PATCHWAY AND CHARLTON HAYES CONSERVATIVES CALL LOCAL RESIDENTS TO DEFEAT INCOMPETENT LABOUR COUNCILLORS AND VOTE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE in 2nd May 2019 LOCAL ELECTION .
Patchway & Charlton Hayes Labour are incompetent and deemed susceptible to corruption:
April 30, 2019, Bristol Post reported that Labour run Patchway Town Council is under investigation for financial discrepancies and accusations that grounds staff did private gardening while on Council time. The Bristol Post article can be accessed at: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/local-news/leaked-report-claims-patchway-councillors-2812961
At the time of internal audit review, allegations were made to South Gloucestershire Council Internal Audit Services by Members of the Town Council that the Town Council’s Grounds Staff were undertaking work for other organisations (including some current Labour Cllrs and retired ones) plus other private gardening while on Town Council time. Source: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/patchway-town-council-under-investigation-2072052.
The Patchway Town Council Audit report for 2017/2018 provides further evidence that Labour led Patchway Town Council is incompetent to manage even basic finances. For example, the Council didn’t claim VAT amounting to £32,726.69 (source: page 16 section 1.9 of the audit report, URL: http://static.patchwaytowncouncil.gov.uk/files/documents/Patchway-39-s-1718-Internal-Audit-Report-FINAL-130918.pdf.
Labour chair of the Patchway Council resigned amid claims of irregularities:We were informed that the accounts had been signed off by the Chair of the Labour Run Council while still incorrect and initially published on the Town Council’s website. The version signed by the Chair was removed from the website prior to this audit; (Cllr Eve Orpen subsequently resigned her position as Chair of Patchway Town Council and from her role as one of the District Cllrs for Patchway. However, mainly the same team is again standing for the Patchway Town Council as well as for District Council. This is a wake call for all residents that Labour team has no respect for clean and corruption free governance in Patchway.
Your Conservatives Councillors John Butler, Patsy Coleman, Ken Dando, Roger Loveridge and Ros Messenger’s persistence have made certain that this full audit was undertaken. The money your Council collects needs to be fair and well spent delivering value for money. The only way this will be done by voting a Conservative team with a positive plan for Patchway. Your precept is sky high £169.40 for a D rated home overall collecting from you £ £624,170. Nearby Conservative Controlled Stoke Gifford only charges £73.25 per D rated home and offer better services.)
The Patchway & Charlton Hayes Conservatives team (Jon Butler, Patsy Coleman, Ken Dando, Roger Loveridge, Sanjay Shambhu, Ros Messenger, Jo Buddharaju, Brian Hopkinson, Prasana Ramarathnam, Siva Bandlamudi, Ramana Varangi, Eliana Barbosa, Anil Mishra, Ed Rose and Tom Aditya) is committed to make our area a better place to live and ensure good governance in Patchway Town Council. Please VOTE for your CONSERVTAIVE team on May 2nd, 2019 Local Election.