"I'm sure you know, Adrian, but maybe other people don't, that all Councils had - maybe still have - a master land record called The Property Terrier. (The word descends from Norman French.)When I was councillor I found the staff who ran…"
"I regret to tell you, Cat Howarth, that sending a petition to Cllr Alan Strickland is not going to do the trick. I was a Labour councillor for sixteen years (until May 2014). I've seen Alan Strickland running his scripts. My wife Zena Brabazon…"
"Can I please congratulate Stroud Green councillor Raj Sahota on a very interesting publication. Not everyone may appreciate just how much time and effort Cllr Raj Sahota has put into ensuring that the name and indeed the photo of Cllr Raj Sahota has…"
"I'm told that the ten Labour councillors who called-in the decision on the HDV are now being required to sign an undertaking that they will in future discuss such action with the Labour Party whips. This is despite the Labour Party's…"
"Invasion of Privacy?Charley, please accept that Clive Carter did not "invade" Cllr Jason Arthur's privacy", any more than Dorothy invaded the privacy of the Wizard of Oz by looking behind the curtain. What actually happened was…"
"One reason I get angry about the poor judgement of our Council's leaders is the sheer amount of time people in the community have to spend finding out and then preventing foolish things from happening. It appears that this scheme has been under…"
"Apologies for the further delay, Charley Allan. New grandaughter arrived a week early so our weekend was taken up.I don't agree with but can perhaps understand why you focus on the privacy issue. Though I don't see it as as key. As I tried…"
"My apologies for the delay in replying to your posting, Charley. As you might imagine I've given it some thought. But unfortunately have had two other urgent tasks.
You raise some incredibly important points. So I will try and get back to you…"
I think we'll have to agree to differ. I don't think you and I have ever met you but I gather you are the chair of Crouch End ward branch of the Labour Party. (A completely voluntary post, for people who don't know.) Cllr…"
"Clive. Thanks for publishing Cllr Jason Arthur's email. He's a councillor for goodness sake and giving Haringey residents an opportunity to see how he approaches a vital issue of deliberative democracy in their elected Council is a public…"
"It seems highly probable that legally and under the Council's constitution, councillors can't and should not be "whipped" for their involvement in Scrutiny. The 'Call-in' is clearly linked to the whole Scrutiny process…"
"What a pathetic lack of ambition! The Supreme Dear Leader and her courtiers have entire parks at their disposal. Mostly empty and useless patches of grass and mud with hardly any big beautiful towerblocks in sight. And what do they do? They choose…"
"Clive, the list of their clients supplied by Terrapin Communications contains two of the three companies shortlisted by Haringey Council for the famous (some people might say infamous) "Development Vehicle".Lend Lease, on Terrapin's…"
"P.S. As far as I know the late George Meehan followed the same practice of keeping 'arms length' in dealings with developers when he was council leader and deputy leader of Haringey. My thanks to Clive Carter for reminding me of George…"
"When I was first elected to Haringey Council on 1998 one of the first things I was told was that councillors should not agree to meet planning applicants and property developers without council officers present. The basic advice I got from…"
"Hi Clive, I know hear that the ten councillors have been sent letters by the Labour "whips team" giving them appointments to come to River Park House and - as Cllr Lorna Reith is said to have explained - have a "conversation"…"