Ralph Forder is a senior planning officer working for Wealden District Council. We will be following his career with much interest just in case he needs any potty training. We hope not, but we are sure Ralph will be pleased to know that we are here if he needs us .......
Ralph Forder is known to have worked on the abortive application at Berwick for 33 houses, that was challenged successfully by way of a Judicial Review. Mr Forder worked with Kelvin Williams to poorly advise the planning committee as to the law, costing Wealden's ratepayers over £20,000 in costs, not to mention the time of the officers spent on this abortive exercise and the expenses claims of the members in relation to attending committee and site meetings.
Below, we feature some of the officers who work or worked for Wealden, some of whom needed some serious potty training and possibly even a little latent bed wetting treatment. Sometimes officers stray from statute with interpretations of the law that might be described as perverse. Sometimes serving officers are asked to help cover up past mistakes - and for that they are, presumably, promised the reward of an enhanced pension.
If you are to be able to live with yourself and sleep at night, we would urge any new recruits to do the right thing. Observe your Code of Conduct and if you are asked to lie, blow the whistle. Always carry a digital recorder with you when speaking with senior officers to record them asking you to bend the rules.
Don't bother going to Sussex Police with any evidence, they are more than likely in on it if, as it appears they were with the Petition whitewash, things have not changed. Save your evidence for an employment tribunal and/or mediation. There are unlimited damages for constructive dismissal. Be ready for judgment day with a folder full of evidence all saved is a lever-arch file with duplicates lodged elsewhere in a safe place.
You may find that your house insurance covers you for industrial disputes. If not, increase your cover as soon as you can.
Victorio Scarpa, David Whibley, Julian Black, Daniel Goodwin, Christine Arnold
Christine Nuttall, David Phillips, Douglas Moss, Ian Kay, Charles Lant
MISFEASANCE & MALFEASANCE
When an officer of the courts omits to include evidence that he knows is relevant to a hearing, that is termed misfeasance in public office. Where an officer then tries to cover up his or her misfeasance (as did Ian Kay in the Stream Farm matter), that becomes malfeasance. The difference is that misfeasance is a civil wrong, whereas malfeasance is a criminal offence. The leading case precedent on malfeasance is: R. v Bowden 1995 Court of Appeal (98 1 WLR), where police constable Bowden failed in his duty to protect a member of the public.
That failure is now extended to cover any failure to protect the financial interests of any member of the public, where it is the duty of council officers under Section 4 of the Fraud Act 2006 - and this includes failing to do something as well as not doing it correctly. This means telling the truth about historic buildings and upholding the right of any person to seek to comply with the Climate Change Act 2008.
Attempting to bankrupt anyone, obtain information for third parties or devalue land for the eventual benefit of near neighbours or local property developers, is of course an abuse of process and a violation of the trust that is placed in any civil servant in a position of authority.
POTTY TRAINING - Using a potty correctly may be a new skill for your planning team to learn if they keep missing the bowl or forgetting to flush, or maybe even fumble the paperwork. Being patient and firm with them will help them get it right eventually, even if they sometimes feel frustrated. They should be taught that every person is entitled to a toilet no matter how much their legal team are out to harm a challenging member of the public - and yes we know how irritating it is to be caught out consistently by some members of the public - and yes of course that makes you hate that/those members of the public more - leading you into trying another dirty trick. But will that lead to more spillages?
So, if you are going to plan a vendetta, hoping to harass someone to vacate Wealden land for the benefit of someone else locally, be sure that you don't get caught with your trousers down, forget to flush, or even pull your trousers up too soon. Be careful to stay in the groove by following statute to the letter and don't hope that all Judges or Inspectors will turn a blink eye with a funny handshake - there are many who are not members and these are the airings that are sure to come back to haunt you to reveal what you did and why you did it. Sleep safe at night by doing the right thing. Do not try to deprive anyone of their state granted rights and put the lid down.
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LINKS & REFERENCE
- Jo Bentley
- John Blake - Bob
Bowdler - Don Broadbent
- Norman Buck - Raymond Cade -
- Lin Clark
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