Council members who fail to investigate fraud are not 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.





Councillor Brian Hubbard (no picture published)


Councillor Hubbard chaired the area plans south committee in March of 2000 when the subject of The Old Steam House came up for review, the Steam House being the then name for the old generating buildings dating from C. 1900, now a virtual museum.


You can read the transcript of this meeting that was at the time sent to every member of the planning committee concerned as a recording that played like a normal music CD.


The then occupier of the Old Steam House wrote to several members of this Council in between planning applications, hoping to kindle some spark of common sense in them, to no avail. Yes, the correspondence worked to shake loose Christine Nuttall and David Phillips, but Doug Moss still works at Wealden as at 2018 - and he was one of the worst offenders, duping Inspector Raymond Michael in 1997.


At one area plans south committee meeting, Nelson Kruschandl openly recorded the meeting of the 14th September 2000 with the media present. This had the effect of bringing the meeting to a halt when Vic Scarpa noticed the recorder and brought the meeting to a halt.


The Council's rule was that there should be no recordings and that Agenda papers should not be removed. Both of these rules were illegal in that it was not plain maladministration (misfeasance in public office) it was one of their rules to prevent anyone comparing grants of permission given to one person, to refusal to another. Hence, disguising the manipulation of the system by the officers and favours (grants of consent) to others.


The challenge by Mr Kruschandl had the effect of forcing Wealden land to comply with Article 10. Later, Anne Haig-McVitty challenged the rule preventing removal of papers, when the wording on the stamp on every agenda was changed from:


"Do not remove these papers"




"Members of the Public are encourage not to remove the Agenda Papers"


In a digital age where the Human Rights Act 1998 was in force, why would any council not want papers removed? Transparent local government was not on Wealden's agenda!





Cllr Col. B M P Hubbard 
4 Hillside 
East Dean
East Sussex BN20 0HE



Nelson Kruschandl


Nelson Kruschandl - Is he a victim of institutionalized discrimination?



Dear Councillor Colonel Hubbard,


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.


You were elected to serve the community, not the officers.  You were elected to run the council to the best of your ability, after consideration of the issues that matter.  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 and terrorism and global warming are serious international issues that should be targeted for spending, rather than waste money pursuing lost causes.


Even as I write, identified international dangers are looming and if allowed to escalate unchecked, may put our country and indeed the world as we know it at risk.  We can all play our part by doing what we do to the best of our ability.


If we run a tight ship with a clear desk, when something important finds its way on our laps, we will be better able to deal with it.  We must conserve our energies for fights that matter.


I would be very interested to learn what sustainable policies your council, and your political party are putting in place, and if you agree whatever has been proposed is effective. I should also like to know if you support the current policies or oppose them?


As a resident of East Sussex, I am relying on you to do the right thing for your district.  As an inhabitant of planet earth I am relying on you to keep your eye on broader issues and play your part on the international team that is the human race.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future, failing which I must assume that despite the vote in 1998, as recorded in the Transcript from the 25th of July, that you agree that the Generating Works buildings should be accorded their correct archaeological status, and not as Inspector Raymond Dannreuther was duped into believing in 1987 by Thomas Hoy and George White.


Yours sincerely



Nelson Kruschandl







Cllr Col. B M P Hubbard 
4 Hillside 
East Dean
East Sussex BN20 0HE                                                                   24 October 2001

Dear Cllr Hubbard




Please find enclosed copies of my letters to Ms Douglas (19-10-01*) Cllr Thornely Taylor, (20-10-01*) Mr Moss, (11-10-01) Mr Barker, (23-10-01) and Mr Brown (24-10-01) with enclosures.

I note there are cases where your Council have withdrawn or abandoned Orders they have made where after complaint and subsequent investigation by the Council it was revealed the Committee making the Order had considered incorrect information.

Where Ms Bird, the Council’s Conservationist reported to Committee(s) between 1995/6 that the original generating building had been replaced by a pump house, clearly those Committees had considered incorrect information bound to affect their decision. 

