UR Parish Council – HR Representative!

It has been revealed by a local resident (who sat next to the gentleman at the last Parish Council Meeting) that the Upper Rissington Parish Council have authorised an independent Human Resources representative to examine URPC practises. His name is Graham Elston from BOSS HR Ltd.

Has this been minuted on recent Parish Council Meetings? If not, why not? 

Has any expenditure been authorised by the Parish Council and if so where are the minutes explaining this action?  

Finally, what is the purpose of the HR guidance?

EDIT: From the BOSS HR website:

For an HR health check of your employee handbook, written particulars and HR policies and procedures that form your contract of employment will normally take two days to undertake. 

We want to develop a long term relationship with our clients, so therefore we offer very competitive rate of £40 per hour or £250 per day. 

If you have an on-going HR issue we can support and mentor you or your managers and help they deal with a specific issue, which is outside of their existing experience

13 Comments

  • Perhaps he was brought in to mentor the PC??

    • You must be right. The Parish Council in its present format needs mentoring. As a village we need to establish why URPC have employed a HR Representative.

  • I was hoping to see details of an Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting announcement when browsing the URPC website.

    However, it is interesting to see Cllr Dawn Lairds name against posts on http://upperrissington-pc.gov.uk website and not Debbie Hills for some bizarre reason (it would appear Cllr Laird has hijacked Debbie Hills log-in)! Furthermore, why hasn’t the below post not been amended to reflect the meeting on 14th June 17 was cancelled and for what reason by Cllr Laird as a consequence.

    It is clear that some move is a foot, guessing by the way the councillors are visibly rude to the Clerk at Parish Council Meetings and writing attacking statements on Facebook about her, this is clearly another form of making her position as clerk very difficult.

  • If you look through all posts, as well as the News posts, Debbie’s name has been replaced by Dawn’s

    e.g.
    Maintenance, Parish Council
    Garden Maintenance Reminder
    December 29, 2014 Dawn Laird
    (http://www.upperrissington-pc.gov.uk/garden-maintenance-reminder/)

    Stow Surgery – Revised Planning Application
    June 12, 2015 Dawn Laird
    http://www.upperrissington-pc.gov.uk/stow-surgery-revised-planning-application/

    Is the Parish Council now without a Clerk and hence why Dawn & Brian were in the Village Hall Office this afternoon?

    • We can only guess the motives of our councillors. Remember it is a council of three, so I’m guessing David Arnold is fully aware of what you are speculating David? I just hope you are wrong.

      If you or anyone attends the next council meeting, I would want to know answers to many questions? The main one being; the cost of this process they have embarked upon?

      • Jerry, surely the process is flawed? A council of 3 with one acting as clerk and paying herself? If David Arnold is not aware he should step down for failure in his fiduciary duty as a councillor? We must assume he is aware but then why was he not in attendance over the weekend when the others were spotted in the office?

  • We now know – this Parish Council paid £440 to engineer a way to dispose of the Parish Clerk. This cost was never voted in public as far as I understand.

    Payments List – 12 July 2017 – Appendix 2.2

    • £440 Plus the amount to CLR Law of £300 cheque number 000257

    • The link you put up goes to appendix 2.2 Jerry. Appendix 2.1 shows another amount of £480 to Boss HR ltd chq no. 100240. So does that mean the pc have spent well over £1000 on HR???

      • Karen, the big one to look out for is the termination payment because that must be more than all of these put together! Surely also an unauthorised payment?

  • Karen you are right. What is most worrying is that the documents have now disappeared from the URPC website (EDIT – now reappeared). I asked Cllr Laird for all the cheque numbers going back to April and so far I have not received the information. EDIT: The Appendix’s have reappeared hence this amended post.

    Notice the £300 cheque to CLR Law.. This is associated with how URPC managed their employee. In my book, they have spent £1140 without authorisation on advice.

    I have deleted some aspects of this post until, all the cheque numbers have been published and we see the big picture.

  • Wow this is getting interesting as I do not see a long list of payments so where do you find them? I am referring to the following by cn 100210 through to 100234, 100238, 100253 through to 100258. In there somewhere will be the payout to Debbie Hill and HMRC. I did see and noted 100215 for £1309.00 to Converse law for the VHT so wondering why Kendal Davies also received a payment? Any clues Miss Marples asto what has been going on with both these companies previously?

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