Archbishop of York declines to help Grandma B

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Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, recently commented to the press on the work of the so-called “York Fairness Commission”, saying,

“You can judge how healthy a society is by how it treats the most vulnerable people.”

That being the case, we have just sent him this e-mail.

——– Original Message ——–

Subject: The Archbishop & York Fairness Commission
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 15:22:08 +0100
From: Peter Hofschröer
To: Malcolm Macnaughton
CC: contact@lambethpalace.org.uk

Dear Reverend Macnaughton,

I am writing to you in your capacity as “chief-of-staff” of the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, with whom I assume you share this e-mail correspondence. Please correct me here if I am wrong.

The Archbishop has known about the systematic abuse my now 83 year old mother has been forced to endure from his friends and his wife’s business associates in York Council for months now and has chosen not to intervene.

May I ask you a question here? Does holding the post of archbishop constitute holding a public office?

If so, would you agree with me that the Archbishop’s failure to act in this case amounts to Misconduct in Public Office, an offence under common law for which a life sentence can be imposed?

In case you or the Archbishop are not aware of this, the offence is committed when a public officer acting as such wilfully neglects to perform his duty and/or wilfully misconducts himself to such a degree as to amount to an abuse of the public’s trust in the office holder without reasonable excuse or justification.

Would you say we have a case of wilful neglect here?

In case you or the Archbishop wishes to dispute that, may I remind you of the comments made by Dr Sentamu on the work of York Fairness Commission as quoted in the press recently?

“You can judge how healthy a society is by how it treats the most vulnerable people.”

Would you not agree that being 83 years old and disabled makes you one of the most vulnerable people?

And how has the Archbishop treated Grandma B? If I am right, it looks like he has committed a serious criminal offence against her. How healthy is that?

Would you also be kind enough to ask the Archbishop another question for me?

How well does he and his good wife, who runs an employment agency placing executive level clients with public authorities, know Ruth Redfern, currently the chair of the York Fairness Commission, and one-time head of HR at Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency?

Does he, for instance, know that Ms Redfern was once a teacher of the deaf, and that her brother Paul went to school with Grandma B’s main abuser Robert Hofschröer? Does he also know that Ms Redfern was a local councillor in Bradford at the same time Kersten England, the current chief executive of the City of York Council was a senior officer of Bradford Council? Does he know that both Ms England and Ms Redfern are members of an organisation known as “Common Purpose”?

Would this explain why the Archbishop has chosen to do nothing to stop the abuse of Grandma B, which is being undertaken by his friends and his wife’s business associates?

Does that explain why we have a case of wilful neglect here?

Would the Archbishop like to make any comments here? Or will he chose to exercise his right of silence?

Looking forward to hearing from you, or not, as may be the case.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer – carer for Barbara Hofschröer, aged 83, wheelchair-bound, victim of police crime and social worker abuse

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To our surprise, we got an answer:
——– Original Message ——–

Subject:

RE: The Archbishop & York Fairness Commission

Date:

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:57:28 +0000

From:

Malcolm Macnaughton

To:

Peter Hofschröer

Dear Mr Hofschroer,

Thank you for your further email regarding your mother’s treatment. This is not a matter in which the Archbishop can intervene, he does not have the locus to do so. Whilst I will ensure he is made aware of your concerns, this is a matter that you are best advised to raise with the Council and your mother’s Member of Parliament – and to take proper legal advice, if necessary.

With very best wishes,
Malcolm Macnaughton
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Note how he evaded dealing with issues of law, public duty and inappropriate relationships.

The Archbishop is a member of the “York Fairness Commission”, along with  Cllr James Alexander, the leader of York Council, and Ruth Redfern, its chair. All three meet regularly, so what is stopping Dr Sentamu from simply asking Cllr Alexander why his Council is refusing to implement the Ombudsman’s request to reopen the safeguarding investigation into Grandma B’s case? And what is there to stop him asking Ruth Redfern how well she knows the main abuser Robert Hofschröer?

That sounds like wilfull neglect to me.

We wrote back to the Good Reverend as follows,

——– Original Message ——–

Subject: Re: The Archbishop & York Fairness Commission
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:19:48 +0100
From: Peter Hofschröer
To: Malcolm Macnaughton

Dear Rev Macnaughton,

Thank you for your reply.

So a shepherd does not look after members of his flock? It would seem the Archbishop reads a different bible to me.

