Racist Councillor Spits Out Dummy

Attending the Filey Town Council meeting on Wednesday I was amazed to witness Councillor Mike Cockerill, the racist Councillor, spit out his dummy.

Dummy

When Councillor Cockerill was updating the Town Council of the news from Scarborough Borough Council Councillor Casey and members of the public, including myself, committed the sin of laughing. At this point Councillor Cockerill refused to continue due to the laughing. The Chairman pandered to the childish conduct of Councillor Cockerill and requested an apology from Councillor Casey, which he duly gave.

Over the past month at Filey Town Council meetings Councillor Cockerill has:

  • Made a racist comment
  • Made a hand gesture to a member of the public
  • Spat out his dummy

Complaint To Filey Town Council

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: mail@fileytowncouncil.co.uk

Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:27 PM

Subject: Complaint – Chairman Pandering

Dear Filey Town Council,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/racist-councillor-spits-out-dummy/

I would like to register a complaint against the Chairman for pandering to the childish conduct of Councillor Cockerill.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

“(Yorkshiremen are) richly endowed with that gritty determination, that wilful refusal to give up and that sheer bloody-mindedness that eventually prevails.” Sir Bernard Ingham

 

Posted in Filey

Yorkshire Local Councils Associations Breach Legislation

Yorkshire Local Councils Associations (YCLA) have given false legal advice to “over 500 local councils (parish, community, town councils and parish meetings) throughout North, South and West Yorkshire. The Associations are a federation of three ‘county associations’ which have agreed to work jointly and to deliver their services on a joint basis. Affiliated to the National Association of Local Councils, YLCA works to support councils by giving members legal and technical advice, information and training relevant to their work and generally to support their work and governance.”

The false legal advice given is with regards the recording of town and parish council meetings. An example can be seen below which is used by Filey – The Racist Council .

Filey Council Instructions (2)

Numerous rules stated above breach fundamental legislation.

The result is that advice given by a Government endorsed association has resulted in over 500 councils conducting their meetings unlawful. This is likely to mean any decision taken at those meetings are now unlawful.

Email From Filey Town Council

This scandal has been exposed following my complaint to Filey Town Council.

—– Original Message —–

From: Filey Town Council

To: Andy Strangeway

Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:13 PM

Subject: Complaint – Filey Town Council Breach of Recording Legislation

Dear Mr Strangeway

Complaint – Filey Town Council Breach of Recording Legislation

I am writing to advise you that further to our telephone conversation yesterday afternoon I have sought further advice from the Yorkshire Local Councils Association.

YLCA have informed the Town Council that your complaint is worthy of consideration and to that end they will undertake a review of the advice given to Town and Parish Councils.

I now await their response in due course and will inform you of the outcome of their enquiries as soon as it is received.

Kind regards.

Gina Robinson

Town Clerk

Filey Town Council

mail@fileytowncouncil.co.uk

Tel 01723 514498

Unanswered Question

How can a painter and decorator have more understanding of legislation than a Government endorsed association?

 

Posted in Filey

Cambridgeshire Flag Added To UK Flag Registry

I am delighted to announce that the Flag Institute have add the Cambridgeshire Flag to the UK Flag Registry. This is the fifth flag I have had successfully added to the Registry.

Design B

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Brady Ells Wins The Cambridgeshire Flag Competition

I am delighted to announce that Brady Ells has won Cambridgeshire Flag Competition.

The design will appear on the UK Flag Registry shortly.

Design B

Design B

The three gold crowns represent East Anglia, in which Cambridgeshire is located. They are placed against a blue field which is the same shade used on the East Anglia flag. The wavy lines represent the River Cam and are in the colours of Cambridge University.

Further Information

History of the Cambridgeshire Flag

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Filey Town Council Breach Recording Legislation

Rules for the Effective Management of Recording at Filey Town Council Meeting breach fundamental legislation. Yet FTC claim they are advised by National Association of Local Councils (NALC). If this is correct we have a disgraceful situation where a Government Body is giving false advise. Three Town Councillors were hostile to a member of the public who was recording, especially Councillor Cockerill, who made hand gestures towards him.