The 1999 Survey of Archaeology South East and advice from Dr Woodcock (County Archaeologist) makes it plain that Ms Bird’s report was completely wrong. According to the several precedents I have cited elsewhere the Council’s decision is flawed and therefore a nullity in law. I would hope the Council will act consistently and revisit their decision(s) with a view to withdrawal.

Yours sincerely                                                                             Attachments*

Nelson J Kruschandl



Cllr Col BMP Hubbard 
4 Hillside
East Dean
East Sussex BN20 0HE 
                                                                                            15 September 2000

Dear Cllr Hubbard


Human Rights Act Article 10: to Receive Information and Freedom of Speech


I thought I should write to explain my actions at yesterday’s APS meeting.

Firstly, I should like to apologise for appearing to challenge your authority as the Chairman presiding. In fact I was attempting to challenge the Council’s rules of engagement, not put you in an awkward situation. I do hope you will accept that I believe I was acting in the public interest. Unfortunately, with so many obstacles to representation, I was presented with little option but to blatantly challenge the system. 

However, I think I have a point. I enclose copy of Article 10. It clearly states that I have the right to: (1) “…freedom of expression.” and to (2) “receive and impart information ……….without interference by public authority”.

On the first matter, I note that in deference to Article 10, the public are not invited to speak on matters they have an interest in at planning meetings – freedom of expression is therefore denied. On the second matter, a recorder or a camera is an accepted method of receiving information. 

Mr Scarpa began the meeting by telling the public that “recording was prohibited”. I could see no information in the building to indicate that a member of the public could make a recording. Therefore It appeared to me that the Council operated a closed shop system. Indeed, I would suggest that the department responsible had intended it to be so.

I would hope that the Members might agree that it is in all out interests to maintain an accurate record of who said what and when. I know that I rely on verbatim accounts from my records. I will be raising this matter with the Council in due course.