But anyway, I digress.

As you are aware, York Council is utterly corrupt and is in fact playing a major role in abusing my mother.

As you are also aware, like the Archbishop, Hugh Bayley has refused to intervene in this case, as he too has a conflict of interests and is wilfully neglecting his public duty to protect corrupt Labour councillors.

We have taken good legal advice and anticipate criminal charges being pressed shortly.

If you wish, I will keep you posted on developments, though I suspect you may hear before I do.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer

For some strange reason, he did not send us a Christmas blessing.

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Anyway, here is the story:

As Grandma B has been abandoned and systematically abused by her older son and his family, North Yorkshire Police, York Social Services, the City of York Council and local politicians, she turned as a last resort to Archbishop Sentamu of York in the sadly vain hope that somebody in authority might actually do something to stop this abuse.

In that spirit, her carer first contacted his office on 17 August 2011 and exchanged a series of e-mails with his “chief-of-staff”, the Rev. Malcolm Macnaughton.

Rev. Macnaughton replied on 19 August, indicating the Archbishop was on holiday and that he would raise the case with him on his return.

To ensure the situation was entirely clear to the Archbishop, her carer replied the next day outlining the history of the case, asking him to contact Chief Constable Maxwell and Chief Executive England, among others, to seek an end to the abuse, which is now into its fourth year.

Getting on for two weeks later, Rev. Macnaughton replied, indicating the Archbishop would not intervene in this case, to which her carer replied,

“My understanding is that the Archbishop is a member of the House of Lords. You are aware that Lord Maginnis is about to table a Question on this case. This case raises issues that affect all vulnerable people in the North-East of England. I am surprised indeed to hear that the Archbishop is not concerned about the well-being of vulnerable members of his diocese. May I suggest you discuss that matter with him first, before taking such a decision on his behalf?”

The same day, Rev. Macnaughton responded,

“... of course I shall be raising this with the Archbishop on his return – as I mentioned earlier, he will want to be aware of the background if and when the question is asked in the Lords, though whether or not he would be able to attend I cannot know at this stage. Beyond this however it is difficult to see what his intervention could achieve.”

Her carer answered this as follows,

“I am surprised to hear that you think the Archbishop cannot intervene in this case, and the other similar cases taking place in his diocese. I am aware, for instance, he recently launched the Fairness Commission in York, along with the Leader of the Council Cllr. James Alexander and Ruth Redfern of Yorkshire Forward. The role of the Fairness Commission is to ensure the well-being of the citizens of York and access for them. In my mother’s case, that would mean seeing to it that the systematic abuse of her by the City of York Council and North Yorkshire Police is stopped, and that my mother’s safety is guaranteed so that she can have access again to her own home after having been unlawfully evicted TWO YEARS ago by corrupt social workers and police officers.

“The Archbishop could ask Cllr Alexander why he has done nothing to stop this systematic abuse, although he is well aware that it is going on.

“Ditto the Chief Constable.

“I understand that the Archbishop is acquainted with Kersten England, the chief executive of York Council. She has sat back and watched this abuse continue for years and has ignored the Local Government Ombudsman’s request to reopen the safeguarding investigation into the abuse my mother is being forced to endure from her colleagues and senior management. The Archbishop might like to ask her to comment on the case.

“He might also like to ask Ruth Redfern, a former teacher of the deaf, if she is aware that the head of York Deaf Society, my brother Robert Hofschröer, is violently psychotic and actively involved in abusing vulnerable people, and if that causes her any concern.

“Both the Lord Mayor of York, Cllr David Horton JP and Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing, whose portfolio includes adult social services, have been actively involved in this abuse and have committed a series of criminal offences against a vulnerable person for whom they have a duty of care. They are both Labour members of York Council, and Cllr Alexander is well aware that his team includes active criminals and abusers. Would the Archbishop agree that having such people in positions of authority in York does little to promote the well-being of its citizens? If so, would he not like to discuss this with Cllr Alexander?

“The situation is that the systematic abuse of my now 82 year-old mother has entered its fourth year. In that time, we have contacted York Social Services, the police, our ward councillors, Age UK, Action against Elder Abuse, solicitors, journalists, our MP, our MEP, the Home Secretary, the Foreign Secretary, the Prime Minister and now the Archbishop. Nobody, but nobody is prepared to lift a finger to stop this abuse. On the contrary, we subsequently established that a number of people in positions of authority are actively involved in the abuse, which led to them trying to arrest me to shut me up.

