Part 6: The Set Up in South Wales
We endured from the year 2010 legal attack after legal attack in Wales, the Lord delivering us from these attacks by moving to us to Scotland, to the land of Christianity’s birth in this land, and the land of the Covenanters. This presentation has clearly referred to this already, but we are acting on a warning given to us from a North Wales Senior Policeman that although we walk in high places, there are those in high places after us, we asking the question as to whether it is just coincidence that at exactly the same time the Dumfries and Galloway Planning Department and the Vale of Glamorgan Council should be acting against us?
We deal with the Scotland case shortly but we need to recall what we see as a set up in South Wales and this is over a sandwich bar set up by a former trustee Clive Bate who despite assurances left us with a three year lease to pay that included what are known in South Wales as “non-domestic” rates.
In this case we stand on our written constitution that demands that the statutes, laws and customs of the realm be maintained and it is certainly a long established custom that an unoccupied (that is the whole period of time in question with the exception of a few days Clive Bate operated the sandwich bar) building with no equipment belonging to us should not be eligible for such a local taxation particularly when the charity in question has given its life to maintain the most important constitutional demand and that is to maintain the laws of God and the ongoing profession of the Gospel and the Protestant Reformed Religion that has been established by law. (1689 Act establishing the Coronation Oath, the Oath relating at this time to that given by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.) It is this that has over centuries given the nation its freedom, the sandwich bar never being designed to make money and bring profit to be taxed on, but designed to do exactly what the Coronation Oath demands, and we believe the concerted legal attacks against us have not been against us but against the Oath of the Monarch and all it stands for.
Declared Thomas Jefferson referring to the American Constitution, “the greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores its Constitution,” and we believe that the freedom being lost in our nation today is the embracing of a new global practice rather than adherence to our own tried and tested Constitution that frees us from undemocratic, unelected bureaucrats that look to hold back those who embrace the old values.
I therefore give a summary of this case regarding Clive Bate, bring all matters relating to this out into the open for we believe there has been underhand, underlying forces using this to pull down the voluntary work of trustees over the years for whom we fight today.
Clive Stanley Bate (d.o.b.05/03/1943) of 10, St Hilary Court, CARDIFF, CF5 5EF, was a minister and trustee of the Charity for a number of years. The headquarters of his ministry from 2017 to 2019 was at 50, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4HE, where the offices he used were rented from Cllr. Vincent P Driscoll.
Throughout most of his time as trustee, CB ran a full-time ministry, also generating income through voluntary offerings, and collections from local supermarket. This income was paid into the Charity to meet his office rent and mileage expenses, a system which worked well until March, 2018.
Summary of Current Situation:
11th. January 2018: CB contacted Trustees with massive assurances, both spiritual & practical, concerning potential lease of a sandwich bar in the same buildings as his existing offices at Barry. These included the following: that there was great demand for this sandwich bar; that Vince (the landlord) had said that if we had problems, he was willing to cancel the lease as long as we gave him 2 months to find new tenants; & that business rates were between £5 & zero each month.
WE ACTED ON THIS ASSURANCE AND STAND ON IT.
22nd. February 2018: CB informed trustees through me that the sandwich shop at 50 C Holton Road, Barry, was now available for lease. The landlord was the same Cllr. Driscoll, who would be more than happy to lease it to the Charity. CB was hugely enthusiastic re this opportunity to generate income for the Charity while continuing with evangelistic outreach in this new setting.
CB further assured us that he had 2 catering companies supporting us, and one African cook (even looking at the possibility of night time use as an African takeaway).
By 23rd. February 2018: CB assured me of ability to produce a sandwich for 20p and sell it for £1. Further, that the project would be entirely staffed by volunteers, so nil staff costs. Daily target to cover all costs would be only £50, since CB had calculated weekly costs would be around £302.
As a direct result of CB’s enthusiasm & his previous track record of fund-raising, Trustees agreed to the sandwich bar being leased by the Charity & operated locally by CB on the Charity’s behalf. It was felt that funds generated could help towards current project of building a Mission House in Sri Lanka (where land had already been gifted by our affiliated College there).
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE WHERE ANY PROFIT WAS TO GO HERE, FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES WITHIN THE DIRECTION OF THE NATION’S CONSTITUTION, FOR NO PERSONAL GAIN.
IT IS ALSO BELIEVED THAT TO INVOICE TRUSTEES TODAY MOSTLY IN THEIR 70’s LIVING OFF PENSIONS and ONE TRUSTEE ON PART TIME MINIMUM WAGE AFTER YEARS OF ENFORCED LOCKDOWN, YEARS OF EXCESS DEATHS AMONGST THE CHARITY’S GIVERS IS ONE OUT OF LINE WITH THE NATION’S CONSTITUTION THAT DEMANDS LAW AND JUSTICE IN MERCY BE EXECUTED IN ALL JUDGMENTS.
(1689 Act establishing the Coronation Oath, the Oath relating at this time to that given by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.)
On 12th. March, 2018: The Lease agreement for 50C Holton Road commenced; a 3-year lease from 12/03/18 to 11/03/21 at £149 per week. There was also catering equipment in the sandwich bar which it was agreed would be purchased by the Charity by means of instalments.
WE NEVER COMPLETED PAYMENT OF THIS EQUIPMENT AND THE LANDLORD DID NOT RETURN OUR PAYMENTS, THUS THE EQUIPMENT WAS NEVER IN OUR OWNERSHIP.
