York's planning and transport boss quits

Darren Richardson, who has quit as City of York Council's director of city and environmental services

Darren Richardson, who has quit as City of York Council's director of city and environmental services

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YORK'S transport and planning boss has quit after 16 months in the role.

Darren Richardson, who became City of York Council's director of city and environmental services in November 2012, will take a new job with Orkney Islands Council, saying it was a family decision.

Mr Richardson's portfolio included the Lendal Bridge traffic trial, the York Central development and other major city projects. He said leaving York was "not an easy personal decision to make", saying: "The opportunity in Orkney came unexpectedly, but it does allow me and my family to bring forward what were long-term relocation plans, and therefore something I could not turn down.

"I will miss the people and organisations I have had the opportunity to work with here greatly."

Kersten England, the council's chief executive, said: "We're really disappointed - Darren's made a huge contribution to the organisation and the city during his time here.

"I will miss his energy, drive and personality, but with long-term plans to base his family in Orkney, I do understand he should take advantage of this unexpected opportunity to realise these aspirations further. I'd like to wish him and his family all the best for their new life."

Ms England said Mr Richardson would continue working with the council over the next few months to appoint an interim director and "ensure the momentum he's built continues without disruption and at pace", particulsrly on key city developments.

Mr Richardson was appointed in 2012 after Bill Woolley, the council's long-serving director of city strategy, retired. He was previously Barnsley Metropolitan Council's head of environmental services and is a qualified chartered builder and a chartered highways and transportation engineer, with his role in York also including overseeing the city's draft Local Plan development blueprint and changes to the city's waste collection service.

 

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5:34pm Wed 19 Mar 14

bolero says...

I don't recall seeing any bridges in the Orkneys so they may be safe. Although he could always arrange flooding of the barrages.
I don't recall seeing any bridges in the Orkneys so they may be safe. Although he could always arrange flooding of the barrages. bolero
  • Score: -6

5:41pm Wed 19 Mar 14

dementia says...

Great news. Can he take the whole Dept with him?
Great news. Can he take the whole Dept with him? dementia
  • Score: -12

5:43pm Wed 19 Mar 14

yorkandproud says...

Good riddance. Rat leaving a sinking ship.
Good riddance. Rat leaving a sinking ship. yorkandproud
  • Score: -4

5:56pm Wed 19 Mar 14

BL2 says...

I would live to km with how much was him and his department and how much the councillors as they seem to override anything sensible with their own half baked ideas...
I would live to km with how much was him and his department and how much the councillors as they seem to override anything sensible with their own half baked ideas... BL2
  • Score: -12

6:07pm Wed 19 Mar 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

Convenient from the point of view that he won't have to live with any pending contentious decisions and should therefore be excluded from them immediately. Any one having a major influence on the Lendal Bridge trial should remain to face the consequences, I smell a rat.

As for subtlety, doesn't exist.
Convenient from the point of view that he won't have to live with any pending contentious decisions and should therefore be excluded from them immediately. Any one having a major influence on the Lendal Bridge trial should remain to face the consequences, I smell a rat. As for subtlety, doesn't exist. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -11

6:16pm Wed 19 Mar 14

gmsgop says...

I am wondering Kersten's rationale to go straight for an interim- why not immediately start recruiting for a person with the skills and abilities needed in this job? Perhaps we might, for a change, recruit someone in top management who is committed enough to live in York.
It will be tough recruitment with all the reputational damage caused by a series of city of York bungled projects from Lendal Bridge, Kings Square, Bonding Warehouse, the Local Plan and many more fiascos left behind him.
I am wondering Kersten's rationale to go straight for an interim- why not immediately start recruiting for a person with the skills and abilities needed in this job? Perhaps we might, for a change, recruit someone in top management who is committed enough to live in York. It will be tough recruitment with all the reputational damage caused by a series of city of York bungled projects from Lendal Bridge, Kings Square, Bonding Warehouse, the Local Plan and many more fiascos left behind him. gmsgop
  • Score: -20

6:22pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Maquis says...

More likely he is leaving because he cant live with the councilors who wont listen to him or anybody who know the real world. I know people in the council offices who are not allowed to speak out or disagree when they force through stupid unwanted plans.
More likely he is leaving because he cant live with the councilors who wont listen to him or anybody who know the real world. I know people in the council offices who are not allowed to speak out or disagree when they force through stupid unwanted plans. Maquis
  • Score: -5

6:37pm Wed 19 Mar 14

gmsgop says...

Maquis wrote:
More likely he is leaving because he cant live with the councilors who wont listen to him or anybody who know the real world. I know people in the council offices who are not allowed to speak out or disagree when they force through stupid unwanted plans.
A properly run professional service would be able to manage most stupidity - something quite wrong when Grade 12s and below just hang their heads in a forlorn manner and say ' we have to do as we are told' . For York's sake you don't, you can make a stand - and your head of paid service should not have let it come to this.

We need to find a safe space where this can be sorted - the whistleblower process is not trusted - for the sake of York and the many hardworking staff we cannot continue like this.
Gwen Swinburn
[quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: More likely he is leaving because he cant live with the councilors who wont listen to him or anybody who know the real world. I know people in the council offices who are not allowed to speak out or disagree when they force through stupid unwanted plans.[/p][/quote]A properly run professional service would be able to manage most stupidity - something quite wrong when Grade 12s and below just hang their heads in a forlorn manner and say ' we have to do as we are told' . For York's sake you don't, you can make a stand - and your head of paid service should not have let it come to this. We need to find a safe space where this can be sorted - the whistleblower process is not trusted - for the sake of York and the many hardworking staff we cannot continue like this. Gwen Swinburn gmsgop
  • Score: -24

6:38pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Omega Point says...

BL2 wrote:
I would live to km with how much was him and his department and how much the councillors as they seem to override anything sensible with their own half baked ideas...
What does the first clause of your sentence mean
[quote][p][bold]BL2[/bold] wrote: I would live to km with how much was him and his department and how much the councillors as they seem to override anything sensible with their own half baked ideas...[/p][/quote]What does the first clause of your sentence mean Omega Point
  • Score: 14

7:16pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Priapus says...

Well let's face it, he had one of the crappiest jobs there was. It's impossible to please both the knuckle dragging petrol-heads and the cycle bigots plus York will always have that awkward medieval road layout.
Well let's face it, he had one of the crappiest jobs there was. It's impossible to please both the knuckle dragging petrol-heads and the cycle bigots plus York will always have that awkward medieval road layout. Priapus
  • Score: 21

7:30pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Daname says...

God help the Orkneys..... Hallelujah for York :-)
God help the Orkneys..... Hallelujah for York :-) Daname
  • Score: -7

7:33pm Wed 19 Mar 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

The mark-down mongrel has been at work again, what a pathetic cretin.

Never mind, one down, who's next (apart from those who will go in the next election) ?.

Woof, Woof.
The mark-down mongrel has been at work again, what a pathetic cretin. Never mind, one down, who's next (apart from those who will go in the next election) ?. Woof, Woof. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -9

7:49pm Wed 19 Mar 14

AnotherPointofView says...

I read the headline and thought it referred to Merritt. Shame
I read the headline and thought it referred to Merritt. Shame AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -20

9:19pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Harry Ballacks says...

I dint think all the **** ups are Darren's fault. He just does as he's told regardless of his position. I don't blame him for doing a runner!
I dint think all the **** ups are Darren's fault. He just does as he's told regardless of his position. I don't blame him for doing a runner! Harry Ballacks
  • Score: -28

10:06pm Wed 19 Mar 14

RingoStarr says...

YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
The mark-down mongrel has been at work again, what a pathetic cretin.

Never mind, one down, who's next (apart from those who will go in the next election) ?.

Woof, Woof.
Councillor Armstrong is a truly wonderous person! Pedagogue Paul is an inspriration to all of us who regularly cycle through the City of York ignoring red traffic lights and getting those silly pedestrians of our pavements!
[quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: The mark-down mongrel has been at work again, what a pathetic cretin. Never mind, one down, who's next (apart from those who will go in the next election) ?. Woof, Woof.[/p][/quote]Councillor Armstrong is a truly wonderous person! Pedagogue Paul is an inspriration to all of us who regularly cycle through the City of York ignoring red traffic lights and getting those silly pedestrians of our pavements! RingoStarr
  • Score: -39

10:19pm Wed 19 Mar 14

inthesticks says...

