Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dave Manning Jersey's own rebel with a cause wins again! Dave 5 Planning Dept 0

Above is our video interview with Dave Manning and Deputy John Young who helped him present his recent Complaints Board Appeal regarding Enforcement Notices served by the Planning Department...the video runs for about 18.5 minutes.

In a previous posting on 24 October we described the actual hearing at St John's Parish Hall and on Field 1007 - the scene of the "crime" that never was.

Now the Decision of the Complaints Board is published and its findings are in the public domain. The Planning Minister must decide what he intends to do about it - or more likely the staff that he and previous Ministers have trusted to administer the laws correctly and - according to these findings - failed so miserably to do.

It is doubtful if any heads will roll or Ogley bonuses collected as a result of this - but we are aware of many other decisions that have or are about to be made that ought to render some expensive jobs vacant in the near future.

Once again Deputy Duhamel appears as the fall guy. We don't think he is actually blameworthy for such administrative failures but do expecet him to deal with those who are...

On page 12 of the Report this finding from the Board appears ;

"If the department's normal practice on enforcement decisions since 2007 has in fact been as happened in this particular case, then the Board considers that all decisions taken in that way will have been impropery made."

This could be expensive for the taxpaying public when it comes to repairing the..

Happy Xmas

Saturday, November 23, 2013

David Dale and the End of the Pier Show Jersey Summer 2013

The "Magic of Christmas Show" is now being advertised by David Dale and his supporting cast. This is our interpretation of the summer show this year and we thank all involved for allowing us access to the little cabaret at the end of the Havre des Pas Pier.

Oscar Romp was briefly "artist in residence" and his portfolio of works can be found on the internet.

The editorial task here was undertaken by Annette Lowe as the credits modestly reveal....
ars longa vita brevis....

tickets can be booked  through showtime@empirejersey.co.uk

What more to say - the longer version of the whole interview with David is already posted on this blog.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Evelyn fighting for her life and against the Jersey bureaucracy...

Part One above about 14 minutes....

Part Two above also about 14 minutes...

Evelyn speaks frankly and graphically in this two part interview. There is no need for a text here but we plan to write something later after our States Members and others have had the chance to respond and comment...and perhaps even offer to give some support.

Its now January 2014 and Evelyn has been back to the Oxford Hospital and is now in the Jersey Hospital undergoing more tests and will go into theatre tomorrow (monday 13th)....Above Part One and below Part Two with some sub-standard edits but the message is clear enough.....