From: Cllr Brian Gordon
To: The Famous Five Barnet Bloggers
Sent: Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 17:05
Subject: RE: Barnet council residents' forums
I disagree entirely with you and won't respond to all of our points. If you do not think some of the Labour Party activists (I shan't name them) are not agitators who behave disruptively, we obviously live on different planets.
Cllr. Brian Gordon
Conservative, Hale Ward
London Borough of Barnet
Mobile: 07931 300569
Roger of the Barnet Eye is not a blogger who hangs around all day waiting for things to happen. He was straight onto the keyboard and blasted Cllr Gordon amusingly into orbit as follows:
From: Roger Tichborne
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:34 PM
Subject: Response to your comments
Dear Councillor Gordon,
As a signatory of the open letter sent to you, I note you suggest we live on different planets. I have long suspected that on occasion you talk out of Uranus and it appears that your original letter to the Edgware Press and this response confirms it. Whilst you are correct to note that the Mercury rises when certain local members of the Labour party attend, I hardly think a lively debate Mars the proceedings. Having observed you on several occasions chairing the Hendon Forum, it is fair to say that even though you are the less well known Barnet Brian, compared to your Plutocratic chum (Councillor Brian Coleman), you have let yourself down by resorting to the type of language we have come to know and love from him.
I believe that the "Macho" stance of the council towards the residents of the Borough should be toned down. I would suggest a little less Mars and a little more Venus in your approach to residents may pay dividends. If the Hendon residents forum is solely devoted to discussing the issue of litter outside the King Neptune (which I believe you know rather well) or the parking issues at Jupiter Court, then surely it is not serving the residents?
As to your comment that we "live on different planets". Sadly that is not true. We all, not only live on Earth, we live in a tiny corner of it called Barnet. You have been entrusted by the people of Barnet with the job of chairing the Residents Forum and you get paid handsomely for your trouble (how much does it work out per hour?). All that any resident has asked for is a forum to discuss the issues facing Hendon Residents can be discussed openly, honestly and without the fetter of stupid rules. If you feel that you cannot deal with a couple of bolshy labour party members without a set of such draconian and ridiculous procedures, then hand it over to a Councillor who is up to the job.
Wishing you a happy Yom Tov, Succah friendly weather is forecast.
Roger M Tichborne
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