I can`t actually believe the lack of comments on this. The Director of transport quits and we have 15 comments! The area that has been a total **** up and he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! Does everyone realise just how much of our council tax these people get paid to mess up our City? Disregard the comment from KE, who has to say nice things legally about her assistant. This shows clearly that the council is in crisis. Good riddance and I hope more people who don`t have York`s best interests at heart follow you.
I can`t actually believe the lack of comments on this. The Director of transport quits and we have 15 comments! The area that has been a total **** up and he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! Does everyone realise just how much of our council tax these people get paid to mess up our City? Disregard the comment from KE, who has to say nice things legally about her assistant. This shows clearly that the council is in crisis. Good riddance and I hope more people who don`t have York`s best interests at heart follow you. inthesticks
  • Score: -5

10:54pm Wed 19 Mar 14

LadyYork1979 says...

A rat from a sinking ship springs to mind...
A rat from a sinking ship springs to mind... LadyYork1979
  • Score: -26

10:56pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Pinza-C55 says...

This sounds like Gardening Leave? How long do we have to wait for an FOI request?
This sounds like Gardening Leave? How long do we have to wait for an FOI request? Pinza-C55
  • Score: -25

10:58pm Wed 19 Mar 14

bolero says...

inthesticks wrote:
I can`t actually believe the lack of comments on this. The Director of transport quits and we have 15 comments! The area that has been a total **** up and he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! Does everyone realise just how much of our council tax these people get paid to mess up our City? Disregard the comment from KE, who has to say nice things legally about her assistant. This shows clearly that the council is in crisis. Good riddance and I hope more people who don`t have York`s best interests at heart follow you.
So The Orkneys is now The Outer Hebrides. He must have started already; even moving the Scottish islands around.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: I can`t actually believe the lack of comments on this. The Director of transport quits and we have 15 comments! The area that has been a total **** up and he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! Does everyone realise just how much of our council tax these people get paid to mess up our City? Disregard the comment from KE, who has to say nice things legally about her assistant. This shows clearly that the council is in crisis. Good riddance and I hope more people who don`t have York`s best interests at heart follow you.[/p][/quote]So The Orkneys is now The Outer Hebrides. He must have started already; even moving the Scottish islands around. bolero
  • Score: 10

3:08am Thu 20 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

Why can't the council hold open recruitment for somebody with "ideas" to apply for the newly available position...??
Why can't the council hold open recruitment for somebody with "ideas" to apply for the newly available position...?? Magicman!
  • Score: 12

7:12am Thu 20 Mar 14

mortandindi says...

Thank god he's gone, can't he take a few more council leaders with him. I personally feel sorry for the Orkneys, do they realise they are employing the unemployable.
Thank god he's gone, can't he take a few more council leaders with him. I personally feel sorry for the Orkneys, do they realise they are employing the unemployable. mortandindi
  • Score: -7

7:13am Thu 20 Mar 14

pedalling paul says...

My oh my, what a bunch of cynics you all are. Local Authority staff come and go all the time for a variety of reasons. Seems that some of you are trying to read between the lines when there' s nothing to be read there.

Whoever replaces this guy will be faced with the same issues, the same national and regional guidance and the same Councillors. Also he or she won't have a magic wand to create that elusive car users paradise that some yearn for ........
My oh my, what a bunch of cynics you all are. Local Authority staff come and go all the time for a variety of reasons. Seems that some of you are trying to read between the lines when there' s nothing to be read there. Whoever replaces this guy will be faced with the same issues, the same national and regional guidance and the same Councillors. Also he or she won't have a magic wand to create that elusive car users paradise that some yearn for ........ pedalling paul
  • Score: 28

7:55am Thu 20 Mar 14

Kevin Turvey says...

inthesticks says...
he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! ‘

Your comprehension of the story is amazingly poor and also no one can be ‘sent’ anywhere.
It’s the Orkneys, which is a long way from the Outer Hebrides.
To be fair either is a nice place to live, having been to both many times. I wish him luck.

Anyhow the three amigos of little Jimmy, Ferret and Simply Wrong now have their designated scapegoat to avoid any accountability!
inthesticks says... he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! ‘ Your comprehension of the story is amazingly poor and also no one can be ‘sent’ anywhere. It’s the Orkneys, which is a long way from the Outer Hebrides. To be fair either is a nice place to live, having been to both many times. I wish him luck. Anyhow the three amigos of little Jimmy, Ferret and Simply Wrong now have their designated scapegoat to avoid any accountability! Kevin Turvey
  • Score: 3

8:42am Thu 20 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Omega Point wrote:
BL2 wrote:
I would live to km with how much was him and his department and how much the councillors as they seem to override anything sensible with their own half baked ideas...
What does the first clause of your sentence mean
Looks like smartphone autocomplete to me...

"I would live to km how"

"I would love to know"
[quote][p][bold]Omega Point[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BL2[/bold] wrote: I would live to km with how much was him and his department and how much the councillors as they seem to override anything sensible with their own half baked ideas...[/p][/quote]What does the first clause of your sentence mean[/p][/quote]Looks like smartphone autocomplete to me... "I would live to km how" "I would love to know" Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 30

9:30am Thu 20 Mar 14

meme says...

Unfortunately he started with best intentions and soon was mired in the internal politics of CoYC and non of his plans were able to come to fruition. Indeed exactly the opposite .hardly a decent decision was made.
I suspect this is an untenable job given the way our 'leaders' rule the council for anyone, but they will almost certainly replace him with another local authority acolyte who will tow the party line and not be prepared to rock the boat.
Again the judgement of those who employ these people needs questioning as why would anyone employ someone whose long term ambition was to live in the middle of nowhere
Find a replacement who has no political aspirations works in business and understands the real world and is not frightened of speaking out against some of the madness coming from this council
Unfortunately he started with best intentions and soon was mired in the internal politics of CoYC and non of his plans were able to come to fruition. Indeed exactly the opposite .hardly a decent decision was made. I suspect this is an untenable job given the way our 'leaders' rule the council for anyone, but they will almost certainly replace him with another local authority acolyte who will tow the party line and not be prepared to rock the boat. Again the judgement of those who employ these people needs questioning as why would anyone employ someone whose long term ambition was to live in the middle of nowhere Find a replacement who has no political aspirations works in business and understands the real world and is not frightened of speaking out against some of the madness coming from this council meme
  • Score: -27

9:51am Thu 20 Mar 14

Woody G Mellor says...

Priapus wrote:
Well let's face it, he had one of the crappiest jobs there was. It's impossible to please both the knuckle dragging petrol-heads and the cycle bigots plus York will always have that awkward medieval road layout.
So, lets summarise. You are very bitter because.

1. You have continually failed your driving test multiple times.

2. You can't ride a bike.

3. You want to move out of York.

Send me your details and I'll be happy to come help you pack, and I''ll give you a lift to the Train station.
[quote][p][bold]Priapus[/bold] wrote: Well let's face it, he had one of the crappiest jobs there was. It's impossible to please both the knuckle dragging petrol-heads and the cycle bigots plus York will always have that awkward medieval road layout.[/p][/quote]So, lets summarise. You are very bitter because. 1. You have continually failed your driving test multiple times. 2. You can't ride a bike. 3. You want to move out of York. Send me your details and I'll be happy to come help you pack, and I''ll give you a lift to the Train station. Woody G Mellor
  • Score: -32

11:12am Thu 20 Mar 14

Older Sometimes Wiser says...

gmsgop wrote:
I am wondering Kersten's rationale to go straight for an interim- why not immediately start recruiting for a person with the skills and abilities needed in this job? Perhaps we might, for a change, recruit someone in top management who is committed enough to live in York.
It will be tough recruitment with all the reputational damage caused by a series of city of York bungled projects from Lendal Bridge, Kings Square, Bonding Warehouse, the Local Plan and many more fiascos left behind him.
I see the " quote/response troll" is active again.
Why doesnt the Press just cut ( it) him off stopping any responses, they must know who it is?
[quote][p][bold]gmsgop[/bold] wrote: I am wondering Kersten's rationale to go straight for an interim- why not immediately start recruiting for a person with the skills and abilities needed in this job? Perhaps we might, for a change, recruit someone in top management who is committed enough to live in York. It will be tough recruitment with all the reputational damage caused by a series of city of York bungled projects from Lendal Bridge, Kings Square, Bonding Warehouse, the Local Plan and many more fiascos left behind him.[/p][/quote]I see the " quote/response troll" is active again. Why doesnt the Press just cut ( it) him off stopping any responses, they must know who it is? Older Sometimes Wiser
  • Score: -24

11:20am Thu 20 Mar 14

RingoStarr says...

pedalling paul wrote:
My oh my, what a bunch of cynics you all are. Local Authority staff come and go all the time for a variety of reasons. Seems that some of you are trying to read between the lines when there' s nothing to be read there.

