A former north Norfolk parish council clerk says she has cleared her name after winning an employment tribunal for unfair and wrongful dismissal.

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The tribunal found that Sandra Craske, who was clerk of Briston Parish Council for 23 years, was not guilty of gross misconduct and the council had not followed correct procedure in dismissing her.

But her compensation was significantly reduced after the judge found she had contributed to her situation.

The judge did not order that Mrs Craske, 54, be reinstated.

Mrs Craske, who was awarded £2,500 in compensation at the employment tribunal in Bury St Edmunds, had said she was willing to accept £26,000 if the council chose not to defend its position.

Mrs Craske was suspended from the parish council at Briston, near Fakenham, in July 2011 and later sacked.

The council compiled a list of things that she was alleged to have done. These included using council headed paper for her own use, not keeping a rational filing system and failing to prepare minutes or external accounts correctly.

The council also alleged that Mrs Craske behaved in a way that would cause councillors to lose trust and confidence in her ability to work for them.

The council said Mrs Craske walked out of a parish council meeting without explanation following a row with a councillor, was abusive to council members, swore at council chairman Tony Serne and posted inappropriate comments on Facebook.

But the judge found Mrs Craske was unfairly and wrongly dismissed.

Her compensation was reduced by 40pc in accordance with sections 122(2) and 123 (6) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 – which means the judge found her actions had contributed to her own situation.

Back home, Mrs Craske told the EDP: “The money is not important. It was about winning and clearing my name. There were rumours around the village I’d been involved in some sort of embezzlement, which was clearly not the case.”

Mrs Craske believes she was sacked because of personal disputes between herself and some members of the council – in particular Mr Serne.

She said: “I want my job back but I’ve been told that is not likely to happen.

“I think it is only fair that I do get it back and I think I could still do the job well. I’ve been amazed by the amount of support I’ve had from the local community and I want to thank everyone for that.”

The tribunal process has cost the council several thousand pounds. The money will come from the council precept.

Mr Serne said the exact figure was not yet known but it was expected to be made public at the council’s meeting on March 4.

He said: “The judge did not rule that we were wrong to dismiss Mrs Craske but that we did not follow the correct procedure. Mrs Craske takes all the council’s actions regarding her to be personal attacks from me.

“She kept making standards boards complaints against myself and other councillors when the council was attempting to go through the disciplinary process and this made that process extremely difficult.

“At the point of going to tribunal the council knew it had unfairly dismissed Mrs Craske but it had a responsibility to resist the claim because otherwise she could have gone ahead with it uncontested and would have received a lot more money.”

He added: “I do not see reinstatement as a viable option. One parishioner has expressed concerns they wish to raise at the next meeting relating to Mrs Craske.

“These will be dealt with but, after that, as far as I’m concerned, the matter is over. The council has to move on and focus its energies on working for the good of the village.”

But Mrs Craske said: “The matter is far from over. Anyone who thinks that does not know me well at all.”

The EDP has previously reported how in 2011 Mrs Craske’s husband, Kevin, who is a Briston parish councillor, was carried out of a council meeting while still sitting in his chair after refusing to leave following a disagreement with Mr Serne.

adam.lazzari@archant.co.uk

77 comments

  • Mad Brewer - who cares whether the PC Chairman is local or not? People care whether a good job is being done by him and his council and on this one, they got it well and truly wrong and have cost the village a small fortune.

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    samphirelover

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Too True Samp

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    cara.darkness

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • why are my comments coming up twice ... is this the case of I heard you the first time?

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    cara.darkness

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Looking between the lines it looks as if the plan went wrong. Mrs English wanted Mrs Craske's job, so with a bit of help from others Mrs Craske was sacked. Unfortunately, if it is true what we read the one and same Mrs English had praised Mrs Craske only a few months earlier. The second matter which was not planned for was Mrs Craske objected to being sacked for no reason, isn’t that a surprise! The result? Large quantities of money put in the pockets of solicitors in order to expose the scam, and still the Parish Council pleads it was right! I still think there is more to this but as I have witnessed, the present Council is like a secret society.

