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Thursday, 31 August 2017

RBK&C HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM PULL IN OVER £1,000 A WEEK!

Here's another lucky couple of greedy so and so's



Sarah Addenbrooke and hubby, Will Pascall,  are pulling in over £1000 a week from RBK&C taxpayers. 
With their pensions and ex's the figure is probably around £60,000 a year.
No wonder Will is looking so smug. 
Quite a little family business!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

HOLLAND PARK ACADEMY BOSS CLOSES IN ON QUARTER MILLION PA

My Dear Dame

As you have probably read Lord Adonis has been making noises about the salaries of Academy head teachers:-

"Calls are growing to cap the salaries of academy school bosses after it emerged more than 100 earn more than the Prime Minister at a time when school budgets are being cut and parents are being asked to pay for textbooks at state schools.
Department for Education statistics revealed 111 academy trustees - including headteachers and chief executives - earned more than £150,000 in 2015 and at least seven chief executives earned between £200,000 to £300,000.” 

The 2016 Annual Report for the Holland Park School Academy show that Colin Hall and indeed his deputy fall into this category.In 2015 Hall's salary  was £190-£195,000 RISING TO £220-£225,000 in 2016 an increase of some 15%.

THE £385,000 A YEAR THE GOLDEN BOYS!


His deputy, David Chappell's salary was £140-£145,00 in 2015 rising to £155-£160,00 in 2016  a rise of 10%

On the other hand, David Benson who leads the Kensington Aldridge Academy received a salary in 2016 of £110-115,000 half that of Halls and indeed unchanged from 2015
The Kensington Aldridge Academy opened just under three years ago and its state of the art buildings are inside the emergency cordon around the Grenfell Tower. 
A temporary school is being built to house them from mid-September on Wormwood Scrubs, an open space a couple of miles away. 
But for the last few weeks of the summer term, pupils were allocated classrooms in other local secondary schools - Burlington Danes Academy and Latymer Upper School.
What no help from Holland Park School?

ON THE WAY OUT?


OFF? 
Even aboard SS Hornet the Dame is never far from the rumours.
SS HORNET TELEPHONE


Can it true that Angela McConville, the much-disliked boss of 
Westway Trust is on the move?

THE DAME WANTS AN ANSWER!

"I'd rather be in Newport, Rhode Island
What is the man in the silly blue hat asking our leader?
A date?
The best answer will be rewarded with high tea at Durrant's Hotel with the dear Dame and some of her elderly friends.....

PASS THE SICK BAG!

The most indolent and useless of councillors is Mary Weale. Nominally, she is supposed to represent the residents Brompton and Hans Town Wards; however, she is rarely seen by residents and NEVER responds to emails.
Weale will go down in Borough history for her idiotic observation about a resident's protest, " we hear, but we don't listen". That rather matches that windbag, Daniel Moylan, claiming, "we know best".
When you consider that some of the UK's most successful and accomplished residents live here this duo's arrogance knows no bounds.
Weale used to work as an insurance broker but was 'let go' in traumatic circumstances and with a sudden income drop.
However, the gang at Hornton St was there with a 'helping hand' and Mary, in short order, suddenly found herself in the Cabinet with a nice £40,000 year allowance. RBK&C is a bit like an upmarket DHSS! By the way, Mary, where can we find your expenses?
Councillor Mary Weale, lead council member for communities with responsibility for carnival, said: "This year's Notting Hill Carnival was different to any other, the Grenfell Tower fire was something that we all thought about.
"However, it was heartening to see the numbers of people that came to carnival and the many who stopped and reflected at the minute's silence on Sunday and Monday.
"The challenge our council officers and SUEZ face clearing up after one of Europe's biggest street parties before people head off to work on Tuesday morning is a staggering task.

Since the overnight departure of PR head, Fitzpatrick, one wonders who comes up with this syrupy rubbish.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

WAR ZONE? WHY THE BOARDING UP?

Love or loathe the Carnival it's ridiculous it has come to this. 
Why cannot people just behave within their own community?


SAD BADGER AFLOAT

A dear reader has asked 'where is Sad Badger these days?
The Sad Badgers cruising with the Dame


The Dame can reassure readers that rumours the Sad Badgers had been gassed by the RBKC Parks Team are wide of the mark.
They are alive and well and enjoying the Dame's hospitality aboard SS Hornet. 
Sad Badger is very partial to the Dame's '50 Margaux......

The Dame's Elegant Mega Yacht





Sunday, 20 August 2017

THE COUNTRY BEHIND THE KILLERS

Sometimes the old Dame allows herself the opportunity to get something non-RBKC off her chest....

A beautiful little seven years old boy is crushed to death by a mad religionist but who else has the boy's blood on his hands?
Only one answer: the 'King' of Saudi Arabia, Salman.
.......DEVILS 


.....AND ANGELS
No other Islamic state does more to fund and propagate religious terror than Wahhabist run Saudi Arabia.

To see our Royal Family kowtowing to these murderous medievalists makes one's blood run cold.

Little Julian was murdered, at a remove, by Saudi Arabia.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBERS WANT TO KNOW...

London Assembly


Dear Dame
I have been asked by a senior member of the London Assembly to give an appraisal of things that are wrong in the 'south ' of the Borough . 
These are the issues that hit home to me but could Hornets perhaps add theirs?

