An Open Letter to Kersten England, Chief Executive of York Council

Dear Ms England,

As you are no doubt aware, the systematic abuse of my now 82 year-old, disabled mother undertaken by your friends and colleagues, who are endeavouring to defraud her of her assets, has now entered its fourth year.

The best part of a year ago, the Local Government Ombudsman reported on this horrific case, severely criticised your handling of it and called on you to reopen the safeguarding investigation “urgently”.

You ignored him and it is alleged this is to avoid the full story of the rampant corruption in the local authority you run from coming to light.

Would you like to comment on that or will you continue to exercise your right of silence?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Hofschröer – Carer for Barbara Hofschröer, aged 82, victim of abuse by the City of York Council.

Below is one of the many letters you have been sent regarding reopening the investigation, but which you have ignored.

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Mrs Barbara Hofschroer
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:57:10 +0200
From: Fraud Investigator
CC: ‘Docherty, Andrew’ , ‘Murray, Cath’ , , , ‘Nicholas Long’

Dear Ms England,

Further to the interim Local Government Ombudsman’s report which recommended that a safeguarding investigation was reconvened urgently and which recommendation you have chosen to ignore, I am writing to confirm that the Independent Police complaints Commission (IPCC) has recently carried out a review of the case. Whilst pointing out that the IPCC has no locus to comment on safeguarding arrangements, Commissioner Long of the IPCC has also endorsed the Ombudsman’s recommendation:

“I would however heartily concur that a fresh safeguarding meeting, attended by all interested parties, must surely be in Mrs Hofschroer’s best interests.”

This makes the refusal of yourself and every member and officer of York Council to respond to correspondence on the case which involves abuse by one of your own Social Workers, or to accept the Ombudsman’s recommendation even more injustifiable.


So what has CYC got to hide by refusing to reopen the safeguarding investigation into an 82 year-old invalid?


Today is 21 September 2011. Kersten England has not replied to this open letter.  Neither have two of her senior officers, Ian Floyd and Andrew Docherty, carried out their numerous threats of taking legal action against York Council’s critics.

You guessed. They are instead exercising their right to silence. They might think silence is golden, but saying nothing when facing serious accusations is often an answer in itself.

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  1. spw

     /  09/10/2011

    kersten england is endangering the lives of the vunerable
    she to has ignored my emails and the council has indeed ignored
    my solicitors letter-an independant police force is required to investigat e this conduct.-and all deaths require looking into corporate manslaughter charges which are suspect , many in northyorkshire-using contraindicated drugs and to those in the nhs whom appear a nuisance for exposing crime, it is fact that doctors deliberately cause erroneous bloodtests to refuse treatment!!fail to fill in the request forms accurately or if at all.york district is a dangerzone and to refuse to treat with insulin in my case criminal-the primeminister cameron has knowledge of abuse to the vunerable but turns a blind eye until it becomes mass media.his morals are further being brought into question as indeed those of andrew is the press that has the power to act and protect us!…

  2. I’m interested in this story too. York council covering up as yet the abuse of my children, my son found hanged, Tuesday, 6th June 1995. Have them brought to account, throw the book at them. Ken C.

  3. Thank you for your comments. We are sorry indeed to hear about your story. Somebody attempted to get York Council to reveal its dealings with Jimmy Savile with an application under the Freedom of Information Act. York Council never replied, which is unlawful. They obviously have something to hide. If you would like to write up your story, we will seriously consider publishing it on this blog.

  4. A corrupt crowd in “god’s county” especially since Tuesday 6th June 1995, when, according to local rag, “Councillor’s son found hanged”. Justice with Truth re DECLAN GARRETT MATTHEW CURRAN. And the continuing cover up by perfidious mind set contents doing nothing to stop child abuse York. Slainte!

  5. Ms K. England chief executive and Pete(r) Dwyer still covering up for the abuse to which my children subjected, prior to and since 6th June 1995. Remember Declan Garrett Matthew Curran? I do! I’m his da! I wasn’t at the burial, after found hanged. Nemo mortalium omnibus Horus sapit. And of course Cllr Rodney irad Hills? Rubi & Sky 2/8/2003 “house torched”. Sickening sick perfidious mindsets rule? Turn the other cheek? Over my dead son’s body? They’ll pay for their sins? Who is David Cameron? What sort of being, claiming to be “a Christian” whilst implementing and encouraging filth: Hollyrood Agreement, archbishop of York – ba ntu versus banter? Bodhran versus bongo drums….? Time to name and shame… Causing the fall of a child? Millstones round their necks, cast into sea (words ascribed to my Master Druid, Christ Jesus:Jesus Christ c.30A.D.). Stop abuse or else? Faugh a ballagh! (Vengeance is mine saith the lord)? RSVP before judgment day?

  1. GRANDMA B UPDATE 11 MARCH 13 | The MUSA CASE, MAURICE KIRK, NORMAN SCARTH, THE BAYLIS FAMILY, THE HOLLIE GREIG CASE – VICTIMS OF THE STATE…this site is being interfered with – pls check the archives on the right for relavent past article

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