You cannot argue two opposing points of law at the same time to seek to gain money against property taxes






LINKEDIN - According to his profile, Andrew has held no other positions other than working for the Valuation Agency in various roles. It does appear that he is stuck in this job and has to make the best of his position. He cannot do that if he does not tow the party line, or bucks the system.



Andrew and Charlotte Corkish are (or were) listing officers working for the Valuation Office Agency at St Anne's House, 2 St Anne's Road in Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3LG.


As of 2018, Andrew Corkish appears to be actively working with Wealden District Council to illicit monies for residential occupation of the historic generating building that are located just outside the village of Herstmonceux, knowing that residential occupation would be illegal according to several legal estoppels, the first of which is an extant enforcement notice dating from 1987 when Wealden's then line up of corrupt officers (officers prepared to lie on oath) told Inspector Raymond Portal Dannruether that the buildings the subject of an appeal by public inquiry, was not the generating station dating from 1909 but a later building of corrugated iron construction built at a later date as a pump house. This arose as a result of nonfeasance in public office, turning from misfeasance to malfeasance, all actionable civil wrongs.


The site is adjacent to Lime Cross where up to 70 houses could be built if an application by partners: Thakeham, Clarion and Latimer developers goes ahead, despite the risk of groundwater contamination, flooding, sewage and access problems onto the busy and seriously potholed A271.


The false information provided to Inspector Dannreuther in 1987 was a blatant deception due to discriminatory policies that were illegal, where Wealden District Council did not like the identity of the occupant. If the appellant had been anyone else, such as a relation of a Parish or District councillor, we doubt that they would have lied. But this chap was an outsider of limited means with a funny foreign name. For these reasons, although reporting in secret session to their councillors that the building was the old generating station, they failed to follow the correct protocols in Circular 22 of 1984, preferring to make up a story that they hoped the ex Navy man would go along with, knowing that the neighbour next door was also an ex Marine and had previously lived close to Mr Dannreuther in and around the Bexhill and Hastings area. Yet the Inspector failed to declare an interest.


The officers prepared to lie on oath for their council in painting a fraudulent picture for the Inspector, were George Morham White, Thomas Hoy and Victorio Patrick Scarpa. They were lying on the instructions of the heads of department: Ashley Brown and Ian Kay the then District and Assistant planning officers and Kenneth Wilson, the then Chief Executive who had signed the enforcement plans relating to this conspiracy.


The conspiracy soon became more and more ingrained and irreversibly etched into this council's agenda as a full blown vendetta. For the officers carrying out their members orders could not afford to be found-out lest the deception interfere with their retirement pensions and other golden handshakes that were awarded to these civil servants at great public expense in return for their parts in the cover-up. No doubt in return for an agreement not to disclose the inner decision making working and the identity of the controlling minds.


Wealden's next move was to prosecute their victim for breach of the fraudulent enforcement notice. As a newly wed and living in Polegate, the target was extremely vulnerable. Wealden knew this and pressed ahead with a prosecution regardless of the Human Rights implications. The prosecution backfired when Mr Kruschandl proved that he had not breached the notice, but was living in areas not covered by the notice. At this point he had no proof that the notice was a lie. The neighbour at The Old Rectory was enlisted by this council to give misleading testimony in the Crown Court in Lewes, but Judge Clay had no alternative but to quash a finding of guilt in the Magistrates Court below. This created the second legal precedent that areas outside of the naughty enforcement notice could be occupied legally, so being immune from future enforcement under the four year rule.


Wealden repeated their lies in 1997 before Inspector Raymond Michael, compounding their nonfeasance, now malfeasance, having committed the same wrong and even stooped to more cover up. These were premeditated and orchestrated perversions of the course of justice that Sussex police were happy to become party to in failing to investigate the complaints of 12 Petitioners in 1997, of which this target was one. We conclude from this that the police in Sussex are not fit for purpose. Something Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II should perhaps be taking an interest in if the United Kingdom is serious about United Nations membership and SDG 16.