Whoever replaces this guy will be faced with the same issues, the same national and regional guidance and the same Councillors. Also he or she won't have a magic wand to create that elusive car users paradise that some yearn for ........
Car users put a hell of a lot more of their money into the economy than you do!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: My oh my, what a bunch of cynics you all are. Local Authority staff come and go all the time for a variety of reasons. Seems that some of you are trying to read between the lines when there' s nothing to be read there. Whoever replaces this guy will be faced with the same issues, the same national and regional guidance and the same Councillors. Also he or she won't have a magic wand to create that elusive car users paradise that some yearn for ........[/p][/quote]Car users put a hell of a lot more of their money into the economy than you do! RingoStarr
  • Score: -26

11:27am Thu 20 Mar 14

bolero says...

Older Sometimes Wiser wrote:
gmsgop wrote:
I am wondering Kersten's rationale to go straight for an interim- why not immediately start recruiting for a person with the skills and abilities needed in this job? Perhaps we might, for a change, recruit someone in top management who is committed enough to live in York.
It will be tough recruitment with all the reputational damage caused by a series of city of York bungled projects from Lendal Bridge, Kings Square, Bonding Warehouse, the Local Plan and many more fiascos left behind him.
I see the " quote/response troll" is active again.
Why doesnt the Press just cut ( it) him off stopping any responses, they must know who it is?
The Press doesn't care. And some of their reports are appalling; bad spelling, atrocious grammar and an inability to precis accurately.
[quote][p][bold]Older Sometimes Wiser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gmsgop[/bold] wrote: I am wondering Kersten's rationale to go straight for an interim- why not immediately start recruiting for a person with the skills and abilities needed in this job? Perhaps we might, for a change, recruit someone in top management who is committed enough to live in York. It will be tough recruitment with all the reputational damage caused by a series of city of York bungled projects from Lendal Bridge, Kings Square, Bonding Warehouse, the Local Plan and many more fiascos left behind him.[/p][/quote]I see the " quote/response troll" is active again. Why doesnt the Press just cut ( it) him off stopping any responses, they must know who it is?[/p][/quote]The Press doesn't care. And some of their reports are appalling; bad spelling, atrocious grammar and an inability to precis accurately. bolero
  • Score: -19

12:06pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
The mark-down mongrel has been at work again, what a pathetic cretin. Never mind, one down, who's next (apart from those who will go in the next election) ?. Woof, Woof.
The Council kept the departure of one of Darren Richardson's Assistan Directors, Richard Wood, who left at christmas. He was AD of Strategic Planning and the Local Plan was his responsibility.

The appointment of another Interim Director to temporarily replace DR is suspect. If DR is styaying a few months, then there is timne to recruit a permanent replacement. Whats the betting KE will bring in Labour sypathiser Neil Taylor again, who was the Interim AD before DR was appointed. Taylor sings from the same politicised hymn sheet at KE, JA, DM and TSL, and is another 'yes man'.

Lets see.....
[quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: The mark-down mongrel has been at work again, what a pathetic cretin. Never mind, one down, who's next (apart from those who will go in the next election) ?. Woof, Woof.[/p][/quote]The Council kept the departure of one of Darren Richardson's Assistan Directors, Richard Wood, who left at christmas. He was AD of Strategic Planning and the Local Plan was his responsibility. The appointment of another Interim Director to temporarily replace DR is suspect. If DR is styaying a few months, then there is timne to recruit a permanent replacement. Whats the betting KE will bring in Labour sypathiser Neil Taylor again, who was the Interim AD before DR was appointed. Taylor sings from the same politicised hymn sheet at KE, JA, DM and TSL, and is another 'yes man'. Lets see..... Badgers Drift
  • Score: -52

12:10pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Sorry for the typo's and incomplete first sentence, in my comment above.

I meant to say that the council kept Richard Wood's departure a secret.
Sorry for the typo's and incomplete first sentence, in my comment above. I meant to say that the council kept Richard Wood's departure a secret. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -26

12:10pm Thu 20 Mar 14

meme says...

he was NOT the driving force behind Lendal bridge closure
TSL and Merritt were. He just had to implement it This was last on his long list of unachievable priorities
he was NOT the driving force behind Lendal bridge closure TSL and Merritt were. He just had to implement it [unfortunately badly] This was last on his long list of unachievable priorities meme
  • Score: -28

12:20pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Interesting to note that the Orkney Islands Council has 21 Independent councillors, and not one from any political party. This was the result of the 2012 election, and was identical to the 2007 election. Only four SNP candidates and one UKIP candidate contested the elections, and none from the three mainstream political parties.

What does this tell us about Darren Richardson's job choice ?

He is obviously sick of politicians running things for political reasons, and realises that independents run things for the benefit of their community, not for a political party/ideology.

York citizens take note !
Interesting to note that the Orkney Islands Council has 21 Independent councillors, and not one from any political party. This was the result of the 2012 election, and was identical to the 2007 election. Only four SNP candidates and one UKIP candidate contested the elections, and none from the three mainstream political parties. What does this tell us about Darren Richardson's job choice ? He is obviously sick of politicians running things for political reasons, and realises that independents run things for the benefit of their community, not for a political party/ideology. York citizens take note ! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -22

12:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Kevin Turvey wrote:
inthesticks says... he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! ‘ Your comprehension of the story is amazingly poor and also no one can be ‘sent’ anywhere. It’s the Orkneys, which is a long way from the Outer Hebrides. To be fair either is a nice place to live, having been to both many times. I wish him luck. Anyhow the three amigos of little Jimmy, Ferret and Simply Wrong now have their designated scapegoat to avoid any accountability!
Best nicknames ever !

Nice one :)
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: inthesticks says... he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! ‘ Your comprehension of the story is amazingly poor and also no one can be ‘sent’ anywhere. It’s the Orkneys, which is a long way from the Outer Hebrides. To be fair either is a nice place to live, having been to both many times. I wish him luck. Anyhow the three amigos of little Jimmy, Ferret and Simply Wrong now have their designated scapegoat to avoid any accountability![/p][/quote]Best nicknames ever ! Nice one :) Badgers Drift
  • Score: -17

12:29pm Thu 20 Mar 14

acomblass says...

In all of this what really saddens me is how political ambitions, lack of leadership and internal Labour warfare have dragged this city down. The Leader of any Council has to tread a fine and dignified line, represent the city and put personal pride and ambition on the back burner - none of this can be said of the current leadership. Whilst we have a political publicity hungry Council leader and a CE who fancies herself as a politician then we will suffer.
In all of this what really saddens me is how political ambitions, lack of leadership and internal Labour warfare have dragged this city down. The Leader of any Council has to tread a fine and dignified line, represent the city and put personal pride and ambition on the back burner - none of this can be said of the current leadership. Whilst we have a political publicity hungry Council leader and a CE who fancies herself as a politician then we will suffer. acomblass
  • Score: -22

1:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Was Darren Richardson planning to get as far away from York as possible ?

Imagine the scenario. DR sat at his desk and shouts to his PA,:
'Which is the furthest place on mainland Britain from York, Land's End or John-O-Groats ?'

