Posts Tagged ‘The Tumbedown Dick’

Fran Beauchamp for local community award

May 2, 2014
Fran Beauchamp lead singer of Sounds of the Suburbs

Fran Beauchamp lead singer of Sounds of the Suburbs

Fran Beauchamp is lead singer of Sounds of the Suburbs, a popular punk rock group. She fought tooth and nail to save The Tumbledown Dick, a c 1720s old coaching inn, until its closure, a popular live music venue.

Fran managed to pull together the local community behind her, they were willing to stump up the money to acquire the pub, to provide the expertise to run it as a local arts and music centre.

But the local council, the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor was having none of this, they were determined to see it knocked down for a Drive-Thru McDonald’s, with someone claiming a £20,000 finders fee from the Fat Clown, someone within the council doctoring Wikipedia entries.

The council played dirty, smear campaigns were run, the pub a drug dealing den, a centre of antisocial behaviour, the building contaminated with asbestos, the local community were smeared and vilified by councillors and local trolls, often one and the same. Fran was smeared and subjected to vitriolic attacks.

The local community stuck by Fran and her vision for the pub.

No one has worked as hard on behalf of the local community certainly not the local councillors.

It was therefore no surprise when the local community nominated Fran for a local community award.

Did Fran receive it even though deserving of the award?

Er, no, she was knocked out at the first stage by two councillors. Now there is a surprise.

Vindictive and vicious to the end.

A ward councillor who did a dirty behind closed door deal with the Fat Clown to destroy the Tumbledown Dick for a Drive-Thru McDonald’s. Then when the dirty deal was rubber stamped by the planning committee, gloats on his blog that he is lovin it.

A member of the planning committee who made derogatory comments re the local community. Who voted to destroy The Tumbledown Dick. Who later that evening asked to explain himself, said he did not know what was going on, therefore could only vote as instructed by officials.

Two councillors, who had clear vested interests, who should not have been part of the process, who should have declared an interest and left the room, were the ones who prevented Fran from receiving the local community award.

Two councillors who were not fit to lick Fran’s boots.

The meeting that decided who received the local community award took place in secrecy behind closed doors. A bit like the meeting with McDonald’s to stitch up the local community. Unbelievable, a meeting to award a community award to someone of outstanding merit takes placed in secret out of sight of the local community.

And so who was put forward for the local community award, what were their outstanding contributions to the local community?

A litter picker!

Well yes, we do need litter pickers, we will need a whole army of litter pickers to clean up the filthy mess caused by a Drive-Thru McDonald’s.

Hey, why not give the Fat Clown an award for services to the local community. He generates litter so a litter picker can pick litter and claim a litter pickers community award.

The local community hoped to kick out two councillors who made derogatory comments and voted to destroy The Tumbledown Dick. Both have stood down and are not standing for re-election. Rumour has it that at least one of them was deselected.


Rotten Borough of Rushmoor running scared

October 27, 2013

Within their own meetings, controlled space, the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor is free to tell what lies they like, knowing the useless councillors will behave like mindless sheep who do as they are told and the last thing they will do is challenge or scrutinise what is put before them.

The only counter, is the occasional shout of ‘liar’ ‘rubbish’, from the public gallery.

The compliant local press can be relied upon to regurgitate what they are told, without any critical analysis.

Following the rubber-stamping of the destruction of Firgrove Parade for a Premier Inn hotel, and even more so, the demolition of The Tumbledown Dick for a Drive-Thru McDonald’s, the public has been hammering the facebook page of the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor.

The response of the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor was to post a pack of lies on the facebook page. A foolish thing to do, as they were subject to public humiliation, as their facebook page was again hammered, and they were exposed as a bunch of liars.

Criticism, even less public criticism, is something the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor is not used to, even less, knows how to handle. They are not used to their decisions being challenged, their blatant lies being so publicly exposed.

They are now behaving like a Totalitarian state, critics are barred, their posts, all their posts, are deleted. On the other hand, it is ok for trolls to continue posting their garbage, for at least one councillor to regularly abuse and insult members of the local community (but then he is one of them).

They forget, they are there to serve the public, not get into bed with greedy developers.