  • Social Housing(Sutton Dwellings)
  • Basement Digging
  • The closure of Thamesbrook
  • Crossrail 2
  • The potential eviction of the houseboats from Cadogan Pier
This is the moment for us all to comment with a little detail on other concerns facing the southern Borough.

Best wishes

A resident



Thursday, 17 August 2017

THE SAD DEMISE OF A VERY DECENT HUMAN BEING

The Dame remembers a story concerning Cllr Paget-Brown....
A GOOD MAN

....some years back a new and sole Lib Dem council member was struggling during their first few days......





Without any fuss, Paget-Brown quietly helped the new member to find her feet.

As a ward councillor, Paget-Brown never failed to come to the aid of residents and was always unfailingly polite.

Sadly, someone has to take the bullet for the Grenfell tragedy but, if we are realistic, we know that the seeds of the disaster were sown well before Paget-Brown took office.

Kicking a man when he is down is a very British sport but the Dame, not being British, will not be joining in. 
Instead, she wishes Nick the best of luck for the future.

If the truth be told he was actually a rather good leader but the circumstances he had to contend with were of such magnitude that few would have coped.




Wednesday, 16 August 2017

AN ENVIOUS OLD DAME RANTS

The Dame and Cllr Moylan have one thing in common; they are both appalling old snobs and social climbers so the dear old Dame was not in the least surprised to see Cllr Moylan poncing around on some dreadful Channel 4 prog charting the life of yet another terrible old social alpinist and friend of the vile Mo Fayed, Raine Spencer.


Danny Moylan at a fancy
dress do.

Raine and Danny have in common Brum as their home city and despite Raine's old mum, Barbara, desperately distancing herself the fact remains the family's humble origins were in the brass foundry trade.




Anyway, you can see Danny in his 'to the manor born' mode during this excruciating piece of nonsense. LINK

Now that Danny's career in local government has ground to an ignominious halt can we expect to see him on telly commenting on the affairs of lords and ladies? 
He certainly has the right plummy accent.



Saturday, 12 August 2017

'BUT THEY ALL FELL TO MAKING EXCUSES'.....EXCEPT DIZZIE LIZZIE

Quite a few Conservative councillors were lobbied in an attempt to make them take up the leadership mantle but they all fell to making excuses...." I would have loved to but I have an exotic holiday planned"....and, " sorry, but I have a gammy leg" and, " I don't do poisoned chalices, thanks"
Cllr Moylan offered Dizzie Lizzie Poisoned Chalice

At last, the king makers got to Dizzy Lizzie Campbell. 
Without hesitation, Dizzie Lizzie said, "oh, yes please and how much more dosh will I get?"

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

FALSE ACCUSATION RE: GRENFELL....A FACTCHECK

Emma Dent Coad responds....

Dear Dame
My usual response to trolling on social media is ‘one factual rebuttal and walk away’. However, the continued false accusations linking me to the decision on the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower has now lasted for six weeks, and a good friend has been physically attacked for defending me.
So here are some checkable facts which I hope will end this slander.
I joined the Board of the TMO in June 2008 and left in October 2012. Here is a link to the Board of Directors, also showing which Councillors were on it and when (nb Elizabeth Campbell was on the Board for a year):
During my tenure there had been numerous complaints about the condition of Grenfell Tower: broken lifts, draughty windows, poor insulation, and the heating and hot water system regularly breaking down.
In October 2012 (around the time I left the TMO) the then Cabinet Member Cllr Tim Coleridge announced that a major refurbishment would be undertaken. At the time the proposed contractor was Leadbitter. The scope of the work was agreed at the time, but the detail was to come. Link to press release:
In April 2013 responsibility for the project was handed over to the new Cabinet Member, Cllr Rock Feilding-Mellen.
It was not until January 2014 that the planning application was agreed (search for Grenfell Tower via this link):


In April 2014 it was announced by the Council and TMO that due to costs the contract had been awarded to Rydon rather than Leadbitter who had scoped the work. Note that this was AFTER the planning application was granted approval:


Throughout the summer amendments were made and detailed specifications decided. Cladding materials proposed at 1 July 2014:
There were several amendments during this period, which is not unusual in a project of this scale. Often the details of these are done by ‘delegated decision’, which means the final details and choice of materials is decided by officers and not the Planning Committee.
Then on 30 September 2014 ‘Condition 3’ was agreed by delegated decision; this related to the final choice of cladding:
Who made those decisions, advised by whom, and why, should be thoroughly scrutinised by the agencies tasked with the job of investigating these matters and allocating accountability, responsibility, blame and – we hope ultimately – guilt.
To be clear, I was on the Board when the principle of refurbishing Grenfell Tower was discussed, but I was nowhere near the decision-making process for the detailed specifications for refurbishing Grenfell which started when I left. Board members agreed the contract but do not specify cladding or indeed any other technical details. Neither should they.




Emma Dent Coad

MP for Kensington

SAVE LA DAME FROM BEING SUED BY POOTER AND DELBOY

Though the Dame is rich beyond imaginings she would not wish to come up against Sir Pooter Cockell or Sir Delboy Myers in the High Court.
The aesthetic distress of having to look at these two be(k)nighted bounders-and worse, being in the same room, would be too much for the frail old thing.
Can all the sweet Hornet people bear this in mind when they accuse Delboy and Pooter.
Cornered rats can get desperate and the Dame has had to censor one or two very apt comments impugning the integrity of these outstandingly unpleasant knights.