PA replies:
'It is 416 miles from York to Land's End, and 485 miles to John-o-Groats'

That evening, DR tells his wife that he wants to get a job in John-O-Groats, so the next day she starts looking through the Guardian's situations vacant for local government in the area, and hey presto ! she finds a job offshore in the Orkney Islands. She rings DR with the good news, telling him that she has gone one better, and added a further 25 miles to the distance from York, across the sea to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. A bonus is that the council is run by independents, not marxists !.
Was Darren Richardson planning to get as far away from York as possible ? Imagine the scenario. DR sat at his desk and shouts to his PA,: 'Which is the furthest place on mainland Britain from York, Land's End or John-O-Groats ?' PA replies: 'It is 416 miles from York to Land's End, and 485 miles to John-o-Groats' That evening, DR tells his wife that he wants to get a job in John-O-Groats, so the next day she starts looking through the Guardian's situations vacant for local government in the area, and hey presto ! she finds a job offshore in the Orkney Islands. She rings DR with the good news, telling him that she has gone one better, and added a further 25 miles to the distance from York, across the sea to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. A bonus is that the council is run by independents, not marxists !. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -40

2:14pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Jonothon says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
Interesting to note that the Orkney Islands Council has 21 Independent councillors, and not one from any political party. This was the result of the 2012 election, and was identical to the 2007 election. Only four SNP candidates and one UKIP candidate contested the elections, and none from the three mainstream political parties.

What does this tell us about Darren Richardson's job choice ?

He is obviously sick of politicians running things for political reasons, and realises that independents run things for the benefit of their community, not for a political party/ideology.

York citizens take note !
Hmmm. Independents eh? so they are not Tories, and won't say what they are.
Sounds like another Marxist conspiracy to me.
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note that the Orkney Islands Council has 21 Independent councillors, and not one from any political party. This was the result of the 2012 election, and was identical to the 2007 election. Only four SNP candidates and one UKIP candidate contested the elections, and none from the three mainstream political parties. What does this tell us about Darren Richardson's job choice ? He is obviously sick of politicians running things for political reasons, and realises that independents run things for the benefit of their community, not for a political party/ideology. York citizens take note ![/p][/quote]Hmmm. Independents eh? so they are not Tories, and won't say what they are. Sounds like another Marxist conspiracy to me. Jonothon
  • Score: 35

2:21pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Kevin Turvey says...

‘Badgers Drift says...

'Kevin Turvey wrote:
inthesticks says... he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! ‘

Your comprehension of the story is amazingly poor and also no one can be ‘sent’ anywhere. It’s the Orkneys, which is a long way from the Outer Hebrides.
To be fair either is a nice place to live, having been to both many times. I wish him luck.
Anyhow the three amigos of little Jimmy, Ferret and Simply Wrong now have their designated scapegoat to avoid any accountability!'

Best nicknames ever !
Nice one :)’


I thought that they were a bit more creative than ‘Dumb’,’ Dumber’ and ‘even more Dumber’ - place in whatever order you think best suits!

OR

‘How did he get that job’, ‘who let him in the building’ and just ‘Why?'

Or in 1215 soon to be:
‘Currently Unemployed’, ‘Unemployable’, and ‘not economically active’

Feel free to add any more you see as relevant.
‘Badgers Drift says... 'Kevin Turvey wrote: inthesticks says... he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! ‘ Your comprehension of the story is amazingly poor and also no one can be ‘sent’ anywhere. It’s the Orkneys, which is a long way from the Outer Hebrides. To be fair either is a nice place to live, having been to both many times. I wish him luck. Anyhow the three amigos of little Jimmy, Ferret and Simply Wrong now have their designated scapegoat to avoid any accountability!' Best nicknames ever ! Nice one :)’ I thought that they were a bit more creative than ‘Dumb’,’ Dumber’ and ‘even more Dumber’ - place in whatever order you think best suits! OR ‘How did he get that job’, ‘who let him in the building’ and just ‘Why?' Or in 1215 soon to be: ‘Currently Unemployed’, ‘Unemployable’, and ‘not economically active’ Feel free to add any more you see as relevant. Kevin Turvey
  • Score: -39

2:29pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Jonothon wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: Interesting to note that the Orkney Islands Council has 21 Independent councillors, and not one from any political party. This was the result of the 2012 election, and was identical to the 2007 election. Only four SNP candidates and one UKIP candidate contested the elections, and none from the three mainstream political parties. What does this tell us about Darren Richardson's job choice ? He is obviously sick of politicians running things for political reasons, and realises that independents run things for the benefit of their community, not for a political party/ideology. York citizens take note !
Hmmm. Independents eh? so they are not Tories, and won't say what they are. Sounds like another Marxist conspiracy to me.
Hello JP,

No, that's the reason he's leaving - to get away from the dictatorial regime that is running York.
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note that the Orkney Islands Council has 21 Independent councillors, and not one from any political party. This was the result of the 2012 election, and was identical to the 2007 election. Only four SNP candidates and one UKIP candidate contested the elections, and none from the three mainstream political parties. What does this tell us about Darren Richardson's job choice ? He is obviously sick of politicians running things for political reasons, and realises that independents run things for the benefit of their community, not for a political party/ideology. York citizens take note ![/p][/quote]Hmmm. Independents eh? so they are not Tories, and won't say what they are. Sounds like another Marxist conspiracy to me.[/p][/quote]Hello JP, No, that's the reason he's leaving - to get away from the dictatorial regime that is running York. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -52

3:19pm Thu 20 Mar 14

runnermatt says...

York's planning and transport boss quits

Good
York's planning and transport boss quits Good runnermatt
  • Score: -39

3:30pm Thu 20 Mar 14

TheTruthHurts says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
Was Darren Richardson planning to get as far away from York as possible ?

Imagine the scenario. DR sat at his desk and shouts to his PA,:
'Which is the furthest place on mainland Britain from York, Land's End or John-O-Groats ?'

PA replies:
'It is 416 miles from York to Land's End, and 485 miles to John-o-Groats'

That evening, DR tells his wife that he wants to get a job in John-O-Groats, so the next day she starts looking through the Guardian's situations vacant for local government in the area, and hey presto ! she finds a job offshore in the Orkney Islands. She rings DR with the good news, telling him that she has gone one better, and added a further 25 miles to the distance from York, across the sea to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. A bonus is that the council is run by independents, not marxists !.
I know you sometimes get a bit ranty, even have in this thread!

But i enjoyed this post
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: Was Darren Richardson planning to get as far away from York as possible ? Imagine the scenario. DR sat at his desk and shouts to his PA,: 'Which is the furthest place on mainland Britain from York, Land's End or John-O-Groats ?' PA replies: 'It is 416 miles from York to Land's End, and 485 miles to John-o-Groats' That evening, DR tells his wife that he wants to get a job in John-O-Groats, so the next day she starts looking through the Guardian's situations vacant for local government in the area, and hey presto ! she finds a job offshore in the Orkney Islands. She rings DR with the good news, telling him that she has gone one better, and added a further 25 miles to the distance from York, across the sea to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. A bonus is that the council is run by independents, not marxists !.[/p][/quote]I know you sometimes get a bit ranty, even have in this thread! But i enjoyed this post TheTruthHurts
  • Score: -15

3:55pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ichabod76 says...

gmsgop wrote:
I am wondering Kersten's rationale to go straight for an interim- why not immediately start recruiting for a person with the skills and abilities needed in this job? Perhaps we might, for a change, recruit someone in top management who is committed enough to live in York.
It will be tough recruitment with all the reputational damage caused by a series of city of York bungled projects from Lendal Bridge, Kings Square, Bonding Warehouse, the Local Plan and many more fiascos left behind him.
straight to interim is the common purpose way.
If Kermit starts the recruitment process immediately she and her cronies won't have time to invite their preferred applicants.
the job will be almost advertised in secret and with a short timeframe to apply.

the muppet show won't want a strong character who will stand up to them and refuse to be bullied into doing as told. its about leading beyond authority !
[quote][p][bold]gmsgop[/bold] wrote: I am wondering Kersten's rationale to go straight for an interim- why not immediately start recruiting for a person with the skills and abilities needed in this job? Perhaps we might, for a change, recruit someone in top management who is committed enough to live in York. It will be tough recruitment with all the reputational damage caused by a series of city of York bungled projects from Lendal Bridge, Kings Square, Bonding Warehouse, the Local Plan and many more fiascos left behind him.[/p][/quote]straight to interim is the common purpose way. If Kermit starts the recruitment process immediately she and her cronies won't have time to invite their preferred applicants. the job will be almost advertised in secret and with a short timeframe to apply. the muppet show won't want a strong character who will stand up to them and refuse to be bullied into doing as told. its about leading beyond authority ! Ichabod76
  • Score: -16

4:04pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ousetunes says...

