Legal Director. If folk thought Mathew was challenged Ms Dixon takes challenged to a new level.
Lisa Dixon, SBC, Legal Director
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT ERYC DO NOT APPOINT LISA DIXON.
Strangeway still knows nowt.