Cllr Derek Prodger is re-elected as chairman of fire authority

RE-ELECTED: Cllr Derek Prodger

RE-ELECTED: Cllr Derek Prodger

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CHAIRMAN of the Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority Cllr Derek Prodger has been re-elected to the post for another year.

Earlier this year your Worcester News revealed Cllr Prodger had agreed the spending of £3,000 of taxpayer's money on a private back operation for the chief fire officer Mark Yates, who has since handed the money back.

Although Labour member Cllr RIchard Udall was also nominated for the post at a meeting of the authority on Monday, June 9, members voted 15 to seven to re-elect Cllr Prodger to the post.

Deputy chairman Brigadier Peter Jones was also re-elected to his post after no other nominations were made.

The decision to authorise the payment was made at a meeting of four councillors. Cllr Udall voted against, Cllr Prodger and Jones voted for.

  • In today's Worcester News our story should have made it clear that the money was paid back by the chief fire officer Mark Yates. We apologise that this was inadvertently omitted.

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12:24pm Thu 12 Jun 14

CJH says...

What happened to all the comments on this story? Was it me comparing him to Sepp Blatter?
What happened to all the comments on this story? Was it me comparing him to Sepp Blatter? CJH
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2:15pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Nortynorse says...

CJH says...

What happened to all the comments on this story? Was it me comparing him to Sepp Blatter?

No it was proably to do with the story of his involvement with Worcester racecourse and how he got the position. Still you can always rely on the Worcester News to CENSOR anything that resembles the truth on here!!!!

On a "Prodger note", a friend of mine overheard someone say that hoped he never darkened the steps of Pitchcroft again.

This will probably get removed now by Gestapo WN.
CJH says... What happened to all the comments on this story? Was it me comparing him to Sepp Blatter? No it was proably to do with the story of his involvement with Worcester racecourse and how he got the position. Still you can always rely on the Worcester News to CENSOR anything that resembles the truth on here!!!! On a "Prodger note", a friend of mine overheard someone say that hoped he never darkened the steps of Pitchcroft again. This will probably get removed now by Gestapo WN. Nortynorse
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2:22pm Thu 12 Jun 14

CJH says...

Nortynorse wrote:
CJH says...

What happened to all the comments on this story? Was it me comparing him to Sepp Blatter?

No it was proably to do with the story of his involvement with Worcester racecourse and how he got the position. Still you can always rely on the Worcester News to CENSOR anything that resembles the truth on here!!!!

On a "Prodger note", a friend of mine overheard someone say that hoped he never darkened the steps of Pitchcroft again.

This will probably get removed now by Gestapo WN.
Ohhh...yes I see now! Suddenly all is clear...
[quote][p][bold]Nortynorse[/bold] wrote: CJH says... What happened to all the comments on this story? Was it me comparing him to Sepp Blatter? No it was proably to do with the story of his involvement with Worcester racecourse and how he got the position. Still you can always rely on the Worcester News to CENSOR anything that resembles the truth on here!!!! On a "Prodger note", a friend of mine overheard someone say that hoped he never darkened the steps of Pitchcroft again. This will probably get removed now by Gestapo WN.[/p][/quote]Ohhh...yes I see now! Suddenly all is clear... CJH
  • Score: 1

5:26pm Thu 12 Jun 14

New Kid on the Block says...

CJH wrote:
What happened to all the comments on this story? Was it me comparing him to Sepp Blatter?
The comments were removed along with the original story.
This article has been completely rewritten. It used to read as if it was Prodger who had spent the money on his own back operation and then paid it back. This has now been corrected.
The last paragraph of the new report mentions this. Perhaps the man himself complained about the inaccuracies in the reporting. After all even Prodger deserves that we tell the truth about him.
Perhaps the reporter who wrote the original article has had his (or her) backside kicked and been sent back to school. But I doubt they will have a lesson on how to use a spell check.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: What happened to all the comments on this story? Was it me comparing him to Sepp Blatter?[/p][/quote]The comments were removed along with the original story. This article has been completely rewritten. It used to read as if it was Prodger who had spent the money on his own back operation and then paid it back. This has now been corrected. The last paragraph of the new report mentions this. Perhaps the man himself complained about the inaccuracies in the reporting. After all even Prodger deserves that we tell the truth about him. Perhaps the reporter who wrote the original article has had his (or her) backside kicked and been sent back to school. But I doubt they will have a lesson on how to use a spell check. New Kid on the Block
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