A shambolic waste service

Gazette: A shambolic waste service A shambolic waste service

COLCHESTER taxpayers are paying the price for a shambolic waste service.

An investigation by auditors has revealed a massive level of failure in the organisation.

Their damning report has recorded the service has 13 major problems that “could leave it open to significant error or abuse.”

However, the council has said not a single officer has been disciplined for the major failings.

Concerns raised include trade waste being collected from firms which were not customers, and had not paid a penny, and vehicles not being weighed correctly going in and out of the Shrub End waste depot to correctly record what each was carrying.

Taxpayers foot the bill for all rubbish that is not recycled.

Will Quince, leader of the Colchester Conservative group, has called for an inquiry into the service, which is overseen by Martin Hunt, borough councillor responsible for waste.

Mr Quince, said: “I am calling for an independent inquiry into these serious failings highlighted by this independent, nonpolitical report.

“The auditors’ report has identified some very serious failings, which give us very serious concerns.

“The councillor responsible needs to get a grip on this matter very urgently and report back to the council on what steps he is taking to rectify this situation.”

The report stated there were 13 major issues for the attention of senior managers, 12 important issues and twominor issues. The service was given the lowest level of assurance rating possible. This designates it as “leaving the system open to significant error or abuse”.

The council service with the next most serious number of concerns was the disabled family grant, which had just two.

Mr Hunt was contacted for an interview, but did not respond.

A request to him through the council’s press office also went unanswered.

Mr Quince said: “Auditors are independent and nonpolitical and they have given a damning report into this service.

“It is not acceptable for Colchester taxpayers.

“If disciplinary action is needed, then it should be taken.

“These are serious failings and the public should be rightly concerned about them.

“The big question is whether the councillor r e s p o n s i b l e knew and, if he did, how much did he know or was he not told?

“If he was not told, we are looking at serious failings at officer level.”

The report relates to the management of the service by Colchester Council, rather than the council’s 130 refuse collectors

Standards “slipped” and processes “became sloppy”

ONE of the council’s top officers has admitted standards “slipped” and processes “became sloppy” in the borough’s waste management service.

But Ann Hedges, Colchester Council’s chief operating officer, revealed no one has been disciplined over the damning report.

She has, though, called for anyone with evidence of malpractice in the service to come forward with evidence.

Mrs Hedges said: “We have been through the audit with a fine-tooth comb and there is nothing there to suggest that we need to investigate further or discipline any individual.

“Nobody has been investigated as a part of it, but I would welcome anyone coming to me with evidence of malpractice under the whistleblowing policy.

“I would urge them – come to me and tell me. Otherwise I have no proof.”

She added: “With the implementation of a four-day waste week, there was a focus on providing the service and we slipped in terms of the management – it became sloppy.”

Mrs Hedges also admitted it was “unusual” to get so many priority one points.

She added: “We knew about most of these points before the audit.

“Most of it is not a surprise to us.”

Mrs Hedges was appointed as one of three executive directors after a council restructure in March, just as the audit was being carried out.

She is responsible for waste and recycling, sport and leisure and ICT.

She added: “One of the very first things to land on my desk was this report.

“We are taking it very seriously and have already acted upon the vast majority of the points, most of which relate to administration.

“The forward-facing service, which the public will see, was not affected – there was no deterioration.”

New policies, such as more regular stock-taking, better weight management and a more robust approach to contracts, are already in place, according to Mrs Hedges.

Shortly before the report was delivered to the council, a service manager left, but Mrs Hedges said the decision was not connected to the report in any way.

An interim waste manager is now in place, before a permanent appointment is made in the new year.

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7:46pm Tue 24 Dec 13

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

YET ANOTHER SCANDAL TO GRACE THIS TOWN

SIR BOB RUSSELL SIR....COME IN NUMBER 6?????

This time The Chief Officer and The Head of Street services need their heads on the block going hand in with another Chief officer that jumped a few days ago.

Maybe the Audit Commission Boys would like to talk about the last scandal in this department Anyone remember John Simpson????

All letters in the care of the S.F.O. in the new year?

Come on you lot blow the whistle a lot of you are retired now, what have you got to loose???

This Borough stinks of corruption and scandal, even the local Masonic Lodge is not unclouded.
YET ANOTHER SCANDAL TO GRACE THIS TOWN SIR BOB RUSSELL SIR....COME IN NUMBER 6????? This time The Chief Officer and The Head of Street services need their heads on the block going hand in with another Chief officer that jumped a few days ago. Maybe the Audit Commission Boys would like to talk about the last scandal in this department Anyone remember John Simpson???? All letters in the care of the S.F.O. in the new year? Come on you lot blow the whistle a lot of you are retired now, what have you got to loose??? This Borough stinks of corruption and scandal, even the local Masonic Lodge is not unclouded. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell

11:45pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Boris says...

It seems that all the "failings" were administrative matters, to do with collecting trade waste from non-customers, not weighing lorries, etc. Obviously deplorable, and the management may well have failed to recover costs to the extent that it should have done.
But the article should have pointed out that there is nothing the matter with the service to households, which is consistently excellent. Praise is due to our binmen who are out in all weathers to collect our huge quantities of rubbish.
It seems that all the "failings" were administrative matters, to do with collecting trade waste from non-customers, not weighing lorries, etc. Obviously deplorable, and the management may well have failed to recover costs to the extent that it should have done. But the article should have pointed out that there is nothing the matter with the service to households, which is consistently excellent. Praise is due to our binmen who are out in all weathers to collect our huge quantities of rubbish. Boris

12:48am Wed 25 Dec 13

Reginald47 says...

Totally agree with Boris. The waste service is excellent and one of the best things the council does. What is the Gazette banging on about? Does the first poster actually live in Colchester? This seems to be Quince and the Gazette in cahoots again.
Totally agree with Boris. The waste service is excellent and one of the best things the council does. What is the Gazette banging on about? Does the first poster actually live in Colchester? This seems to be Quince and the Gazette in cahoots again. Reginald47

2:03am Wed 25 Dec 13

The_truth_talker says...

Well when we moved into our new house we had loads of boxes so I put them all out and was told it was commercial waste I told the driver I would be contacting the council to which he told me to eff off so I told the council and the same people came back the exact same day now that we have a food recycling bin they throw that at our house that we paid money for!!!!!
Well when we moved into our new house we had loads of boxes so I put them all out and was told it was commercial waste I told the driver I would be contacting the council to which he told me to eff off so I told the council and the same people came back the exact same day now that we have a food recycling bin they throw that at our house that we paid money for!!!!! The_truth_talker

11:31am Wed 25 Dec 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Happen to agree with Boris regarding household collections, no issues at all but this report highlights many discrepancies, mainly caused by poor and inadequate management, something which is not isolated to the management of waste contracts within CBC. The buck should rest with the Chief Executive but as always we never hear from Adrian (Mr Teflon) Pritchard.
Happen to agree with Boris regarding household collections, no issues at all but this report highlights many discrepancies, mainly caused by poor and inadequate management, something which is not isolated to the management of waste contracts within CBC. The buck should rest with the Chief Executive but as always we never hear from Adrian (Mr Teflon) Pritchard. Say It As It Is OK?