“All my mother wants to do is go home and spend her last years living there in peace and safety. The message I am getting back is clear: if you are a defenceless old, lady and corrupt officials want to steal your house – tough.

“Does that not concern the Archbishop?”

Today it is 17 September 2011, one month after Grandma B first contacted the Archbishop. She is still waiting for a substantive answer to her request.

If you would like to contact him via his “chief-of-staff” to ask why she has not had an answer, here is the e-mail address:

malcolm.macnaughton@archbishopofyork.org

UPDATE

Here’s the correspondence between Reverend Malcolm Macnaughton and Grandma B’s carer. I don’t think I need to make any comments here other than to say it would seem the Archbishop’s wife has an inappropriate relationship with the Chief Executive of the City of York Council and due to this conflict of interests, her husband is refusing to carry out his duty of care towards a victim of serious abuse.

If I am wrong, then I look forward to receiving a statement to the contrary from the Archbishop, which I will happily publish here.

On 19/08/2011 16:40, Malcolm Macnaughton wrote:

Dear Mr Hofschröer,

Thank you for your email to this office, dated 17th August.

I am afraid the Archbishop is out of the office now until early September, and will not be able to attend to this matter for the time being.

In any case it sounds to me as if it is not an issue in which he could be able to be involved, as it appears that a case is being prepared for court, and an intervention from an Archbishop would be both unlikely and extremely inappropriate at this stage.

I would like to be able to brief the Archbishop about this when Lord Maginnis tables his parliamentary question on the subject, so please do let me know when this is to happen.

Very best wishes, and be assured you and your mother will be in our prayers here at Bishopthorpe,

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm Macnaughton

Rev Malcolm Macnaughton

Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of York

Bishopthorpe

York

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From: Peter Hofschröer
Sent: 20 August 2011 7:25 AM
To: Malcolm Macnaughton
Subject: Barbara Hofschröer, aged 82, Victim of Systematic Abuse and Fraud

Dear Reverend,

Thank you for your reply.

As I initially made contact via your online contact form, I am not sure exactly what it is I wrote. Whatever it was, I am sorry to have misled you by suggesting my mother’s case is being prepared for court. While various lawyers have been involved at various stages, we are not currently litigating, so let me assure you anything the Archbishop may chose to do would not prejudice any litigation.

As I am not sure now what I wrote in my initial enquiry, it may be best to start from the beginning.

My 82 year-old, disabled mother, Barbara Hofschröer, is the victim of serious, sustained and systematic abuse. She has been forced to endure this abuse for three years now. This abuse was a contributing factor to my father’s death in 2009.

Her current situation is that she has been unlawfully evicted from her house in York by her abusers and has been stranded in Austria, where she was at the time the eviction occurred, since the end of 2009. Her wish is to return to her home immediately and spend the rest of her years there living in peace and safety.

The main abusers are her oldest son Robert Hofschröer, his wife Shirley and their two adult children Diane and Martin. Their objective is to seize my mother’s assets. They have already defrauded her of her house, committing offences under sections 2 and 4 of the Fraud Act, 2006. They also attempted to seize her life savings, which I was fortunately able to stop, and since then have conducted a sustained campaign of harassment first designed to force me away from caring for my parents, and when that did not work, to have me arrested on the basis of false allegations and my mother taken out of my care.

My brother Robert is employed by York Social Services. He runs York Deaf Society, which is funded by the City of York Council and is located on Council premises.

He provides support services to North Yorkshire Constabulary and clearly has good contacts to senior officers, as York Police has persistently refused to uphold the law, arrest him and his family for the numerous offences committed, despite the clear evidence, and have constantly fabricated allegations against me. There have been several attempts to have me arrested on the basis of these false allegations, all of which have so far failed.

The attached Harassment Diary I have been keeping (though it is not up to date) gives an outline of the events. The attached Abuse History puts flesh on the bones, although this is rather long. The Abuse Outline attached sums up the case as succinctly as possible. I have also attached a couple of press articles on my parents by way of background information.

For two years now, I’ve had a professional fraud investigator working on the case. Lord Maginnis, a friend of a friend, has also kindly taken up the case. Both share my concerns and agree with me that my brother and his family, senior officers of North Yorkshire Constabulary and the City of York Council are acting in common purpose to defraud my mother. Our suspicion is that her case is the tip of an iceberg and that we are in the realms of serious organised crime and rampant official corruption here.

