Thursday, 21 December 2017
Another complaint about Roger Parkin
Council staff refused to investigate
Report: Paul Janik
Allegations sent to Roger Parkin
Twice this anonymous complaint was personally delivered to Slough Council's
senior director Roger Parkin – on Thursday 22 June 2017 and on Sunday 20
Each time Mr Parkin refused to comment but he did show it to his associates
at the council and at their homes.
For unknown reasons Mr Parkin decided not to reject the allegations as
false or wrong or distortions of the truth. Other people might have loudly
claimed their innocence and/or ridiculed the accusations.
The Slough Times is not accusing Mr Parkin of wrong-doing, because we
lack the evidence. We are not accusing Mr Parkin of anything new.
We are genuinely curious why council personnel did nothing when they received the
same surprising letter.
This complaint is similar to other complaints which circulate around the
council – not only about Mr Parkin but about other people including very
serious frauds and corruption that usually get the crooks jailed for several
All these complaints are never ever investigated. Instead staff and some
councillors are involved in a massive cover-up. That is the truthful reality
of the systemic corruption and sleaze at Labour Party™ controlled
Slough Unitary Authority.
Slough Council became a combined county council and district council in 1998,
when Berkshire County Council was abolished. This type of council are officially
unitary authorities. Both types of council normally perform
different functions. Being a unitary council, Slough does both – usually
The Slough Times accuses Slough Council staff and the previous Leader
of the Council, Cllr Sohail Munawar, of refusing to investigate the
following complaint about Roger Parkin. If Mr Parkin is innocent, let an
investigation exonerate him and proclaim his innocence.
It can not be lawful that council staff cover-up complaints about their chums
while victimising people they dislike, including whistle-blowers.
The Letter (verbatim)
14 May 2017
Supporting Slough residents and sports clubs - corrupt SLOUGH TOWN FOOTBALL
CLUB and Slough interim Chief Exec - Roger Parkin - WHISTLEBLOWER
- I have heard from Slough Town Football Club and members in the football circle
that the council is giving them the use of the Boroughs new stadium for next to
nothing. They are laughing and boasting about it!!!! This needs to stop; we have
worked so hard in the football industry to stop corruption yet Slough council
thrives on it.
- I AM FUMING, YOU AS COUNCILLORS HAVE DONE NOTHING TO STOP THIS. Furthermore
it's not on when small clubs and voluntary sector groups are suffering. This
is a private business ......... not for the people but for the chairman and his
paid staff and players.
- Why, because the chief exec of Slough - 'interim', I thought the last one
was bad but this one takes the biscuit, he is corrupt and is a 'drinking
partner' of the chairman of the club, AND OTHERS INCLUDING THE COUNCIL'S
MAJOR CONTRACTORS - he has openly said he will give the club AND OTHERS what
they want and this can be backed by others in the club AND RESIDENTS IN SLOUGH.
I have 6 people that can verify this, and we are fed up of seeing our businesses
fail and see this get free support from the council. Taxpayers' money paying
for football subsidy of a privately owned club.
- I met with the now corrupt interim chief exec Roger Parkin a few years ago -
and he said he would help us but turned his back on committing to support us. I
am over that but don't want others to suffer now at the hand of incompetence
and failure to be honest about what is happening. He is a liar and needs to be
removed immediately before Slough residents hear of this free usage, abuse of
contracts and inappropriate relationships with the CEO's of contracts the
council has issued, as well and abuse of power!
- The club is a business, a private business, owned by one man - the millionaire
chairman. I have known him for many years and he is a liar and a thief who seems
to be blackmailing the council to get what he wants - it is not a community club
and you are using our tax payers' money to put money in his pocket and pay for
'football players salaries' what state aid are you giving them, why are you
using my tax money to pay for players and booze. - Shame on SBC. I want everyone
- Share THE TALKS and agreement with the whole of Slough residents who have
paid their taxes for services not salaries for football players. This is
disgusting, whilst people are suffering to pay for care, sleazy Slough is back
and you as Cllrs need to remove the Chief Exec and share what the deal is with
other clubs so they too can seek the same free / next to nothing for a multi
million pound facility, we want to know what the current hire costs are and
what the minimum the club are paying and why has that been agreed? Share it will
Slough residents to decide on spending their money!!!?
- We want to know what the true cost of hire is what subsidy my money is having
with paying for this club. I am sharing this letter with 40 clubs across Slough
both with in the football leagues across Berks but also other clubs. They all
need to know what the club members are saying and what the council has agreed.
- There will be a protest outside the council offices if this is not transparent
and that public money is not used to subsidies that any club like this in Slough.
IF YOU SUBSIDISE PRIVATE CLUBS YOU NEED TO SUBSIDISE ALL CLUBS IN SLOUGH.
- I am disgusted at the thought of this and the blatant nature of allowing this
club to get away with paying nothing. What do they bring to Slough and why has
the council over the years promised the earth to them and made others suffer?