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    brais1894

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • Great! A Briston sequel "Briston II - The Epiphany". Opening scene is a flashback of the Parish Clerk being removed from the Chamber still seated in her chair, and being dumped in the car park by the Fork-truck driver. Looks like the main losers in this sad débacle are the Parishioners.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Spot on Mad Brewer. Self-interest and pride is clearly high or even alone on the agenda here. No one person is as valuable as seems to be believed in this story.

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    AE

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • not strictly true there is an appeals process

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    cara.darkness

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • robotsthatcare - interesting name haven't seen that one on the electoral roll well not Briston anyway. Even if what you say were true, that could be said of any number of people on here joining in a smear campaign against either party couldn't it!

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    cara.darkness

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • A very simple yes, the village can have a meeting. Either that or descend on the next council meeting in great numbers. An interesting point. Who is now sitting in the chair of the Clerk ... it's Jennifer English, the former chairman

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    cara.darkness

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • any way Little Voice why are you so concerned about how many magazines there are many newspapers, if we played it your way we would all be reading The Times and we wouldn't have the marvelous EDP. Why are you concerned about the effort? Do you have anything to do with it?

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    cara.darkness

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • So am I right from what I read? Mrs English, was she the former chairman who praised Mrs Craske and then went on to sack her and is now doing Mrs Craske’s job. If I have got it right it’s a plot for farce or if things get worse then Inspector Frost should be brought in.

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    brais1894

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • cara.darkness

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • To Mad Brewer. Firstly, how can you say Mr Serne is keeping a "dignified silence"? He was posting "Press Releases" and inserting flyers into a village magazine almost before the ink was dry on the Judge's paperwork! I think you are forgetting that Mrs Craske was the wronged party in all this and a judge ruled that she was unfairly and wrongfully dismissed from her job. Isn't the judges decision enough for you? Your attempt at muddying the waters by trying to imply that anybody cares that the current Chairman is not local or that he's a "charming and receptive man" is not working.

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    samphirelover

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • Well Madge, in view of your obsession with identities and acronyms, I name you Bed Warmer. I applaud you on your loyalty to your 'friend' you quite clearly have a very 'special relationship'

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    cara.darkness

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Darling Mad ... is Mad your real name, if so is it short for something? I do not eat oysters I find them slippery and unpleasant, just like some people ... ☺

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    cara.darkness

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • cara.darkness - the behaviour as quoted in the article; “The matter is far from over. Anyone who thinks that does not know me well at all.” She is making a laughing stock of herself if you ask me.

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    AE

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • samphirelover you couldn't be more right if you tried. Serne is loathed by many a Briston resident,

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    cara.darkness

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • cara.darkness

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • Not really, except to ask whether Peter Watson is an "aka" for Mrs. Craske`s assistant, aka Mr. Craske. This unceasing witch-hunt against the admirably urbane Mr. Serne is a disgrace. It is to his credit that he has not created an anagram of himself in order to be an auto-apologist.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • Mad Bewer - that's twice you've mentioned that Mr Serne is not "local". Why? What has that got to do with anything ... are you trying to get this off topic?

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    samphirelover

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Well AE its a good job nobody cares what you think then isn't it!

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    cara.darkness

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • any way Little Voice why are you so concerned about how many magazines there are many newspapers, if we played it your way we would all be reading The Times and we wouldn't have the marvelous EDP. Why are you concerned about the effort? Do you have anything to do with it?

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    cara.darkness

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Hi Madge ... what are you then Journalist or "serial commentor on news items" on here just to stir? Yarmouth Mercury, The Pinkun, Evening News to name but a few. Not really being honest yourself are you Madge and I bet you have never been in the company of illustrious hero for more than two minutes (if at all). Either that or you ust have an enormous amount of time on your hands!

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    cara.darkness

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • "Little Briston II - Catharsis" might be better. Could run and run, like Pirates of the Caribbean.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • As a parishioner of Briston, I would like to see a completely new parish council. This feuding between the Craskes and several members of parish council has been on-going for several years. We have a ridiculous situation whereby we have two village magazines producing the same material each month! What a waste of time and effort. After reading all the reports describing the behaviour of our councillors can they really expect the parishioners to have much confidence in our parish council?

