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.








Councillor Graham Wells - a team player, but what does that team spirit extend. In the search for truth and solutions would this councillor allow officers to pull the wool over his eyes?  We are concerned as to the institutionalized cover up past lies - and that implicates all of the staff and members that go along with it. Admission of the facts is a far healthier way to a sustainable future. 



Councillor Graham Wells (conservative)

Gable End
3 The Leas
East Sussex

Tel: 01892 783583



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Graham has/had responsibility at Wealden DC for Affordable Housing, and that is a laugh if ever we've heard one. 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 Councillor Wells 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. But councils are cowards when it comes to securing land for the poor and homeless, when it means taking it from the rich landowners.


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. 






EASTBOURNE HERALD Friday 13 January 2012


A NEW Neighbourhood Agreement has been signed to help transform Hailsham’s Town Farm Estate for its 800 households.

A survey organised by Wealden District Council earlier this year identified safety and security, litter and waste dumping, house conditions and lack of community spirit as the four main stumbling blocks to creating a happier community.

Wealden District Council, Sussex Police, East Sussex Targeted Youth Development Service and the Living Word Community Church have signed a Neighbourhood Agreement with the Town Farm Residents’ Association to work together bring about improvements.

The agreement sets out four priorities: to clean up the appearance of the estate; make people feel safer on Town Farm; improve the Housing Services on the estate and increase the sense of community spirit.

“We are already seeing the benefits of closer working with the Police and Wealden District Council on the estate,” said Councillor Stuart Towner, Chairman of the Town Farm Residents’ Association.

“It is beginning to make a real difference to the community and I hope more organisations will get involved.”

Cllr Graham Wells, Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing on Wealden District Council, said, “I have seen some terrific things on the Town Farm estate.

“The work being done by the Residents’ Association is so important to building up community spirit.

“This agreement has kick started a good working relationship and the Wealden District Council will do all it can to help residents make a real difference.”

PC Justin Dighton, of the Wealden Neighbourhood policing team, said, “This is an exciting time for Town Farm and we fully support this alongside all of the partner agencies.

“It is our aim to ensure everyone can live in a safe and secure environment without feeling worried about their own or others’ wellbeing. PCSO Parrish Claxton and myself already have a very close working relationship with the Residents’ Association and we hope to continue in this vein.”

As a result of the agreement, there will be a new recycling point installed on the estate, a free bulk refuse collection three times a year and an annual community clear-up led by the Residents’ Association.

Sussex Police will continue to support a range of activities for young people on the estate including the new skate park, the Friday Night Project and links with Arlington speedway.

It will also use acceptable behaviour contracts and other ways of monitoring young people who disrupt life on the estate.

As well as pursuing housing improvements on the estate, Wealden’s housing officers will carry out six scheduled walkabouts a year and regularly report to meetings of the Town Farms Residents’ Association.

To encourage community involvement, the Residents’ Association will hold regular open meetings in Hailsham East Community Centre at 6.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month, as well as publish a residents’ newsletter and try to organise a Town Farm football team and other activities for the community.

Weekly youth clubs providing a wide range of activities are organised by the Residents’ Association with support from the Town Council, Targeted Youth Development Service and the Living Word Community Church.

The clubs, for eight-12 year olds and 13-19 year olds, are held at the Maurice Thornton Pavilion.

The agreement follows a popular partnership agreement for the Alderbrook estate in Crowborough.

To make sure the agreement is working, the partners will produce an annual progress report in November each year.

Another survey of the estate will be carried out in April 2013.




This Council's responsibilities include housing, planning, building control, waste collection, recycling, emergency planning and economic regeneration. That last one appears 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, yet these entrepreneurs are the grass-roots lifeblood of the economy. 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 ......


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



Stuart Towner signs an agreement with Grham Wells as a witness


AGREEMENT SIGNING - (left to right) Alan Dalton (Vice Chairperson; Town Farm Residents Association), Steve Houghton (Living Word Community Church), Stuart Towner (TFRA Chairman & Hailsham Town Council), PC Justin Dighton and Cllr Graham Wells (Affordable Housing portfolio holder, Wealden District Council).



The following positions were also approved by Full Council in 2012:

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







Dear Councillor Wells,


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 such as Ian Kay speaking for his mason father-in-law (Bernard Best) at an Area Plans South committee meeting - when that is forbidden, with George White allowing that to happen, and sometimes officers cover up past mistakes turning misfeasance in public officer into malfeasance (a criminal offence), and other times to pursue agendas that effectively discriminate against selected members of the public in violation of Article 14, such as the unlawful demolition of the Bushy Wood horse sanctuary.


Your officers have persistently lied to government planning inspectors (Dannreuther & Michael to name just two) 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 negotiated by Daniel Goodwin and Trevor Scott by way of Agreement with Cllr Long as a witness, 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, possibly being in contempt of court.


A Petition presented by 12 complainants to Lord Richard Newton, Jack Gore and Eddie Powell was whitewashed when the Sussex Police failed to investigate any of the complaints, with another 39 in the pipeline. Shortly after Derek Holness vacated the throne on an enhanced pension and Sheelagh Douglas sat on the potty for a while, but failed to spend a penny. The Petition could have cleared things up and purged your Council of corruption. But is was not to be, hence we must continue to look at the wrongs occasioned by your officers - even though they would not be empowered to do so if not authorised by the members.


You must know that what I describe 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? It may be that Huw Andrews, a Hong Kong resident who has since 2013 owned a property in Lime Park, that he may have been in contact with your Council to making enquiries on the planning front. A previous occupier, Louise Jones, had made enquiries of Trevor Scott, I know that from the minutes of Lime Park Estate Ltd. If you can confirm or deny the situation that would be helpful.


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 helped Wealden with their falsehoods.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. If I do not hear from you I must assume that you have been bullied by council officers and maybe even members to the point where you are too frightened to blow the whistle. I must also assume that in staying silent that you agree with everything written here and elsewhere on this site.


Yours sincerely




Nelson Kruschandl






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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