11:52am Wed 25 Dec 13

Doubting_Thomas says...

No disciplinary action because they paid the two managers off, after years of ignored complaints, ignored whistle blowing and a very unhappy workforce a certain person finally grew some balls, a total disgrace that costs us millions!
No disciplinary action because they paid the two managers off, after years of ignored complaints, ignored whistle blowing and a very unhappy workforce a certain person finally grew some balls, a total disgrace that costs us millions! Doubting_Thomas

12:00pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Doubting_Thomas says...

I wasn't clear the first time. - A member of staff whistle blew on this issue about five years ago, surprise,surprise the head of service swept it under the carpet, not even bothering to conduct a investigation, effectively breaking the law himself, strangely this member of staff, as with all others that tried to blow the whistle no longer work for the council.
I wasn't clear the first time. - A member of staff whistle blew on this issue about five years ago, surprise,surprise the head of service swept it under the carpet, not even bothering to conduct a investigation, effectively breaking the law himself, strangely this member of staff, as with all others that tried to blow the whistle no longer work for the council. Doubting_Thomas

4:26pm Wed 25 Dec 13

charlie71 says...

Well known that corruption has been rife in the past,innapropriate vehicles purchased with the councils buyer getting back handers.
Well known that corruption has been rife in the past,innapropriate vehicles purchased with the councils buyer getting back handers. charlie71

4:30pm Wed 25 Dec 13

charlie71 says...

If one checked the lifestyle of certain ex council employees the holidays/cars etc were far beyond what they would be earning,perhaps they were lucky gamblers.
Its been known for years that a few were well at it and raking in thousands.
If one checked the lifestyle of certain ex council employees the holidays/cars etc were far beyond what they would be earning,perhaps they were lucky gamblers. Its been known for years that a few were well at it and raking in thousands. charlie71

5:41pm Wed 25 Dec 13

jim_bo says...

"She added: “We knew about most of these points before the audit.

“Most of it is not a surprise to us.”

MARCH ! They knew about this in March! It's December and nothings been done! So Mrs Hedges you should resign for failing to take action!

As for the allegations of bribery and corruption by posters on this site, name, shame and come up with some proof! New year new council I think!
"She added: “We knew about most of these points before the audit. “Most of it is not a surprise to us.” MARCH ! They knew about this in March! It's December and nothings been done! So Mrs Hedges you should resign for failing to take action! As for the allegations of bribery and corruption by posters on this site, name, shame and come up with some proof! New year new council I think! jim_bo

11:35pm Wed 25 Dec 13

treadstone says...

Reginald47 wrote:
Totally agree with Boris. The waste service is excellent and one of the best things the council does. What is the Gazette banging on about? Does the first poster actually live in Colchester? This seems to be Quince and the Gazette in cahoots again.
Wakey wakey Reg your getting old....Lets go through them one by one shall we.

1. Colchester leisure world 1991 (Sargeant & Potriades) £20 Million. EST

2. Colchester VAF or FIRST S**TE (Quoted £21 Mill REAL £40 Million

3. Street Services 2005 (Quoted £650K real about 1 large one)

4. Masonic Lodge Wivenhoe £25K

5. Masonic Lodge Colchester (Quoted £70K Real £200K)

6. Colchester Police Station (80,000 Euros) Never knew cash had legs?

7.Quango Agency in St Peters Street, Now shut down, £Unknown, but it was in excess of 6 figures!!!!!

There the ones we know about for F**K sakes...

I AGREE WITH sayitasitis STATED ABOVE MR TEFLON HAS GOT TO GO NEXT...
FUNNY PERSON HE SAYS HELLO TO ME IN LLOYDS BANK TWICE, ALL CHUMMY...HAS NOT GOT A CLUE WHO I AM, BY THE CASH MACHINE, THEN WHEN I RAISED A QUESTION AT THE ONE DURING AN ALI BA BA MEETING, PRETENDED HE DID NOT KNOW ME????
I SUPPOSE THE FACT THAT I AM 6 FOOT TWO AND BUILT LIKE A S**TH***E YOU NEVER KNOW!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: Totally agree with Boris. The waste service is excellent and one of the best things the council does. What is the Gazette banging on about? Does the first poster actually live in Colchester? This seems to be Quince and the Gazette in cahoots again.[/p][/quote]Wakey wakey Reg your getting old....Lets go through them one by one shall we. 1. Colchester leisure world 1991 (Sargeant & Potriades) £20 Million. EST 2. Colchester VAF or FIRST S**TE (Quoted £21 Mill REAL £40 Million 3. Street Services 2005 (Quoted £650K real about 1 large one) 4. Masonic Lodge Wivenhoe £25K 5. Masonic Lodge Colchester (Quoted £70K Real £200K) 6. Colchester Police Station (80,000 Euros) Never knew cash had legs? 7.Quango Agency in St Peters Street, Now shut down, £Unknown, but it was in excess of 6 figures!!!!! There the ones we know about for F**K sakes... I AGREE WITH sayitasitis STATED ABOVE MR TEFLON HAS GOT TO GO NEXT... FUNNY PERSON HE SAYS HELLO TO ME IN LLOYDS BANK TWICE, ALL CHUMMY...HAS NOT GOT A CLUE WHO I AM, BY THE CASH MACHINE, THEN WHEN I RAISED A QUESTION AT THE ONE DURING AN ALI BA BA MEETING, PRETENDED HE DID NOT KNOW ME???? I SUPPOSE THE FACT THAT I AM 6 FOOT TWO AND BUILT LIKE A S**TH***E YOU NEVER KNOW!!!! treadstone

5:09pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Reginald47 says...

