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BEHOLD THEIR THREATENINGS

CONCERTED ATTACK AFTER ATTACK TO DESTROY THIS MINISTRY PARTICULARLY FROM WALES

Acts 4:29 Authorized (King James) Version

29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants,
that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

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COPY OF SUMMONS TO FOLLOW

We now face having to pay off this summons for "non-domestic rates" on a property in Barry, South Wales no present trustee has ever operated from, it being a mystery to us why we should pay this except under circumstance of threat which is what we face.

Our story talks of assurances that were given by a former trustee. In addition to this we accepted our  knowledge of civil law in relation to not having to pay such taxes when none of our equipment in the property was ours, thus making it empty of what we own - it being occupied by a former trustee for about four days it would seem, present trustees never being given the key to the property, so how could we possibly enter the property to create income?

We have appealed to the Council on more than one occasion but receive no reply, except a summons and some phone calls.

OUR APPEAL TO THE COUNCIL  ........

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1)  WE QUESTION THE LEGALITY OF THIS SUMMONS
i)  On the basis that a Solicitor has questioned the legitimacy of the leases and the circumstances around it!

ii)  On the basis of the context of being threatened to be "destroyed" through official channels in 2010, a Senior Policeman in North Wales warning DPG that there were those in "high places" after us.

iii)  On the basis of the custom of the law, the Head of State promising in his oath to uphold customs - in that it is well established in British custom that empty buildings do not bring about rates, and that charities are exempt from business rates.

iv)  On the basis of actual law: The Vale of Glamorgan Council
quoted Section 45 of the Local Government Finance Act, 1988 as apparent legal proof that rates were due on the quoted property, but all the assets of the Charity will be passed on thus making these assets properties and goods that will be ultimately passed onto continue the work and vision of the Charity. We pointed this out to the Council looking for dialogue on this but got a summons in return.
It is therefore our considered conviction that based solely on these grounds that no "non-domestic rates" are dy=ue.
 

F145AUnoccupied hereditaments: zero-rating

(1)Where section 45 applies in relation to a hereditament, the chargeable amount for a chargeable day is zero in the following cases.

(2)The first case is where—

(a)the ratepayer is a charity or trustees for a charity, and

(b)it appears that when next in use the hereditament will be wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes (whether of that charity or of that and other charities).

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/41/section/45A
Further legal support for our position is provided by the Charity Tax Group who intimate the following:

Business rates – Property wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes

Charity ratepayers are granted a mandatory 80 per cent relief from non-domestic rates where the property is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes by that charity or by that charity and other charities. They do not need to be a registered charity in order to claim the relief, but must be able to show that they are established for charitable purposes. A distinction is drawn so as to exclude from relief use for the purpose of getting in, raising or earning money for the charity.

https://www.charitytaxgroup.org.uk/tax/business-rates/property-wholly-or-mainly-used-for-charitable-purposes/#:~:text=Business%20rates%20%E2%80%93%20Property%20wholly%20or%20mainly%20used%20for%20charitable%20purposes,-See%20latest%20updates&text=Charity%20ratepayers%20are%20granted%20a,that%20charity%20and%20other%20charities.

 

Finally, this summons refers to a disputed lease, we having in writing
2)  THE PECULIAR CONTEXT OF THIS CASE AND THE PROMISES OF THE FORMER TRUSTEE CLIVE BATE RELATING INFORMATION FROM THE LANDLORD
Trustees decision to take on this shop was based on a number of assurances given to us by a former trustee Clive Bate, the property to be used solely for charitable purposes. The emails from him with these assurances were kept:

 

E MAIL 1: THE PROOF OF PERSUASION OF TRUSTEES AND ASSURANCES

  1. From the following e mail CB declares a race for the shop, and that Cllr Vince Driscoll prefers us to have it, that there is great demand for it so a three year lease was agreed so as to protect our Charity from increases, CB declaring that Vince had agreed that if we had problems then as long as we give him 2 months to find new tenants we would be released from the lease, Vince being a “better flexible friend” than a credit card. A deal which we took for equipment is mentioned as is the business rate charge, all of this being now questionable.

01 03 18 ………..

"THERE IS A LOT OF DEMAND FOR THIS PROPERTY SINCE 4 PEOPLE ARE AFTER IT
ALREADY ACCORDING TO VINCE THIS LUNCHTIME.

VINCE WOULD PREFER US TO RUN THE CATERING OPERATION AS HE KNOWS US AND
KNOWS WHAT WE DO.