According to the relevant Planning Policy Guidance notes at the time (PPGs) Wealden were required to consult with the County Archaeologist and English Heritage. This is seen in PPG15 and PPG16. The failure to do so renders Wealden guilty of the more serious malfeasance compounding misfeasance, apart from the improprieties and misconduct stemming from a dishonest culture that is institutionalised. In that their failure to observe the correct procedure was willful, it is also nonfeasance in public office. The maximum penalty for those found to be guilty of malfeasance in public office is life imprisonment.


At any time Wealden could have corrected their earlier mistake if their officers and members had been honest and wished to come clean. Instead J Douglas Moss was enlisted by Ian Kay and Ashley Brown to represent their council. Mr Moss enlisted the services of Chezel Bird, an ex English Heritage employee who must have known about PPG16 and the requirement to consult the County Archaeologist and English Heritage, now Historic England. Indeed, Douglas Moss must also have know this, as would Vic Scarpa as a planning solicitor. But for a second time they did not follow the correct procedure, possibly because it would have been an admission that their insurers; Zurich Municipal would now allow. You may care to agree that the level of corruption is staggering and machiavellian in proportion. One wonders what kind of qualifications Wealden insist on when employing their staff. Maybe the ability to lie convincingly is a requirement, along with a willingness to flout the law and make the rules up as they go along to appear to be working for the public good.


Also in 1997, David Phillips and Christine Jennifer Nuttall tried to bamboozle Justice Steel and Dame Butler Sloss into allowing the emptying of the buildings so falling foul of the Health & Safety Regulations 1992. Dame Butler-Sloss made a perverse order to the effect that once the building had been emptied of toilets and canteen facilities that such facilities could then be reinstated to comply with the H&S Regulations. That in itself may be an example of how the law is an ass - and an amusing aside to this sorry tale of woe, but the fact is that another legal estoppel was established, recognising that irrespective of residential use, a canteen and toilets were needed on the premises. The canteen and toilets taking up considerable space that Andrew Corkish and Tracy Nicholson are trying to obtain Council Tax for even where may not be regarded as residential at all or indeed commercial, but simply a facility that is required by law even when operating as a museum, and regardless of the fact that the generating rooms are in the process of becoming a shrine to local authority Nazism in a supposedly free country.


The buildings have become a museum and archive as to these facts, that as you may imagine Wealden officials are keen to bury, even if that burying means more publicity that in turn will generate more media hype. It is a gamble they are prepared to take, again enlisting the talents of the Valuation Office, as their long time allies in deception and now it appears fraud, dishonesty and conduct unbecoming employment as a civil servant.


We wonder how many other poor souls in Sussex have been taken to the cleaners by Andrew Corkish and (presumably) his wife Charlotte?




POTTY TRAINING - Using a potty may be a new skill for your planning team to learn. It's best to take it slowly and go at your candidates pace, about the same pace as a child should do the trick. Being patient with them will help them get it right, even if they sometimes feel frustrated. They should be taught that every person is entitled to a toilet no matter how much their team are out to get any challenging member of the public - and yes we know how irritating it is to be caught out - and yes of course that makes you hate that member of the public more - so that you try another dirty trick. So, if you still think the vendetta route is the way to go, be sure that you don't get caught with your trousers down. Your target may come back to haunt you with the inconvenient truth and reveal what you did and why you did it. In the words of Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar: "The truth will set you free".





The Trust that operates the Virtual Museum at Herstmonceux wish to keep certain of the rooms in this complex as they were during several appeals and high court prosecutions by Wealden District Council, where this Council, via a number of what are alleged to be vindictive officers, who are not adverse to lying to Secretary of State inspectors and High Court judges, embarked on a Gestapo style campaign to part an inventor from what was then his home and workshops, to advantage neighbours in Lime Park who for the most part are now gone from that location, or are retired and of advancing age.