treadstone wrote:
Reginald47 wrote: Totally agree with Boris. The waste service is excellent and one of the best things the council does. What is the Gazette banging on about? Does the first poster actually live in Colchester? This seems to be Quince and the Gazette in cahoots again.
Wakey wakey Reg your getting old....Lets go through them one by one shall we. 1. Colchester leisure world 1991 (Sargeant & Potriades) £20 Million. EST 2. Colchester VAF or FIRST S**TE (Quoted £21 Mill REAL £40 Million 3. Street Services 2005 (Quoted £650K real about 1 large one) 4. Masonic Lodge Wivenhoe £25K 5. Masonic Lodge Colchester (Quoted £70K Real £200K) 6. Colchester Police Station (80,000 Euros) Never knew cash had legs? 7.Quango Agency in St Peters Street, Now shut down, £Unknown, but it was in excess of 6 figures!!!!! There the ones we know about for F**K sakes... I AGREE WITH sayitasitis STATED ABOVE MR TEFLON HAS GOT TO GO NEXT... FUNNY PERSON HE SAYS HELLO TO ME IN LLOYDS BANK TWICE, ALL CHUMMY...HAS NOT GOT A CLUE WHO I AM, BY THE CASH MACHINE, THEN WHEN I RAISED A QUESTION AT THE ONE DURING AN ALI BA BA MEETING, PRETENDED HE DID NOT KNOW ME???? I SUPPOSE THE FACT THAT I AM 6 FOOT TWO AND BUILT LIKE A S**TH***E YOU NEVER KNOW!!!!
What the hell has all that got to do with getting your rubbish collected? The only one connected in any way with the waste and recycling service dates back to 2005! Are you ill?
[quote][p][bold]treadstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: Totally agree with Boris. The waste service is excellent and one of the best things the council does. What is the Gazette banging on about? Does the first poster actually live in Colchester? This seems to be Quince and the Gazette in cahoots again.[/p][/quote]Wakey wakey Reg your getting old....Lets go through them one by one shall we. 1. Colchester leisure world 1991 (Sargeant & Potriades) £20 Million. EST 2. Colchester VAF or FIRST S**TE (Quoted £21 Mill REAL £40 Million 3. Street Services 2005 (Quoted £650K real about 1 large one) 4. Masonic Lodge Wivenhoe £25K 5. Masonic Lodge Colchester (Quoted £70K Real £200K) 6. Colchester Police Station (80,000 Euros) Never knew cash had legs? 7.Quango Agency in St Peters Street, Now shut down, £Unknown, but it was in excess of 6 figures!!!!! There the ones we know about for F**K sakes... I AGREE WITH sayitasitis STATED ABOVE MR TEFLON HAS GOT TO GO NEXT... FUNNY PERSON HE SAYS HELLO TO ME IN LLOYDS BANK TWICE, ALL CHUMMY...HAS NOT GOT A CLUE WHO I AM, BY THE CASH MACHINE, THEN WHEN I RAISED A QUESTION AT THE ONE DURING AN ALI BA BA MEETING, PRETENDED HE DID NOT KNOW ME???? I SUPPOSE THE FACT THAT I AM 6 FOOT TWO AND BUILT LIKE A S**TH***E YOU NEVER KNOW!!!![/p][/quote]What the hell has all that got to do with getting your rubbish collected? The only one connected in any way with the waste and recycling service dates back to 2005! Are you ill? Reginald47

9:32am Fri 27 Dec 13

stevedawson says...

He might just be.He is also about 1.9m tall and built so he says like a brick wc and spends a lot of time by lloyds bank cash m/c.
He might just be.He is also about 1.9m tall and built so he says like a brick wc and spends a lot of time by lloyds bank cash m/c. stevedawson

3:00pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Doubting_Thomas says...

Surprised that no one has mentioned a certain haulage contractor and the amount of cash they received from over inflated hire fees, the Teflon twins were paying him to take bottles & cans when other councils sold theirs. You only had to see the heavily stapled "brown envelopes" entering the office to know they were upto no good. Is a sham, the council have known about this for years (NOT SINCE MARCH), I'd say since 2008 atleast, they just choose to do nothing about it, its only been since a certain senior manager retired and the Teflon twins had less protection that the heat has built and now the council pretend it's a big surprise to them.
Surprised that no one has mentioned a certain haulage contractor and the amount of cash they received from over inflated hire fees, the Teflon twins were paying him to take bottles & cans when other councils sold theirs. You only had to see the heavily stapled "brown envelopes" entering the office to know they were upto no good. Is a sham, the council have known about this for years (NOT SINCE MARCH), I'd say since 2008 atleast, they just choose to do nothing about it, its only been since a certain senior manager retired and the Teflon twins had less protection that the heat has built and now the council pretend it's a big surprise to them. Doubting_Thomas

5:22pm Fri 27 Dec 13

stevedawson says...

It's said politics and crime sleep in the same bed.
It's said politics and crime sleep in the same bed. stevedawson

10:35pm Fri 27 Dec 13

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Doubting_Thomas wrote:
Surprised that no one has mentioned a certain haulage contractor and the amount of cash they received from over inflated hire fees, the Teflon twins were paying him to take bottles & cans when other councils sold theirs. You only had to see the heavily stapled "brown envelopes" entering the office to know they were upto no good. Is a sham, the council have known about this for years (NOT SINCE MARCH), I'd say since 2008 atleast, they just choose to do nothing about it, its only been since a certain senior manager retired and the Teflon twins had less protection that the heat has built and now the council pretend it's a big surprise to them.
stevedawson says...

It's said politics and crime sleep in the same bed.
____________________
____________________
___________________

YOU WANT TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND WHO YOU ARE BACKING UP?

You put down treadstones post along with the old T**T reg47...Then you make statements such as the above..Thats the one above the line....????

I read a lot of your comments on this site you are such a big hero!!!!

TREADSTONE IF YOU CAN READ was quoting all the possible bent scams in this truman show town since 91...brain cells...

and theres more to come by the way.....with FIRST S***TE

There is a wonderful little t**k going on in the board of governors to the trust

You lot live in cloud cuckoo land you would make a great stand in to Jim Carrey.

When i read c**p like this it reminds of a cross between the stepford wives and the island....

but you lot would not be running around with scarlett johansson .....more like Ena F*****G Sharples
[quote][p][bold]Doubting_Thomas[/bold] wrote: Surprised that no one has mentioned a certain haulage contractor and the amount of cash they received from over inflated hire fees, the Teflon twins were paying him to take bottles & cans when other councils sold theirs. You only had to see the heavily stapled "brown envelopes" entering the office to know they were upto no good. Is a sham, the council have known about this for years (NOT SINCE MARCH), I'd say since 2008 atleast, they just choose to do nothing about it, its only been since a certain senior manager retired and the Teflon twins had less protection that the heat has built and now the council pretend it's a big surprise to them.[/p][/quote]stevedawson says... It's said politics and crime sleep in the same bed. ____________________ ____________________ ___________________ YOU WANT TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND WHO YOU ARE BACKING UP? You put down treadstones post along with the old T**T reg47...Then you make statements such as the above..Thats the one above the line....???? I read a lot of your comments on this site you are such a big hero!!!! TREADSTONE IF YOU CAN READ was quoting all the possible bent scams in this truman show town since 91...brain cells... and theres more to come by the way.....with FIRST S***TE There is a wonderful little t**k going on in the board of governors to the trust You lot live in cloud cuckoo land you would make a great stand in to Jim Carrey. When i read c**p like this it reminds of a cross between the stepford wives and the island.... but you lot would not be running around with scarlett johansson .....more like Ena F*****G Sharples TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell

10:40pm Fri 27 Dec 13

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

stevedawson wrote:
He might just be.He is also about 1.9m tall and built so he says like a brick wc and spends a lot of time by lloyds bank cash m/c.
oh i forgot to say you appear to have the perfect receptacle in getting rid of the

rubbish for nothing....and in the process doing a great service to us all

Open wide please....