Complaint To Filey Town Council

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: mail@fileytowncouncil.co.uk

Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2015 6:24 AM

Subject: Complaint – Filey Town Council Breach Recording Legislation

Dear Filey Town Council,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/filey-town-council-breach-recording-legislation/

I would like to register a complaint with FTC for their breach of recording legislation.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

“(Yorkshiremen are) richly endowed with that gritty determination, that wilful refusal to give up and that sheer bloody-mindedness that eventually prevails.” Sir Bernard Ingham

Complaint to the National Association of Local Councils

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: nalc@nalc.gov.uk

Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2015 6:25 AM

Subject: Complaint – Filey Town Council Breach Recording Legislation

Dear NALC,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/filey-town-council-breach-recording-legislation/

I would like to register a complaint with NALC for giving advice to Filey Town Council which is in breach of recording legislation.

Could you please inform me why this has happened?

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

“(Yorkshiremen are) richly endowed with that gritty determination, that wilful refusal to give up and that sheer bloody-mindedness that eventually prevails.” Sir Bernard Ingham

 

Posted in Filey

Filey – The Racist Council

Last night I attend a meeting of Filey Town Council. At the meeting Borough Councillor Mike Cockerill gave a scripted apology for using the “N” word at the previous Council meeting. His apology appeared to be a piece of work from Scarborough Borough Council Legal department. Councillor Cockerill represents Filey on Scarborough Borough Council.

FTCCouncillor Cockerill enjoying a last-minute chat with Councillor John Shackleton, Mayor of Filey, seconds before the start of last nights meeting

Although every member of the public who spoke, and County and Borough Councillor Sam Cross, believed the apology to be insufficient every Town Councillor with the exception of Councillor Casey accepted the apology.

I believe if a Councillor from an Ethnic Minority sat on Filey Town Council the apology would not have been accepted. Filey Town Council is an all white Council.

I am in no doubt that the majority of Councils across England would have condemned Councillor Cockerills racist conduct. Yet I learnt that Filey Town Council not only failed to condemn Councillor Cockrill using the “N” when spoken they also failed to request an apology from him afterwards. Indeed in response to numerous complaints from members of the public it was County and Borough Councillor Sam Cross who requested this. Furthermore, I was disgusted to hear that Filey Town Council have even failed to report this criminal act to the Police

The conduct of not only Councillor Cockerill but all those who approved his apology gives out an acceptable message to residents and visitors to Filey.

The “N” word can be spoken in any public place in Filey so long as you apologise if requested to do so. In addition your racism will not be reported to the Police.

Filey Town Council MUST lead by example by not only insisting that Councillor Cockerill resigns his seat on SBC but also report him to the Police.

Complaint to Filey Town Council

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: mail@fileytowncouncil.co.uk

Cc: Cllr.Sam.Crossl@scarborough.gov.uk ; news@nyenquirer.uk

Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:30 PM

Subject: Filey – The Racist Council

Dear Filey Town Council,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/filey-the-racist-council/

I believe that Filey Town Council brought shame to themselves and the town of Filey last night by accepting the scripted apology from Councillor Cockerill.

The message this gives out is clear:

The “N” word can be spoken in any public place in Filey so long as you apologise if requested to do so. In addition your racism will not be reported to the Police.

Filey Town Council MUST lead by example by not only insisting that Councillor Cockerill resigns his seat on SBC but also report him to the Police.

I would like to register a complaint with Filey Town Council for their handling of this matter.

Filey Town Council MUST lead by example by not only insisting that Councillor Cockerill resigns his seat on SBC but also report him to the Police.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

“(Yorkshiremen are) richly endowed with that gritty determination, that wilful refusal to give up and that sheer bloody-mindedness that eventually prevails.” Sir Bernard Ingham

Posted in Filey

The Bivy Bag Experience

Next month I will be 50 and intend to take the month off work for some me time. This will include time with my wife, a party with friends and nights in my bivy bag.

Anglesey - Holyhead Mountain

As can be seen from Bivy Bag Nights I have slept in my bivy bag in 74 of the most remote locations in the UK. These include uninhabited Scottish islands, mountain summits and extreme points.

A night in the open air is both challenging and awesome. I receive regular enquiries about my bivy bag nights.

If you would like me to accompany you or a very small group for a bivy bag night please email me your details, what you would like to experience and when. I will give each request my consideration and respond with my thoughts and costings.

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