It’s now been confirmed that 4 more directors have resigned from the board of Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd (a.k.a. PACL) – the beleaguered “not for profit company/charity” which holds the lease on Penarth Pier Pavilion – and 2 directors have now joined the company.
Quitting the firm are Andrew Healy, Dorothy Marian Johnson, Peter Charles Winstone , and Linda Patricia Wells.
The “termination of the appointments” of Andrew Healy and Dorothy Marian Johnson as directors is recorded as having taken place on January 24th 2018. Mr Healy was originally appointed a director on 1 April 2016 and has served less that 2 years on the board. Mrs Johnson the other hand, had served on the PACL board since 23 Oct 2012.
The “termination of appointment” of Peter Charles Winstone and Patricia Wells is recorded as having taken place last year – on 24 April 2017 – but the information was only published by Companies House on 30 Jan 2018. Mr Winstone had served on the board since 29 Nov 2011 and Mrs Wells had been a director since Mar 2011.
Meanwhile its now confirmed that two new directors have joined the PACL board. They are Ms Kathryn Williams, whose appointment was promulgated by Companies House on Feb 8th 2018, and Cllr Benjamin Thomas Gray (Conservative Plymouth Ward) whose appointment was promulgated on February 7th 2018.
Ms Williams is a director of the Torch Trust Foundation Ltd, Independent Family Martial Arts Ltd, Dylan’s Den Ltd, and Completely Organised Ltd.
Cllr Gray , who is chairman of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning committee, was nominated in June last year as the council’s representative on the board of Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd – but it was an appointment which the firm appeared to resist – despite the fact that the Vale of Glamorgan Council owns the Pavilion and leases it to Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd.
Penarth Arts and Crafts chairman Professor Tony Hazell had asserted that it is entirely up to the directors of PACL whether to accept Penarth Town or Vale of Glamorgan councillors as nominees on the PACL Board – and if they WERE accepted , they would not be sitting on the board as representatives of either council.
Professor Hazell had also warned that all directors – including councillors – must adhere to strict commercial confidentiality – a move which, in effect, would appear to prevent council representatives from reporting back on the affairs of Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd to their respective councils – and to the public at large.
In its comparatively short life Penarth Arts and Crafts has seen no fewer than 43 directors resign from its board.
Following the most recent appointments, the board currently consists of a total of 9 directors. They are:-
- Professor Paul Roger Cantrill,
- Cllr Michael Cuddy (Labour leader of Penarth Town Council)
- Professor Anthony James Hazell ,
- David Jonathan Lewis Jones,
- William Finbar Nolan,
- Patricia Maureen O’Sullivan,
- Louise Mary Thomas
- Kathryn Williams
- Cllr Ben Gray (representing the Vale of Glamorgan Council)