I do hope the Archbishop shares our concerns and we would greatly appreciate any support or help he could give us.

It may help if the Archbishop were to contact Chief Constable Maxwell and Chief Executive England to get their side of the story. He might also like to ask both the Prime Minister, the Home Secretary and the Foreign Secretary for their comments, as they have been involved in this case, but have yet to act to stop this abuse, now coming into its fourth year.

We are also looking for a solicitor to handle the case against the Police and Council, but have had nothing but rejections, so any suggestions here would be welcome.

At present, we do not have a date for the Parliamentary Question, but I will let you know when we do.

Please let me know how you wish to proceed here.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer

On 31/08/2011 11:49, Malcolm Macnaughton wrote:

Dear Mr Hofschröer,

Thank you for this and for your more recent emails. I am sorry not to have replied before now, but I have been out of the office.

However it has become increasingly clear from your emails that the various disputes which you have within your family and with the police and local authorities in York are not matters over which the Archbishop has any power to intervene. If it is pastoral support you seek then I would refer you and your mother to your local minister – but if you are seeking to enlist support for your cause then you would be better to engage people who know you personally.

I am sorry to disappoint you with this reply.

With very best wishes,

Malcolm Macnaughton

Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of York

Bishopthorpe

York

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From: Peter Hofschröer
Sent: 31 August 2011 11:13 AM
To: Malcolm Macnaughton
Subject: Re: Barbara Hofschröer, aged 82, Victim of Systematic Abuse and Fraud

Dear Reverend,

Thank you for your e-mail.

My mother would very much like to get pastoral support from her local minister, but as you are aware, she has been unlawfully evicted from her home in York and stranded abroad. You no doubt appreciate how difficult it is for her in such circumstances to engage in conversation with her local minister. We need to resolve the issue of her being able to live in peace and safety in her own home first.

My understanding is that the Archbishop is a member of the House of Lords. You are aware that Lord Maginnis is about to table a Question on this case. This case raises issues that affect all vulnerable people in the North-East of England. I am surprised indeed to hear that the Archbishop is not concerned about the well-being of vulnerable members of his diocese. May I suggest you discuss that matter with him first, before taking such a decision on his behalf?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer

On 31/08/2011 13:09, Malcolm Macnaughton wrote:

Dear Mr Hofschröer,

Thanks for your reply. If you would like to be put in touch with the Anglican Chaplain covering your area of Austria, I would be glad to do so.

In the meantime of course I shall be raising this with the Archbishop on his return – as I mentioned earlier, he will want to be aware of the background if and when the question is asked in the Lords, though whether or not he would be able to attend I cannot know at this stage. Beyond this however it is difficult to see what his intervention could achieve.

Best wishes,

Malcolm Macnaughton

Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of York

Bishopthorpe

York

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On 31/08/2011 14:03, Peter Hofschröer wrote:

Dear Reverend,

Thank you for your reply.

I appreciate your offer regarding the local Anglican chaplain, but I am afraid the abuse my mother has been forced to endure for four years now, together with being unlawfully evicted from her home, has made her so ill, she cannot travel. If the local chaplain is able to visit us, then please ask him to contact me.

I am surprised to hear that you think the Archbishop cannot intervene in this case, and the other similar cases taking place in his diocese. I am aware, for instance, he recently launched the Fairness Commission in York, along with the Leader of the Council Cllr. James Alexander and Ruth Redfern of Yorkshire Forward. The role of the Fairness Commission is to ensure the well-being of the citizens of York and access for them. In my mother’s case, that would mean seeing to it that the systematic abuse of her by the City of York Council and North Yorkshire Police is stopped, and that my mother’s safety is guaranteed so that she can have access again to her own home after having been unlawfully evicted TWO YEARS ago by corrupt social workers and police officers.

The Archbishop could ask Cllr Alexander why he has done nothing to stop this systematic abuse, although he is well aware that it is going on.

Ditto the Chief Constable.

I understand that the Archbishop is acquainted with Kersten England, the chief executive of York Council. She has sat back and watched this abuse continue for years and has ignored the Local Government Ombudsman’s request to reopen the safeguarding investigation into the abuse my mother is being forced to endure from her colleagues and senior management. The Archbishop might like to ask her to comment on the case.