One internationally famous shrine to Nazi oppression is that of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. It could be that once the dust has settled, the Museum at Herstmonceux becomes another shrine to Article 14 violations - in the 21st Century. A reminder that nazism will flourish whenever those who are responsible are not held to account. The museum at Herstmonceux will contain duplicates of the letters between Wealden and their victim. To include letters between Sussex police, the courts and government officials. These documents will also be lodged with the British Library as duplicate set and lasting record as to the truth of the appalling conduct of those involved.


Many of you will have seen war films where the Gestapo raid homes and interrogate German citizens who are suspected of being the enemy of Adolf Hitler's Nazi state. But you would not dream that remnants of that regime were installed in any British town or council. But, 186 recorded raids later, the inventor has amassed sufficient evidence to show how brutal council's in Britain can be when left unchecked.




FOR THE RECORD - Nobody wants to be remembered for operating like the Gestapo, but Wealden managed to get themselves noticed and did not realise until it was too late that the internet would catch them out eventually. They could not have gauged the resolve of their victim. The more public money they spent trying to bury him, the bigger he bounced back next time. What does not kill you makes you stronger. Wealden have spent well over £500,000 pounds of taxpayers money trying to bury the truth. How much more the Valuation Office will spend trying to help their chums out of this particular hole remains to be seen.


Whatever happens will go on the public record at the British Library for posterity and as an example of how not to conduct yourself if you are considering a career in local politics or government.



Where the Nazis herded up Gypsy, Jewish and Polish people for disposal in concentration camps, Wealden's officers used a fraudulent enforcement notice to rain terror down on Nelson Kruschandl and his family, in the form of a bombardment of legal actions that were designed to ruin the poor chap, strip him of his assets and drive him out of the Wealden area, while also preventing him from developing his intellectual property ideas. One Order actually said that he should not be able to site a mobile home anywhere in their district. It's true. Unbelievable, but true.


For this reason, the Trust plan to make the generating buildings at Herstmonceux, a shrine in the UK against Nazi like oppression. They plan to keep as many of the rooms that were used by the inventor, as original as possible so that generations to come can see how outrageous the actions of Wealden were in trying to prevent a beneficial use for a historic building, while they allowed development to proceed all around the historic site. Talk about institutionalised discrimination - and right on our doorstep.


It is hoped that by preserving this example of local authority oppression and misuse of power, that it will serve as an object lesson to other corrupt councils that you will go down in history and be judged for your misdeeds, where you may think that you have immunity from the lack of transparency that all councils depend on to conduct their affairs to advantage their members and officers.


The Council and Valuation Office claim to be independent bodies, but in fact all work together as part of a multi-agency group, exchanging information with each other using any way of getting around data protection laws they can. All it takes is a phone call that is not recorded, or chat over a cup of coffee to decide a strategy to do a council a favour.


In this case Judith Barnes and Peter Hardcastle were panel members of a Valuation Tribunal Service appeal with Tracy Nicholson appearing for Andrew Corkish. Other Valuation officers in the mix include Steve Bliss and Jo Coll.


It is alleged that all of those in the chain of perverse decision making are guilty of fraud as defined by the Fraud Act 2006 at Section 4.


The players in this little Nazi Gestapo like charade were:


Andrew Corkish (for VO)

Charlotte Corkish (for VO)

Judith Barnes (VTS panel member)

Michael Wakeford (WDC)

Peter Hardcastle (VTS panel member)

Tracey Nicholson (for the VO)

Graham Wayman (for WDC)

Jon Bestow (registrar for the VTS)


Other players involved in the conspiracy to defraud over the years included:


Steve Bliss

T. Matthews

Jo Coll





HOW DID THIS HAPPEN - Buchenwald concentration camp (German: Konzentrationslager (KZ) Buchenwald, in English: beech forest) was a German Nazi concentration camp established on Ettersberg hill near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937, one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps on German soil, following Dachau's opening just over four years earlier.