I hope he's wearing a padded suit for when he falls on his sword.
I hope he's wearing a padded suit for when he falls on his sword. Ousetunes
  • Score: -17

4:06pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Great Buda says...

Great stuff!

Now all the armchair experts who post on here will be able to put their money where their mouths are.

Come on, get your CV's in you whinning lot!
Great stuff! Now all the armchair experts who post on here will be able to put their money where their mouths are. Come on, get your CV's in you whinning lot! The Great Buda
  • Score: 20

4:25pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

TheTruthHurts wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: Was Darren Richardson planning to get as far away from York as possible ? Imagine the scenario. DR sat at his desk and shouts to his PA,: 'Which is the furthest place on mainland Britain from York, Land's End or John-O-Groats ?' PA replies: 'It is 416 miles from York to Land's End, and 485 miles to John-o-Groats' That evening, DR tells his wife that he wants to get a job in John-O-Groats, so the next day she starts looking through the Guardian's situations vacant for local government in the area, and hey presto ! she finds a job offshore in the Orkney Islands. She rings DR with the good news, telling him that she has gone one better, and added a further 25 miles to the distance from York, across the sea to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. A bonus is that the council is run by independents, not marxists !.
I know you sometimes get a bit ranty, even have in this thread! But i enjoyed this post
Thanks, it was mostly speculatory, apart from the last bit, which is factual - Independents do run Orkney Council, and York Council has marxist aspirations being promoted by a marxist cell within the city.
[quote][p][bold]TheTruthHurts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: Was Darren Richardson planning to get as far away from York as possible ? Imagine the scenario. DR sat at his desk and shouts to his PA,: 'Which is the furthest place on mainland Britain from York, Land's End or John-O-Groats ?' PA replies: 'It is 416 miles from York to Land's End, and 485 miles to John-o-Groats' That evening, DR tells his wife that he wants to get a job in John-O-Groats, so the next day she starts looking through the Guardian's situations vacant for local government in the area, and hey presto ! she finds a job offshore in the Orkney Islands. She rings DR with the good news, telling him that she has gone one better, and added a further 25 miles to the distance from York, across the sea to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. A bonus is that the council is run by independents, not marxists !.[/p][/quote]I know you sometimes get a bit ranty, even have in this thread! But i enjoyed this post[/p][/quote]Thanks, it was mostly speculatory, apart from the last bit, which is factual - Independents do run Orkney Council, and York Council has marxist aspirations being promoted by a marxist cell within the city. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -42

4:37pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

The Great Buda wrote:
Great stuff! Now all the armchair experts who post on here will be able to put their money where their mouths are. Come on, get your CV's in you whinning lot!
Since when did politicised local government acolytes not already employed by CYC criticise their colleagues ?

Richardson's successor will be a shoe in - one of the bretheren - who sings from the same hymn sheet as their comrades !

Word has it that they will bring back Interim Director, Neil Taylor, who did a four month spell befor DR arrived. He's a big pal of both KE and JA, and out of his 88 tweets since he left on 01-Nov-12, 15 have been to JA, plus 3 x RT's. Taylor is politicised and a big Labour supporter - another yes man !
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: Great stuff! Now all the armchair experts who post on here will be able to put their money where their mouths are. Come on, get your CV's in you whinning lot![/p][/quote]Since when did politicised local government acolytes not already employed by CYC criticise their colleagues ? Richardson's successor will be a shoe in - one of the bretheren - who sings from the same hymn sheet as their comrades ! Word has it that they will bring back Interim Director, Neil Taylor, who did a four month spell befor DR arrived. He's a big pal of both KE and JA, and out of his 88 tweets since he left on 01-Nov-12, 15 have been to JA, plus 3 x RT's. Taylor is politicised and a big Labour supporter - another yes man ! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -41

4:42pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
gmsgop wrote: I am wondering Kersten's rationale to go straight for an interim- why not immediately start recruiting for a person with the skills and abilities needed in this job? Perhaps we might, for a change, recruit someone in top management who is committed enough to live in York. It will be tough recruitment with all the reputational damage caused by a series of city of York bungled projects from Lendal Bridge, Kings Square, Bonding Warehouse, the Local Plan and many more fiascos left behind him.
straight to interim is the common purpose way. If Kermit starts the recruitment process immediately she and her cronies won't have time to invite their preferred applicants. the job will be almost advertised in secret and with a short timeframe to apply. the muppet show won't want a strong character who will stand up to them and refuse to be bullied into doing as told. its about leading beyond authority !
Totally agree.

The Common Purpose way - leading beyond authority - is exactly how the marxists carry out their subversive agenda.
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gmsgop[/bold] wrote: I am wondering Kersten's rationale to go straight for an interim- why not immediately start recruiting for a person with the skills and abilities needed in this job? Perhaps we might, for a change, recruit someone in top management who is committed enough to live in York. It will be tough recruitment with all the reputational damage caused by a series of city of York bungled projects from Lendal Bridge, Kings Square, Bonding Warehouse, the Local Plan and many more fiascos left behind him.[/p][/quote]straight to interim is the common purpose way. If Kermit starts the recruitment process immediately she and her cronies won't have time to invite their preferred applicants. the job will be almost advertised in secret and with a short timeframe to apply. the muppet show won't want a strong character who will stand up to them and refuse to be bullied into doing as told. its about leading beyond authority ![/p][/quote]Totally agree. The Common Purpose way - leading beyond authority - is exactly how the marxists carry out their subversive agenda. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -63

4:59pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with.

These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as -
1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1

The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time..... Badgers Drift
  • Score: -68

6:23pm Thu 20 Mar 14

meme says...

In reply to the great Budda's comment about putting in CV
I do know someone who did when Richardson was appointed and because they did not already work for a LA yet had the necessary experience etc they did not even get the courtesy of a reply let alone an interview!
In reply to the great Budda's comment about putting in CV I do know someone who did when Richardson was appointed and because they did not already work for a LA [I assume] yet had the necessary experience etc they did not even get the courtesy of a reply let alone an interview! meme
  • Score: -19

10:32pm Thu 20 Mar 14

inthesticks says...

bolero wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
I can`t actually believe the lack of comments on this. The Director of transport quits and we have 15 comments! The area that has been a total **** up and he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! Does everyone realise just how much of our council tax these people get paid to mess up our City? Disregard the comment from KE, who has to say nice things legally about her assistant. This shows clearly that the council is in crisis. Good riddance and I hope more people who don`t have York`s best interests at heart follow you.
So The Orkneys is now The Outer Hebrides. He must have started already; even moving the Scottish islands around.
A turn of phrase, a hyperbole, for emphasis. People are sent to Coventry but never actually visit there.
[quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: I can`t actually believe the lack of comments on this. The Director of transport quits and we have 15 comments! The area that has been a total **** up and he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! Does everyone realise just how much of our council tax these people get paid to mess up our City? Disregard the comment from KE, who has to say nice things legally about her assistant. This shows clearly that the council is in crisis. Good riddance and I hope more people who don`t have York`s best interests at heart follow you.[/p][/quote]So The Orkneys is now The Outer Hebrides. He must have started already; even moving the Scottish islands around.[/p][/quote]A turn of phrase, a hyperbole, for emphasis. People are sent to Coventry but never actually visit there. inthesticks
  • Score: -40

10:49pm Thu 20 Mar 14

inthesticks says...

Quote " Mr Richardson's portfolio included the Lendal Bridge traffic trial, the York Central development and other major city projects."
Says it all doesn`t it. The driving force behind hugely unpopular projects which have cost York hundreds of thousands, many tourists and left us with mess to clear up.
Getting out because it`s a bit hot in the kitchen? I think so.
Quote " Mr Richardson's portfolio included the Lendal Bridge traffic trial, the York Central development and other major city projects." Says it all doesn`t it. The driving force behind hugely unpopular projects which have cost York hundreds of thousands, many tourists and left us with mess to clear up. Getting out because it`s a bit hot in the kitchen? I think so. inthesticks
  • Score: -33

11:18pm Thu 20 Mar 14

RingoStarr says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with.