He might also like to ask Ruth Redfern, a former teacher of the deaf, if she is aware that the head of York Deaf Society, my brother Robert Hofschröer, is violently psychotic and actively involved in abusing vulnerable people, and if that causes her any concern.

Both the Lord Mayor of York, Cllr David Horton JP and Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing, whose portfolio includes adult social services, have been actively involved in this abuse and have committed a series of criminal offences against a vulnerable person for whom they have a duty of care. They are both Labour members of York Council, and Cllr Alexander is well aware that his team includes active criminals and abusers. Would the Archbishop agree that having such people in positions of authority in York does little to promote the well-being of its citizens? If so, would he not like to discuss this with Cllr Alexander?

The situation is that the systematic abuse of my now 82 year-old mother has entered its fourth year. In that time, we have contacted York Social Services, the police, our ward councillors, Age UK, Action against Elder Abuse, solicitors, journalists, our MP, our MEP, the Home Secretary, the Foreign Secretary, the Prime Minister and now the Archbishop. Nobody, but nobody is prepared to lift a finger to stop this abuse. On the contrary, we subsequently established that a number of people in positions of authority are actively involved in the abuse, which led to them trying to arrest me to shut me up.

All my mother wants to do is go home and spend her last years living there in peace and safety. The message I am getting back is clear: if you are a defenceless old, lady and corrupt officials want to steal your house – tough.

Does that not concern the Archbishop?

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer

On 10/09/2011 08:34, Peter Hofschröer wrote:

Dear Reverend,

Can you please let me know if the Archbishop has returned from his holiday yet and if you have briefed him on this case?

As mentioned before, my mother has been forced to turn to the Church as a last resort, as nobody else is prepared to help her.

If the Church too wishes to abandon her, then please let me know, so I will be able to tell her that she can never return to her home again. Her husband of 60 years died there and it was her wish to die there as well, but if nobody is prepared to see to it that she can live in her own house in peace and safety and nobody in authority is concerned about her well-being, then at least I will be able to tell her.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer

On 17 Sep 2011, at 09:04, Peter Hofschröer wrote:

Dear Reverend,

As I have not had a reply to my e-mail above yet, I thought I should draw your attention to the following blog:

http://wp.me/p1Nj7d-2Sl

If the Archbishop wishes to comment on this, please let me know, as I would be happy to post his reply.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer

P.S. The local Anglican priest has not even taken the trouble of phoning my mother to ask how she is.

On 17/09/2011 11:17, Malcolm Macnaughton wrote:

Dear Mr Hofschröer,

It is not the case that the Archbishop has declined to help. Enquiries are being made, following your correspondence,as to how best to respond to this matter. The Archbishop himself has not yet had the opportunity to consider the matter, but he will do so when further information is available. In the meantime as you know we are attempting to put you in contact with the Anglican chaplaincy where you are, though clearly distances are a problem. Under the circumstances it is unreasonable to expect an instant solution.

I would advise that the misinformation which appears in your blog should be swiftly corrected.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm Macnaughton

Sent from my iPhone

From: Peter Hofschröer
Sent: 17 September 2011 10:24 AM
To: Malcolm Macnaughton
Subject: Re: Barbara Hofschröer, aged 82, Victim of Systematic Abuse and Fraud

Dear Reverend,

Thank you for your reply.

Please let me know what “further information” the Archbishop requires. We have now been corresponding for one month, and this appears to be the first occasion this subject has been mentioned.

Please explain how distance is making it difficult for the local Anglican chaplain to phone my mother.

My mother is now 82 years old and time is not on her side. The abuse she is being forced to endure is now entering its fourth year and you have now had one month to conduct any enquiries you need to, so please understand my impatience.

Once I have heard from you, I will be happy to make any necessary corrections to the blog.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer
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Subject:

The Archbishop of York Symposium

Date:

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 09:58:27 +0200

From:

Peter Hofschröer

To:

Malcolm Macnaughton

Dear Reverend,

I have been looking through the above website, where I found this information about the Archbishop,

From 1982-1983 he was Curate of St Paul’s Church, Herne Hill, in South London and from 1983-1984 Priest-in-Charge at Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill and Parish Priest of St Matthias Upper Tulse Hill. He then became Vicar of the joint benefice of Holy Trinity and St Matthias from 1984-1986. Between 1987 and 1989 he was also Priest-in-Charge of St Saviour Brixton Hill.

