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Bonkers Blog January 2016

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28 January (Part 3) - Where’s the crime?

The blog below is one of several relating to Bexley Councillor Maxine Fothergill and Bexley Council’s Code of Conduct Committee and linked from the Index page. This note aims to make it clear that the events reported between December 2015 and the Summer of 2016 whilst accurate reflections of various events, disciplinary hearings and sanctions brought against Councillor Fothergill they are individually insufficient to explain the whole story.

Two members of the Bexley-is-Bonkers team met with Councillor Fothergill at a secret location on 16th September 2016 where she explained to us what had really happened. She was able to convince us that she was the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

There were compelling reasons why Councillor Fothergill should be believed. It seemed likely that the Tory High Command in Bexley had taken revenge on her because Councillor Fothergill had reported one of their associates to the police for theft.

Councillor Fothergill requested that the explanatory note prefixed to relevant blogs (which first went on line a few days earlier) be further strengthened so that readers are fully aware that reported events, whilst accurate at the time, did not reflect her innocence and that Bexley Council’s charge of misconduct and “gaining a financial advantage for herself” was malicious.

This is a modified version of the note Councillor Fothergill asked to be placed here.

A little bit more Maxine Fothergill information has dribbled in. Not much and nothing to prove that any kind of fraud was behind her appearance before the Code of Conduct Committee, yet there must be something, even if it is minor because she was found guilty of conferring a financial advantage on herself. It’s not enough to go to the police with.

The business relating to Mariner’s Walk may be a different kettle of fish and Mick Barnbrook has sent his second complaint to the Chief Constable of Kent within a week, the first being the complaint spoken of by Michael Crick on his Channel 4 blog. Reading the new letter may give you some idea of what has been going on in deepest Kent but nothing to pin on Councillor Fothergill locally.

Another source trying to be helpful has said that the name of the elderly lady is either Enid or Edna. Not sure what use that is, half of ninety year old ladies are called either Enid or Edna or Ethel. Maybe an expensive trawl through the Land Registry records will pay dividends.

Yet another helpful soul referred me to which lists Maxine Fothergill’s directorships.

I have seen it before but the new helper spotted something I couldn’t at the time, that on the day the cheque was issued to Amax Estates by Mariner’s Walk Management, Councillor Fothergill both owned Amax and was Secretary to Mariner’s Walk. Could she have been merely paying money to herself? The signature doesn’t look like Maxine Fothergill but it is over her job title. Do I know anyone who knows Maxine’s signature? A trip to Mariner’s Walk may be the way forward.

It all looks very odd but if there is anything untoward there must be a missing link somewhere.
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Note that the home address still shows as Mayplace Avenue but it was put up for rent last year. A bit of a Will o’ the Wisp is our Maxine.

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