As the Police and SMBC are not conducting proper investigations into various matters involving proven liar Labour Councillor Mahboob Hussain, the small Skidder team have re-started investigations. With our very limited resources we are looking at anything with Hussain's name "on it". Once again, however, we are indebted to an informant for raising an issue and this "rang bells" within The Skidder's befuddled head.
Just before I start, I should once again remind readers that either Councillors are lying to officers who duly repeat what they have been told in official Council documents or else there are corrupt people working for SMBC who are prepared to collude with Councillors to falsify the public records of the Council. The classic example, of course, is the official lie faithfully recorded by officers in Council records that Sandwell College approached Sandwell Labour to suggest the bent Public deal when it was the other way round, with Hussain himself happily sitting in Council meetings where this falsehood was perpetuated.
Whenever you see a deal brewing in Sandwell Labour documents where the comrades decide to lock out all competition so they can deal with a single favoured party who just happens to have "approached" them - you can start smelling rodent. The bent ice rink deal being another classic example where the woman-bullying leader [sic] Darren Cooper himself has given statements to the "press" which contradict the official record.
And so we come to a very large piece of land indeed - but one which is open land "in trust" for the people of Sandwell: Lion Farm Playing Fields. Even though the property has restrictions preventing its development the shifty "socialists" decided to grant an option to a property developer to see whether it was feasible to flog the land off for housing. They came up with the usual bollocks about "regeneration" and "job creation" which they always trot out to try and justify their dodgy deals (see the ice rink saga again).
And so we come to the infamous meeting of the Asset Management and Land Disposal (AMLD) Committee on 19th December, 2012 which will be familiar to Skidder junkies. This was the notorious meeting when two (then) Labour Cabinet members (one still is) managed to get through a full agenda in just, er, SEVEN minutes and one of their decisions was to flog off the old Coroner's Office in Smethwick. Yes, step forward the liar Hussain himself and Cllr Simon "Two Homes" Hackett (he of the recent further shocking report into the way the loony lefties treat vulnerable kids in the Borough). Happily officers of the Council were later able to arrange a sale of that property at a very reasonable price indeed to Cllr Hussain's son.
Neither Hussain nor Two Homes declared any interest in the meeting in question and they also had before them the agenda item to flog off playing fields held in trust by SMBC for the people. Needless to say the documents were "private" and not available for public view prior to the meeting. Indeed, apart from the approval of the minutes of the previous meeting Hussain and Hackett excluded the public from the rest of their seven minute meeting entirely. And so they made this decision in respect of vital open space held in trust for the people (although cunningly made to sound like a bit of old crap land by the M5):
"74/12 Junction Two Development (Key Decision Ref. No. AML026)
It was reported that the Council had been approached by a
developer who wished to enter into an option agreement with the
Council for a period of twelve months whilst they undertook
additional detailed feasibility work to develop a major regeneration
scheme on lands owned by the Council off Junction 2 on the M5.
The scheme would bring forward for development 19ha of land that
was currently used for recreational purposes. As part of any
development package, the loss of existing playing pitch provision
would need to be re-provided to an appropriate quality and to meet
Preliminary work by the developer had indicated that the site could
physically accommodate significant development. However,
additional work was required to assess the sites capacity.
There were major benefits of a redevelopment of the site from a
regeneration perspective. Such a proposal could deliver significant
employment opportunities for the local community, plus wider
investment and improvement to recreational facilities.
Asset Management and Land Disposal Cabinet Committee –
19th December, 2012
IL0 - Unclassified
(1) that the Director - Legal and Governance Services be
authorised to prepare and complete an option
agreement for a period of twelve months from the date
of the agreement with Jeremy Knight Adams of
Hampton Properties in relation to Lion Farm Playing
Fields Oldbury on terms and conditions to be agreed by
the Area Director – Regeneration and Economy;
(2) that, subject to resolution (1) above, at the end of the
option agreement, or sooner if appropriate, a report be
brought to the Cabinet Committee to provide an update
on the results of the feasibility studies;
(3) that the Area Director - Regeneration and Economy be
authorised to extend the twelve month period referred to
in resolution (1) for a further twelve months."
As ever, our old friend Nick Bubalo was left to sort things out.
I keep telling you good folk of Sandwell - Labour are p*ssing on you but you will keep voting them back in!!!!!
Now the curious thing here is that as at the date of the Hussain & Hackett meeting, the said Jeremy Knight Adams was the legal owner of "land on the east side of Portersfield, Dudley" under Land Registry title number WM500595 which readers might remember better as the, er, Hussain family's "Rickshaw Restaurant" back in the day! Without doing an historic search I cannot say definitively but Mr Knight Adams, and/or one of his companies may also have been the landlord of Hussain's Five Star taxi office either under the aforementioned title or under title SF51049.
The Oldbury Liar did not declare that he knew Mr Knight Adams on 19th December, 2012 when granting a potentially very valuable land option to him which seems a tad odd in the circumstances. Perhaps he did know him but was just suffering another of his increasingly regular bouts of amnesia and "forgot" to say so!
Remember - the Police regional Fraud team want to hear from you if you have evidence of any possible wrongdoing at Sandwell Labour Council on 0121 251 2175 - DS Wayne Haynes & Team.
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