He was appointed Bishop for Stepney in 1996, Bishop for Birmingham in 2002 and Archbishop of York in 2005. He is Primate of England and Metropolitan, a member of the House of Lords and a Privy Councillor.

From 1997 to 1999, Dr Sentamu was Adviser to the Stephen Lawrence Judicial Inquiry and he chaired the Damilola Taylor Murder Review, 2002.

He has been the chairman of the NHS Haemoglobinopathy Screening Programme since 2001. He supported and advised workers affected by the closure of the Rover car plant in Birmingham and campaigned against guns, knives, drugs and gangs throughout the Midlands, after the killings of Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare and worked hard to ensure that their killers are brought to trial. Between 2002 and 2004 he was Chairman of the EC1 New Deal. He became President of Youth for Christ in 2004 and President of the YMCA in April 2005. Dr Sentamu is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His interests include music, cooking, reading, athletics, rugby and football. He is married to Margaret, and they have two grown-up children, Grace and Geoffrey and two grown-up foster children.

It would seem his path has crossed my mother’s twice in their lives, as my mother taught at Grove House School for the Deaf in Tulse Hill until here retirement in 1986, when she moved to York.

It is interesting to see that the Archbishop has become involved in a number of campaigns for social justice over the years and I am pleased to see that,

after the killings of Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare and worked hard to ensure that their killers are brought to trial.

With a track record like this, his apparent reluctance to take up my mother’s case seems rather strange. However, I note that a certain Kersten England, the Chief Executive of the City of York Council, is also a member of the Archbishop of York Symposium.

As you are aware, the fraud investigator I have working on this case has accumulated enough evidence to have Ms England arrested and charged with conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and harassment (of an 82 year-old invalid!).

The Archbishop’s close connection to Ms England makes it all the more surprising that after more than a month since I first raised this issue with him, he appears not to have consulted her in this regard for her comments on these most serious allegations.

I do look forward to hearing from the Archbishop shortly.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer

——– Original Message ——–

Subject: Margaret Sentamu & Kersten England
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 08:39:18 +0200
From: Peter Hofschröer
To: Malcolm Macnaughton

Dear Reverend,

It may interest you to know that my blog on the Archbishop has received a number of responses. May I take this opportunity of reminding you I am still awaiting your input on various amendments you would like me to make?

I am told that the Archbishop’s good wife Margaret and Kersten England of CYC are friends. Indeed, I see they are both NHS Yorkshire and the Humber Commission members and recently participated in a meeting together.

I also see that Margaret is currently working freelance as a diversity and recruitment consultant in the private, public and third sector. I am wondering if she has supplied any recruits to York Council and if she has a business relationship with Kersten England as well.

Would you be able to give me that information?

In view of the close connections between the Archbishop, his wife and senior officers of York Council, I continue to be surprised at the length of time it is taking the Archbishop to respond to my enquiry. Surely, all he has to do is pick up the phone and ask a couple of questions.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer

——– Original Message ——–

Subject: RE: Barbara Hofschröer, aged 82, Victim of Systematic Abuse and Fraud
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 08:51:36 +0000
From: Malcolm Macnaughton
To: ‘Peter Hofschröer’

Dear Mr Hofschröer,

I am sorry that you have chosen this threatening course of action, which I have to conclude now make it impossible to continue these investigations on your behalf.

We shall continue to keep you and your mother in our prayers here at Bishopthorpe.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm Macnaughton

Well, Dear Archbishop, you and your good wife will be in our prayers as well.  I suspect you need that more than we do!

Will you continue to exercise your right to silence?

UPDATE – 25 September 2011

To date, the Archbishop has not taken the opportunity of issuing a denial that the reason for his neglect of my mother is that his wife and the chief executive of the City of York Council are friends, that they possibly have a business relationship and this conflict of interests is the cause of the Archbishop’s failure in his duty of care to a most vulnerable member of his diocese.

Grandma B has now made a formal complaint to the Archbishop of Canterbury and she awaits his reply.

UPDATE – 19 January 2012

So far, the Archibishop of Canterbury has ignored all complaints we have made about corruption in the York diocese, so we cc’ed him in on the latest case we have heard of:

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From: Grandma B
To: Malcolm.Macnaughton@archbishopofyork.org
CC: contact@lambethpalace.org.uk
Sent: 13/01/2012 20:05:34 GMT Standard Time
Subj: More Corruption in the CofE?