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    Little Voice

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • It sounds as if the parishioners of Briston are being royally let down by their representatives.

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    gilded beams

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • samphirelover - that's one point of view of course, but the parting shot from Sandra “The matter is far from over. Anyone who thinks that does not know me well at all.” speaks volumes with regards to the motivations of one of the parties involved. I'm afraid that attempts to save face will result in tons more egg landing there. If she was really confident that she is right, she'd just quietly sit back and watch things go wrong with the council. I expect the only thing stopping this is that they may prove to do a good job.

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    AE

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • To Brais - more like Miss Marple.

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    samphirelover

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • Not funny really when parish councils can levy council tax for spending in the parish, nor amusing when they can put their oar in planning matters when vested interests may not be so close as to demand disclosure but rumbling about in the back ground. Bad eggs in both camps-long standing Norfolk residents with fingers in too many pies and move ins who try to conserve the life out of villages or, far worse, smugly think they are smarter than the average Norfolk old boy and set about dismantling life as we know it. Look at the mess going on at Hickling where one lot of village-spirited former parish councilors have more or less been accused of underhand dealings by big new brooms on the current parish council who are spending the parish precept on legal fees despite the Charity commissioners finding no fault. Look at Caister parish council which secretly levied a higher parish precept on the council tax to pay for secret dealings with Tesco, dismantled the village community centre (on the promise of a new one to be built by Tesco when it builds a new store) leaving the youth club with nowhere to meet -only to find Tesco has no immediate plans to build.All done in the quiet-one of the biggest villages in England, big enough to be a town, and the parish council can't even manage to get a village hall built. V obviously has problems with Bradwell and all is not plain sailing in other GYBC district villages. We may laugh at the problems at Briston, but those who live in villages pay council tax to NCC to their district council (and if you live in GYBC district anything left after essential services gets spent on the town ) and then have to pay yet more on top if they want any facilities in their villages . The money parish councils have to spend and the power they have means they need stricter regulation, accountability and more transparency to make them fit for the 21st Century

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    Daisy Roots

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • and what is this behaviour of which you speak AE?

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    cara.darkness

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • carasandra If you are going to comment on a story about yourself, then at least have the guts to use your own name

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    robotsthatcare

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • Well,well,well, who'd have thought it? Somebody posting under 2 identities on one thread. I bet that has never happened before on this site

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    Imatrollfolderol

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • How come Mrs Craske did her job well enough for 23 years that she was never disciplined or reprimanded until a new Chairman took over? That is a very long long time and had there been problems I am sure council members would have picked up on this. From asking around I discovered that just a few months before she was sacked she was in fact singled out for praise by the then Chair (woman) for the very efficient manner in which she kept the accounts.This was brought up at a meeting and minuted.

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    samphirelover

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • cara.darkness - I have Sandra's best interests at heart so please keep your exclamation marks to yourself.

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    AE

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • AE: I clearlydid and I apologise

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    cara.darkness

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • Yes Madge, Bed Warmer or Ken whatever your name is ... better quality insults please

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    cara.darkness

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Why do we need, and what is the point of parish councils anyway ?. Bradwell one is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard, yet we still have to pay for it.

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    "V"

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Briston Resident (if that is what you really are) were you at the hearing? Also your comments regarding the minutes are liabelous and without any substance and a very serious accusatio

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    cara.darkness

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • samphirelover you couldn't be more right if you tried. Serne is loathed by many a Briston resident,

