Find your local councillor in the Wealden District



  Council members who fail to investigate fraud are note doing the job they were elected to do, and become party to institutionalised conspiracy to hide the truth - a breach of the Fraud Act 2006.



Find your local councillor in the Wealden District



Councillor Johanna Howell - a team player, but does that extend to covering up the inconvenient truth. Let us see if the officers can pull the wool over her eyes?  This subject is an institutionalized cover up past lies - and that implicates all of the staff and members that go along with it.



Councillor Johanna Howell

Charmers Cottage
The Green
East Sussex

Tel: 01892 750141


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Johanna represents Frant & Withyham. Cllr Howell is WDC Portfolio Holder for Community & Voluntary Sector. 


For years this council have done all within their power not to deliver housing at affordable prices. Their agenda has been to restrict builds, typically awarding permissions to favoured developers. The only way that Roy can sort this one out is to sack all the bent planning officers, redraw the boundaries and purchase land by compulsory orders if that becomes necessary.


Wealden is a substantial district covering some 323 square miles of lush downland where wealthy people like to retire. Hmmm, that sounds a bit like Roy - so we bet he feels right at home. Wealden is the largest district in East Sussex, home to some 143,000 people. 


This Council's responsibilities include housing, planning, building control, waste collection, recycling, emergency planning and economic regeneration. That last one is beyond the grasp of civil servants - and that is why the national debt is so high. They spend taxpayers money tying up would be entrepreneurs in knots. As many readers will appreciate, government directives are to encourage small businesses. Wealden, don't seem to get it. The national debt is increasing by some 2.5 billion a week, and all local authorities with corrupt officers still in their employ are partly to blame.



ND   2014

1.46 trillion  (estimated)




ND   2013

1.33 trillion




ND   2012 

1.04 trillion




ND   2011

0.91 trillion





ND   2010

0.76 trillion




ND   2009

0.62 trillion





ND   2008

0.53 trillion  (banking crisis)




ND   2007

0.44 trillion  (estimated)






Two-thirds of the district is covered by the High Weald and Sussex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 34 conservation areas and over 2,500 listed buildings, Wealden places a high value on protecting the countryside, but no value at all on protecting buildings of local historic interest - and that is why there is no Local List.




Councillor Robert Standley is obviously a team player, but does that extend to covering up the inconvenient truth, or are the officers pulling the wool over his eyes?  Nelson Kruschandl is a victim of council discrimination, a Human Rights violation and other abuses of office. This appears to be institutionalized, all departments put on alert to cover up past lies. Roy Galley is now in the loop. Let us see if anything changes ......



JULY 15 2011

Councillor Johanna Howell spoke after an awards ceremony to honour schoolchildren who had been learning how to stay safe. Some adults need to take a leaf out of their children's books, she said.

Mrs Howell is quoted as saying: "People must take responsibility for their actions.
"We can do all sorts of things to the roads but it is useless unless people are educated and become aware that what they're doing is making the roads dangerous."


Johanna compiled a report in 2010, backed by the Courier newspaper and their Cut the Crashes campaign. This was to try to cut the number of crashes on Wealden's rural roads. Apparently the report confirmed 16 to 25-year-old drivers and those in the 44 to 50 age group are especially culpable.

"Young people think they're invincible"

"And middle-aged motorcyclists who learnt on a small engine many years later get themselves a more powerful bike and don't take a refresher course. They make the mistake of thinking they can ride as well as when they started."

The council's then public safety manager Sophie Hepworth is reported to have said: "We've got some of the highest figures for road fatalities in the country so we do a lot with road safety, on issues like speeding and drink driving.

"We need everyone to play their part."

To that end, its education programme Safety In Action marked its 20-year anniversary by handing honours to four schools at Herstmonceux Castle.

Mayfield Primary School picked up the first prize and St Mary Primary in Hartfield scooped the Laurence Reeve Memorial Trophy.

More than 11,000 children from 24 schools stretching from Crowborough to Hailsham benefit from Safety In Action each year.

Although East Sussex County Council is in charge of highways matters, Wealden District Council's Jonica Fox is quoted as saying: "We're working with them on a number of initiatives and want to become the enablers of any new programmes."


