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9 February - Bexley Council. Perceived to be self-serving liars

The following blog relates to unspecified allegations against Councillor Maxine Fothergill for which Bexley Council found her guilty of obtaining a perceived financial advantage for herself (not an actual one you will note) and bringing Bexley Council into disrepute.
Over time it became apparent, well beyond any reasonable doubt, that the case against Maxine Fothergill was in every respect a dishonest attempt to pervert the course of justice. A wholly fabricated allegation without any foundation whatsoever which circumstantial evidence suggests was instituted by Council Leader Teresa O’Neill in connivance with Councillor Cheryl Bacon, already on record with supporting documentation of being a serial liar. Bacon is Chairman of Bexley’s Code of Conduct Committee and currently being considered by the Crown Prosecution Service for a charge of Misconduct in Public Office.
The motive was almost certainly revenge for Councillor Fothergill’s refusal to overlook criminal activity within the Conservative Party which the Leader had decided to cover up.
No one made a written complaint against Councillor Fothergill, it was manufactured by Bexley Council. There have been reports that the complaint was the work of a member of the Code of Conduct Committee which heard and judged the case against Councillor Fothergill.
Bexley Council has refused to reveal any information that would indicate that Maxine Fothergill committed any sort of ‘offence’ beyond conducting her property business in a perfectly normal manner. Those who have questioned the Council’s abuse of the law have been banned from making any further contact. The action of an organisation with dark secrets to hide.
All the circumstantial evidence points to Bexley’s corrupt Council continuing an unjustified vendetta against Councillor Fothergill.
The following blog has been retained because it contains none of the allegations against Councillor Fothergill which later proved to be entirely false. Other blogs which suggest otherwise have been withdrawn.

Bexley Council’s decision on Councillor Maxine Fothergill was that she could be perceived to have brought the council into disrepute.

Mr. Bryant wrote to Akin Alabi, the Head of Legal Services to make the point that nothing could be perceived from something the Council was desperate to keep secret.
The answer was obvious, they couldn’t, but Mr. Alabi did not want to be the one who who destroyed the tower of playing cards, so he sent it off to the hapless Complaints and FOI Officer. She replied as follows…
The question, as you can see, has been totally ignored. For the record, Mr. Bryant also posed his question to the Council Leader and her Deputy. The Deputy acknowledged it but there has been no answer from either. What did he expect?

The alleged victim of this affair is close to 100 years old and must obviously be treated with extreme delicacy although there is no indication that her faculties are impaired. Through an intermediary who knows her well she is being asked if she wishes to take the matter further.

Bexley Council’s plan for a news blackout has not stood up well against public opinion.


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