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    cara.darkness

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Statement by Mrs S Craske relating to the Employment Tribunal between herself and Briston Parish Council On 13th February 2013 a Judgement was made by the Bury St Edmund’s Employment Tribunal that I was Unfairly Dismissed due to there not being an initial Disciplinary Hearing and Wrongfully Dismissed. This was despite the efforts of the Chairman, the current voluntary Clerk, the current temporary Responsible Financial Officer, a solicitor from Hayes & Storr and a qualified Barrister, Mr Arnold. The Briston Parish Council failed to produce any evidence from initial and subsequently aborted Disciplinary Hearing up to and including Employment Tribunal. The Council also failed to show there was a break down in trust and confidence and never questioned my capability at the Tribunal. Contrary to rumour Briston Parish Council never made any allegations of misappropriation of funds. The Council has now posted a “press release” in the village stating it did not deny it unfairly dismissing me. I refute this and in any case it would make the situation worse as it went to the Tribunal knowing it couldn’t win. I would also like to state that it was never about money and only about clearing my good name and character. The Council made an offer of £6,000 in March 2012 and I was aware that should I take the matter to the Tribunal that it was likely that there would be a lesser payment. I feel, as do others in the village, that those six councillors, Aspinall, Denton, English, Girling, Lakey and Serne, who wrongfully dismissed me, should seriously review their position and those remaining, considering I was wrongfully dismissed, should reinstate me to the position which is rightfully mine. I would like to thank the good people of Briston, some who hardly know me, who have offered support and encouragement over the past eighteen months. I would also like to thank Lionel Thatcher of the SLCC and his colleagues, the office of Norman Lamb MP and North Walsham CAB especially Brian who was able to offer some sound, sensible advice as well as practical help. Sandra Craske Former Proper Officer (Clerk)Responsible Financial Officer for Briston Parish Council 23 years’ service”

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    Sandra Craske

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • Its interesting that Mrs Craske has not said much yet the Parish Council seems to be posting notices and putting out leaflets. Is it a case of sore looser Parish Council? Is there more going on? Someone said about some accounts. I have asked around and it seems that the charity accounts are rubbish and Mrs Craske had nothing to do with them.

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    brais1894

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • No need to call me "darling" cara. Have you been eating oysters? You know what they say about oysters.... Thanks for the definition of xenophobia. Every day`s a school day in Little Briston.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • A good point samphirelover. Why not ask the question who won? Clearly Mrs Craske. From the leaflet put out by the Council they knew they would lose, certainly about unfair dismissal so why did they not tell the hearing that? No, the judge it seems made a decision. I have been to very few Council meetings. A few years ago things were talked about. The last one went to just the Chairman ruled, if anyone disagreed he would bang on the table and end everything. Time to hear the truth. Can the village have a meeting?

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    brais1894

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • Today`s another school day! Seeing "robotsthatcare`s" comment on the true identity of cara.darkness, it is indeed an anagram of sandra craske. Of course, it is a pure coincidence. A bit slow there - not really something you would expect in the circumstances. Very strange. Then, that`s Briston; Norfolk`s answer to Royston Vasey.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • Carasandra I am not aware of anything in the Archant terms and conditions which prevents me from posting on a story relating to a location in which I am not resident. Maybe you could point me in the right direction?

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    robotsthatcare

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • Is Mrs. English being defamed here? This sandra craske\cara darkness thing is a bit like the (deliberately) ludicrous premise that Bruce Wayne is not really Batman. `They` were comic strip character(s) too.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • I suppose it`s a good result in a way. Incompetence is not as heinous as embezzlement. Doesn`t look good on a CV when applying for the same job on the same Parish Council, though. Local politics - the pure pursuit of self interest. Just like real politics but on a (much) smaller scale.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • do you mean me Rob? I never said there was I have just never seen 'your name' anywhere and merely pointing out that as far as I could tell nobody (except my self of course & Peter Watson) is using there real name either that or they have very strange names indeed. I haven't seen you name on any electoral roll (and I have seen many) nor in the phone book or any other place. So you see you are guilty of what you wrongly accuse me

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    cara.darkness

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • BTW Madge, I'm no bully but I do stand up to them!

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    cara.darkness

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • why are my comments coming up twice ... is this the case of I heard you the first time?

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    cara.darkness

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Things change, people change, organisations change. If someone with the apparent experience of Sandra can't see that changes have left her behind and she is just costing the parish valuable time and money, then I'm not sure what the answer is. A burden that used to be an asset is still a burden.

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    AE

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • why are my comments coming up twice ... is this the case of I heard you the first time?