Prisoners from all over Europe and the Soviet Union—Jews, Poles and other Slavs, the mentally ill and physically-disabled from birth defects, religious and political prisoners, Roma and Sinti, Freemasons, Jehovah's Witnesses (then called Bible Students), criminals, homosexuals, and prisoners of war—worked primarily as forced labor in local armaments factories. From 1945 to 1950, the camp was used by the Soviet occupation authorities as an internment camp, known as NKVD special camp number 2.

Today the remains of Buchenwald serve as a
memorial and permanent exhibition and museum. We want the generating buildings and the story attaching to it to join with Auschwitz, Dachau and other shrines as a modern example to warn British citizens what can happen if they don't keep a watchful eye over councillors and council officers.





The last thing that Wealden want is a shrine to discrimination on their doorstep, let alone a valuation that recognises their wrongdoing over such a long period of time. For that would bring their Council into disrepute. When they were conducting the vendetta, the officers and members of the Council had no idea that they would be found out and the facts published on the web for all to see.


Local politics is about using your authority in many ways that are questionable, and doing it so that the public think you are saints. They do not want you to know about their dirty secrets. But here we have a survivor who is willing to tell his tale, and a Trust that believes in equality for all, in an age where the young are being sold into financial slavery for the rest of their lives.


This country needs examples for politicians to sit up and take note. Without the public knowing about how treacherous their local authority can be, they will believe otherwise and wrongly put their trust in a flawed system where corruption is still rife.


What of Andrew Corkish? Is he a party to the atrocity in seeking to cover it up, or is he just innocently interpreting the facts as he sees it. We have no record of him contacting the Trust or visiting the site to ascertain the facts for himself. And where do Charlotte Corkish and Tracy Nicholson fit into all of this, if at all?






HOUSE TRAINING LOCAL AUTHORITIES - Making local authorities obey the law of the land is incredibly difficult where institutionalized discrimination is rife and there are too many vested interests for them to be able to do the right thing. We need then to look at how we train animals not to foul our houses, for guidance on how to treat officers and panel members that are well versed in controlling development to suit their pockets, rather than the pocket of all those young families that cannot afford to live in a corrupt British society that allows poverty to flourish with a renting society for fat cat landlords, while financially enslaving our next generations.






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According to his Linkedin entry, Mr Corkish is a chartered surveyor with over 25 years experience. He currently manages a regional unit of 200 people and admits to a statutory responsibility for the valuation of over 5 million domestic properties and 1 million non domestic properties. He also claims extensive experience of setting policy and strategy within the Valuation Office Agency as per the following list outlining his experience. You can see that Andrew has been with the Valuation Office for 11 years since 2007:


Valuation Office Agency
Regional Valuation Unit Head

May 2018 – Present (2 months) London & the South East


Regional Head of Operations
Valuation Office Agency
November 2011 – May 2018 (6 years 7 months)


Head Of Business Improvement
Valuation Office Agency
April 2010 – November 2011 (1 year 8 months)


Head of Council Tax Policy
Valuation Office Agency
April 2007 – April 2010 (3 years 1 month)


Group Rating Revaluation Defence Manager
Valuation Office Agency
April 2005 – April 2007 (2 years 1 month)



University College of Estate Management
Diploma in Surveying, Surveying




PROCEEDS OF CRIME - Valuation officers who tow the party line are not only highly paid civil servants, but also stand to benefit from their involvement with underhanded dealings in planning consents in other geographical regions where there may be a "you scratch my back, and we'll scratch yours" arrangement. On the other hand, it could be that insider knowledge can be used legitimately to obtain consents for houses in the country such as this nice little retreat in an out of the way location, that might be termed green belt to the man in the street. If a council officer is paid cash for favours or receives 'in-kind' inducements for what amounts to fraudulent or even insider dealing and they are convicted, their assets could be seized by way of proceeds of crime. Is it worth it? Yes, power corrupts. It always will and those in positions of power will sometimes be tempted - because they know that others in their ring of power will protect them when the brown stuff hits the fan.





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).




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