Cllr Paul Canal elected new leader of Redbridge Conservative group

Paul Canal has been elected leader of the Conservative group.

Paul Canal has been elected leader of the Conservative group.

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Paul Canal paid tribute to his predecessor after being elected the new leader of the Redbridge Conservative Group following the resignation of Keith Prince.

The Bridge ward councillor was voted in on Saturday, with Robert Cole of Clayhall ward elected as his deputy.

Cllr Canal will lead the opposition after Labour took power from the Liberal Democrat/Conservative coalition at last week's election.

He said: “It will be a privilege to lead this group of new and experienced Conservative councillors. I am confident that in May 2018 we will restore the borough to Conservative control. 

“I congratulate Cllr Athwal on his victory. Whilst the margin of success in several wards was only a handful of votes, he has secured a working majority."  

Cllr Prince will continue in his role as councillor for the Barkingside ward, but said he had no wish to be head the opposition after leading the council. 

Cllr Canal is a school governor at Ray Lodge Primary School, in Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, and says he has a particular interest in the Woodford Bridge conservation area, neighbourhood watches and combating crime.

He said:  “I also pay tribute to my predecessor Cllr Keith Prince, one of our longest serving leaders, who has stood down.  He was selfless, committed and worked very hard for this Borough. We owe him a debt of gratitude.” 

"We will vigorously and constructively hold the new administration to account and do all we can to protect this Borough from the untrammelled socialism that has ruined Waltham Forest and Barking & Dagenham.”

Also at the meeting, Church End Cllr Tom McLaren was elected as chief whip, and Cllr Colin Cronin was elected as group treasurer, while Cllr Joyce Ryan was re-elected as group secretary.

Deputy leader of Redbridge Labour, Wes Streeting, also paid tribute to Cllr Prince.

He said: "Despite our political disagreements over the last four years he is a decent and committed public servant. 

"Keith is remaining as councillor and we look forward to working with him in that capacity, and Labour need to work with other parties to make this council work.

"I wish Paul all the best in his role as opposition leader."

 

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10:50am Wed 28 May 14

COUGHY says...

This is a joke. This is the man who sat on the Planning Committee when our nightmare started. Who never once offered any support over the nightmare build. Which we have now been trying to sort out for 4 years. Who also stated he would come and have a look at himself. Who is meant to be our ward councillor. Not even when the national press and media took it on.
This is a joke. This is the man who sat on the Planning Committee when our nightmare started. Who never once offered any support over the nightmare build. Which we have now been trying to sort out for 4 years. Who also stated he would come and have a look at himself. Who is meant to be our ward councillor. Not even when the national press and media took it on. COUGHY
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11:11am Wed 28 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

COUGHY wrote:
This is a joke. This is the man who sat on the Planning Committee when our nightmare started. Who never once offered any support over the nightmare build. Which we have now been trying to sort out for 4 years. Who also stated he would come and have a look at himself. Who is meant to be our ward councillor. Not even when the national press and media took it on.
What nightmare build?

He always seems popular on this site and if you look on his twitter account he makes a big contribution it seems?
[quote][p][bold]COUGHY[/bold] wrote: This is a joke. This is the man who sat on the Planning Committee when our nightmare started. Who never once offered any support over the nightmare build. Which we have now been trying to sort out for 4 years. Who also stated he would come and have a look at himself. Who is meant to be our ward councillor. Not even when the national press and media took it on.[/p][/quote]What nightmare build? He always seems popular on this site and if you look on his twitter account he makes a big contribution it seems? Villagecranberry
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11:19am Wed 28 May 14

COUGHY says...

