Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Paul Rogers and Heritage!

Paul Rogers the prospective Tory Assembly candidate for Clwyd South was appointed a special policy advisor on heritage to Tory Assembly Leader Nick Bourne in January this year. This is an extract from the Clwyd South Conservatives website:
Welsh Assembly Candidate for Clwyd South Paul Rogers has been invited by the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the assembly Nick Bourne to become a special policy advisor on heritage.

Paul Rogers has a keen interest in local heritage been working on a range of issues in communities across Clwyd South.

If Councillor Paul Rogers has such an interest in Wrecsam's heritage perhaps he could have availed himself of the opportunity to comment on Wrecsam's heritage strategy at last week's Exceutive Board when the strategy was discussed and accepted.

The question we need to be asking is whether Paul Rogers's appointment has any substance or is it just a publicity stunt to beef up his cv and to boost his candidacy?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ted McKay wrote a letter to the Leader to challenge Paul Rogers on this and asked what he was doing. Ted should know he's been leading the campaign to protect Wrexham's mining heritage and Rogers's has never been involved with the North Wales Miners Association. This is just a stunt.

Anonymous said...

I see rogers was in town for the st davids day parade,i could not help meself from shouting TORY SCUM,TORY SCUM

The Bevin Boys! said...

Paul Rogers wasn't in the Scrutiny Committee that discussed the Heritage Strategy either. I'm sure Ken Skates will be challenging his record of attendance at council meetings.

Paul Rogers said...

Arfon as you are well aware there are 5 scrutiny committees as well as the planning committee, licensing and executive board. Unfortunately it is not possible to attend every meeting the council holds. I am sure members of your group would have difficulty achieving this?

With regards to the council's heritage strategy you will within the report I made representations as part of the consultation and these comments were accepted by officers. I also hold regular discussions with council officers about heritage and regeneration matters across the region.

I have previously met with representatives of the North Wales Miners Trust when they met at the Brymbo Steelworks site some time ago last year and therefore I am very aware of their aims.

I am quite happy to meet with heritage organisations to discuss how I can support them and their objectives.

Anonymous said...

Do any Councillor's have great attendance records? Councillor Harper is regularly absent as is Councillor Jones? However in fairness they never miss a chance to force their political ideology down people's throats at planning committee.

Anonymous said...

Some people have child care committments, Paul Rogers hasn't.

Anonymous said...

Some people have other commitments ... its not all about childcare. For all Plaid members know Councillor Rogers could be a carer or have other employment commitments.

In fact I remember the councillor for Marchwiel telling people on the doorsteps that her ward business would come before non essential meetings. Not thats a principle which should be adopted by others.

Anonymous said...

And where was the lead member tonight when discussing healthy eating, active lifestyles and social services ... Arfon needs to think before he criticises others.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

I quite agree, I make every effort to be there, but I had Gwersyllt Community Council tonite as well, I try to share my time. But on the other hand I'm not a member of Scrutiny but if members wish to ask me questions I would be there, but none made a request. All reports tonite will come before the Exec Board so how many times do you want me to express an opinion Paul.
Try again dear boy! You will struggle to beat me on attendance and that includes attendance at non statutory meetings like Corporate Parenting!! etc, etc

Plaid Whitegate said...

Anon 22:43 will henceforth be known as Cllr Rogers.

Anonymous said...

Arfon only has the time to do all this because he was pushed out of his job for being ineffective.

Plaid Whitegate said...

Oh dear. If Anon comments like this continue, then it's likely we'll be facing another libel case. Do we abandon Anon comments just because Tories don't like the truth?

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

For the record, I served in the North Wales Police for 30 years and 10 days. Police Regulations allows for officers who have served over 30 years to retire...period!