Is RBKC’s serial social cleansing offender Rock Feilding-Mellen (former deputy leader and cabinet member for housing, property and regeneration) still here?
Many have heard reports of him leaving him leaving his North Kensington home and blaming “angry residents”. Given that his home is located near to Lancaster West Estate (which Grenfell Tower is in) and the Silchester Estate (which was formerly under threat of regeneration), THINK can’t say we’re exactly surprised if Rock’s not too popular with the neighbours……
Several locals did spot us a few notices on the tree opposite “Little Lord Rock Weilding-Felon’s” home, as mentioned by us in our early days as a blog here:
But we are wondering if he is still a councillor. THINK did hear others including the excellent From The Hornets Nest blog mention that both Rock and fellow Tory Holland Ward councillor Warwick Lightfoot (former cabinet member for finance) have not just resigned their posts, but also have resigned as RBKC councillors.
We fully recommend you pay The Dame a visit here:
THINK has mentioned Cllr Matthew Palmer doing a chicken run to Queen’s Gate before.
We also know that Rock Feilding-Mellen was also a fellow Ward councillor in the now-defunct St Charles Ward and Cllr Palmer decided to do a “chicken run” to a safer Tory council ward. Rock wasn’t so fortunate and lost his seat!
Rock clucked off to Holland Ward and flew back in but THINK can reveal that in fact at the general election this year, Labour topped the polls in this affluent, once-considered safe Tory ward. So it looks like Cllr Feilding-Mellen is chickening out of facing defeat. Oh well, it won’t be the first time an RBKC cabinet member has deliberately avoided the people they are supposed to represent…..
THINK do not believe that he or anyone else who held a senior position on this council during before and after the Grenfell refurbishment and during terrifying plans to socially cleanse and asset strip our community away, is fit to run a bath, quite frankly. We say that his and many of his Rotten Borough colleagues’ political careers are, like some of the chicken sold in supermarkets, well past their sell by date.
But we also believe that people in his and Cllr Lightfoot’s ward deserve full local representation and that the decision to remove him from his council ward completely should be up to the will of his local electors and the process of democracy, not be some weak-minded attempt to “save face” from the RBKC Tories or some attempt by him to avoid further public scrutiny. Here again is the video that we previously posted for of some Save Our Silchester campaigners outside Rock’s place (we love the chicken outfit!)
If we are pondering Rock’s future, what is left of his political career and his state of mind, here are London UK punk legends (and once North Kensington locals) The Clash to sum up what may be going through his mind; if he is in any state to have a mind left at all………