Two leaflets promoting Lib-Dem candidate Bev Thornley for the vacant APC seat contain some untruths and factual errors.
First of all this election is for a parish councillor not a Rotherham Borough councillor. It’s been said many times before; politics has no place at parish council level and the two leaflets infer the Lib-Dems and Cllr. Tarmey have persuasive powers over APC and has the authority to change policies. Quote: ‘She (Bev Thornley) will work with my hard working Liberal Democrat team to give Anston a strong voice and deliver real change for our area. ……………….’We changed council policy so that we could support local community groups….’. Policy changes are voted through by full council not by Lib-Dems.
Quote: ”Some ‘independents’ want to ban dog walking in our parks, camping or riding a bike in Anston Stones’. Why is the word Independents in speech marks? Where is the evidence for bans on dogs and bike riding?
The case for a crossing on the A57 has been put forward several times over the last decade (at least) and in the last instance 18 months ago when the new homes proposal opposite the Shell petrol station was considered by APC plus a petition from residents on Windmill Ave asking for a pedestrian crossing or pedestrian refuge RMBC refused the requests.
The Lib-Dems did not get better value for money for the annual community Bonfire Night celebrations. The Lib-Dems did not get a better deal for the hanging baskets round the village. The Lib-Dems did not carefully scrutinise annual parish spending. The Lib-Dems did not vote through the change in APC policy that requires all outside contractors to complete Tender and Quotation forms before commencing work. All these changes were voted for by full council which has a majority of Independent councillors and Cllr.Tarmey was the only Lib-Dem councillor.
What has the ‘Lib-Dem Team’ done for Anston?
Bev Thornley – Dinnington Resident
Seems shy to put on her leaflet that she is from Dinnington
Does not tell us how old Andrew & Stephen are i.e. how long ago did she get money to “improve”
Greenlands School playground.
What has Bev done for OUR community over the years?
Does say – our area repeatedly! our community! NO Bev your area is Dinnington.
Attempt to mislead! – “I’ll work for YOU, not town hall bosses –
THIS IS A PARISH COUNCIL ELECTION FOR ANSTON – Not for the Borough.
Impressed with the work Drew Tarmey and the Lib Dem team are doing – WHAT WORK
This is the man who found it highly amusing with the state of Anston Village Green when reported to have – 16 piles of dog mess upon it.
You are too easily impresssed Bev –
Improving our parks – Tackling the dangerous crossing on the A57
This shows what you know about OUR area Bev. Sandra Wallhead (an Anston resident} has been involved in improving Greenlands Park for years, The A57 – You are well behind – The Revd Don Brewin campaigned very strongly on this issue.
And who would pay for your pipe dream – Not RMBC they have no money.
Not APC surely?
Who campaigned for 15 years for the village signs that you kneel beside? –Certainly not you.
Seems you are not so up to speed with OUR area as you would have us believe.
Not good enough Bev – We want openness not dissembling
Hilary Estrada Haigh