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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
SBC

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Council Gossip
Superior to Grapevine

Temp council chief exec slags-off Slough Times.

Trying to prevent more astonishing revelations, this week desperate Roger urged staff to talk to him instead of talking to the Slough Times.

Staff have been victimised for reporting worrying things. It is safer to chat with us.

Few years ago, disliking comparison of his performance with better performing councils, Roger told staff being transferred to Arvato, a neighbouring council leader was involved with prostitutes – how did Roger know about the girls ?

Concerned sources say a few female staff, particularly younger ones, get council perks for sexual favours. Naughty, naughty. Important to keep private hanky-panky entirely separate from official council duties.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017
First with the news

Public unable to contact
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP

No normal service until end of September



Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Council Gossip
Superior to Grapevine

Temp Chief Exec Roger Parkin scraps his own permanent job.

Sources says last September Roger and his loyal friend Vijay McGuire planned a council reorganisation. Roger then tasked temporary contractor director Mike England to present the Parkin masterplan.

The latest plan shows Roger's permanent director of customer services post has vanished. This creates a problem for failing council leader Sohail Munawar. Either Sohail can pay-off Roger with a secret and probably massive amount of public money or give Roger the still unadvertised chief executive's job even though – in the opinion of the Slough Times and increasing numbers of council staff – Roger simply hasn't the brains or the talent to do the job.

Different sources tell the Slough Times that Roger has some mysterious hold or influence over Sohail. If you know any more please tell us.

Monday, 10 July 2017
Exclusive
Updated 11 July 2017

Council to snatch children because mother refuses dilapidated house

Calls for resignation of housing director
Mike England



Monday, 3 July 2017
Council Gossip
Superior to Grapevine

Farewell to complaints that a top councillor used their council provided Iphone to receive and send sexually explicit pictures.

Councillor receiving Housing Benefit to pay their council rent applied to buy their council home using money from abroad.

These and other complaints mysteriously vanished without trace after Gurpreet Anand lost his Monitoring Officer job investigating top staff and councillors.

Thursday, 29 June 2017
Council Gossip
Superior to Grapevine

Farewell to Assistant Director of Commercial Services & Procurement, Mr Gurpreet Anand, who leaves at the end of this month £95,000 richer after a secret deal approved by acting chief executive Roger Parkin.

Sources say Gurpreet, pay scale SML 13, on circa £84,000 annually, has been off sick for the last 7 months after, as the council's part-time Monitoring Officer, losing his public row with Council Leader Sohail Munawar.

Sources claim Roger Parkin was involved in removing Gurpreet from his Monitoring Officer's job. Subsequently Roger, ignoring other suitable staff, appointed his ally, Sunderland, County Durham contractor Linda Walker at what appears to be an astonishingly expensive cost.

Monday, 26 June 2017
Quick News
Exclusive
Updated

Money missing from Britwell Parish Council

5-days trial begins at Oxford Crown Court

Today the trial starts of former parish bar manager Christopher Michael Faulkner and former parish clerk Lynne Susan Booker.

The Parish Council complained to police in 2015 about a series of events spanning 14 months. After investigating, police charged both persons with Conspiracy to Steal.

Update : Friday, 30 June 2017

Oxford Crown Court said their records show only one defendant, Mr Faulkner. They also said the jury is expected to start considering their verdict on Mr Faulkner's innocence or guilt circa midday on Monday, 3 July 2017.

Saturday, 24 June 2017
Council Gossip
Superior to Grapevine

Farewell to Assistant Chief Executive Tracy Luck who leaves at the end of this month £95,000 richer after a secret deal with acting chief executive Roger Parkin.

Tracy, also listed as Assistant Directory Strategy & Engagement, pay scale SML 13, gets circa £88,000 annually plus perks including her annual subscription to the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives ('SOLACE').