The one that has been on episode 2 of 'Nightmare Neighbour Next Door' . On Channel 5 and featured in this paper. As well as the national papers in March. We have pleaded with the council to use enforcement to make him complete the build. Non of it is signed off. Paul Canal offered to come and see it himself. So I wrote and invited him. Still no response. Programme available on iplayer
The one that has been on episode 2 of 'Nightmare Neighbour Next Door' . On Channel 5 and featured in this paper. As well as the national papers in March. We have pleaded with the council to use enforcement to make him complete the build. Non of it is signed off. Paul Canal offered to come and see it himself. So I wrote and invited him. Still no response. Programme available on iplayer COUGHY
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11:28am Wed 28 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Oh yes, I remember, that is a terrible case and Mr Canal should have intervened. Cannot believe how that neighbour got away with that in effect.
Oh yes, I remember, that is a terrible case and Mr Canal should have intervened. Cannot believe how that neighbour got away with that in effect. Villagecranberry
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11:47am Wed 28 May 14

COUGHY says...

COUGHY wrote:
The one that has been on episode 2 of 'Nightmare Neighbour Next Door' . On Channel 5 and featured in this paper. As well as the national papers in March. We have pleaded with the council to use enforcement to make him complete the build. Non of it is signed off. Paul Canal offered to come and see it himself. So I wrote and invited him. Still no response. Programme available on iplayer
Just sent Mr Canal two letters written last week from both sides. Addressed to Roger Hampson the Chief Executive of LBR. He is going to now come to see us and talk to the officers involved. We are demanding a response in writing from Roger Hampson as to why his council workers won't Enforce. At last we hope Paul Canal will help!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]COUGHY[/bold] wrote: The one that has been on episode 2 of 'Nightmare Neighbour Next Door' . On Channel 5 and featured in this paper. As well as the national papers in March. We have pleaded with the council to use enforcement to make him complete the build. Non of it is signed off. Paul Canal offered to come and see it himself. So I wrote and invited him. Still no response. Programme available on iplayer[/p][/quote]Just sent Mr Canal two letters written last week from both sides. Addressed to Roger Hampson the Chief Executive of LBR. He is going to now come to see us and talk to the officers involved. We are demanding a response in writing from Roger Hampson as to why his council workers won't Enforce. At last we hope Paul Canal will help!!!!! COUGHY
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12:05pm Wed 28 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

COUGHY wrote:
COUGHY wrote:
The one that has been on episode 2 of 'Nightmare Neighbour Next Door' . On Channel 5 and featured in this paper. As well as the national papers in March. We have pleaded with the council to use enforcement to make him complete the build. Non of it is signed off. Paul Canal offered to come and see it himself. So I wrote and invited him. Still no response. Programme available on iplayer
Just sent Mr Canal two letters written last week from both sides. Addressed to Roger Hampson the Chief Executive of LBR. He is going to now come to see us and talk to the officers involved. We are demanding a response in writing from Roger Hampson as to why his council workers won't Enforce. At last we hope Paul Canal will help!!!!!
Yes that is good progress then. They probably won't enforce because they made errors and will be criticised for inaction by the courts.
[quote][p][bold]COUGHY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COUGHY[/bold] wrote: The one that has been on episode 2 of 'Nightmare Neighbour Next Door' . On Channel 5 and featured in this paper. As well as the national papers in March. We have pleaded with the council to use enforcement to make him complete the build. Non of it is signed off. Paul Canal offered to come and see it himself. So I wrote and invited him. Still no response. Programme available on iplayer[/p][/quote]Just sent Mr Canal two letters written last week from both sides. Addressed to Roger Hampson the Chief Executive of LBR. He is going to now come to see us and talk to the officers involved. We are demanding a response in writing from Roger Hampson as to why his council workers won't Enforce. At last we hope Paul Canal will help!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes that is good progress then. They probably won't enforce because they made errors and will be criticised for inaction by the courts. Villagecranberry
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12:10pm Wed 28 May 14

T. Watts says...

@COUGHY

If yours is the one I'm thinking of, you should get Building Regulations down there asap - they will immediately condemn the whole build as shoddy and unsafe and make sure it is taken down.
@COUGHY If yours is the one I'm thinking of, you should get Building Regulations down there asap - they will immediately condemn the whole build as shoddy and unsafe and make sure it is taken down. T. Watts
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12:23pm Wed 28 May 14

COUGHY says...

