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Mayor’s Christmas Lottery Tickets Make ‘Fraudulent’ Charity Claims It’s emerged that Christmas Lottery Tickets promoted by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Ceremonial Mayor, Rob Cook display false claims of being issued on behalf of a registered charity. Each lottery ticket claims Registered Charity Status and to be issued on behalf of Registered Charity No 530. However, no such charity is registered with the Charity Commission. It is further claimed that the Mayor’s Christmas Lottery is registered with Hartlepool Borough Council as no 365 under the Lotteries Amusement Act 1976. This is also untrue; license no 365 is actually registered to Hartlepool Round Table whuch has no connection to the Mayor’s lottery. It is a criminal offence to falsely claim that an activity takes place on behalf of a registered charity when no such charity exists. The lottery was due to be drawn on Thursday, 25th November. It’s believed that the false charity details have been passed down from the previous Mayoral fund raising activities headed by the former 2015/16 Ceremonial Mayor Mary Fleet and before that to those of Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher. In 2015, HBC refused to publish an itemised list of donations or money raised from individual events towards the Mayoral Charity fund making it impossible to verify that all such monies raised went to the nominated charities. NHS Chiefs Told to Keep Service Plans Secret NHS chiefs are trying to keep plans to cut hospital services in England secret, an investigation has found. Full details of 44 reviews of services around the country - which involve closing some A&Es or, in one case, a whole hospital - are yet to emerge. This is because NHS England has, according to The King’s Fund,  told local managers to keep the plans "out of the public domain" and to avoid requests for information. Managers were even told how to reject freedom of information requests. Full BBC News Story DONG Energy Awards Hartlepool-based firm cabling contract for world’s biggest windfarm DONG Energy has awarded Hartlepool-based firm JDR Cables (JDR) their biggest array cable contract to date, to supply subsea power cables for Hornsea Project One offshore windfarm. The Great Jacksons Landing Give-Away As Hartlepool Borough Council attempt to laugh off the Jacksons Landing ebay debacle, the contractor has been left laughing all the way to the bank while the humble taxpayer is left to foot the bill. Redcar Leader to Stand for Tees Valley Elected Mayor The Labour Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council is the first to throw her hat into the ring for the position of Elected Mayor for the Tees Valley Combined Authority  due to be elected in May next year. Evening Gazette Story Now North Tees or Darlington Memorial Face Downgrade Would you trust Alan Foster to deliver your groceries let alone yet another plan downgrading local access to health services? Read the STP Plan Read Northern Echo Story Cranney Told To Make Yet Another Public Apology Over ‘Wife Beater’ Slur His last apology was written by the council’s public relations department so can we expect the same this time? Fens Medical Centre To Close The decision has been announced to close Fens Medical Centre While Hartfields Gets A Reprieve Mail link Council Loses Longscar Compulsory Purchase Case - Substantial Costs Expected It’s back to the drawing board on regeneration plans while the money men consider the cost. Cash Strapped’ Council Set to Spend £120,000 on Council Chamber Refurbishment No matter how hard up the council claims to be there is always enough money for its own vanity projects Hall Quits Labour After Declaring “I Cannot Cope with it More. Enough is Enough. Read the Real Story  The last of Stuart Drummond’s former Labour Cabinet Members has quit Hartlepool Council’s Labour Group and gone Independent.  
A Monument to Failure II?
WILCOX “a thoroughly dishonest woman motivated only by greed . . . “ Court Judge Simon Phillips The Full Story
WILCOX “a thoroughly dishonest woman motivated only by greed . . . “ Court Judge Simon Phillips The Full Story
Mayor’s Christmas Lottery Tickets Make ‘Fraudulent’ Charity Claims It’s emerged that Christmas Lottery Tickets promoted by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Ceremonial Mayor, Rob Cook display false claims of being issued on behalf of a registered charity. Each lottery ticket claims Registered Charity Status and to be issued on behalf of Registered Charity No 530. However, no such charity is registered with the Charity Commission. It is further claimed that the Mayor’s Christmas Lottery is registered with Hartlepool Borough Council as no 365  under the Lotteries Amusement Act 1976. This is also untrue; license no 365  is actually registered to Hartlepool Round Table  whuch has no connection to the Mayor’s lottery. It is a criminal offence to falsely claim that an activity takes place on behalf of a registered charity when no such charity exists. The lottery was due to be drawn on Thursday, 25th November. It’s believed that the false charity details have been passed down from the previous Mayoral fund raising activities headed by the former 2015/16 Ceremonial Mayor Mary Fleet and before that to those of Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher. In 2015, HBC refused to publish an itemised list of donations or money raised from individual events towards the Mayoral Charity fund making it impossible to verify that all such monies raised went to the nominated charities. NHS Chiefs Told to Keep Service Plans Secret NHS chiefs are trying to keep plans to cut hospital services in England secret, an investigation has found. Full details of 44 reviews of services around the country - which involve closing some A&Es or, in one case, a whole hospital - are yet to emerge. This is because NHS England has, according to The King’s Fund,  told local managers to keep the plans "out of the public domain" and to avoid requests for information. Managers were even told how to reject freedom of information requests. Full BBC News Story GOTCHA! Former Labour Councillor Wilcox Pleads Guilty To Fourteen Charges of Fraud, False Accounting and Theft totalling over £160,000. Sentencing To Take Place On 2nd December. DONG Energy Awards Hartlepool-based firm cabling contract for world’s biggest windfarm DONG Energy has awarded Hartlepool-based firm JDR Cables (JDR) their biggest array cable contract to date, to supply subsea power cables for Hornsea Project One offshore windfarm. The Great Jacksons Landing Give-Away As Hartlepool Borough Council attempt to laugh off the Jacksons Landing ebay debacle, the contractor has been left laughing all the way to the bank while the humble taxpayer is left to foot the bill. Free Dog Chipping at Summerhill Visitors Centre  A free microchipping, check your chip and healthcheck service (including free nail clipping) is being offerd at Summerhill Visitor Centre November 17, 2016 between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The service, which is run by the Dogs Trust, is offered on a drop in basis with no appointment required. Note that all puppies (up to the age of six months old) should be fully vaccinated and must be carried. The Dogs Trust reserve the right to ask for proof of vaccination. No documentation is required if dog is over six months old and dogs of all ages are welcome to attend their events. Contact: Michelle Moat 01325 335055 Now North Tees or Darlington Memorial Face Downgrade Would you trust Alan Foster to deliver your groceries let alone yet another plan downgrading local access to health services? Read the STP Plan Redcar Leader to Stand for Tees Valley Elected Mayor The Labour Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council is the first to throw her hat into the ring for the position of Elected Mayor for the Tees Valley Combined Authority  due to be elected in May next year. Cranney Told To Make Yet Another Public Apology Over ‘Wife Beater’ Slur Fens Medical Centre To Close The decision has been announced to close Fens Medical Centre Mail link Council Loses Longscar Compulsory Purchase Case - Substantial Costs Expected Cash Strapped’ Council Set to Spend £120,000 on Council Chamber Refurbishment Hall Quits Labour After Declaring “I Cannot Cope with it More. Enough is Enough. Read the Real Story  The last of Stuart Drummond’s former Labour Cabinet Members has quit Hartlepool Council’s Labour Group and gone Independent.  
A Monument to Failure II?
Mayor’s Christmas Lottery Tickets Make ‘Fraudulent’ Charity Claims It’s emerged that Christmas Lottery Tickets promoted by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Ceremonial Mayor, Rob Cook display false claims of being issued on behalf of a registered charity. Each lottery ticket claims Registered Charity Status and to be issued on behalf of Registered Charity No 530. However, no such charity is registered with the Charity Commission. It is further claimed that the Mayor’s Christmas Lottery is registered with Hartlepool Borough Council as no 365 under the Lotteries Amusement Act 1976. This is also untrue; license no 365 is actually registered to Hartlepool Round Table  whuch has no connection to the Mayor’s lottery. It is a criminal offence to falsely claim that an activity takes place on behalf of a registered charity when no such charity exists. The lottery was due to be drawn on Thursday, 25th November. It’s believed that the false charity details have been passed down from the previous Mayoral fund raising activities headed by the former 2015/16 Ceremonial Mayor Mary Fleet and before that to those of Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher. In 2015, HBC refused to publish an itemised list of donations or money raised from individual events towards the Mayoral Charity fund making it impossible to verify that all such monies raised went to the nominated charities. NHS Chiefs Told to Keep Service Plans Secret NHS chiefs are trying to keep plans to cut hospital services in England secret, an investigation has found. Full details of 44 reviews of services around the country - which involve closing some A&Es or, in one case, a whole hospital - are yet to emerge. This is because NHS England has, according to The King’s Fund,  told local managers to keep the plans "out of the public domain" and to avoid requests for information. Managers were even told how to reject freedom of information requests. Full BBC News Story DONG Energy Awards Hartlepool-based firm cabling contract for world’s biggest windfarm DONG Energy has awarded Hartlepool-based firm JDR Cables (JDR) their biggest array cable contract to date, to supply subsea power cables for Hornsea Project One offshore windfarm. The Great Jacksons Landing Give-Away As Hartlepool Borough Council attempt to laugh off the Jacksons Landing ebay debacle, the contractor has been left laughing all the way to the bank while the humble taxpayer is left to foot the bill. Free Dog Chipping at Summerhill Visitors Centre  A free microchipping, check your chip and healthcheck service (including free nail clipping) is being offerd at Summerhill Visitor Centre November 17, 2016 between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The service, which is run by the Dogs Trust, is offered on a drop in basis with no appointment required. Note that all puppies (up to the age of six months old) should be fully vaccinated and must be carried. The Dogs Trust reserve the right to ask for proof of vaccination. No documentation is required if dog is over six months old and dogs of all ages are welcome to attend their events. Contact: Michelle Moat 01325 335055 Now North Tees or Darlington Memorial Face Downgrade Would you trust Alan Foster to deliver your groceries let alone yet another plan downgrading local access to health services? Read the STP Plan Redcar Leader to Stand for Tees Valley Elected Mayor The Labour Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council is the first to throw her hat into the ring for the position of Elected Mayor for the Tees Valley Combined Authority  due to be elected in May next year. Cranney Told To Make Yet Another Public Apology Over ‘Wife Beater’ Slur Fens Medical Centre To Close The decision has been announced to close Fens Medical Centre Mail link Council Loses Longscar Compulsory Purchase Case - Substantial Costs Expected Cash Strapped’ Council Set to Spend £120,000 on Council Chamber Refurbishment Hall Quits Labour After Declaring “I Cannot Cope with it More. Enough is Enough. Read the Real Story  The last of Stuart Drummond’s former Labour Cabinet Members has quit Hartlepool Council’s Labour Group and gone Independent.  
WILCOX “a thoroughly dishonest woman motivated only by greed . . . “ Court Judge Simon Phillips The Full Story
A Monument to Failure II?
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