Sources say Roger Parkin agreed Tracy's pay-off before he presented his staff reorganisation and job cuts plan to the Cabinet. Others are gleefully fleeing with Council Tax payers' cash this coming week - all in total secrecy.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Deranged distressed man kills then commits suicide

Inquest fails to consider NHS care implications



Friday, 23 June 2017
Council Gossip

Congratulations to Haymill ward councillor Wayne Strutton on becoming the new Conservative group leader. Wayne replaces Waljinder Chahal.

Existing deputy group leader Raymond Bains retains his position.

Will Tories start challenging poor services, neglect, corruption and misconduct flourishing under the weak and disappointing Sohail Munawar regime ?

Friday, 23 June 2017

New arrests in Wa-ays Dhaye murder investigation

Police charge 3 with perverting the course of justice



Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 13:18 hours
Councillor's Invitation

Manchester Bombing

22 dead, 59 wounded

From: Sabia Hussain, the council's Deputy Leader.

I have arranged the below event this evening, please attend and share with others.

All parties have ceased campaigning in honour of those who tragically lost their lives last night in Manchester, killing 22 and injuring 59.

As an act of solidarity to those who have been killed, injured and affected by this act of terror I call upon everyone in the area to join us in solidity in Slough High street, at the memorial of peace (outside my council) TODAY at 7pm.

Please note: please do NOT bring candles as your presence alone is more then sufficient.

Thursday, 27 April 2017
Exclusive
Updated 11 June 2017

Councillors condemn top lawyer's forced 4 months "paid holiday"

Temporary chief executive, temporary Monitoring Officer and Council Leader criticised



Thursday, 6 April 2017
Exclusive

Child rapist fit to practise as Social Worker

Regulator HCPC oblivious until the Slough Times alerted them



Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Exclusive
Updated 13 June 2017

Council's cherished chief lawyer sent home

Temporary chief exec neutralises potential rival



Thursday, 23 February 2017

Another stabbing at Kennedy Park shops

Public worries as policing worsens



Coming soon
Exclusive

Queensmere flats swamped by cockroach plague on food, in beds, on babies and young children.

Slough Council tells tenants "Stop complaining"

Queensmere blames Council. Council chiefs reject personal responsibility. 5 flats, hall and stairs infested. Council demands rent for hell conditions.


Friday, 17 February 2017
Exclusive

Frantic father rescues children
from blazing car

Farnham Road chaos for over an hour
- made worse by council blunders



Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Exclusive

Residents catch Slough Council fly-tipping in Langley

Council Tax payers forced to pay for clean-up



Monday, 13 February 2017

George Pub, Burnham High Street, death

Police charge customer with manslaughter



Sunday, 12 February 2017
Exclusive
Updated: 17 April 2017

Lazy Slough Council not repairing street lights

Two outside Mars, Fairlie Road, out for 7 months



Saturday, 11 February 2017
First reporter on the scene
Updated 20 February

Lewins Way stabbings
Two dead, no explanation

Police murder investigation continues



Monday, 6 February 2017

3,564 locals sign anti-Trump petition but not MP Fiona MacTaggart

Disappointment MP not protesting about Trump's bad conduct towards women



Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Exclusive

Council bans telephone calls to £25 million Curve Library

Pensioners told "To contact the town centre library, send an email"



Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Exclusive
Revised: 26 January 2017

Paint thinners found in gravy powder

Lidl hides poison food warning from shoppers
Slough families at serious risk

25 January: Lidl removes product recall notice



Sunday, 15 January 2017
Exclusive

Slough Council spends £60,000 to avoid £3,500 public highway repair costs

New administration uncovers more Anderson-Swindlehurst legacy nightmares



Saturday, 14 January 2017
Exclusive

A very Happy New Year to All

Slough Council continues improving despite its burdensome legacy



Thursday, 12 January 2017
Exclusive
Updated: Sunday, 15 January

Man stabbed with broken bottle
outside Kennedy Park shops

2 assailants escaped