We had a meeting in Feb wIth the head of area planning Ms Dunning, head of Enforcement, Alan Romain, and head of building regs. Who turned up with a folder of the case. But could not show our surveyor funded by our insurance company, proof of the depths of footings in the folder. Their response was to state no further Action At this stage. Which we have in writing. If we had not contacted the HSE then we would be in the same situation as Abbotsford Gardens. So we now hope Mr Canal will step up.
We had a meeting in Feb wIth the head of area planning Ms Dunning, head of Enforcement, Alan Romain, and head of building regs. Who turned up with a folder of the case. But could not show our surveyor funded by our insurance company, proof of the depths of footings in the folder. Their response was to state no further Action At this stage. Which we have in writing. If we had not contacted the HSE then we would be in the same situation as Abbotsford Gardens. So we now hope Mr Canal will step up. COUGHY
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1:19pm Wed 28 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
COUGHY wrote:
COUGHY wrote:
The one that has been on episode 2 of 'Nightmare Neighbour Next Door' . On Channel 5 and featured in this paper. As well as the national papers in March. We have pleaded with the council to use enforcement to make him complete the build. Non of it is signed off. Paul Canal offered to come and see it himself. So I wrote and invited him. Still no response. Programme available on iplayer
Just sent Mr Canal two letters written last week from both sides. Addressed to Roger Hampson the Chief Executive of LBR. He is going to now come to see us and talk to the officers involved. We are demanding a response in writing from Roger Hampson as to why his council workers won't Enforce. At last we hope Paul Canal will help!!!!!
Yes that is good progress then. They probably won't enforce because they made errors and will be criticised for inaction by the courts.
Just shows what you know, that is nothing! Lack of building regulations are not enforceable after the expiry of one year.

Stick to your talk on green teeth lefties, Darleks and kids.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COUGHY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]COUGHY[/bold] wrote: The one that has been on episode 2 of 'Nightmare Neighbour Next Door' . On Channel 5 and featured in this paper. As well as the national papers in March. We have pleaded with the council to use enforcement to make him complete the build. Non of it is signed off. Paul Canal offered to come and see it himself. So I wrote and invited him. Still no response. Programme available on iplayer[/p][/quote]Just sent Mr Canal two letters written last week from both sides. Addressed to Roger Hampson the Chief Executive of LBR. He is going to now come to see us and talk to the officers involved. We are demanding a response in writing from Roger Hampson as to why his council workers won't Enforce. At last we hope Paul Canal will help!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes that is good progress then. They probably won't enforce because they made errors and will be criticised for inaction by the courts.[/p][/quote]Just shows what you know, that is nothing! Lack of building regulations are not enforceable after the expiry of one year. Stick to your talk on green teeth lefties, Darleks and kids. Villagecranberry
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4:30pm Wed 28 May 14

T. Watts says...

Nice try at trolling me Cornbeefur - remember to add my message to the thread next time! Just shows that you know nothing!

Still, great to see you're bringing the green toothed lefties and darleks out of retirement!

BTW - expiry hasn't occurred yet because the building isn't finished!

Pip! Pip!
Nice try at trolling me Cornbeefur - remember to add my message to the thread next time! Just shows that you know nothing! Still, great to see you're bringing the green toothed lefties and darleks out of retirement! BTW - expiry hasn't occurred yet because the building isn't finished! Pip! Pip! T. Watts
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4:48pm Wed 28 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
Nice try at trolling me Cornbeefur - remember to add my message to the thread next time! Just shows that you know nothing!

Still, great to see you're bringing the green toothed lefties and darleks out of retirement!

BTW - expiry hasn't occurred yet because the building isn't finished!

Pip! Pip!
The building regulations are not enforceable unless acted upon with 12 months. They have not been. You seem to be the only troll talking about kids all the time, you should look out, may be arrested for that kind of talk.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: Nice try at trolling me Cornbeefur - remember to add my message to the thread next time! Just shows that you know nothing! Still, great to see you're bringing the green toothed lefties and darleks out of retirement! BTW - expiry hasn't occurred yet because the building isn't finished! Pip! Pip![/p][/quote]The building regulations are not enforceable unless acted upon with 12 months. They have not been. You seem to be the only troll talking about kids all the time, you should look out, may be arrested for that kind of talk. Villagecranberry
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5:10pm Wed 28 May 14

COUGHY says...