Many thanks...you have finally found a use and a life???
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: He might just be.He is also about 1.9m tall and built so he says like a brick wc and spends a lot of time by lloyds bank cash m/c.[/p][/quote]oh i forgot to say you appear to have the perfect receptacle in getting rid of the rubbish for nothing....and in the process doing a great service to us all Open wide please.... Many thanks...you have finally found a use and a life??? TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell

10:43am Sat 28 Dec 13

stevedawson says...

Have you read all that sober?
Have you read all that sober? stevedawson

6:35pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Thomas Payne says...

TheBrotherhoodOfTheB
ell
wrote:
YET ANOTHER SCANDAL TO GRACE THIS TOWN

SIR BOB RUSSELL SIR....COME IN NUMBER 6?????

This time The Chief Officer and The Head of Street services need their heads on the block going hand in with another Chief officer that jumped a few days ago.

Maybe the Audit Commission Boys would like to talk about the last scandal in this department Anyone remember John Simpson????

All letters in the care of the S.F.O. in the new year?

Come on you lot blow the whistle a lot of you are retired now, what have you got to loose???

This Borough stinks of corruption and scandal, even the local Masonic Lodge is not unclouded.
Go to ColchesterCouncilUnc
overed.co.uk

Petition requesting Sir Bob Russell initiate an independent investigation into illegitimate authority within The Town Hall. Sir Bob's advice on seeing evidence of fraud in 2010 was that the tenant must commission a lawyer to bring legitimate and legal governance back to Colchester Council. Not very helpful.....on tight budget and legal aid not available.
[quote][p][bold]TheBrotherhoodOfTheB ell[/bold] wrote: YET ANOTHER SCANDAL TO GRACE THIS TOWN SIR BOB RUSSELL SIR....COME IN NUMBER 6????? This time The Chief Officer and The Head of Street services need their heads on the block going hand in with another Chief officer that jumped a few days ago. Maybe the Audit Commission Boys would like to talk about the last scandal in this department Anyone remember John Simpson???? All letters in the care of the S.F.O. in the new year? Come on you lot blow the whistle a lot of you are retired now, what have you got to loose??? This Borough stinks of corruption and scandal, even the local Masonic Lodge is not unclouded.[/p][/quote]Go to ColchesterCouncilUnc overed.co.uk Petition requesting Sir Bob Russell initiate an independent investigation into illegitimate authority within The Town Hall. Sir Bob's advice on seeing evidence of fraud in 2010 was that the tenant must commission a lawyer to bring legitimate and legal governance back to Colchester Council. Not very helpful.....on tight budget and legal aid not available. Thomas Payne

11:44am Sun 29 Dec 13

JFFs brain says...

Get the roads sorted out with your "friends" at
Get the roads sorted out with your "friends" at JFFs brain

11:48am Sun 29 Dec 13

JFFs brain says...

Help to get the roads in Colchester sorted out Quince and forget about trash, that's if you have a modicum of influence with your political friends in Chelmsford. You were quick enough to jump on the High Street bandwagon so do something useful for a change.
Help to get the roads in Colchester sorted out Quince and forget about trash, that's if you have a modicum of influence with your political friends in Chelmsford. You were quick enough to jump on the High Street bandwagon so do something useful for a change. JFFs brain

8:48pm Sun 29 Dec 13

binmenUnite says...

I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true.
I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago.

Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have
the same staff in the office..
the same vehicles on hire..
the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect.
Other questions should be asked like..
How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K
How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year?
Why in 9 months has nothing been done?
It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money?
Watch this space!!
I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true. I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago. Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have the same staff in the office.. the same vehicles on hire.. the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect. Other questions should be asked like.. How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year? Why in 9 months has nothing been done? It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money? Watch this space!! binmenUnite

1:07pm Mon 30 Dec 13

stevedawson says...

Seems like a job for the sfo.
Seems like a job for the sfo. stevedawson

4:53pm Mon 30 Dec 13

bullshit man says...

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. bullshit man

5:03pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Thomas Payne says...

binmenUnite wrote:
I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true.
I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago.

Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have
the same staff in the office..
the same vehicles on hire..
the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect.
Other questions should be asked like..
How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K
How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year?
Why in 9 months has nothing been done?
It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money?
Watch this space!!
http://www.avaaz.org
/en/petition/Sir_Bob
_Russell_Member_of_P
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to_initiate_investig
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Website: ColchesterCouncilUnc
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[quote][p][bold]binmenUnite[/bold] wrote: I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true. I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago. Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have the same staff in the office.. the same vehicles on hire.. the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect. Other questions should be asked like.. How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year? Why in 9 months has nothing been done? It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money? Watch this space!![/p][/quote]http://www.avaaz.org /en/petition/Sir_Bob _Russell_Member_of_P arliament_for_Colche ster_We_call_on_you_ to_initiate_investig ation_into_malpracti ce_in_our_Cou/?copy Website: ColchesterCouncilUnc overed.co.uk Thomas Payne

5:05pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Thomas Payne says...

binmenUnite wrote:
I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true.
I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago.

Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have
the same staff in the office..
the same vehicles on hire..
the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect.
Other questions should be asked like..
How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K
How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year?
Why in 9 months has nothing been done?
It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money?
Watch this space!!
http://www.avaaz.org
/en/petition/Sir_Bob
_Russell_Member_of_P
arliament_for_Colche
ster_We_call_on_you_
to_initiate_investig
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ce_in_our_Cou/?copy

ColchesterCouncilUnc
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[quote][p][bold]binmenUnite[/bold] wrote: I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true. I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago. Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have the same staff in the office.. the same vehicles on hire.. the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect. Other questions should be asked like.. How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year? Why in 9 months has nothing been done? It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money? Watch this space!![/p][/quote]http://www.avaaz.org /en/petition/Sir_Bob _Russell_Member_of_P arliament_for_Colche ster_We_call_on_you_ to_initiate_investig ation_into_malpracti ce_in_our_Cou/?copy ColchesterCouncilUnc overed.co.uk Website Thomas Payne

5:09pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Thomas Payne says...

Evidence of fraud by Senior Officers serving CBH and CBC.

ColchesterCouncilUnc
overed.co.uk
Please sign the petition requesting Sir Bob initiate an independent investigation into malpractice within the council for and on behalf of his electorate.

Please pass the word around. Many thanks.
Evidence of fraud by Senior Officers serving CBH and CBC. ColchesterCouncilUnc overed.co.uk Please sign the petition requesting Sir Bob initiate an independent investigation into malpractice within the council for and on behalf of his electorate. Please pass the word around. Many thanks. Thomas Payne

5:56pm Mon 30 Dec 13

bullshit man says...