We don't know what they are laughing at. This council has one of the worst records of Human Rights abuses of any council that we have reported on. There is no affordable housing in the district and there is a shortfall of around 20,000 houses brought about by the empire building and backhander regime fostered by the longest serving planning and enforcement officers. Oh, of course, they are laughing because the ratepayer is paying them to screw it up and they still get their expenses.




Cllr Bob Standley Leader; also responsible for Finance and Policy.
Cllr Claire Dowling Corporate Services and Deputy Leader.
Cllr Jan Dunk Corporate Assets.
Cllr Rowena Moore Waste Management.
Cllr Roy Galley Planning & Development.
Cllr Graham Wells Affordable Housing.
Cllr Johanna Howell Community and Voluntary Sector.
Cllr Jonica Fox was re-elected Chairman of the Council unopposed

Cllr Brian Redman was elected vice-chairman

The following positions were also approved by Full Council:

Chairman of the Licensing Committee: Cllr Susan Stedman.
Chairman of the Community and Environment Scrutiny Committee: Cllr David Larkin
Chairman of Internal and Audit Scrutiny Committee: Cllr Huw Merriman.
Chairman of Planning Committee North: Cllr Ann Newton.
Chairman of Planning Committee South: Cllr Barby Dashwood-Morris.
Chairman of the Personnel Committee: Cllr Claire Dowling.
Chairman of the Standards Committee: Cllr Lin Clark (from 1 July).


Wealden community strategy LSP Board member RoyGalley

Wealden Conservatives

wealden community strategy board members Johanna Howell







Dear Councillor Howell,


As a member of a council responsible for a great many historic towns and villages, and also caretaker of the public purse, could I ask you to be especially vigilant against maladministration within the Wealden District Council.


It is my experience that your council has allowed some departments to run riot with taxpayers money.  Some officers have used council resources for their own goals and as a playground for acts of impropriety, sometimes to cover up mistakes, and other times to pursue agendas for profit or personal ambitions and desires.


Your officers have persistently lied to government planning inspectors concerning The Old Steam House in Lime Park. [now Herstmonceux Museum]


It took me more than 20 years to reach an understanding with your council about the Generating Station at Herstmonceux, then having signed a Court Order by way of Agreement, accepting that the buildings are historic and that your officers deceived the Secretary of State, they then breached that contract and once again denied everything.


You must know that this is a serious breach of my Human Rights - discrimination run wild. It looks to me as though this may be to allow a resident in Lime Park to purchase the historic buildings at an undervalue - which of course constitutes fraud under the Fraud Act 2006. I recall that David Phillips was in written communication with solicitors to Peter and June Townley, residents in Lime Park for many years, suggesting that they might benefit from use of these historic buildings - clear discrimination. What was wrong with my occupation? Why should any person have preference to another?


I hope you agree that we cannot afford to let situations like this go unchecked. It is the duty of every law abiding member to report suspected crime within their council. Should any member not report suspected crime, then they become party to that crime and vicariously liable.


You were elected to represent the community, not the officers.  You were elected to run the council to the best of your ability, and to stamp our corruption and discrimination - a clear violation of my rights and a Human Rights abuse using a position of authority - which makes it all the worse.  It is your duty to conserve the historic built and natural environments.  It is also your duty to seek to secure adequate services, education, policing and health care.


These are particularly difficult times, where public funding is under scrutiny against local issues, terrorism and global warming are serious international issues that should be targeted for spending, rather than waste money trying to cover up the inevitable publication of the wrongs of your council.


I am also aware that your council has failed to provide rolling stock for affordable housing, so perpetuating high house prices, denying those on low wages a chance to own their own home. This is surely an elitist society, where those with wealth rape those starting out in life - with help from officials who consistently fail to provide land for development as per government directions. And so the housing shortage continues. Empire building is nothing new in the Wealden district. Big houses for the wealthy and bungs for the planning officers who steer the planning applications.


I am relying on you to do the right thing for your district.  If you decide to do nothing, I expect to read about your resignation, rather than hear you are collecting monies for doing nothing and staying silent. That would also be fraudulent in my opinion - by way of obtaining monies by deception. The deception being that you have failed to represent the people, or only choose to represent some (favored) people, which is again discrimination and abandonment of duty.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.


Yours sincerely



Nelson Kruschandl




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