A Parallel Universe?

Rotherham Politics recently reported on the case of Roy Hunt, part of which related to the fact that he had thought himself underpaid as a Town Council Clerk, on circa £40,000!

Roy Hunt. formerly a Rotherham Borough Councillor 1975-1979, Ex-Wales parish council clerk* and the sacked Dronfield Town Council Clerk had clearly lost contact with reality. Apparently propelled by the same sense of entitlement that afflicts RMBC to this day, he thought public money could be used for his own benefit, helped himself and has paid a heavy price for his stupidity.

Imagine my surprise then, when I stumbled across another potential example of fantasy reality, in a parish council clerk in Rotherham!

This time I write of the Anston parish council clerk who is also simultaneously, Responsible Financial Officer for Eckington town council, Michael Gazur!

‘Two Jobs’ Gazur, describes himself as Chief Executive Officer of Anston parish council!!!

Anston parish must be the only one in the land to employ the services of a Chief Executive Officer, as opposed to the parish clerk that all the others are content with having?

See Rikipedia entry for Michael Gazur.

Previously: When there’s a democratic deficit?

* Citation required

When there’s a democratic deficit?

From the Star’s website:

South Yorkshire clerk used council cash to buy porn

Published on Tuesday 12 June 2012 06:00

A TOWN clerk downloaded pornography and used a council credit card to pay for it, a court heard.

Roy Hunt, aged 70, of Alexandra Road, Swallownest, Rotherham, used a card belonging to Dronfield Town Council to pay for porn, petrol and electrical equipment and falsified the accounts.

The former clerk was found guilty of 11 charges, included purchasing two laptops and petrol with council money.

His crimes were discovered when he went on holiday and colleagues discovered a credit card statement. Read on……..

Thanks go to several readers who spotted this piece and wondered the same question as me?

Update on sentencing from The Star:

Sheffield clerk who bought porn walks free

Published on Thursday 14 June 2012 06:00

A TOWN clerk who used a council credit card to view a gay porn website has been handed a suspended jail sentence. Read on…..