THE DEAL THAT OLD SCHOOL VINCE IS OFFERING THE CHARITY IS A WEEKLY
RENT OF £146.00 WITH AN UP FRONT PAYMENT OF 4/5 WEEKS FOLLOWED WITH
RENT OF 146.00 BEING PAID WEEKLY ON A 2 YEAR OR LONGER LEASE AS TO OUR
CHOICE. IT NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED THAT A LONGER TERM LEASE  PROTECTS
OUR CHARITY FROM RENT INCREASES AND CAN FETCH A BETTTER PRICE IN THE
MARKET PLACE, HOWEVER I WOULD SAY THAT THIS IS NOT A MAJOR
CONSIDERATION SINCE WE HAVE ESTABLISHED AN EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIP WITH
VINCE.

VINCE HAS ALSO SAID THAT TO HELP US SHOULD WE HAVE PROBLEMS HE IS
WILLING TO CANCEL THE LEASE AS LONG AS WE GIVE HIM 2 MONTHS TO FIND
NEW TENANTS. WE COULD SAY THAT VINCE IS A BETTER FLEXIBLE FRIEND THAN
A CREDIT CARD.

VINCE IS PURCHASING ALL THE CATERING EQUIPMENT FROM THE FORMER TENANT
FOR £1,500.00. HE NEEDS US TO PAY HIM THIS AMOUNT TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF
THIS EQUIPMENT WHICH IS IN VERY GOOD ORDER. TO HELP US WITH OUR CASH
FLOW VINCE IS WILLING TO ACCEPT PAYMENT BY INSTALMENTS.


THE BUSINESS RATES ARE BETWEEN £5.00 AND ZERO PER MONTH."  


E MAIL 2: CB BUSINESS ARRANGEMENTS

 

This proves CB being very much in charge of the situation and we trusted him.

HOLY GHOST SNAKBAR ELEC

 

PASTOR CLIVE S BATE <clive.cbchristian.bate@googlemail.com>

Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 15:34

 

to me

 

FORMER TENANT :-

CAROLE MACKINTOSH
BOX FRESH CATERING Co
50C HOLTON ROAD
BARRY
CF63 4HE


AS PER LEASE WE TOOK OVER PROPERTY FROM 12/03/2018

Ist METER READINGS WERE;
                                   LOW   024425  &  NORMAL   506463

MOST CURRENT METER READINGS ARE:-
                                   LOW   024447 &  NORMAL    506564.

PLEASE NOTIFY BES UTILITIES THAT WE NOW ARE USING THIS PROPERTY SINCE
WE HAVE LEASED IT STARTING FROM 12/03/2018.

ROBERT THE COMMERCIAL AGENT WHO CAN BE CONTACTED ON 07539117870 WHO I
HAVE ALREADY SPOKEN TO SAID THAT BES UTILITIES NEED A COPY OF BOTH THE
FRONT AND THE BACK OF THE LEASE SHOWING THAT WE HAVE TAKEN 50C HOLTON
ROAD OVER.

KNOWING SOMETHING OF BES UTILITIES I WOULD SUGGEST CHECKING WITH HIM
EXACTLY WHO YO CONTACT AND HOW.

I BELIEVE YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED A FORWARDED COPY OF THE EMAIL SENT
TO ME AT 17.21 ON 26/04/2018 BY PHIL ROBIN OF GREEN ENERGY.

I DO NOT KNOW IF HE IS THE CHEAPEST BUT I DEAL WITH GREEN ENERGY
MYSELF AND FIND THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND ARE EASY TO CONTACT
BEING UK BASED. HE IS AWARE OF THE SPECIAL REDUCTIONS AVAILABLE TO US
AS A CHARITABLE TRUST. HE HIMSELF HAS A GOOD REPUTATION  AND WORKS
LATE TO 18.00 AND HAS HIS DOG IN THE OFFICE.

I TRUST WE CAN GET THIS ELECTRICITY SORTED OUT.

REGARDING THE WATER WE SHOULD NOW NOT BE CUT OFF, BUT I NEED TO FIND
OUT WHERE THE WATER METER IS FROM VINCE SINCE DWR CYMRU DO NOT KNOW
AND IT MAY BE THAT THE WATER IS INCLUDED IN THE RENT WE PAY VINCE.

AS WELL AS GETTING YOUR END SORTED OUT I TRUST YOU CAN FIND SOME TIME TO SLEEP.

SHALOM , VICTORY AND BLESSINGS

Clive

REV CLIVE S BATE





3)  "LAW AND JUSTICE IN MERCY" and the CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

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