Mrs Hedges, my husband and many of his colleagues are too frightened to come forward having seen the suffering inflicted on whistle blowing employees by some management at CBC over the years.
In any case, as an Executive Director of the Service, you are surely in a better position to examine any relevant practices, paperwork or IT records likely to reveal malpractice.
If you are genuinely determined to clean up your service area, perhaps you will permit independent interviews of all affected staff.
You, my husband and ALL council employees should remember, you are mere SERVANTS to the borough of Colchester.
Mrs Hedges, my husband and many of his colleagues are too frightened to come forward having seen the suffering inflicted on whistle blowing employees by some management at CBC over the years. In any case, as an Executive Director of the Service, you are surely in a better position to examine any relevant practices, paperwork or IT records likely to reveal malpractice. If you are genuinely determined to clean up your service area, perhaps you will permit independent interviews of all affected staff. You, my husband and ALL council employees should remember, you are mere SERVANTS to the borough of Colchester. bullshit man

10:41pm Mon 30 Dec 13

binmenUnite says...

'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful.
1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert'
2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in.
3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now!
4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert'
5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office!
A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert'
Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better.
This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space.
'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful. 1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert' 2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in. 3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now! 4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert' 5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office! A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert' Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better. This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space. binmenUnite

11:31am Tue 31 Dec 13

Beef1982 says...

binmenUnite wrote:
'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful.
1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert'
2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in.
3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now!
4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert'
5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office!
A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert'
Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better.
This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space.
Is this the same sweeper that's always off sick? lol
[quote][p][bold]binmenUnite[/bold] wrote: 'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful. 1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert' 2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in. 3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now! 4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert' 5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office! A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert' Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better. This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space.[/p][/quote]Is this the same sweeper that's always off sick? lol Beef1982

5:33pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Doubting_Thomas says...

binmenUnite wrote:
I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true.
I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago.

Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have
the same staff in the office..
the same vehicles on hire..
the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect.
Other questions should be asked like..
How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K
How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year?
Why in 9 months has nothing been done?
It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money?
Watch this space!!
Well said, I too am employed at the shrub end depot and agree with every word you've said. I think the fat one got redundancy and the older one who knows, double that atleast, remember he was on £50k a year so even if he accepted redundancy, with his length of service ud be looking at a hell of a lot, more than I'll earn in my lifetime probably, which is disgusting.
[quote][p][bold]binmenUnite[/bold] wrote: I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true. I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago. Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have the same staff in the office.. the same vehicles on hire.. the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect. Other questions should be asked like.. How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year? Why in 9 months has nothing been done? It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money? Watch this space!![/p][/quote]Well said, I too am employed at the shrub end depot and agree with every word you've said. I think the fat one got redundancy and the older one who knows, double that atleast, remember he was on £50k a year so even if he accepted redundancy, with his length of service ud be looking at a hell of a lot, more than I'll earn in my lifetime probably, which is disgusting. Doubting_Thomas

5:39pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Doubting_Thomas says...

binmenUnite wrote:
'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful.
1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert'
2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in.
3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now!
4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert'
5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office!
A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert'
Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better.
This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space.
Yes I was wondering why "the office person" wasn't questioned more thoroughly, he blatantly knew what was going on with the teflon twins and he knows what's going on now.
[quote][p][bold]binmenUnite[/bold] wrote: 'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful. 1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert' 2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in. 3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now! 4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert' 5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office! A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert' Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better. This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space.[/p][/quote]Yes I was wondering why "the office person" wasn't questioned more thoroughly, he blatantly knew what was going on with the teflon twins and he knows what's going on now. Doubting_Thomas

5:40pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Doubting_Thomas says...

Beef1982 wrote:
binmenUnite wrote:
'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful.
1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert'
2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in.
3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now!
4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert'
5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office!
A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert'
Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better.
This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space.
Is this the same sweeper that's always off sick? lol
hahaha
[quote][p][bold]Beef1982[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]binmenUnite[/bold] wrote: 'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful. 1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert' 2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in. 3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now! 4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert' 5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office! A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert' Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better. This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space.[/p][/quote]Is this the same sweeper that's always off sick? lol[/p][/quote]hahaha Doubting_Thomas

12:12pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Doubting_Thomas says...

binmenUnite wrote:
'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful.
1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert'
2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in.
3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now!
4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert'
5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office!
A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert'
Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better.
This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space.
Don't tell me I know how that one goes from bitter experience, the yard staff were too frightened to say anything and the office staff closed ranks,denying completely that anything had happened. If I were running the investigation I'd be asking the supervisor some difficult questions, you can't tell me he worked with the teflon twins all those years and didn't learn anything? ****, he's a coward pure and simple, always has been, too good at playing for both sides that one, whinging behind the twins back, while securing top jobs and overtime for his numerous family members. If you ask me he should go too!
[quote][p][bold]binmenUnite[/bold] wrote: 'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful. 1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert' 2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in. 3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now! 4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert' 5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office! A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert' Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better. This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space.[/p][/quote]Don't tell me I know how that one goes from bitter experience, the yard staff were too frightened to say anything and the office staff closed ranks,denying completely that anything had happened. If I were running the investigation I'd be asking the supervisor some difficult questions, you can't tell me he worked with the teflon twins all those years and didn't learn anything? ****, he's a coward pure and simple, always has been, too good at playing for both sides that one, whinging behind the twins back, while securing top jobs and overtime for his numerous family members. If you ask me he should go too! Doubting_Thomas

2:56pm Wed 1 Jan 14

bullshit man says...

My Husband has explained the so called 'Teflon Twins' too me, and says although they could be considered a tad vindictive if crossed, and may or may not have been on the take, they pretty much single handedly managed the entire front line Street Services operation throughout the borough. Something which now apparently requires three times as many Managers to achieve to a lower standard.
My point is........ Nurse Hedges has promised to bandage Colchester's wound, but will she deal with its internal bleeding?
My Husband says, the restructuring of Street Services over the last couple of years seems only to have resulted in fragmenting the Service into squabbling factions run by Yes Men with little talent other than bleeding Ratepayers money.
Therefore, I appeal to the Councillors as our voted representatives of our proud Town to encourage our UN-ELECTED Council Officers to forget their own desires and instead act in the full and only interest of Colchester OUR Town.
My Husband has explained the so called 'Teflon Twins' too me, and says although they could be considered a tad vindictive if crossed, and may or may not have been on the take, they pretty much single handedly managed the entire front line Street Services operation throughout the borough. Something which now apparently requires three times as many Managers to achieve to a lower standard. My point is........ Nurse Hedges has promised to bandage Colchester's wound, but will she deal with its internal bleeding? My Husband says, the restructuring of Street Services over the last couple of years seems only to have resulted in fragmenting the Service into squabbling factions run by Yes Men with little talent other than bleeding Ratepayers money. Therefore, I appeal to the Councillors as our voted representatives of our proud Town to encourage our UN-ELECTED Council Officers to forget their own desires and instead act in the full and only interest of Colchester OUR Town. bullshit man

5:58pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Doubting_Thomas says...

