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Wednesday, 8 May 2013


One of the casualties of the leadership changeover must NOT be Tim Coleridge.
Withdrawal from the race may have been a tactically sensible, but residents will be stunned if he is relegated to the backbenches.
The Dame has always said, in her wise way.... 'Tim does know how good he is'
He is decent; he is honourable and has had the 'poisoned chalice' of having to look after North Kensington housing stock with his hands tied behind his back.

It was Tim and Victoria Borwick who stood shoulder to shoulder with residents to prevent the vandalisation of Sloane Square.

Coleridge is held in high regard by residents: it would be a dangerous move to diminish his influence in any way.


  1. I could not agree more. In Chelsea particularly Tim is incredibly highly regarded by resident associations and residents. He also does his best for the less affluent and the poor....unlike the ghastly Feilding-Mellen

  2. Quite what Victoria Borwick did other than give a fair amount of moral support over Sloane Square is completely beyond me.

    There are 2 former Councillors who battled tooth and nail to help Save Sloane Square who seem to be have been consigned to the dustbin of history by the Dame

  3. Who were they? I am sure the Dame would be the first to highlight them.
    Remember that the Hornet started a few years after the SS debacle

  4. To lose Tim C would be a disaster. His graciousness in withdrawing from the race should be rewarded rather more than the less gracious withdrawals of Mellen and Moylan.

  5. Coleridge will find it difficult to accept an inferior job after failing to find enough support to stand as Leader. Paget-Brown needs to chart a new course and a break from the past. He has to address the discontent from the younger backbenchers and can be expected to include as many as possible in the new Cabinet. Marshall, Mosely and Read are being considered. Fielding-Mellen is a self obsessed light weight and fortunately PB has shown no signs to date of being a social bounder, in thrall to the likes of Rocky.

    1. Please not Read and Marshall is too busy. Not sure where 13:40 is getting his information.

  6. Cllr Lightfoot should carry on as Finance in the Cabinet - he is opposed to continued funding of Holland Park Opera. A real bruiser with energy and common sense is required to sort out the Planning Department. What a pity that Amanda Frame of the Kensington Society could not be co opted as Cabinet Member for Planning. Planning Director Bore's days seem to be numbered

  7. Tim Coleridge is one of the few Councillors who actually work with and for residents of this Borough, whether they are rich or poor. To loose this expertise would be idiotic and dangerous for the residents of this Borough.

    1. The world moves on. Coleridge has his strengths and he had the opportunity to offer himself for election as Leader. But he chose not to. He is part of the baggage of the past. Its a new world now and Paget-Brown needs to build for the future and not get bogged down by the past

    2. I suspect the Dame has been testing 'the vine' at the Chelsea Arts Club again. She clearly enjoys her time there with TC but if there are to be changes someone has to go in addition to Elizabeth C.

  8. HOW DARE YOU 17:29
    The last time the Dame 'partook of the vine' was with our ex Prime Minister, Pooter Cockell...he is a member...though the only thing 'artistic' about him are his creative expenses

    1. Dame. Have you been asked to dine with Councillor Williams after his inauguration as mayor?

  9. 22:31 The Dame has received a 'stiffy', but declined.... her three poodles have an appointment with Pet Pavilion. Knowing Cllr Williams she is assured it will be a scintillating affair.....

  10. The Council Press Release following Cllr Paget-Brown's election contains a full statement from the new Leader. Lots of dodgy stuff. Obviously we can expect more of the same. Will these guys never learn? Are they deaf to the wishes of residents? The silly man announces that "The financial clouds are darkening"

    What on earth has Paget-Brown been doing for the last five years? Did he notice nothing??

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