Yours sincerely

Nelson J Kruschandl



Party: Conservative






Dick Angel
Councillor Dick Angel

Heathfield Nth & Cenrl - Cons


KIevin Balsdon
Councillor Kevin Balsdon

Pevensey and Westham - Cons


Jo Bentley
Councillor Jo Bentley

Hailsham South and West - Cons


Councillor Bob Bowdler

Heathfield East - Cons


Linda Clark
Councillor Lin Clark

Pevensey and Westham - Cons

Deputy Chairman Standards


Nicholas Collinson
Councillor Nicholas Collinson

Hailsham Central & North - Cons

Portfolio Community Leadership Human Resources


Nigel Coltman
Councillor Nigel Coltman

Hailsham Central and North - Cons

Chairman of Licensing


Dianne Dear
Councillor Dianne Dear

Pevensey and Westham - Cons

Dep Chair of Planning South


Phil Dixon
Councillor Phil Dixon

Rotherfield - Conservative

Dep Chair of Audit Finance


Pam Doodes
Councillor Pam Doodes

Ninfield & Hooe with Wartling

Conservative - Vice-Chairman


Claire Dowling
Councillor Claire Dowling

Uckfield Central - Cons

Dep Ldr Public Health Safety


Janet Dunk
Councillor Jan Dunk

Heathfield North & Central - Conservative


Philip Ede
Councillor Philip Ede

Alfriston - Conservative


Helen Firth
Councillor Helen Firth

Uckfield New Town - Cons


Jonica Fox
Councillor Jonica Fox

Cross-in-Hand/ Five Ashes - Conservative


Roy Galley
Councillor Roy Galley

Danehill/ Fletching/ Nutley - Cons

Portfolio Economic Dev & Waste Man


Richard Grocock
Councillor Richard Grocock

Hailsham South and West - Cons


Chris Hardy
Councillor Chris Hardy

Hartfield - Cons- Chairman




Jim Hollins
Councillor Jim Hollins

Crowborough West - Cons


Peter Holloway
Councillor Peter Holloway

Forest Row - Conservative


Johanna Howell
Councillor Johanna Howell

Frant/ Withyham - Cons

Ch Planning North


Toby Illingworth
Councillor Toby Illingworth

Buxted & Maresfield - Cons



Stephen Isted
Councillor Stephen Isted

Crowborough Jarvis Brook - Independent


Andrew Andy Long
Councillor Andy Long

Herstmonceux - Cons


Michael Lunn
Councillor Michael Lunn

Buxted & Maresfield - Cons


Phillip Lunn
Councillor Philip Lunn

Crowborough East - Cons


Barry Marlowe
Councillor Barry Marlowe

Uckfield Ridgewood - Cons

Dep Ch Licensing


Rowena Moore
Councillor Rowena Moore

Forest Row - Conservative


Kay Moss
Councillor Kay Moss

Crowborough St Johns - Cons

Dep Chair Overview & Scrutiny


Douglas Murray
Councillor Douglas Murray

Willingdon - Conservative


Anne Newton
Councillor Ann Newton

Framfield - Cons

Portfolio Planning & Dev


Amanda O'Rawe
Councillor Amanda O'Rawe

Hailsham East - Conservative


Mark Pinkney
Councillor Mark Pinkney

Hellingly - Conservative


Dr Brian Redman
Councillor Dr Brian Redman

Mayfield - Conservative

Chairman of Standards Committee


Ronald Reed
Councillor Ronald Reed

Crowborough North - Conservative


Carol Reynolds
Councillor Carol Reynolds

Uckfield North - Cons







Greg Rose
Councillor Greg Rose

Crowborough East - Cons

Chair Overview & Scrutiny


Peter Roundell
Councillor Peter Roundell

Danehill/ Fletching/ Nutley - Cons

Chairman Audit Finance


William Rutherford
Councillor William Rutherford

Frant/ Withyham - Cons


Daniel Shing
Councillor Daniel Shing

Polegate South - Ind Democrat


Oi-Lin Shing
Councillor Oi Lin Shing

Polegate North - Ind Democrat


Raymond Shing
Councillor Raymond Shing

Willingdon - Independent Democrat


Stephen Shing
Councillor Stephen Shing

Willingdon - Independent Democrat


Angela Snell
Councillor Angela Snell

Polegate North - Conservative


Robert Standley
Councillor Robert Standley

Wadhurst - Conservative

Leader of the Council


Susan Stedman
Councillor Susan Stedman

Horam - Conservative

Chair Planning South


Roger Thomas
Councillor Roger Thomas

Heathfield North & Central - Cons


Jeannetter Towey
Councillor Jeannette Towey

Crowborough West - Cons


Chris Triandafyllou
Councillor Chriss Triandafyllou

Hailsham South and West - Cons


Peter Waldock
Councillor Peter Waldock

Uckfield North - Cons


Neil Waller
Councillor Neil Waller

Crowborough North - Cons

Dep Chair Planning North


David Watts
Councillor David Watts

Chiddingly & East Hoathly - Cons


Graham Wells
Councillor Graham Wells

Wadhurst - Cons

Portfolio Housing & Benefits


David White
Councillor David White

Hellingly - Independent


John Wilton
Councillor John Wilton

East Dean - Conservative



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Barry Marlowe - Nigel McKeeman - Huw Merriman - Rowena Moore - Kay Moss - Douglas Murray - Ann Newton - Ken Ogden

Amanda O'RaweCharles R Peck - Diane Phillips - Mark Pinkney - Major Antony Quin RM - Ronald Reed - Dr. Brian Redman

Carol Reynolds - Greg Rose - Peter Roundell - William Rutherford - Daniel Shing - Oi Lin Shing - Raymond Shing - Stephen Shing

Robert Standley - Susan Stedman - Bill Tooley - Jeanette Towey - Stuart Towner - Chriss Triandafyllou - Peter Waldock

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