- Residents of Slough want to know what the real cost of usage of that place is
and what the deal is, including why the deal is what it is? Who has received
money in their pockets at the council to pull deals like this through, is it the
leader or sleazy CEO. I WILL ALSO PAY YOU A BACK HANDER TO HELP MY CLUB AND OTHER
CLUBS IF THAT IS WHAT IT TAKES! Club members are boasting and this is affecting
all other clubs and those that work hard to help people is Slough feel
- I REITERATE it is a private company - they want our money to pay players
salaries and bring nothing but rowdy, rude, overweight white males to watch
'football'. This does not represent Slough, none of the players live in
Slough yet we are subsidising this club.
- Cllrs - this is corruption led by people at the top please take action before
it's too late and this hits the press. I will go to the press and other clubs
are threatening to do this already.
- I have lived in Slough for 57 years and for many years I have served the
community and worked hard around the town to improve its reputation and I am
appalled by the lack of support the council has given me with my club and
others. (I have previously worked for London LA's so know a lot about contracts
and have contract leads speaking to me about Slough's CONTRACTS AND WHY THEY
HAVE GOT AWAY WITH THE THINGS YOU ARE DOING.......
- I also know clubs that bring in over 900 Slough residents a week and add
value to their lives by reducing health issues, obesity and other issues. What
support have you given them? I want to arrange a meeting with Cllrs and the CEO
to address the support.
- I also want open questions on this at a council meeting - I have seen there
is a scrutiny meeting and this needs to be taken there so others can have their
views and decide if they want to spend their council tax money on paying for
football player's salaries and a corrupt club who is relying on the council to
bail them out - not over my dead body - I will protect tax payers money and
call a protest to your officers if this is not opened up to scrutiny.
- I also know by speaking to the volunteers and other club people that they
have had the facility for free for the WHOLE YEAR and kept all the income from
the bar and gate receipts and they have made thousands of pounds from this
facility at a loss to the council. Why has this happened, who agreed this and
why haven't other clubs been given grace like this - lies lies - _ why has this
happened?? Who authorised this and why are the council continuing to support
them if they have made all this money from there for free.
- I have in the past paid full rate for pitches and facilities. Get the auditors
in as to why they haven't paid anything last season and not going to pay anything
going forward. Where is the money that they have made from the free use of the
facility?? Again a deal done by the so-called CEO of Slough.
- I have been told if I can't afford to use a council facility then I can't
use it so why are they allowed to do this when they can't afford to use the
facility. I have 1,300 people on my books both adults and children and work with
these people all week - I can also show you the difference I make. What you are
doing is criminal and it has to stop now. I pay for my business, my coaches,
staff and services without support from the council.
- I also know that in services across the council moral is all time low due to
the 'complacent and unprofessional chief exec. I can also provide you with
evidence of this as many staff have children that come to my club and we talk
they share their views on how fed up they are with everything that is happening!
GOOD STAFF ARE LEAVING BECAUSE OF HIM! I have heard about the head of legal!
- Ohh and this will make many people laugh and again need answers to open your
eyes councillors ........
- What money has the Avarto contract paid back to the borough ??? None - ask
Roger Parking - part of the deal I'm been told is money back to the council/money
back to the borough this is a disgrace - share the details of what these contracts
are worth and what they should be giving back! You as councillors should be
demanding the figures and reassuring residents that their money is being spent
and accounted for safely, honestly and accountability. I have also heard all the
CEO's are golfing and drinking pals with the councils CEO this includes Morgan
Sindall and who are SUR ???? [Slough Urban Regeneration ] I've also heard the
millions of pounds YOU are giving the SUR club - why why why are YOU monopolising
these organisations and wasting our taxpayer's money! Now you tell me what
happens behind closed doors with these 'men's club' - more back handers.
- Ask for all the figures of all the contracts and you will see yourself!!!! I
seem to be doing your jobs Cllrs - pull your fingers out and start scrutinising
- Check what money has been given to Amey as favours!!! by him, ....check
budgets and transfers to all these companies authorised by the CEO - set up an
independent review of the contracts and you will see what's been happening with
Sloughs tax payers money. You owe this to all residents.
- Staff are fed up OF EVERYTHING THE COUNCIL STANDS FOR and these relationships
with 'drinking pals' are a ring of corruption. Sit on the Arvato contract
meetings and you will witness it yourself. I know this as staff at Arvato tell
me that things are bad and are also fed up with the corruption. I HAVE SPOKEN TO
PEOPLE THERE INCLUDING A SENIOR MANAGER.
- Slough Cllrs take action please now stop the chief exec from going ahead with
what ever the agreement is - its not fair on others and those small clubs and
facilities which are paying for everything themselves. Make it fair without using
tax payers money and resident's resources ............. Address all the other
contracts and remove him from authority and you will see the depth of corruption
and mess the borough is in.
- From a group of concerned Slough residents who have witnesses to conversations
and can provide time and dates including further evidence.