March – May 2018: This was a time of very hard work on behalf of the Charity to support CB who was understood to be recruiting & training volunteers, to open & run the sandwich bar. The following help was provided:
A series of agreed policies & procedures
Summary Action List
Insurance Policy (shop package)
Series of labelled Charity Collection Tins
Also exchange of information concerning electricity provider (see CB email of 28/04/19).
Three months later, by late June, 2018, the sandwich bar had still not opened, with items having been purchased using the Charity credit card in CB’s possession, but not accounted for (no receipts, no annual report).
This situation began to put pressure on the limited finances of the Charity, so the Finance Sub-Committee felt unable to fully fund the sandwich bar until it at least broke even.
Shortly after this on 2nd. July 2018, CB sent us a picture of a volunteer. However, only a week later, on 9th. July 2018, while DG & BM were away on mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, CB unexpectedly intimated his decision to resign as Trustee of LCMI Trust, thus leaving the Charity with a very difficult financial situation to resolve as best they could.
A very detailed account of these expenses is given below. Briefly, they consisted of:
The remaining 32 months of the 3-year Lease
The remaining amount to purchase the catering equipment
Shop Insurance to resolve
Possible Utility bills
Possible Business Rates
Food etc. purchased for trading, yet not accounted for
This was not all! We later found that CB had purchased a portable PDQ machine without proper Trustee approval - & that he had then acquired a second machine, again without Trustee approval!
Thus Trustees were left with a situation where, despite great assurances of the sandwich bar being a great evangelistic & business opportunity for the Charity, it was now vacant, CB having suddenly resigned, with all the associated expenses now left with the Charity. Worse still (see attached report) there had been a breach of trust (covenant), of the Charity’s Conflict of Interest & Loyalty Policy, & unauthorised trustee benefits (purchases of goods & expenses un-receipted & un-accounted for).
This situation continues unresolved to this day. We frequently communicated with Former Trustee CB, but the main matter remains unresolved to date. We have really tried our best to have team-work, openness & transparency & mutual co-operation in this, but as yet to little avail, and so we put to the Vale of Glamorgan Council that we have no responsibility for this building, we having kept to legal obligations even though the actual lease was seriously questioned by a prominent Welsh solicitor, indeed it very much looks as if we were set up!
In this regard we issued a charitable appeal in view of the threats issued to us in 2010 to the Vale of Glamorgan County Council on 9th. March, 2020 of which we have no written reply:
“‘Witchcraft’ is a word rarely used in today’s ‘politically correct’ society. Simply put, it is an activity that brings destruction, rather than life.
“The group that threatened to destroy us in 2010 - & we still have the text messages are a group strongly connected with what is known as ‘church’ in Wales. *
“Since 2010, this ministry has had to endure legal attack after legal attack, with an eye to destroy rather than bring life. This Charity is about bringing life rather than death, destruction being something alien to the aims given in our Declaration of Trust in 1997. Yet from 2010, we have had to face legal threat after legal threat, (in line with the text threats) & added to these is the recent threat from Vale of Glamorgan County Council that if we do not pay them funds for apparent non-domestic rates, over £6,000, then recovery action will be taken against us.
“If this was the only action since 2010, then all would be well; but we as a ministry, with loyal trustees who have given their all, have looked constantly to keep the law. But there comes a time when it has to be said, ‘the letter of the law killeth, but the spirit giveth life.’
“This whole ethos has been entrenched in British law for centuries, from the Elizabethan Settlement. Do we not find that laws passed by the British Parliament use the term ‘spiritual & temporal’? So, can we not realise that in British law, the spirit is above the temporal? So, in our appeal to Vale of Glamorgan County Council, can we not say that further legal action against this Charity that has stood for righteousness, justice & fair play, would be one of extreme harshness, particularly when the premises in question, charitable Trustees have not even had a key for, or even used, or received any funds from sales at that premises? (could it be we have been set up in line with the text threats – please see enclosed story of the shop – 50c Holton Road) https://www.ecctv.org/18-19-part-15
“How can a Charity, therefore, be taxed under British law that keeps to the original tenets of the Elizabethan Settlement?
“Today, it can be argued that Wales has its own Assembly, the Senedd, Wales today making its own laws; but surely a Senedd has to understand the Christian history of Wales? It is one thing to wave the flag of David, & another thing to destroy those who uphold the principles of David’s ministry in Wales by the letter of the law that killeth, rather than uphold the spirit that giveth life. (All that is doing is bowing down to the text threatener who vowed to destroy us through official channels – it is now 2020 – we have survived ten years of these attacks)
“who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.” [2 Corinthians 3:6]
“The whole history of the shop at Barry, we have given in our last Annual Report, the relevant passage being in Part 15, - link above
“It is firmly the belief of present Trustees that a former Trustee who took on this Lease, actively encouraging us to sign it, giving us assurances there would be little or no non-domestic rates to pay, was infiltrated by those connected to this witchcraft group that promised to destroy us in 2010. His actions bear little resemblance even to human rationale, more effectively showing to us a lack of awareness of the group that promised to destroy us in the texts of 2010.
“One such method of this group - & churches all over Wales are being affected by this – is the common practice, particularly in charismatic circles, of giving ‘words from God’, so as to take people out of their godly calling, & leaving charities like ours in great difficulty.
“We therefore appeal to Vale of Glamorgan County Council to read our story about the shop at Barry & how it came about; & to take seriously the consequences of taking legal action against us.
*This refers to a new type of church known as the Emerging Church, the New Apostolic Reformation connected to particular orders of the Roman Catholic Church exposed in intercession by this ministry and detailed notes to be found here. https://www.constitutionkeepers.org/church-movements