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.




Robert Standley, Leader of the Council   Vs    Local inventor accused and convicted despite innocence


Councillor Robert (Bob) Standley (left) - A team player? Yes. Because any elected official has to be to scale the mountain. But does that extend to covering up the inconvenient truth, or are the officers pulling the wool over his eyes?  Nelson Kruschandl (right) - is a victim of council discrimination, Human Rights violations and other (possibly Masonic) abuses. This appears to be institutionalized, where all departments of WDC were put on alert to cover up past lies - and that implicates all of the staff that go along with it. We were expecting to see a reply from Mr Standley, but instead Kelvin Williams replied. What has Kelvin Williams got to do with hiring staff? See another letter to Cllr Standley on that issue below dated the 1st of February 2014.


WHO IS LEADING WHO - Councillor Robert Standley is still the Leader of this Council. How is that possible in a democracy? The Representation of the People and Local Government Acts have this to say about pecuniary interests and banning from standing at local elections:


Representation of the People Act 1983 - 1983 CHAPTER 2

Section - 159 Candidate reported guilty of corrupt or illegal practice

(1) If a candidate who has been elected is reported by an election court personally guilty or guilty by his agents of any corrupt or illegal practice his election shall be void.

(2) A candidate at a parliamentary election shall also be incapable from the date of the report of being elected to and sitting in the House of Commons for the constituency for which the election was held or any constituency which includes the whole or any part of the area of the first-mentioned constituency as constituted for the purposes of the election—

(a) if reported personally guilty of a corrupt practice, for ten years;

(b) if reported guilty by his agents of a corrupt practice or personally guilty of an illegal practice, for seven years;

(c) if reported guilty by his agents of an illegal practice, during the Parliament for which the election was held.

(3) A candidate at an election under the local government Act shall also be incapable from the date of the report of holding any corporate office in the local government area for which the election was held, or in any local government area which includes the whole or any part of the area of the first-mentioned local government area as constituted for the purposes of the election, or, if the election was in Scotland, of holding any corporate office in Scotland—

(a) if reported personally guilty of a corrupt practice, for ten years,

(b) if reported guilty by his agents of a corrupt practice, for three years,

(c) if reported personally guilty or guilty by his agents of an illegal practice, during the period for which the candidate was elected to serve or for which if elected he might have served,

and if at the date of the report he holds any such corporate office, then the office shall be vacated as from that date. In this subsection " corporate office " in England and Wales means the office of chairman, mayor or councillor of a county, London borough, district or parish or community council or of chairman of a parish or community meeting; and in Scotland the office of councillor of any local authority.

(4) The provisions of this section as to the consequences of the report that a candidate was guilty by his agents of a corrupt or illegal practice have effect subject to the express provisions of this Act relating to particular acts which are declared to be corrupt or illegal practices.

Local Government Act 1972 - 

94 Disability of members of authorities for voting on account of interest in contracts, etc.

(1) Subject to the provisions of section 97 below, if a member of a local authority has any pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, in any contract, proposed contract or other matter, and is present at a meeting of the local authority at which the contract or other matter is the subject of consideration, he shall at the meeting and as soon as practicable after its commencement disclose the fact and shall not take part in the consideration or discussion of the contract or other matter or vote on any question with respect to it.

(2) If any person fails to comply with the provisions of subsection (1) above he shall for each offence be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F1level 4 on the standard scale] unless he proves that he did not know that the contract, proposed contract or other matter in which he had a pecuniary interest was the subject of consideration at that meeting.

(3) A prosecution for an offence under this section shall not be instituted except by or on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

(4) A local authority may by standing orders provide for the exclusion of a member of the authority from a meeting of the authority while any contract, proposed contract or other matter in which he has a pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, is under consideration.

95 Pecuniary interests for purposes of section 94.

(1) For the purposes of section 94 above a person shall be treated, subject to the following provisions of this section and to section 97 below, as having indirectly a pecuniary interest in a contract, proposed contract or other matter, if —

(a) he or any nominee of his is a member of a company or other body with which the contract was made or is proposed to be made or which has a direct pecuniary interest in the other matter under consideration; or

(b) he is a partner, or is in the employment, of a person with whom the contract was made or is proposed to be made or who has a direct pecuniary interest in the other matter under consideration.

(2) Subsection (1) above does not apply to membership of or employment under any public body, and a member of a company or other body shall not by reason only of his membership be treated as having an interest in any contract, proposed contract or other matter if he has no beneficial interest in any securities of that company or other body.

(3) In the case of married persons living together the interest of one spouse shall, if known to the other, be deemed for the purpose of section 94 above to be also an interest of the other.

[F1(4) In the case of civil partners living together the interest of one civil partner, shall, if known to the other, be deemed for the purpose of section 94 above to be also an interest of the other.]


WOW! - That appears to disqualify a large number of our members from voting, but will the voting stop? We doubt it. Members should be in no doubt from reading the above that they should leave the chamber when an item they have an interest in is next on the Agenda.



Letter to Councillor Robert Standley, reference fraud by David Phillips and Douglas Moss

Letter to Councillor Robert Standley about copyright theft and fraud



Councillor Robert Standley

Party: Conservative
Ward: Wadhurst
Leader of the council



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Mayfield Lane
East Sussex

Telephone: 01892 783579 


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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).




Councillor Robert Standley in front of the den on iniquity that is this corrupt administration has become. Any council that knowingly continues to employ staff that have lied to the public, to the courts and falsified evidence, must sack those people and report their offences to the authorities. If any council does not, it becomes party to those crimes. 