Dear Reverend Macnaughton,I am forwarding you this e-mail for your comment, as “chief-of-staff” of the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

May I ask if the Archbishop is aware of the allegations of corrupt behaviour by the Very Rev Nairn Briggs mentioned in the e-mail below?

If not, you would kindly inform him of these allegations and ask him to investigate them.

If he is, I would be grateful to hear what action he has taken in this case.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer


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 We strongly disaprove / complain of the promotion Cllr Mark Burns-Williamson has achieved in your organisation.
We maintain that if within you internal voting proceedure, the community (tax payer) was allowed an input of background evidence / performance, your members would not have voted as they did ?

We believe they have misdirected themselves by ignorance of the fact, regarding the obnxious,

performance of Cllr Burns-Williamson over the past 9 years in West Yorkshire Police Authority and Wakefield Council, which has raised and roused the communities profound moral indignation.

 We wish / request your membership to re-evaluate their voting pattern after reading our evidence to your good self.

 Cllr Mark Burns-Williamson:

 1. Has refused to engage with Wakefield communities suffering the highest social deprivation, crime, murder, drugs, violence, bad education and poor social landord for the past 10 years.

 2. Has upheld the unlawful secrecy policy within West Yorkshire Police and Police Authority.

He personaly underpins and promotes that the West Yorkshire Police / Authority FOI systems are not allowed to perform and acceed to lawful requests within general enquirys and FOI request.

Example;

Requests for FOI information relating to the unlawful killing, possible murder by innocent Wakefield citizens by West Yorkshire Police officers are refused on the grounds of; “The requested information is locked in a room with an asbestos problem, therefore we cannot comply with the request”.

This has been standard practice for 3 years and Cllr Burns-Williamson is content for it to continue.

 3. He is personally aware and content that a registered stage 4 complaint lies gathing dust within the legal dept of Wakefield Council. he is aware and content that the Wakefield Council solicitor Bernadette Livesey is allowing the Wakefield Council to govern illegally.

 4. He is personally aware and content that the sale of Wakefield Council land and property is gerrymanded in favour of members of the Wakefield Council Cabinet members friends. He fully supports this to continue.

 5. He is aware that the West Yorskshire Police Fraud Squad refuse to investigate point 4.

Council land worth £millions was sold for a £300K to friends of the Wakefield Council leader and deputy leader. The people who purchased the land were arrested in the Doncaster Council “DONNYGATE” land fraud investigation. West Yorkshire Council tax payers are envious of the marvellous performance of South Yorkshire Police in matters of fraud, compared with the abysmal performance of west Yorkshire Police.

 6. Wakefield Council cabinet member Cllr Olivia Rowley was arrested and incarserated in Pontefract Police station. Her personal actions leading up to her arrest were placed in a complaint to the Wakefield Council Standards Committee.

£200,000 funding went missing in a Church of England skate park project in Thornes Park. It transpired that the Church of England in Wakefield is £1million in debt and the Wakefield council is attempting to mitigate its financial losses in secret. This is an unlawfull agreement between Rev Briggs and Council leader Cllr Peter Box CBE, once again fully supported and endorsed by Cllr Mark Burns-Willimson.

 We could write all day, however we think there is sufficient for your voting members to reflect on.

 We look forward to recieving your concise reply.

If the BIG SOCIETY is going to succeed, outdated values and undemocratic secrecy must be removed from all agencies funded by HM Treasury.

 Kind regards

 Norman Tate

leader elect

*****

So far, the silence has been deafening. Should the CofE make any comments on this latest scandal, we will of course post it. But don’t hold your breath….

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  1. Mr. Peter Hirsch

     /  02/01/2012

    You may wish to point out to these clerics that, on the occasion a man was robbed and left for dead on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho, a priest walked down the road, saw the victim and carefully walked down on the other side of the road, ignoring the victim, lest he be rendered unclean.

    An itinerant preacher, a Jew from Nazareth told a story about this. The only person who came out of the story with any credibility was a Samaritan, who saved the victim’s life. Samaritans were regarded as almost heathen by Jews.

    This case looks like a re-run of that story. I would not like to be in either Archbishop’s shoes when they meet that itinerant preacher. If he was who he said he was, they will.

    While I do not want to interfere where I am not wanted, tell me if you would like me to write a letter or so.

    Reply
    • Thank you for your comments.

      Please do write a letter or two.

      If you would like them (and any possible reply) posted here, please send us copies.

      Reply
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