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Friday, 5 April 2013

THIEVING K&C RESIDENTS BANNED FROM HOLLAND PARK SCHOOL!


Michael Gove has three cardinal rules on building new schools…

Rule 1: No new school to cost more than £38 million 
Rule 2: School places must be added
Rule 3: School playing fields are sacrosanct

"Prime Minister", 'Squatter' Cockell has broken every one.

The £100 million spent by Cockell on Holland Park School stands as testament to what happens when little men put their egos above the public good.

And.... on the subject of the ‘public good’.... one of the myths fostered by Cockell was that taxpayers-forced to fund this monstrous waste of money, would be allowed to use the state of the art sports facilities and the luxurious swimming pool.
OUT OF BOUNDS TO THOSE WHO PAID FOR IT
Predictably that sop to taxpayers has been mysteriously withdrawn. 
Why? 
According to the schools' insurers they feared post-swim residents would rush around the school pinching things!

On Monday, 3 June at 6.00pm... for just an hour... residents will be allowed to tour the school. Rumours that G4S have been retained to prevent residents looting the expensive furniture may be wide of the mark.


THE £1000 SCHOOL CHAIRS 
The Dame has decided to take up the opportunity and will be there with her entourage. She may even take a dip in the pool….


One mischievous resident had this to say….

"I love the thought of life-guards!  I've seen pictures of strapping young men racing down a beach to rescue people in the sea, but I hadn't expected to find them round a relatively small, indoor pool!
They could provide an added attraction!”

That led the Dame to speculate upon which councillors would look good in their lifeguard apparel. 
Certainly, Danny 'Boys' Moylan would cut a fine figure of a man, parading up and down the pool, keeping a paternal eye on the young aquatic athletes. 
Fortunately, ex cllrs Phelps and Lamont are not around to force their way onto the lifeguard team...
Perhaps our Prime Minister could get involved…..his job at the LGA looks rocky and colleagues at Hornton St are drawing lots as to who will tell Pooter..."Time for Your Last Length...At Long Last"!




32 comments:

  1. It will be down to Cllr. Ahern as Cabinet Memebr for Planning and Mr. Bore as Executive Director to make sure that the planning condition is enforced and that residents are allowed to use the pool. Holland Park School say that it will have to be supervised when used by the hoi polloi - and they have no money to pay for supervisors. They expect the Council to pay.

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  2. The closure of Kensington Sports Centre at Walmer Road has left a gap in preventative health provision for residents of this borough, most especially vulnerable groups like the elderly and disabled. The Council are supposed to be working in Partnership with GPs to ensure residents stay fit and healthy therefore a community minded school could offer their pool....sorry our pool to these residents. Since when has a school become a museum whether the insurance company likes it or not things will get damaged.
    The track record of this Councils enforcement of promises made by developers to residents is abysmal they will promise anything to get their own way and once they have achieved this suddenly develop memory problems or use health and safety as an excuse to renege on their commitments. As for residents thieves... There are a few mainly in Hornton Street lead by the prince of thieves cockerel.

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  3. Another cynical twist in the scandalous saga of Holland Park School.The Headmaster is a devious individual who never had any intention of allowing sports facilities to be used by residents and is now using administrative means and weasel words to bypass a Planning Condition and promise from the the Council to its residents. Spineless Councillors such Cllr Ahern (Cabinet Member for Planning) and ego trippers like Cllr Cockell (who has long since lost any sense of honesty) are not to be relied on.

    Its what happens when voters allow a monopoly to continue and a Leader to stay in office for 15 years

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  4. Basement Veteran5 April 2013 at 15:52

    The boring Mr Bore is a hugely overpaid box ticker. Thanks to lazy Councillors on the Planning Committee he and his Department in Hornton Street have been allowed to monopolise power in the niche area of planning - they care not a fig for residents.

    Unrestrained power is the enemy of democracy and Cockell's culture does nothing to moderate this. Councillors want an easy life and are content to leave decisions to Officers. How many Councillors on the Planning Committee read their papers? (None). How many decisions are decided before Planning Committee? (All). How often are residents listened to? (Never)

    Bore and his Department are a bad joke. Their political Masters are an even worse joke

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    1. Stand Up For Britain5 April 2013 at 16:54

      UKIP will put an end to this. Officers and Councillors will be accountable to voters

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    2. Basement Veteran-
      Every word you say is true.
      The Planning Dept are ripping the heart out of our once beautiful Borough and Councillors do not dare stand up to the thuggish Bore and his willing henchmen/women.

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    3. The planning committee is a JOKE!! Residents are pushed aside and developers are given the red carpet treatment. They can talk all they like, show all the plans they want, and we only have a couple of minutes to make our point to hear that "Nothing can be done.... The council has his hands tied...." and other nonsense. It is an insult.