**** man wrote:
My Husband has explained the so called 'Teflon Twins' too me, and says although they could be considered a tad vindictive if crossed, and may or may not have been on the take, they pretty much single handedly managed the entire front line Street Services operation throughout the borough. Something which now apparently requires three times as many Managers to achieve to a lower standard.
My point is........ Nurse Hedges has promised to bandage Colchester's wound, but will she deal with its internal bleeding?
My Husband says, the restructuring of Street Services over the last couple of years seems only to have resulted in fragmenting the Service into squabbling factions run by Yes Men with little talent other than bleeding Ratepayers money.
Therefore, I appeal to the Councillors as our voted representatives of our proud Town to encourage our UN-ELECTED Council Officers to forget their own desires and instead act in the full and only interest of Colchester OUR Town.
"they pretty much single handedly managed the entire front line Street Services operation throughout the borough."

Roughly translated as conned millions of tax payers money, ruined countless peoples lives out of nothing other than personal greed. Personally I think the Borough is a far better place without them, perhaps the money they syphoned off for themselves is better spent on more officers, I'd take a hundred incompetents over two criminals any day.
[quote][p][bold]**** man[/bold] wrote: My Husband has explained the so called 'Teflon Twins' too me, and says although they could be considered a tad vindictive if crossed, and may or may not have been on the take, they pretty much single handedly managed the entire front line Street Services operation throughout the borough. Something which now apparently requires three times as many Managers to achieve to a lower standard. My point is........ Nurse Hedges has promised to bandage Colchester's wound, but will she deal with its internal bleeding? My Husband says, the restructuring of Street Services over the last couple of years seems only to have resulted in fragmenting the Service into squabbling factions run by Yes Men with little talent other than bleeding Ratepayers money. Therefore, I appeal to the Councillors as our voted representatives of our proud Town to encourage our UN-ELECTED Council Officers to forget their own desires and instead act in the full and only interest of Colchester OUR Town.[/p][/quote]"they pretty much single handedly managed the entire front line Street Services operation throughout the borough." Roughly translated as conned millions of tax payers money, ruined countless peoples lives out of nothing other than personal greed. Personally I think the Borough is a far better place without them, perhaps the money they syphoned off for themselves is better spent on more officers, I'd take a hundred incompetents over two criminals any day. Doubting_Thomas

7:25pm Wed 1 Jan 14

bullshit man says...

We'll ignore the lump under the carpet and muddle on till the next disaster then.
We'll ignore the lump under the carpet and muddle on till the next disaster then. bullshit man

7:55pm Thu 2 Jan 14

binmenUnite says...

Not only are the office staff tainted, so is the safety inspector. Every 6 months he passes the yard as fit to work on official paper, even though the bailing shed has broken asbestos sides & roof with bits ready to fall down at any moment.
The fire bell hasn't worked in years.
The container that houses the gas bottles(bombs) has a rusty floor ,ready to slice your foot off. They should also be kept under lock and key but never are. The office staff know this and do nothing.
Talking of office staff, one of them walks around the yard in TRAINERS! If he was to have an accident in the yard will he have an insurance claim?
This is the same office worker whose job it was to check if the binmen were all wearing THEIR Personal protective equipment!! Hypocrite.
The closer you look, the more you realise the lot of them from top to bottom are as bad as each other. The only way to get this sorted is to clear the lot of them out & start again.
Watch this space!!
Not only are the office staff tainted, so is the safety inspector. Every 6 months he passes the yard as fit to work on official paper, even though the bailing shed has broken asbestos sides & roof with bits ready to fall down at any moment. The fire bell hasn't worked in years. The container that houses the gas bottles(bombs) has a rusty floor ,ready to slice your foot off. They should also be kept under lock and key but never are. The office staff know this and do nothing. Talking of office staff, one of them walks around the yard in TRAINERS! If he was to have an accident in the yard will he have an insurance claim? This is the same office worker whose job it was to check if the binmen were all wearing THEIR Personal protective equipment!! Hypocrite. The closer you look, the more you realise the lot of them from top to bottom are as bad as each other. The only way to get this sorted is to clear the lot of them out & start again. Watch this space!! binmenUnite

8:37pm Thu 2 Jan 14

bullshit man says...

binmenUnite wrote:
Not only are the office staff tainted, so is the safety inspector. Every 6 months he passes the yard as fit to work on official paper, even though the bailing shed has broken asbestos sides & roof with bits ready to fall down at any moment.
The fire bell hasn't worked in years.
The container that houses the gas bottles(bombs) has a rusty floor ,ready to slice your foot off. They should also be kept under lock and key but never are. The office staff know this and do nothing.
Talking of office staff, one of them walks around the yard in TRAINERS! If he was to have an accident in the yard will he have an insurance claim?
This is the same office worker whose job it was to check if the binmen were all wearing THEIR Personal protective equipment!! Hypocrite.
The closer you look, the more you realise the lot of them from top to bottom are as bad as each other. The only way to get this sorted is to clear the lot of them out & start again.
Watch this space!!
My Husband says you used to have a Yard Forman who was responsible for such issues.
Was his removal a cut to far?
[quote][p][bold]binmenUnite[/bold] wrote: Not only are the office staff tainted, so is the safety inspector. Every 6 months he passes the yard as fit to work on official paper, even though the bailing shed has broken asbestos sides & roof with bits ready to fall down at any moment. The fire bell hasn't worked in years. The container that houses the gas bottles(bombs) has a rusty floor ,ready to slice your foot off. They should also be kept under lock and key but never are. The office staff know this and do nothing. Talking of office staff, one of them walks around the yard in TRAINERS! If he was to have an accident in the yard will he have an insurance claim? This is the same office worker whose job it was to check if the binmen were all wearing THEIR Personal protective equipment!! Hypocrite. The closer you look, the more you realise the lot of them from top to bottom are as bad as each other. The only way to get this sorted is to clear the lot of them out & start again. Watch this space!![/p][/quote]My Husband says you used to have a Yard Forman who was responsible for such issues. Was his removal a cut to far? bullshit man