These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as -
1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1

The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
You got that one right!
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]You got that one right! RingoStarr
  • Score: -20

11:18pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems.

Crack on you doughnut !
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut ! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -56

10:07am Fri 21 Mar 14

AGuyFromStrensall says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems.

Crack on you doughnut !
Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut ![/p][/quote]Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this... AGuyFromStrensall
  • Score: -38

10:19am Fri 21 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut !
Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...
I disagree, their motive is not annoyance.

It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens.

My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with.

The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect.

Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)
[quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut ![/p][/quote]Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...[/p][/quote]I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :) Badgers Drift
  • Score: -31

11:10am Fri 21 Mar 14

AGuyFromStrensall says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut !
Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...
I disagree, their motive is not annoyance.

It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens.

My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with.

The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect.

Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)
Why then do they hack many other stories not involving the council at all?

The only running theme is to go against the grain that the pre-hacked scores show it seems.
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut ![/p][/quote]Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...[/p][/quote]I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)[/p][/quote]Why then do they hack many other stories not involving the council at all? The only running theme is to go against the grain that the pre-hacked scores show it seems. AGuyFromStrensall
  • Score: -34

12:19pm Fri 21 Mar 14

bolero says...

inthesticks wrote:
bolero wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
I can`t actually believe the lack of comments on this. The Director of transport quits and we have 15 comments! The area that has been a total **** up and he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! Does everyone realise just how much of our council tax these people get paid to mess up our City? Disregard the comment from KE, who has to say nice things legally about her assistant. This shows clearly that the council is in crisis. Good riddance and I hope more people who don`t have York`s best interests at heart follow you.
So The Orkneys is now The Outer Hebrides. He must have started already; even moving the Scottish islands around.
A turn of phrase, a hyperbole, for emphasis. People are sent to Coventry but never actually visit there.
So why didn't you just say Coventry then?
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: I can`t actually believe the lack of comments on this. The Director of transport quits and we have 15 comments! The area that has been a total **** up and he is being sent to the Outer Hebrides! Does everyone realise just how much of our council tax these people get paid to mess up our City? Disregard the comment from KE, who has to say nice things legally about her assistant. This shows clearly that the council is in crisis. Good riddance and I hope more people who don`t have York`s best interests at heart follow you.[/p][/quote]So The Orkneys is now The Outer Hebrides. He must have started already; even moving the Scottish islands around.[/p][/quote]A turn of phrase, a hyperbole, for emphasis. People are sent to Coventry but never actually visit there.[/p][/quote]So why didn't you just say Coventry then? bolero
  • Score: -12

2:17pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut !
Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...
I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)
If they are doing what you say, and hacking other stories, then it's an illusion they are seeking to create to distract from their main intention - to protect the Labour council, or attack critics like Matthew Laverack.

When the hacker started it was obvious that it was only council/labour issues that they were interfering with.
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut ![/p][/quote]Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...[/p][/quote]I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)[/p][/quote]If they are doing what you say, and hacking other stories, then it's an illusion they are seeking to create to distract from their main intention - to protect the Labour council, or attack critics like Matthew Laverack. When the hacker started it was obvious that it was only council/labour issues that they were interfering with. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -38

2:40pm Fri 21 Mar 14

AGuyFromStrensall says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut !
Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...
I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)
If they are doing what you say, and hacking other stories, then it's an illusion they are seeking to create to distract from their main intention - to protect the Labour council, or attack critics like Matthew Laverack.

When the hacker started it was obvious that it was only council/labour issues that they were interfering with.
lol, I saw the scores changing away from the majority start at the same time, but your version sounds a lot more fun ;)

Consider this.
Why would the score changer do it at an after work time? They doing council supporting in their spare time?
And more importantly do they think the scores at the bottom of a press article are going to interest the vast majority of the electorate?
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut ![/p][/quote]Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...[/p][/quote]I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)[/p][/quote]If they are doing what you say, and hacking other stories, then it's an illusion they are seeking to create to distract from their main intention - to protect the Labour council, or attack critics like Matthew Laverack. When the hacker started it was obvious that it was only council/labour issues that they were interfering with.[/p][/quote]lol, I saw the scores changing away from the majority start at the same time, but your version sounds a lot more fun ;) Consider this. Why would the score changer do it at an after work time? They doing council supporting in their spare time? And more importantly do they think the scores at the bottom of a press article are going to interest the vast majority of the electorate? AGuyFromStrensall
  • Score: -35

4:20pm Fri 21 Mar 14

bolero says...

AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut !
Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...
I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)
If they are doing what you say, and hacking other stories, then it's an illusion they are seeking to create to distract from their main intention - to protect the Labour council, or attack critics like Matthew Laverack.

When the hacker started it was obvious that it was only council/labour issues that they were interfering with.
lol, I saw the scores changing away from the majority start at the same time, but your version sounds a lot more fun ;)

Consider this.
Why would the score changer do it at an after work time? They doing council supporting in their spare time?
And more importantly do they think the scores at the bottom of a press article are going to interest the vast majority of the electorate?
I suppose only one clown out of 75approx employees is not bad. Apart from the ones we already know of course,without mentioning names associated with Lendal Bridge.
[quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut ![/p][/quote]Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...[/p][/quote]I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)[/p][/quote]If they are doing what you say, and hacking other stories, then it's an illusion they are seeking to create to distract from their main intention - to protect the Labour council, or attack critics like Matthew Laverack. When the hacker started it was obvious that it was only council/labour issues that they were interfering with.[/p][/quote]lol, I saw the scores changing away from the majority start at the same time, but your version sounds a lot more fun ;) Consider this. Why would the score changer do it at an after work time? They doing council supporting in their spare time? And more importantly do they think the scores at the bottom of a press article are going to interest the vast majority of the electorate?[/p][/quote]I suppose only one clown out of 75approx employees is not bad. Apart from the ones we already know of course,without mentioning names associated with Lendal Bridge. bolero
  • Score: -34

6:22pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Pinza-C55 says...

AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut !
Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...
I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)
If they are doing what you say, and hacking other stories, then it's an illusion they are seeking to create to distract from their main intention - to protect the Labour council, or attack critics like Matthew Laverack.

When the hacker started it was obvious that it was only council/labour issues that they were interfering with.
lol, I saw the scores changing away from the majority start at the same time, but your version sounds a lot more fun ;)

Consider this.
Why would the score changer do it at an after work time? They doing council supporting in their spare time?
And more importantly do they think the scores at the bottom of a press article are going to interest the vast majority of the electorate?
The lights are on in the Council offices all night and there are a large number of computers there, so if you could log in from each one it would be easy to do if you were, say, a night security man. (or woman).
[quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut ![/p][/quote]Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...[/p][/quote]I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)[/p][/quote]If they are doing what you say, and hacking other stories, then it's an illusion they are seeking to create to distract from their main intention - to protect the Labour council, or attack critics like Matthew Laverack. When the hacker started it was obvious that it was only council/labour issues that they were interfering with.[/p][/quote]lol, I saw the scores changing away from the majority start at the same time, but your version sounds a lot more fun ;) Consider this. Why would the score changer do it at an after work time? They doing council supporting in their spare time? And more importantly do they think the scores at the bottom of a press article are going to interest the vast majority of the electorate?[/p][/quote]The lights are on in the Council offices all night and there are a large number of computers there, so if you could log in from each one it would be easy to do if you were, say, a night security man. (or woman). Pinza-C55
  • Score: -30

7:53pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: Interesting to note that the Orkney Islands Council has 21 Independent councillors, and not one from any political party. This was the result of the 2012 election, and was identical to the 2007 election. Only four SNP candidates and one UKIP candidate contested the elections, and none from the three mainstream political parties. What does this tell us about Darren Richardson's job choice ? He is obviously sick of politicians running things for political reasons, and realises that independents run things for the benefit of their community, not for a political party/ideology. York citizens take note !
Hmmm. Independents eh? so they are not Tories, and won't say what they are. Sounds like another Marxist conspiracy to me.
Hello JP,