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  5. Angry Resident5 April 2013 at 16:03

    The Campden Hill Residents Association (CHRA) fought for and obtained the undertaking that residents would be able to use the new school sports facilities. This was a planning CONDITION included in the permission to demolish the school and build a new school.

    Why does the Chairman of CHRA have to spend hours, days and months reminding the Council of this undertaking?

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    1. Time for Paddy Cllr Ahern to wake up and start doing his job.

      Note to Editors: Cllr Ahern is Cabinet Member for Planning

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  6. Has anyone tried to make a booking to visit the school on 3rd June?

    Invitations were sent out with a request to RSVP Victoria Bailey-White. Of course email immediately bounced back - another trick by the tricky Headmaster. A call to the school (by telephone) reveals that the grand sounding Bailey-white no longer works there.

    Clearly the grasping and pushy Headmaster wants nothing more to do with residents. And he certainly does not want us inspecting his lifeguards

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    1. The Hon Ms Bailey-White retired. Please contact Benaisha Daruwalla, PA to the Headmaster, if you would like to visit the school

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    2. Does Ms Daruwalla exist? Is there a an email? Or even a telephone number?

      Hard pressed residents and council tax payers should be told

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    3. Daruwalla?? How on earth is this name pronounced?

      High time for the school to learn that the customer experience will be enhanced if the interface is handled by a Smith, or a Brown or a Jones. Man, woman or child - many by this name can be found. But please, not a Daruwalla!

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    4. Friend of Hon B-W6 April 2013 at 09:18

      Bailey-White was counting her days to retirement. Could not wait to leave and well out of it.

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  7. Of course the lady exists. Telephone 0207908 1000

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  8. Kensington Tory5 April 2013 at 17:04

    If the Hon Ms Bailey-White has been replaced I am not impressed and will need to consider the future school for my sprog

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  9. Follower of Phelps5 April 2013 at 17:05

    I want my Life Guard!

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    1. Friend of the Family5 April 2013 at 17:42

      Any Lifeguard will do......

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  10. Michael Gove and his silly rules had nothing to do with this school. It is a prestige new institution for the Royla Borough

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    1. Kensington Resident5 April 2013 at 17:53

      Of course Gove had nothing to do with it! It was Pooter Sir Cockle making a bid for the House of Lords. Trying to get noticed. His Statue of Liberty in the Park. And the toady Headmaster getting his "free kitchen"

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  11. What a wicked state of affairs under Sir Merrick Cockell. Things just do not get any better under the present leader; time for a change of leadership. If not the Tories will find them up against it in both the Council and General elections with so many disenchanted Tory Voters fleeing to UKIP. If the Tories are to have any chance of success they really must stop treating the electorate with contempt.

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  12. I Have Seen It All6 April 2013 at 09:05

    The list of broken promises, double dealing, box ticking and featherbedding goes on and on. The council tax "take" in Kensington and Chelsea has become a venture fund to support the whims and vanities of Cockell and coterie and the box ticking of Bore and his minions. Plus expense account jollies for Pooter in America.

    Residents should not be surprised that a Planning Condition to allow them to use the school swimming pool is swept aside by undersize Headmaster Hall and tolerated by oversize planning supremo Paddy Ahern.

    The house that Cockell built

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  13. The school is a White Elephant. Huge expenditure to tart up an oversize institution instead of building school capacity where it is required. This is what happens when democracy is swept aside and is replaced by uncontrolled ego, vanity and ambition. The toxic Cockell/Hall combination is coming home to roost

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  14. Friend Of Dorothy6 April 2013 at 09:22

    Why is the Council tolerating the dismissal of a Planning Condition from a jumped up Headmaster? Could it (once again) be that well known "understanding" in the corridors of power at K&C?

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    1. "Time for the last stroke - at long last"

      We live in hope......

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  15. There has been such a sustained dismissal of residents and their feelings during the last decade of Cockell's Leadership that this behaviour has now become the norm.

    But a Leadership challenge is just around the corner and now is a good time for one of the contenders to give a signal that the supremacy of residents will be re established in K&C. Enforcement of the school Planning Condition to allow community use of the pool would be a giant step for democracy

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  16. Prime Minister Sir Pooter Squatter Cockle, Leader of the Very Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and "Spouter" Merrick of the Local Government Association (Diminished)is harbouring evil thoughts about the Dame and her friends

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    1. The LGA has become another wakiki bird - flying around in ever decreasing circles and shortly about to vanish up its own backside

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  17. This is a pathetically silly blog

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    1. Well then read the Royal Borough for your news!!!

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  18. Unless there is more than one Bailey, the Head's former PA was the rather lovely Miss Victoria Bailey-King, a young woman in her twenties,very professional and charming with it.

    The school's email addresses are displayed on their website along with the main telephone number.

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  19. Miss Daruwalla is a buddy of Miss Bailey-King from her own school days at Notting Hill and Ealing High. I don't recall seeing an advert for the PA job which is a pity as I am sure there would be many worthy applicants from the local area.

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