COUNCILLOR SYLVIA TIDY
Councillor Mrs Sylvia Tidy is a Conservative party member in the Crowborough division. She was formerly a Wealden district councillor, where she worked with David Phillips, among others. Sylvia is now a County councillor with ESCC. She was elected on the 5th of May 2005.
Sylvia Tidy has been councillor for Chiddingly and East Hoathly on Wealden District Council (WDC) since 1995. She shares the Crowborough division with Councillor Richard Stodgen.
Mrs Tidy is a farming landlord. She joined the Wealden Conservative Association in 1982 and became chairman of the womenís committee and the Association. From there she became a district councillor and later ran for County Council.
We know that she was a member of the planning committee, attending the area plans south meetings on occasion. She says that being a councillor can be hard when you canít help people through no fault of your own or, for example, if you are faced with the lack of resources. We say that you should use those resources more efficiently such as not to increase our National Debt.
But that did not stop Wealden wasting £500,000 of tax revenue trying to stop the conservation of a local historic building with over 181 recorded site visits, all at the rate payers expense. If that is not Harassment as per the Act, we do not know what is. It is certainly a violation of Article 14 (the prohibition of discrimination) and Article 1 of Protocol 1 of our domestic Human Rights Act 1998. As an intelligent woman, we feel that Sylvia would have known that, but that minor complication appears not to have swayed many of the other councillors from acting in a way that they knew was a violation of the European Convention - one reason why we are Brexiting at the moment perhaps. We fought the Wars, but don't like playing fair by the international rules that we helped Europe to formulate when it suited us.
Councillor Sylvia Tidy - Confused as to the historical facts maybe, but a great way to climb the political ladder is to help a council cover up their past mistakes. She spoke approvingly in the case of another farmer (MR) at the area plans south sub committee when a Wealden member. Not so hot on conserving history though! How about technology and Climate Change and what about affordable housing. We'll have to see, she is rather busy with other things. It is sometimes difficult when one is comfortable to understand life on the other side of the fence when starting out in life from scratch.
Sylvia failed to visit the site of the old generating buildings in Herstmonceux before the 1998 and 2000 south committee hearings - so completely misinformed the other committee members as to the physical facts pertaining. This could be because of her working relationship with David Phillips at the time that may have been clouding her judgment. We know that Mr Phillips had perjured himself in two separate cases concerning photographic evidence the second involving Bruno the Bull.
You can read for yourself what Mrs Tidy said and compare that to the Archeological Report from 1999. If Mrs Tidy had not relied on Wealden's officers in such a controversial matter, she would then have been able to inform her fellow committee members the truth that the site had considerable potential and was not an old pump house from World War Two as Chezel Bird and Douglas Moss had mischievously informed Inspector Raymond Michael.
ECHR - The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, better known as the European Convention on Human Rights, was opened for signature in Rome on 4 November 1950 and came into force in 1953. It was the first instrument to give effect to certain of the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and make them binding. Not so in Wealden between 1982 and 2018. Clearly from the evidence we have seen, this Council appears to believe that they can apply these principles only when it suits them.
All of this folklore was based on the untruths put to Inspector Raymond Dannreuther in 1987 by George White and Thomas Hoy, a carefully calculated double act designed to mask the real history of a valuable historic asset in the hope that it might then be acquired by neighbours at an undervalue - contrary to the tenets of Article 14 of the European Convention of Humans rights that prohibits discrimination. The facts are the facts. The spin is for you to unravel to arrive at the facts. The fact (recorded and transcribed) that Mrs Tidy could not be bothered to check things out in person, calls into question her ability to function impartially as a good councillor is required to do.
- According to their website, the Farley Arts Trust organizes educational projects in collaboration with schools,
colleges and other special interest groups involving such activities as:
Farley Arts Trust
We wonder then about tax increases by ESCC and Wealden District Council and if they would have been necessary if they had spent public money more wisely. We know that this case is not an isolated incident, but rather one of a series of cases where Wealden's officers targeted local citizens - presumably - to be able to pretend to Whitehall that their enforcement re-charge budget was justified. Is that not fraud?
The smartest move Sylvia could have made in the
circumstances was to leave Wealden for ESCC.
The smartest move for the scrutiny committees would be to examine the
motives that this councillor has where there is any apparent deviation
from the facts.
Board of Conservators
- The responsibility for managing Ashdown Forest lies with an independent body, the Board of Conservators of Ashdown Forest. Originally set up in 1885, the Board has been regulated under a series of Acts of Parliament, the most recent being the Ashdown Forest Act 1974. There, in section 16, it is stated that:
Nordens Green Farm
ESBT Strategic Commissioning Board
Lead Member for Children and Families
Affiliation with other bodies
Uckfield Community Technology College (Governor)
Herne Junior School (Governor)
Ward: Chiddingly & East Hoathly
Parish: Chiddingly; East Hoathly
Wealden Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TWITTER - "Being a Councillor is its own reward. I would recommend it to anyone. Itís very worthwhile, extremely interesting and you learn huge amounts. When something happens and you get an outcome, a decision, itís great. It keeps your brain working, too." Keep learning Sylvia and we'll keep an eye on how well ESCC is performing when it comes to providing affordable homes for vulnerable young families. Slums in England and the poverty trap are still with us. Financial slavery is par for the course and East Sussex and Wealden councils are hopelessly wide of the mark when it comes to meeting climate change targets under the Climate Change Act 2008.
SPECIAL PROTECTION AREA - It's not much to look at as forest go when
compared to the Amazon,
but Ashdown Forest is an area of European ecological importance.
It is designated by the UK government as a Site of Special Scientific
Interest (SSSI), and as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special
Area of Conservation (SAC). Ashdown Forest is part of the European
Union's Natura 2000 Network.
COUNCILLORS SERVING IN 2017 INTO 2018
- Jo Bentley
- John Blake - Bob
Bowdler - Don Broadbent
- Norman Buck - Raymond Cade -
- Lin Clark
Claire Dowling - Jan Dunk - Louise Eastwood - Philip Ede - Helen Firth - Jonica Fox - Roy Galley - Richard Grocock - Chris Hardy
Steve Harms - Jim Hollins - Peter Holloway - Johanna Howell - Stephen Isted - David Larkin - Andy Long - Michael Lunn
Barry Marlowe - Nigel McKeeman - Huw Merriman - Rowena Moore - Kay Moss - Douglas Murray - Ann Newton - Ken Ogden
Amanda O'Rawe - Charles R Peck - Diane Phillips - Mark Pinkney - Major Antony Quin RM - Ronald Reed - Dr. Brian Redman
Carol Reynolds - Greg Rose - Peter Roundell - William Rutherford - Daniel Shing - Oi Lin Shing - Raymond Shing - Stephen Shing
Robert Standley - Susan Stedman - Bill Tooley - Jeanette Towey - Stuart Towner - Chriss Triandafyllou - Peter Waldock
Neil Waller - David Watts - Mark Weaver -Graham Wells - David White - John Wilton
COUNCILLORS SERVING IN 2006 - 2010
FARMING - The backbone of any society is the production of food to feed the population, though these days much of what we eat is imported from other producers, such as fish farmed in Asia. We can no longer find enough fish locally having exhausted our fisheries. Agriculture is also changing where we have drained the soil for so long with artificial fertilizers that yields will fall, meaning a shift to obtaining protein from the sea - but unfortunately we are disposing of around 8 millions tons of plastic in our seas - poisoning marine life that we need to keep us nourished. Food security is therefore high on the United Nations agenda via the Food and Agriculture Organization.
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