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    cara.darkness

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • A judge has ruled that Mrs Craske has been unfairly and wrongfully dismissed. That's the top and bottom of it. Sounds like the Parish Council has cost the village thousands and thousands in legal fees and they should resign because they clearly don't have a clue of how to run things.

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    samphirelover

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • To Briston Resident - you are so badly wrong there. The person who thinks they own Briston is Chairman Serne. He is connected to just about every organisation in Briston and is not a popular person. He will never be happy until he runs every single thing.

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    samphirelover

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • AE - in my opinion that's the only way of looking at it. Judges decision is final!

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    samphirelover

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • sorry libellous!

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    cara.darkness

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • I shall just say one thing you need to ask about he Charity Accounts

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    cara.darkness

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • A lot of well considered stuff there, Daisy Roots, specially the "vested interests" and "fit for the 21st century" bits. Currently just not fit for purpose.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • Of course the fragrant Mrs. Craske would have accepted a mere £26,000 without recourse to a tribunal. Now that`s a principled stance. I reiterate that I found Mr. serne a charming and witty man. Just not "local".

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Well Mad Brewer. What you can definitely say is myself and Peter Watson are names you can relate to. Would you like to comment on my post?

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    Kevin Craske

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • Btw, you also have more time on your hands now. At least Parishioners are not having to pay you for it any more. Hopefully.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • I have the unfortunate experience of working with Mr. Serne. 'Charming and Witty' he is not. And to make comments about the employment tribunal discribed in the article and personal comments about Mr. and Mrs. Craske under another role of duty in my mind is profoundly unprofessional and makes him a mere village gossiper. I for one am glad not to be a Briston resident any longer as everything is being run into the ground.

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    Nerd Kittens

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Any chance of a précis précis précis? Life`s too short. Mr. Serne is still keeping a dignified silence. You can run strangers out of "your" village as much as you like; it does not intimidate me. You are a pair of school-yard bullies. I found Mr. Serne to be a charming and receptive man, willing to listen to others, rather than berate them. He`s not local, is he?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • samphirelover - I don't disagree that the judges decision is final. My point is a) it is not completely clear what motion the judge's decision was based on and b) Mrs Craske is not demonstrating credit-worthy behaviour since the hearing.

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    AE

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Darling Mad, we meet once again and I make one comment ... xenophobia ... a fear or hatred of strangers etc ... there are some strangers it is wise to be fearful of such as the poor little oysters in Lewis Carroll's the Walrus and the Carpenter!

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    cara.darkness

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • In the first episode of this potential trilogy, one or two people rather slyly disparaged Mr. Serne for not being "local". As a Norfolk man, born and bred, I cannot help but admit there is a fair bit of xenophobia about the rural Norfolker. I still found Mr. Serne a pleasant man. This saga would be better reported in the "Entertainment" section.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • Brais1894 has made a comment which at least in part is easily verifiable by reading minutes of the Council and going to a meeting. Mrs English did praise my wife in April 2011 and then was party to dismissing her in July 2011. When I was elected my ‘ticket’ was to try and ensure things were done correctly and it was in trying to do this that I was removed still seated in my chair, remember? I have also been stopped from speaking at meetings and removed. There have been 5 complaints about me in the past few months to try and shut me up, all of them rejected not to mention at the tribunal the Councillors present offered money to Mrs Craske for a ‘gagging order’. Yes, I think this Council is a secret society. As one parishoner said, if Mrs Craske got £2500 that’s good enough for me, she was right. I would like to correct one thing that the Council has put about. It has been reported that I Cllr Craske represented my wife. I checked first and I can have a life outside the Council. I was representing Mrs Craske as Mr Craske. There is a very important difference.

