What the FCUK does it take to get Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s monitoring officer – Amandeep Khroud- to take any action against a Cllr for not disclosing a discosable pecuniary interest.
A disclosable pecuniary interest is broadly defined as including:
• Business interests (for example employment, trade, profession, contracts or any company with which a person is associated)
• Wider financial interests (for example trust funds, investments and. assets including land and property)
You may recall on the 25th August we wrote about the planning application for Sandbanks New Romney.
To give a brief overview Cllr Jackie Meade (Lab) reminded the Cabinet Member for Planning, Cllr David Wimble, to declare his disclosable pecuniary interests in Sandbanks – Littlestone – New Romney. Cllr Georgina Treloar (Green) also raised Cllr Wimble “reluctance” to declare his interests in knowing the developer personally. She also doubted his ability to be able to vote on the Sandbank planning application, as he was conflicted in her view. She also made clear she wanted her remarks noted in the minutes. If having two Cllrs remind Cllr Wimble of his failure to declare a pecuniary interest, Cllr Gary Fuller (Lib Dem) also raised the issue, asking for clarification from the monitoring officer at the next meeting
Cllr Wimble, under duress at the Aug 25th Planning meeting disclosed the fact Leo Griggs the developer of Sandbanks, advertises in Cllr Wimble’s “community paper“ but forget to mention than Belmont Healthcare – owners of Sandbanks according to the Land Registry, also advertised in his fortnightly rag.
At last nights Planning Committee 21/09/21, Cllr Georgina Treloar (Green Party) raised the fact that what she’d asked to be minuted had not be minuted (quelle surprise). Then in weighed Cllr Wimble (Ind), to be followed by Cllr Fuller (Lib Dem), as can be seen in the short video below.
Cllr Wimble is no stranger to controversy.
We reported on his failure to pay his Council tax, not once but twice. Then there is the issue with driving his then Mercedes with no MOT, tax or insurance and committing fraud while doing it.
How could we forget that he was interviewed under caution for alleged Electoral violations by Kent Police. The Police sent Cllr Wimble a formal letter advising him that if he were to come to police notice again, in respect of Representation of People Act 1983 offences, then the likelihood would be that he would be formally prosecuted.
Then of course we asked you the residents of the district if Wimble was a fantasist, not once but twice
We also gave you a run down of his companies which more often than not ended in failure.
Then there are historic issues with Wimble’s behaviour as published by the Folkestone Herald.
And how could we forget the issuing of Fake News by Wimble in July 2017
If that wasn’t enough, on the 26th August, a day after the Sandbanks planning issue, Cllr Wimble sent an text to our public face stating:
Once again you now leave me no choice but to seek legal advice for repeatedly publishing miss information about me…
I have instructed the Folkestone & Hythe District Council Legal Team to act on my behalf as they have now recognised their legal responsibilities for care of Cllrs whilst carrying out their duties…
I will now leave this with FHDC and the Police to deal with.
Obviously not a single member of the Shepway Vox Team have heard from any lawyer, FHDC or Kent Police. It is our honest opinion Cllr Wimble is telling untruths, and that FHDC cannot act for and on his behalf.
If Cllr Wimble wanted to act, it is a matter solely for him, not the Council. Given the fact he’s received £37,193.28 in Covid Grants & Allowances and Expenses, legimately and lawfuly, he’s not short of a bob or two to instruct a lawyer.
As always we’ll leave you to make up your own mind if Cllr David Wimble is an honest man or not.
The Shepway Vox Team
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