Total contempt for Menston residents displayed by Chair of BMDC Regulatory and Appeals Committee

If there was any doubt about the contempt in which Bradford Councillors hold Menston residents, demonstrated again and again throughout the four years saga on the inappropriate development planned at Bingley Road and Derry Hill in the village, a letter from the Chair of the Regulatory and Appeals Committee in reply to a letter from the village Parish Council surely puts it beyond doubt.

Letter from Cllr Warburton, Chair of the BMDC Regulatory and Appeals Committee, in response to letter from  Menston Parish Council

Letter from Cllr Warburton, Chair of the BMDC Regulatory and Appeals Committee, in response to letter from Menston Parish Council

The letter, in response to the Menston ‘Duty of Care’ letter  sent by the Parish Council on 27th October and published on this website 7 November, ignoring mis-spellings including even the name of the Parish Council Chairman who signed the Menston letter, displays a contempt almost beyond belief. The reply was circulated to residents attending last week’s Menston Parish Council meeting.

The letter will be debated at the Menston Community Association meeting on Wednesday 4 December, 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall. All Menston residents of voting age are members of the association and are invited to attend.

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4 responses to “Total contempt for Menston residents displayed by Chair of BMDC Regulatory and Appeals Committee

  1. It has been indicated that Phillip Davies may take this matter up with the Local Government Ombudsman. Perhaps it would help if we all wrote to this Ombudsman to protest. Maybe if he/she is bombarded with letters from Menston residents he/she may take our complaints seriously. We do ,however, need guidance on the Ombudsmans Address and what are the specific grounds of our complaints.

    • Hi Tony
      Thanks for your comment,I am in touch with Philip Davies on a regular basis and have a meeting with him this Saturday a.m. I can tell you Philip has already contacted the Governent Ombudsman and Alan Elsegood has been chasing this locally on our behalf for well over a year.

      Regards

      Dr Steve Ellams

  2. Menston Community Association will discuss this awful letter on Wednesday evening. In all my years of involvement with various establishments I have never seen anything like this and hope the sender may consider their position.
    This village has put up with a huge number of insults but this one takes the biscuit.

    Dr Steve Ellams

  3. I listened, at the Parish Council meeting, to this three-line reply to a very reasonable request for guidance, and was astonished that an elected officer of Bradford Council could display such arrogance to our representatives. This is outrageous and contemptuous behaviour and I, for one, will follow it up.

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