Dear Councillor Standley,


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 - and of course accepting money for services that you have no intention of providing.


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




Councillor Robert, Bob, Standley's clean up of Wealden District Council


That's the stuff Bob, but don't stop there. You have a lot more refuse to deal with and it's all buried in your files. Why not start by sacking those officers who have falsified evidence, not told the truth about historic buildings and who even now refuse to do anything to put the matter right.




Councillor Robert Standley at least had the decency to run the inquiry past his officers - and that was his big mistake. He should have made enquiries as to the budget for himself. If he had, he may have found that having a list of local historic buildings would actually benefit tourism and in the log term, generate income for the region. You will note that the officer dealing with this matter is Chris(tine) Arnold.





Councillor Robert Standley: "I knew nothing about all this .... honestly."




A prosecution based on a lie, Wealden knew the building was historic all along an kept quiet about it


Councillor Robert Standley - Did you know that Wealden prosecuted Nelson Kruschandl for breaching an enforcement notice (which he finally proved in the Crown Court that he had not) and that the enforcement notice was fraudulently obtained by lying to Inspector Dannreuther (Secretary of State) in 1986. Wealden told this Inspector at a public hearing that Herstmonceux Museum was not the original generating building, but a later building constructed on the same site. That was of course a cold hard calculated lie. The fact the Inspector was stupid enough to take this council's word for it, was not the Secretary of State's fault. Council's should not lie to Government officials. Wealden do this routinely. The fact they used a fraudulent document to seek to prosecute an innocent man was and is an abuse of process and a malicious prosecution. The Sussex Police are of course unwilling to investigate this crime - probably because they were party to the conspiracy. This same sequence of events was to be repeated in 2008, only this time it was the Sussex Police hiding evidence.........



Herstmonceux Links Page










JAN 2013: “The Rainmaker” by N Richard Nash, Opened to Thunderous Applause at the Edgemar Center, Santa Monica, California, presented by Henry Jaglom and The Rainbow Theatre Company. The play harks back to 1954 when it opened in New York and ran for 125 performances with Geraldine Page and Darren Mc Gavin. Then in 1956 it became the well-known film starring Burt Lancaster and Katherine Hepburn.

“The Rainmaker” is a story which transcends time. Our plain and opinionated women are called strong and the term “old maid” is from another time. Our women have the choice to marry or to be career women or both. But in times as ours, we all look to some guru to lead us out of our negativity, someone to show us the silver lining in the dark sky. Starbuck shines a klieg light into the darkness. Standley’s Starbuck doesn’t charm us as much as startle us into believing. Tanna Frederick does a beautiful job in bringing all the shadings to her Lizzie. She is the plain, sad waif-like girl, and the painfully awkward person who has not claimed her womanhood.  Fredericks made an amazing leap in the scene in which she seduced Starbuck. We saw the pain and the steely resolve mixed with blatant honesty and her weakness and lack of self-esteem. But, Lizzie is desperate to experience love, even if only fleetingly. 


APRIL 2010: The 2010 Back Stage Garlands Awards, celebrating excellence in Southern California theater during 2009, culminated in a gala gathering for the award recipients, plus invited guests, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City on Monday evening, April 12. Almost 120 attendees filled the spacious lobby of the Douglas. The wonderfully talented showbiz couple Jill Van Velzer (Garland recipient for "God Saves Gertrude") and her spouse, Robert Standley are pictured above.




THIS SITE CONTAINS MANY EXAMPLES OF WEALDEN D C'S UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOUR - With thanks to Action Groups across the country for the supply of real case history and supporting documents.  *THAT THE PUBLIC MAY KNOW*


Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AX T: 01323 443322
Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1DH T: 01892 653311




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



Dick Angel - Jo Bentley - John Blake - Bob Bowdler - Don Broadbent - Norman Buck - Raymond Cade - John Carvey - Lin Clark
Nicholas Collinson - Nigel Coltman - Ronald Cussons - Barby Dashwood-Morris - Dianne Dear - Phil Dixon - Pam Doodes

  Claire Dowling - Jan Dunk - Louise Eastwood - Philip Ede - Helen Firth - Jonica Fox - Roy Galley - Richard Grocock - Chris Hardy

Steve Harms - Jim Hollins - Peter Holloway - Johanna Howell - Stephen Isted - David Larkin - Andy Long - Michael Lunn

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

Neil Waller - David Watts - Mark Weaver -Graham Wells - David White - John Wilton




LET'S BUILD A BETTER BRITAIN - There is an acute shortage of affordable houses in the Wealden district. After the Second World War there were 2 billion people on planet earth. Millions were killed during the fighting but still when peace came there were no houses for our returning war heroes. Instead, there were slums. Sir Winston Churchill embarked on a rapid building spree to try to cure the problem but neither this famous Prime Minister, not any that followed, could keep up with the demand. Hardly surprising since we are now at 7 billion on our beautiful Blue Planet. The planners at Wealden are prone to empire building rather than providing low cost housing for families starting out in life. This agenda should change if we are not to continue contributing to climate change, where the 2008 Act is clear as to what the United Kingdom should be aiming for by 2050. 


The price for a War Crime is/was hanging. What should the price be for failing to provide affordable houses, or not doing what you can to reverse climate change? These are crimes against humanity, just somewhat lesser on the scale when it comes to sentencing.





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