12:12am Mon 6 Jan 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Reginald47 wrote:
treadstone wrote:
Reginald47 wrote: Totally agree with Boris. The waste service is excellent and one of the best things the council does. What is the Gazette banging on about? Does the first poster actually live in Colchester? This seems to be Quince and the Gazette in cahoots again.
Wakey wakey Reg your getting old....Lets go through them one by one shall we. 1. Colchester leisure world 1991 (Sargeant & Potriades) £20 Million. EST 2. Colchester VAF or FIRST S**TE (Quoted £21 Mill REAL £40 Million 3. Street Services 2005 (Quoted £650K real about 1 large one) 4. Masonic Lodge Wivenhoe £25K 5. Masonic Lodge Colchester (Quoted £70K Real £200K) 6. Colchester Police Station (80,000 Euros) Never knew cash had legs? 7.Quango Agency in St Peters Street, Now shut down, £Unknown, but it was in excess of 6 figures!!!!! There the ones we know about for F**K sakes... I AGREE WITH sayitasitis STATED ABOVE MR TEFLON HAS GOT TO GO NEXT... FUNNY PERSON HE SAYS HELLO TO ME IN LLOYDS BANK TWICE, ALL CHUMMY...HAS NOT GOT A CLUE WHO I AM, BY THE CASH MACHINE, THEN WHEN I RAISED A QUESTION AT THE ONE DURING AN ALI BA BA MEETING, PRETENDED HE DID NOT KNOW ME???? I SUPPOSE THE FACT THAT I AM 6 FOOT TWO AND BUILT LIKE A S**TH***E YOU NEVER KNOW!!!!
What the hell has all that got to do with getting your rubbish collected? The only one connected in any way with the waste and recycling service dates back to 2005! Are you ill?
YOU HAVE ALWAYS GOT TO PUT YOUR BIG F**T IN THAT OLD M**th OF YOURS REG...
JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING HAPPENED IN 2007 ACTUALLY GET IT RIGHT DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT WONT BE INVESTIGATED... LOOK AT SAVILLE OR HANNINGFIELD OLD CHUMMY...

THAT DEPARTMENT HAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO MAKE THAT MONEY BACK AND HAS HAD A SHORTFALL EVER SINCE WHY...WE WILL TELL YOU WHY...IF YOU WANT AFTER THE SFO COME IN...THEN YOU CAN STOP BROWN NOSING...DO YOU THINK THEY ARE GOING TO REDUCE YOUR COUNCIL CHARGE COS YOUR CHUMMY WITH THEM???
PLEASE READ BELOW AND GROW UP..

PRITCHARD AND MR M YOUNG....(NOT THE COUNCELLOR) RESIGN NOW WHILE YOU HAVE GOT THE CHANCE????

I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true.
I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago.

Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have
the same staff in the office..
the same vehicles on hire..
the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect.
Other questions should be asked like..
How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K
How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year?
Why in 9 months has nothing been done?
It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money?
Watch this space!
____________________
____________________
____________
'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful.
1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert'
2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in.
3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now!
4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert'
5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office!
A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert'
Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better.
This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space.
____________________
____________________
_______________
Mrs Hedges, my husband and many of his colleagues are too frightened to come forward having seen the suffering inflicted on whistle blowing employees by some management at CBC over the years.
In any case, as an Executive Director of the Service, you are surely in a better position to examine any relevant practices, paperwork or IT records likely to reveal malpractice.
If you are genuinely determined to clean up your service area, perhaps you will permit independent interviews of all affected staff.
You, my husband and ALL council employees should remember, you are mere SERVANTS to the borough of Colchester.
____________________
____________________
_______________
Not only are the office staff tainted, so is the safety inspector. Every 6 months he passes the yard as fit to work on official paper, even though the bailing shed has broken asbestos sides & roof with bits ready to fall down at any moment.
The fire bell hasn't worked in years.
The container that houses the gas bottles(bombs) has a rusty floor ,ready to slice your foot off. They should also be kept under lock and key but never are. The office staff know this and do nothing.
Talking of office staff, one of them walks around the yard in TRAINERS! If he was to have an accident in the yard will he have an insurance claim?
This is the same office worker whose job it was to check if the binmen were all wearing THEIR Personal protective equipment!! Hypocrite.
The closer you look, the more you realise the lot of them from top to bottom are as bad as each other. The only way to get this sorted is to clear the lot of them out & start again.
Watch this space!!