Building Regulations and Building Enforcement are still very much involved. As well as our insurance company. This is Paul Canals chance to stand up and support us as the victims Redbridge caused this mess they should of listened to our concerns at the time. Any other build would have had building control camping on their doorstep Who uses dodgy labour and Youtube videos to build an extension that size!
Building Regulations and Building Enforcement are still very much involved. As well as our insurance company. This is Paul Canals chance to stand up and support us as the victims Redbridge caused this mess they should of listened to our concerns at the time. Any other build would have had building control camping on their doorstep Who uses dodgy labour and Youtube videos to build an extension that size! COUGHY
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5:19pm Wed 28 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

COUGHY wrote:
Building Regulations and Building Enforcement are still very much involved. As well as our insurance company. This is Paul Canals chance to stand up and support us as the victims Redbridge caused this mess they should of listened to our concerns at the time. Any other build would have had building control camping on their doorstep Who uses dodgy labour and Youtube videos to build an extension that size!
'A section 36 enforcement notice cannot be served on you after the expiration of 12 months from the date of completion of the building work, but this does not affect a local authority's (or any other person's) right to apply to the Courts for an injunction for the same purpose. A local authority also cannot take enforcement action under section 36 if the work which you have carried out is in accordance with your plans which the authority approved or failed to reject within the statutory time of five weeks (or two months with your agreement) from deposit of the plans.'
[quote][p][bold]COUGHY[/bold] wrote: Building Regulations and Building Enforcement are still very much involved. As well as our insurance company. This is Paul Canals chance to stand up and support us as the victims Redbridge caused this mess they should of listened to our concerns at the time. Any other build would have had building control camping on their doorstep Who uses dodgy labour and Youtube videos to build an extension that size![/p][/quote]'A section 36 enforcement notice cannot be served on you after the expiration of 12 months from the date of completion of the building work, but this does not affect a local authority's (or any other person's) right to apply to the Courts for an injunction for the same purpose. A local authority also cannot take enforcement action under section 36 if the work which you have carried out is in accordance with your plans which the authority approved or failed to reject within the statutory time of five weeks (or two months with your agreement) from deposit of the plans.' Villagecranberry
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5:35pm Wed 28 May 14

COUGHY says...

The build is not completed and has not complied with the planning approval . On which permission was granted. The build is not completed and the finish is totally wrong from what was agreed. It is in legal hands.
The build is not completed and has not complied with the planning approval . On which permission was granted. The build is not completed and the finish is totally wrong from what was agreed. It is in legal hands. COUGHY
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5:42pm Wed 28 May 14

MorrisHickey says...

COUGHY wrote:
The build is not completed and has not complied with the planning approval . On which permission was granted. The build is not completed and the finish is totally wrong from what was agreed. It is in legal hands.
And if it's in legal hands ought not to be aired further here until resolved.
[quote][p][bold]COUGHY[/bold] wrote: The build is not completed and has not complied with the planning approval . On which permission was granted. The build is not completed and the finish is totally wrong from what was agreed. It is in legal hands.[/p][/quote]And if it's in legal hands ought not to be aired further here until resolved. MorrisHickey
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7:02pm Wed 28 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

COUGHY wrote:
The build is not completed and has not complied with the planning approval . On which permission was granted. The build is not completed and the finish is totally wrong from what was agreed. It is in legal hands.
It is something that the council should taken on board as the were negligent at the outset and should have acted earlier. You have already been awarded damages, you should serve a Statutory Demand on the owner for what he owes and go for bankruptcy.
[quote][p][bold]COUGHY[/bold] wrote: The build is not completed and has not complied with the planning approval . On which permission was granted. The build is not completed and the finish is totally wrong from what was agreed. It is in legal hands.[/p][/quote]It is something that the council should taken on board as the were negligent at the outset and should have acted earlier. You have already been awarded damages, you should serve a Statutory Demand on the owner for what he owes and go for bankruptcy. Villagecranberry
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