An informative site built through necessity, due to the appalling behaviour of local Councilliars supported by the restrictive censorship policies of the local press in the Portishead area who feel it is their duty to remove any factual statements of wrongdoings by local Councilliars
Posset Pie made from a traditional recipe using honesty and truth as its main ingredients (these words can be googled for any councillors who have forgotten what they mean, look up integrity whilst there)
There really shouldn’t be a need for websites of this type in an open, honest democratic society but unfortunately many thousands of people who live in the town of Portishead, North Somerset are being denied the truth about the actions of their elected Councilliars. Councilliars who have forgotten that their mandate is to REPRESENT the electorate not to impose their own personal agendas on what is a thriving and respectable community. We do not claim to speak for all in the town just for those who feel our councillors have become very self serving and so out of touch with reality that they may as well live on another planet.
Two local media outlets both owned by the Northcliffe Media Group (Conveniently Conservative supporters) appear to have taken it upon themselves to adopt a policy whereby any comments that criticise local Conservative politicians are removed from their forums. Whether this is pressure from the local Conservatives involved, journalists with political loyalty rather than a desire to share the truth, or a self censorship programme, they refuse to enlighten us. All major news stories that show these politicians in their true light that local people have a right to know about are suppressed. Or in the case of the Post some are not reported at all.
There have been many cases of disgusting underhand political scandal going on in the town for years which need to be addressed, many of which most people don’t even have a clue about. So many facilities that are needed are being denied by political interference with no other aim other than to follow those personal agendas. Planning decisions denied for dubious reasons and Councilliars openly and brazenly lying to protect their party colleagues. Hence the term Councilliar, nothing else sums them up better.
Residents no longer matter to the Councilliars who rule over the town of Portishead. Some Councilliars who also ‘represent’ the town at District level where people no longer matter, have had their feet under the table for too long and now feel they can abuse the planning laws and their own positions for their own purposes unchallenged.
This site will expose the acts of these Councilliars with nothing more than factual content obtained via various channels all of which can be collaborated with documented evidence. There may of course be a sprinkling of humour, satire or even sarcasm at times to take the edge off the severity of what makes people feel very unsettled that they are being looked down upon by arrogant out of touch self-servers.
Something is very suspect about the actions of local Councilliars who betray their communities for the sake of their own interests. One, Councilliar Reyna Knight, when asked about her disgust at a very unethical interaction between a Councilliar and a developer, rather than report what was happening used the expression ‘That’s politics’. Well, this site intends to expose that form of deceitful politics and be a place where the truth (Councilliars may have to google that word) will be shared openly and with no ulterior motive other than to expose the underhand practices of a handful of people who have forgotten what they should be standing up for.
It is also interesting how those now jostling for position to join their personal friends on the council have spent the past few years giving themselves a higher profile. Odd how some self promote themselves in the media for their good deeds whilst trying to cover up the input they have had in bolstering the personal agendas of those on the council with very dubious reputations. We will soon be focusing on the potential future candidates and publishing comments they have made in the past at council meetings and in the media.
** that last paragraph was written prior to the 2015 elections when the point was proven
We do have access to masses of paperwork, freedom of information documents, emails and other factual evidence to sort through to guarantee that anything posted on this site can be fully supported by documentation. If we feel it is in the public interest we will share it.
But just to remind any council liars reading this of their own code of conduct, the details of which have slipped some of their minds, here’s a reminder to jog your memories...
Portishead Town Council has adopted this Code of Conduct to promote and maintain high standards of behaviour by its members and co-opted members whenever they conduct the business of the Council including the business of the office to which they were elected or appointed or when they claim to act or give the impression of acting as a representative of the Council.
This Code of Conduct is based on the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.
And just in case there is any doubt, a little help with what these words mean…..
Selflessness: the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others, acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
Integrity: Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code
Objectivity: The state or quality of being objective
Accountability: the obligation of an individual or organisation to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner.
Openness: Attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one’s actions or purposes), without concealment, not secretive
Honesty: The quality of being or condition of being honest, truthful and sincere.
Leadership: the position or function of a leader, a person who can guide or direct a group, preferably with all the above qualities
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