THIS MUSIC TO MY F*****g EARS THE TOWN IS SO BAD ITS WORSE THAN GOTHAM F*****G CITY....
LETS GET THE COPS FROM WHITEHALL IN BLOW THE WHISTLE TO MALCOLM SCOTT AT WHISTLEBLOWERS COLCHESTER LETS GET RID OF ALL THEM THEY HAD IT TOO GOOD UNDER BLAIR AND BROWN...
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]treadstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: Totally agree with Boris. The waste service is excellent and one of the best things the council does. What is the Gazette banging on about? Does the first poster actually live in Colchester? This seems to be Quince and the Gazette in cahoots again.[/p][/quote]Wakey wakey Reg your getting old....Lets go through them one by one shall we. 1. Colchester leisure world 1991 (Sargeant & Potriades) £20 Million. EST 2. Colchester VAF or FIRST S**TE (Quoted £21 Mill REAL £40 Million 3. Street Services 2005 (Quoted £650K real about 1 large one) 4. Masonic Lodge Wivenhoe £25K 5. Masonic Lodge Colchester (Quoted £70K Real £200K) 6. Colchester Police Station (80,000 Euros) Never knew cash had legs? 7.Quango Agency in St Peters Street, Now shut down, £Unknown, but it was in excess of 6 figures!!!!! There the ones we know about for F**K sakes... I AGREE WITH sayitasitis STATED ABOVE MR TEFLON HAS GOT TO GO NEXT... FUNNY PERSON HE SAYS HELLO TO ME IN LLOYDS BANK TWICE, ALL CHUMMY...HAS NOT GOT A CLUE WHO I AM, BY THE CASH MACHINE, THEN WHEN I RAISED A QUESTION AT THE ONE DURING AN ALI BA BA MEETING, PRETENDED HE DID NOT KNOW ME???? I SUPPOSE THE FACT THAT I AM 6 FOOT TWO AND BUILT LIKE A S**TH***E YOU NEVER KNOW!!!![/p][/quote]What the hell has all that got to do with getting your rubbish collected? The only one connected in any way with the waste and recycling service dates back to 2005! Are you ill?[/p][/quote]YOU HAVE ALWAYS GOT TO PUT YOUR BIG F**T IN THAT OLD M**th OF YOURS REG... JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING HAPPENED IN 2007 ACTUALLY GET IT RIGHT DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT WONT BE INVESTIGATED... LOOK AT SAVILLE OR HANNINGFIELD OLD CHUMMY... THAT DEPARTMENT HAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO MAKE THAT MONEY BACK AND HAS HAD A SHORTFALL EVER SINCE WHY...WE WILL TELL YOU WHY...IF YOU WANT AFTER THE SFO COME IN...THEN YOU CAN STOP BROWN NOSING...DO YOU THINK THEY ARE GOING TO REDUCE YOUR COUNCIL CHARGE COS YOUR CHUMMY WITH THEM??? PLEASE READ BELOW AND GROW UP.. PRITCHARD AND MR M YOUNG....(NOT THE COUNCELLOR) RESIGN NOW WHILE YOU HAVE GOT THE CHANCE???? I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true. I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago. Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have the same staff in the office.. the same vehicles on hire.. the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect. Other questions should be asked like.. How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year? Why in 9 months has nothing been done? It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money? Watch this space! ____________________ ____________________ ____________ 'bullshitman' is spot on, but Ann Hedges did have a one to one with some yard and most office staff 9 months ago, so lets start being even more truthful. 1, The driver who loves doing the town at night 3 times a wk & won't give it up, would lose too much money if he did (we don't mean wages) 'pin money alert' 2, We have a driver who NEVER takes a holiday on cans week, Why? Check the records 'hello fiddle alert' Office staff know...So there's a knock at the door but once again, nobody in. 3, We have a sweeper driver who takes 5 hours to fill his vehicle, while it took Ronnie 90 mins to fill the same sweeper! That same driver doesn't pick up anything after 12 noon! 'lazy alert'. Hasn't any of you noticed the state of the streets out there? We're talking zone managers now! 4, We have a zone vehicle driver that drives round all day with the same load on, again the office know about this 'bone idle alert' 5, The Council say they are trying to cut down on overtime, but they pay someone to come in on Mondays & sit all day in the weighbridge for 6 vehicles! There are 5 yard staff who are available for that! He gets 30hrs per month, but thats ok because he is family member of somebody in the office! A different family member is paid even MORE to come in on Mondays! ON OVERTIME!! 'hello fraud alert' Nothing has changed 1 dot, the yard management are still using fraud tactics no matter how you dress it up. I think we need a reporter with balls to start asking the right questions, sooner the better. This is the tip of the iceberg, for everything mentioned another 20 dodgy goings on weren't. Very soon we will start naming names, no one will be spared. Watch this space. ____________________ ____________________ _______________ Mrs Hedges, my husband and many of his colleagues are too frightened to come forward having seen the suffering inflicted on whistle blowing employees by some management at CBC over the years. In any case, as an Executive Director of the Service, you are surely in a better position to examine any relevant practices, paperwork or IT records likely to reveal malpractice. If you are genuinely determined to clean up your service area, perhaps you will permit independent interviews of all affected staff. You, my husband and ALL council employees should remember, you are mere SERVANTS to the borough of Colchester. ____________________ ____________________ _______________ Not only are the office staff tainted, so is the safety inspector. Every 6 months he passes the yard as fit to work on official paper, even though the bailing shed has broken asbestos sides & roof with bits ready to fall down at any moment. The fire bell hasn't worked in years. The container that houses the gas bottles(bombs) has a rusty floor ,ready to slice your foot off. They should also be kept under lock and key but never are. The office staff know this and do nothing. Talking of office staff, one of them walks around the yard in TRAINERS! If he was to have an accident in the yard will he have an insurance claim? This is the same office worker whose job it was to check if the binmen were all wearing THEIR Personal protective equipment!! Hypocrite. The closer you look, the more you realise the lot of them from top to bottom are as bad as each other. The only way to get this sorted is to clear the lot of them out & start again. Watch this space!! THIS MUSIC TO MY F*****g EARS THE TOWN IS SO BAD ITS WORSE THAN GOTHAM F*****G CITY.... LETS GET THE COPS FROM WHITEHALL IN BLOW THE WHISTLE TO MALCOLM SCOTT AT WHISTLEBLOWERS COLCHESTER LETS GET RID OF ALL THEM THEY HAD IT TOO GOOD UNDER BLAIR AND BROWN... TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell

12:20am Mon 6 Jan 14

treadstone says...

question????

who drives the silver porsche 911 956 model 2004 job that is parked outside the portable building there then?????

can i have one???
question???? who drives the silver porsche 911 956 model 2004 job that is parked outside the portable building there then????? can i have one??? treadstone

12:38am Mon 6 Jan 14

LaConfraternitaDellaCampana says...

binmenUnite wrote:
I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true.
I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago.

Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have
the same staff in the office..
the same vehicles on hire..
the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect.
Other questions should be asked like..
How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K
How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year?
Why in 9 months has nothing been done?
It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money?
Watch this space!!
What a joke what is going on here???
[quote][p][bold]binmenUnite[/bold] wrote: I am employed at Shrub end depot, & can say 90% written about Shrub end is true. I would like Ann Hedges to tell Colchester tax payers, how many thousands per month we are paying out to hire old vehicles, to the same company set up by the Teflon twins years ago. Ann Hedges was told everything many many months ago, yet we still have the same staff in the office.. the same vehicles on hire.. the same drivers on the town lorries ect ect. Other questions should be asked like.. How many thousands of pounds did the two managers get to leave the Council? Your starting price is £75K How many office staff have bought a new car in the last year? Why in 9 months has nothing been done? It looks like Ann has been sucked in like the rest of them, will she be next to leave with another golden handshake of taxpayers money? Watch this space!![/p][/quote]What a joke what is going on here??? LaConfraternitaDellaCampana

7:25pm Tue 7 Jan 14

bullshit man says...

treadstone wrote:
question????

who drives the silver porsche 911 956 model 2004 job that is parked outside the portable building there then?????

can i have one???
It's belongs a successful young Manager who only joined the Service around six months ago, so therefore should not implicated in any of the above.
[quote][p][bold]treadstone[/bold] wrote: question???? who drives the silver porsche 911 956 model 2004 job that is parked outside the portable building there then????? can i have one???[/p][/quote]It's belongs a successful young Manager who only joined the Service around six months ago, so therefore should not implicated in any of the above. bullshit man

6:49pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Thomas Payne says...

GOOD NEW. ColchesterCouncilUnc
overed.co.uk have today been given confirmation by Central Government Officers and Lawyers it is not the responsibility of a citizen to fund a cause of action in The Courts when Senior Officers and The Leader of a council are complicit in a breakdown of governance and offences against The Authority and Employer. Also confirmed from The Office of David Cameron, Cabinet Ministers are considering evidence.

This is great news for those who work so hard in serving The People of The Borough and employees whose voice is ignored. If you have hard evidence of malpractice and bad management, please make contact through the website for The People of The Borough on ColchesterCouncilUnc
overed.co.uk United we stand..... but divided we fall.
GOOD NEW. ColchesterCouncilUnc overed.co.uk have today been given confirmation by Central Government Officers and Lawyers it is not the responsibility of a citizen to fund a cause of action in The Courts when Senior Officers and The Leader of a council are complicit in a breakdown of governance and offences against The Authority and Employer. Also confirmed from The Office of David Cameron, Cabinet Ministers are considering evidence. This is great news for those who work so hard in serving The People of The Borough and employees whose voice is ignored. If you have hard evidence of malpractice and bad management, please make contact through the website for The People of The Borough on ColchesterCouncilUnc overed.co.uk United we stand..... but divided we fall. Thomas Payne

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