No, that's the reason he's leaving - to get away from the dictatorial regime that is running York.
Do you have this from the horse's mouth or are they your words?
Your words.
No wonder you get banned so often, your regard for etiquette is nil.
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note that the Orkney Islands Council has 21 Independent councillors, and not one from any political party. This was the result of the 2012 election, and was identical to the 2007 election. Only four SNP candidates and one UKIP candidate contested the elections, and none from the three mainstream political parties. What does this tell us about Darren Richardson's job choice ? He is obviously sick of politicians running things for political reasons, and realises that independents run things for the benefit of their community, not for a political party/ideology. York citizens take note ![/p][/quote]Hmmm. Independents eh? so they are not Tories, and won't say what they are. Sounds like another Marxist conspiracy to me.[/p][/quote]Hello JP, No, that's the reason he's leaving - to get away from the dictatorial regime that is running York.[/p][/quote]Do you have this from the horse's mouth or are they your words? Your words. No wonder you get banned so often, your regard for etiquette is nil. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 49

7:55pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut !
Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...
I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)
If they are doing what you say, and hacking other stories, then it's an illusion they are seeking to create to distract from their main intention - to protect the Labour council, or attack critics like Matthew Laverack.

When the hacker started it was obvious that it was only council/labour issues that they were interfering with.
Oh my word! You should have your own show!
Do you have a wife and friends and people you drink with at the pub and all those normal things that folk do? Do you tell them about your theories?
Best comedy ever!
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut ![/p][/quote]Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...[/p][/quote]I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)[/p][/quote]If they are doing what you say, and hacking other stories, then it's an illusion they are seeking to create to distract from their main intention - to protect the Labour council, or attack critics like Matthew Laverack. When the hacker started it was obvious that it was only council/labour issues that they were interfering with.[/p][/quote]Oh my word! You should have your own show! Do you have a wife and friends and people you drink with at the pub and all those normal things that folk do? Do you tell them about your theories? Best comedy ever! Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 49

8:05pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D

Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting.

Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours.
I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii!
I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting. Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours. I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii! Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 65

11:44am Sat 22 Mar 14

roy_batty says...

Quote: with his role in York also including overseeing the city's draft Local Plan development blueprint and changes to the city's waste collection service.

Well done there then, i don't think York as ever looked this bad with the 'waste collection service', so he's the bloke to blame then!

No doubt the the next person in line for this position will be given a hefty rise in these austere times.
Quote: with his role in York also including overseeing the city's draft Local Plan development blueprint and changes to the city's waste collection service. Well done there then, i don't think York as ever looked this bad with the 'waste collection service', so he's the bloke to blame then! No doubt the the next person in line for this position will be given a hefty rise in these austere times. roy_batty
  • Score: 8

12:26pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D

Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting.

Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours.
I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii!
There's a concept called "rational debate" my dear Buzzz, and the actions of the hacker are designed to undermine it.
There are some people on these pages who generally come across as pretty objectionable but if they make a point which is fair or reasonable, or I simply agree with, I will give them a thumbs up. If they make a meaningless post like your last one then I will usually ignore it.
It's not paranoia to be irritated when somebody deliberately undermines a legitimate system designed to show public opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting. Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours. I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii![/p][/quote]There's a concept called "rational debate" my dear Buzzz, and the actions of the hacker are designed to undermine it. There are some people on these pages who generally come across as pretty objectionable but if they make a point which is fair or reasonable, or I simply agree with, I will give them a thumbs up. If they make a meaningless post like your last one then I will usually ignore it. It's not paranoia to be irritated when somebody deliberately undermines a legitimate system designed to show public opinion. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 4

12:41pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Older Sometimes Wiser says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D

Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting.

Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours.
I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii!
There's a concept called "rational debate" my dear Buzzz, and the actions of the hacker are designed to undermine it.
There are some people on these pages who generally come across as pretty objectionable but if they make a point which is fair or reasonable, or I simply agree with, I will give them a thumbs up. If they make a meaningless post like your last one then I will usually ignore it.
It's not paranoia to be irritated when somebody deliberately undermines a legitimate system designed to show public opinion.
Well put !
Agreed that idiots such as the Score Hacker exist on this site, but for the Press Management NOT to do anything about it compounds the offence and that's what offends me.
We are ill-served by the media in York and I think we deserve better. A functioning democracy needs valid information and that includes accurate responses to public opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting. Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours. I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii![/p][/quote]There's a concept called "rational debate" my dear Buzzz, and the actions of the hacker are designed to undermine it. There are some people on these pages who generally come across as pretty objectionable but if they make a point which is fair or reasonable, or I simply agree with, I will give them a thumbs up. If they make a meaningless post like your last one then I will usually ignore it. It's not paranoia to be irritated when somebody deliberately undermines a legitimate system designed to show public opinion.[/p][/quote]Well put ! Agreed that idiots such as the Score Hacker exist on this site, but for the Press Management NOT to do anything about it compounds the offence and that's what offends me. We are ill-served by the media in York and I think we deserve better. A functioning democracy needs valid information and that includes accurate responses to public opinion. Older Sometimes Wiser
  • Score: 9

2:56pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Older Sometimes Wiser wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote: I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting. Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours. I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii!
There's a concept called "rational debate" my dear Buzzz, and the actions of the hacker are designed to undermine it. There are some people on these pages who generally come across as pretty objectionable but if they make a point which is fair or reasonable, or I simply agree with, I will give them a thumbs up. If they make a meaningless post like your last one then I will usually ignore it. It's not paranoia to be irritated when somebody deliberately undermines a legitimate system designed to show public opinion.
Well put ! Agreed that idiots such as the Score Hacker exist on this site, but for the Press Management NOT to do anything about it compounds the offence and that's what offends me. We are ill-served by the media in York and I think we deserve better. A functioning democracy needs valid information and that includes accurate responses to public opinion.
It's questionable as to whether we have a democracy in York, when there is obviously a regime that does all it can to subvert it !
[quote][p][bold]Older Sometimes Wiser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting. Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours. I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii![/p][/quote]There's a concept called "rational debate" my dear Buzzz, and the actions of the hacker are designed to undermine it. There are some people on these pages who generally come across as pretty objectionable but if they make a point which is fair or reasonable, or I simply agree with, I will give them a thumbs up. If they make a meaningless post like your last one then I will usually ignore it. It's not paranoia to be irritated when somebody deliberately undermines a legitimate system designed to show public opinion.[/p][/quote]Well put ! Agreed that idiots such as the Score Hacker exist on this site, but for the Press Management NOT to do anything about it compounds the offence and that's what offends me. We are ill-served by the media in York and I think we deserve better. A functioning democracy needs valid information and that includes accurate responses to public opinion.[/p][/quote]It's questionable as to whether we have a democracy in York, when there is obviously a regime that does all it can to subvert it ! Badgers Drift
  • Score: 4

3:43pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Older Sometimes Wiser wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D

Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting.

Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours.
I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii!
There's a concept called "rational debate" my dear Buzzz, and the actions of the hacker are designed to undermine it.
There are some people on these pages who generally come across as pretty objectionable but if they make a point which is fair or reasonable, or I simply agree with, I will give them a thumbs up. If they make a meaningless post like your last one then I will usually ignore it.
It's not paranoia to be irritated when somebody deliberately undermines a legitimate system designed to show public opinion.
Well put !
Agreed that idiots such as the Score Hacker exist on this site, but for the Press Management NOT to do anything about it compounds the offence and that's what offends me.
We are ill-served by the media in York and I think we deserve better. A functioning democracy needs valid information and that includes accurate responses to public opinion.
The hacker has just added 1733 to my + votes on this thread where I voiced an anti Lendal Bridge restriction view.
http://www.yorkpress
.co.uk/features/read
ersletters/11095963.
Bridge_closure____an
_act_of_courage___/#
commentsList
However he/she is still an oaf.
Who was it said "better the scorn of a wise man than the praise of a fool"?
[quote][p][bold]Older Sometimes Wiser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting. Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours. I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii![/p][/quote]There's a concept called "rational debate" my dear Buzzz, and the actions of the hacker are designed to undermine it. There are some people on these pages who generally come across as pretty objectionable but if they make a point which is fair or reasonable, or I simply agree with, I will give them a thumbs up. If they make a meaningless post like your last one then I will usually ignore it. It's not paranoia to be irritated when somebody deliberately undermines a legitimate system designed to show public opinion.[/p][/quote]Well put ! Agreed that idiots such as the Score Hacker exist on this site, but for the Press Management NOT to do anything about it compounds the offence and that's what offends me. We are ill-served by the media in York and I think we deserve better. A functioning democracy needs valid information and that includes accurate responses to public opinion.[/p][/quote]The hacker has just added 1733 to my + votes on this thread where I voiced an anti Lendal Bridge restriction view. http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/features/read ersletters/11095963. Bridge_closure____an _act_of_courage___/# commentsList However he/she is still an oaf. Who was it said "better the scorn of a wise man than the praise of a fool"? Pinza-C55
  • Score: 6

9:52pm Sat 22 Mar 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
Older Sometimes Wiser wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D

Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting.

Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours.
I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii!
There's a concept called "rational debate" my dear Buzzz, and the actions of the hacker are designed to undermine it.
There are some people on these pages who generally come across as pretty objectionable but if they make a point which is fair or reasonable, or I simply agree with, I will give them a thumbs up. If they make a meaningless post like your last one then I will usually ignore it.
It's not paranoia to be irritated when somebody deliberately undermines a legitimate system designed to show public opinion.
Well put !
Agreed that idiots such as the Score Hacker exist on this site, but for the Press Management NOT to do anything about it compounds the offence and that's what offends me.
We are ill-served by the media in York and I think we deserve better. A functioning democracy needs valid information and that includes accurate responses to public opinion.
The hacker has just added 1733 to my + votes on this thread where I voiced an anti Lendal Bridge restriction view.
http://www.yorkpress

.co.uk/features/read

ersletters/11095963.

Bridge_closure____an

_act_of_courage___/#

commentsList
However he/she is still an oaf.
Who was it said "better the scorn of a wise man than the praise of a fool"?
And to say nothing about score hacking when a put down merchant comes on to chide you for doing so would play right into the hands of those who seek to mislead.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Older Sometimes Wiser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I've been using this site for many a year now and the "Markdown Mongrel/ Council Score Hacker" paranoias are simply the most entertaining there's ever been here :D Who the fook cares? Are you all teenagers on fakebook? Are likes so important? Like, OMG it's a conspirazzzy they is like faking up teh likes and ting. Y'all are quaking about some stupid script like it's a real person, you even give it a timetable and man-hours. I is like bere lolz. Yesssssiiii![/p][/quote]There's a concept called "rational debate" my dear Buzzz, and the actions of the hacker are designed to undermine it. There are some people on these pages who generally come across as pretty objectionable but if they make a point which is fair or reasonable, or I simply agree with, I will give them a thumbs up. If they make a meaningless post like your last one then I will usually ignore it. It's not paranoia to be irritated when somebody deliberately undermines a legitimate system designed to show public opinion.[/p][/quote]Well put ! Agreed that idiots such as the Score Hacker exist on this site, but for the Press Management NOT to do anything about it compounds the offence and that's what offends me. We are ill-served by the media in York and I think we deserve better. A functioning democracy needs valid information and that includes accurate responses to public opinion.[/p][/quote]The hacker has just added 1733 to my + votes on this thread where I voiced an anti Lendal Bridge restriction view. http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/features/read ersletters/11095963. Bridge_closure____an _act_of_courage___/# commentsList However he/she is still an oaf. Who was it said "better the scorn of a wise man than the praise of a fool"?[/p][/quote]And to say nothing about score hacking when a put down merchant comes on to chide you for doing so would play right into the hands of those who seek to mislead. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: 5

12:05am Sun 23 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Well said, strangebuttrue?

Pleased to see that you have got Buzzz Light-year's card marked :-)
Well said, strangebuttrue? Pleased to see that you have got Buzzz Light-year's card marked :-) Badgers Drift
  • Score: 4

11:47am Mon 24 Mar 14

The Great Buda says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....
The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut !
Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...
I disagree, their motive is not annoyance.

It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens.

My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with.

The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect.

Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)
The funniest thing is that you think its come kind of conspiracy.

Have you got your tinfoil hat on?
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: It appears that the score hacker (mark down mongret) did his/her stuff up to 10.56am today on the Pinza-C55 post. Since then, scores look to be almost all to be not tampered with. These are currently as follows (since 10.56am) all + other than shown as - 1, 12, 14, 6, 18 (Kevin Turvey), 5, 13, 0, 5, 5, 8, 3, 2, 7 (meme), 9, 14 (Badgers Drift), 10, 8, -3 (Jonothon), 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, -2 (Great Buda), 2, 1, & 1 The score hacker usually starts around 5.30pm. Lets see how the scores are after this time.....[/p][/quote]The sad score hacking imbecile has been amusing him/herself again it seems. Crack on you doughnut ![/p][/quote]Funniest thing about it is that they are just doing it to annoy people and get attention. They must love posts like this...[/p][/quote]I disagree, their motive is not annoyance. It's to deflect attention from the truth - the truth that the Labour council and their policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of York citizens. My posts (about the pre-hacked scores) seeks to show this and serve as a record of the true scores that existed before they were tampered with. The annoyance is that suffered by the hacker, and his/her Labour/council masters who he/she seeks to protect. Even funnier is that their ridiculous attempts to help the Labour council, actually make things worse ! :)[/p][/quote]The funniest thing is that you think its come kind of conspiracy. Have you got your tinfoil hat on? The Great Buda
  • Score: -2

3:47pm Mon 24 Mar 14

muckybutt says...

Good riddance to the numpty
Good riddance to the numpty muckybutt
  • Score: 1

9:09pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Thunderblade says...

Maquis wrote:
More likely he is leaving because he cant live with the councilors who wont listen to him or anybody who know the real world. I know people in the council offices who are not allowed to speak out or disagree when they force through stupid unwanted plans.
I worked for CYC for many years and would agree that Maquis is pretty close to the truth with this comment.
Since the reign of Emperor Rod Hills and his changing of the Council structure to the Cabinet system. there have been a few elected members that staff have found "difficult" to work with.
These said Councillors have the power to reorganise a Department, usually under the guise of economy savings. In reality,more often as not to get rid of Staff who offer resistance to them.
[quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: More likely he is leaving because he cant live with the councilors who wont listen to him or anybody who know the real world. I know people in the council offices who are not allowed to speak out or disagree when they force through stupid unwanted plans.[/p][/quote]I worked for CYC for many years and would agree that Maquis is pretty close to the truth with this comment. Since the reign of Emperor Rod Hills and his changing of the Council structure to the Cabinet system. there have been a few elected members that staff have found "difficult" to work with. These said Councillors have the power to reorganise a Department, usually under the guise of economy savings. In reality,more often as not to get rid of Staff who offer resistance to them. Thunderblade
  • Score: 2

9:17pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Thunderblade says...

Maquis wrote:
More likely he is leaving because he cant live with the councilors who wont listen to him or anybody who know the real world. I know people in the council offices who are not allowed to speak out or disagree when they force through stupid unwanted plans.
I worked for CYC for many years and would agree that Maquis is pretty close to the truth with this comment.
Since the reign of Emperor Rod Hills and his changing of the Council structure to the Cabinet system. there have been a few elected members that staff have found "difficult" to work with.
These said Councillors have the power to reorganise a Department, usually under the guise of economy savings. In reality,more often as not to get rid of Staff who offer resistance to them.
[quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: More likely he is leaving because he cant live with the councilors who wont listen to him or anybody who know the real world. I know people in the council offices who are not allowed to speak out or disagree when they force through stupid unwanted plans.[/p][/quote]I worked for CYC for many years and would agree that Maquis is pretty close to the truth with this comment. Since the reign of Emperor Rod Hills and his changing of the Council structure to the Cabinet system. there have been a few elected members that staff have found "difficult" to work with. These said Councillors have the power to reorganise a Department, usually under the guise of economy savings. In reality,more often as not to get rid of Staff who offer resistance to them. Thunderblade
  • Score: 1

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