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    Kevin Craske

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • It is interesting that you do not wish to comment about the Council wanting a gagging order or the actions of Mrs English. Of course you cannot deny fact. As for Mr Serne, perhaps you do not hear the full side of the story as information is suppressed or matters not debated as intimated by braise1894. No, I am the real Kevin Craske and I only mentioned Peter Watson as it looked like a real name so assumed it was. I am no aka Peter Watson but I cannot prove that. But there again you cannot prove that you are not Mr Serne! I stand by what I say with written evidence, which is more than what the Council could do regarding the accusations about my wife. At the tribunal and at any time the judge noted, the council did not provide any evidence save one face book entry which was described as a ‘nothingness’. At no time in the tribunal did any witness comment that my wife was incapable and although the council has stated otherwise, the ‘bar’ for breach of trust and confidence was high and that was not even approached. That is, it was not found Mrs Craske had breached trust and confidence. However it was found that the Council had breached my wife’s contract and so found in her favour for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal. As for a witchhunt against Mr Serne, it could be said that you are conducting one against Mrs Craske. Remember the bottom line. An independent tribunal has found Mrs Craske was unfairly dismissed, wrongfully dismissed, had not breached trust and confidence and no witness had questioned her capability. Facts which cannot be changed by any spin or leaflets.It is interesting that you do not wish to comment about the Council wanting a gagging order or the actions of Mrs English. Of course you cannot deny fact. As for Mr Serne, perhaps you do not hear the full side of the story as information is suppressed or matters not debated as intimated by braise1894. No, I am the real Kevin Craske and I only mentioned Peter Watson as it looked like a real name so assumed it was. I am no aka Peter Watson but I cannot prove that. But there again you cannot prove that you are not Mr Serne! I stand by what I say with written evidence, which is more than what the Council could do regarding the accusations about my wife. At the tribunal and at any time the judge noted, the council did not provide any evidence save one face book entry which was described as a ‘nothingness’. At no time in the tribunal did any witness comment that my wife was incapable and although the council has stated otherwise, the ‘bar’ for breach of trust and confidence was high and that was not even approached. That is, it was not found Mrs Craske had breached trust and confidence. However it was found that the Council had breached my wife’s contract and so found in her favour for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal. As for a witchhunt against Mr Serne, it could be said that you are conducting one against Mrs Craske. Remember the bottom line. An independent tribunal has found Mrs Craske was unfairly dismissed, wrongfully dismissed, had not breached trust and confidence and no witness had questioned her capability. Facts which cannot be changed by any spin or leaflets.

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    Kevin Craske

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • Well, perhaps those last 2 comments say it all. Although Mr Craske does seem to have repeated himself. Although Mr Craske does seem to have repeated himself. Although Mr ..........

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    brais1894

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • cara.darkness - I think you misunderstood my previous comment. I have Sandra's best interests at heart. This appears to be a fight that she will not win and the best thing to do in that sort of situation is to keep a low profile. When the council and parishoners finally realise that she was in fact correct and unfairly treated, she will enjoy her victory then. If intent on battling on as she seems to be, I'm afraid she will make more enemies that allies. It's well known that if you keep doing the same thing in the same way, you'll get the same result. Time for a totally different approach if you ask me - which of course you don't :)

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    AE

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Sounds like these people deserve each other - it does spare the rest of the wider general public from their behaviours while it's parocjial. Unfortunately, the funders of the precept might not feel so amused. Perhaps the outgoing pope has a befitting chair to carry persons in future.......

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    F G HOB

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Too True Samp

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    cara.darkness

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Indeed, imatrollfolderol. Auto-apologist. Self trolling. Self serving. Now non-serving, so there`s been progress. At least Mr. Serne has not `anagramised` himself in order to post supportive comments about.... himself. Does akacrassnerd send herself birthday cards - in case nobody else does? How on earth did the "universally loathed" Mr. Serne ever get elected? Reference "obsession", I bow to your superior experience of the disorder. Is your bed a Double-Poster?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • On a day out to Briston a couple of years ago, I bumped into Mr. Serne. I found him charming & witty. He`s not local, is he?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • ETs do not have the power to insist upon re-instatement which is what most appellants really want and are now far more inaccessible due to costs imposed by the government.

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    Peter Watson

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • I shall just say one thing you need to ask about he Charity Accounts

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    cara.darkness

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • I normally like anagrams. How about "aka crass nerd"? You see brais 1894, `Mrs. Craske has not said much yet`, but cara.darkness has said lots. And lots.....

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

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