Two Sham Independents.

Councillor John Ireland-currently Chairman of Anston Parish Council-was elected as an Independent councillor.  Councillor Joyce Brindley was elected-unopposed-as an Independent councillor. Both of them have consistently agreed with and voted for Labour councillors resolutions.

Cllr.Ireland has admitted he is the Labour party’s puppet with Cllr.St.John pulling the strings. Cllr.Brindley just sits on her chair as one of the nodding donkeys in full agreement with Labour councillors. She is in love with the sound of her own voice-when she speaks-and even then it is only to berate Cllr.Thornton. Brindley hates to be reminded her husband was bound over after his altercation with Cllr. Thornton but that does not stop her trying to adopt a superior attitude.

It is time Ireland and Brindley stopped deceiving their voters and admitted they are not Independents but Independent Labour councillors. Both of them are part of the reason why APC is not fit for purpose. Ireland struggles and bumbles his way through an agenda-with much prompting from the Clerk-and Brindley does not pay any attention, which was evident when the Budget meeting took place. She did’nt have a clue what was being discussed and struggled to understand the figures.

Independent councillors do not have any party allegiance nor an agenda. Ireland and Brindley are sham Independent councillors and should tell their electors the truth-they are cannon fodder for the Labour party on Anston Parish Council.

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16 Responses to Two Sham Independents.

  1. S Thornton says:

    Cllr St John, who does not live in Anston should not hide behind “anonymous” when Bullying those who do not agree with him.
    With regard to the so called “Assault”, Mr Brindley, husband of Cllr Joyce Brindley struck me three times, I pushed him away in self defence. ( Cllr Joyce Brindley has also assaulted me previously), What is noticeable is the number of Labour Cllrs who were quick to make complaints . Those that made a complaint were Labour Cllrs Dalton, Bridges Stonebridge and Wardle. Not one of these people saw any incident, and the three that made statements lied to the Standards committee in order to “stitch me up”.
    Cllr St john likes to spread the word wherever he can that I am a Bully, he does this in the hope that I will not be Elected next year. If I am a Bully, how come he has never made a complaint to that effect to the Standards Committee. He has however recently made a complaint against myself because I called him “corrupt”. Can one be punished by the Standards Committee for telling the truth or expressing an opinion?.
    “his only reason for being on the Council is to get in the way of Council business” How petty, I stood for Election because I thought and still do think, that the people of Anston are being “shafted” by the Labour Party representatives. The Labour Cllrs who live in Anston are being controlled by St John and Dalton, both who live in Dinnington, and therefore don’t pay our Parish Tax. These two have cost the residents of Anston “hundreds of thousands” over the years.

    Its my understanding that these two will be targeted next year if they stand for the Parish Election.

    As for planning permission, another slur on my character, by Labour, The land in question will never be allowed planning permission in my lifetime, nor have I ever considered planning on that site. This was another of Cllr St John`s ways of “smearing” me before the 2011 Elections, that’s how I know its him who wrote the “Anonymous” post.
    I think he is losing it, with such petty comments, or is it just the fact that he is not getting all his own way anymore, even his own Labour Cllrs have seen through him and don’t vote with him at Council Meetings.
    Time to “retire on health grounds” me thinks

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    • Geoffrey Brown says:

      Do not lie. The court did not lie by binding you, a parish councillor, over to keep the peace. You have damaged your own reputation, well done, at least you can do something right. Mr Brindley is an old age pensioner. You should respect the old not assault the for telling an few home truths. The reason the councillors made the complaints is that they witnessed this first hand. Disgusting and shame on your part. You have dug your own hole, nobody else has done it.
      Lastly you are wrong yet again. Cllr St John did not post these. I will show myself in May 2015. Keep you seat warm for me.

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    • Watchman says:

      George Brindley was also bound over which appears to have escaped your attention.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I think you all should grow up. Have a look at the good the local council does. All council business is governed by The Parish Council Act 1957. In reality parish council decisions are not based on political ideals but is for the good of the community. As for councillors assaulting local voters, in the next election the voters should see him for what he is a bully and his only reason for being on the council is to get in the way of council business, oh and maybe planning permission for his field behind the allotments.

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    • Watchman says:

      Do you have any evidence of an assault?

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    • Geoffrey Brown says:

      It is not for me to provide evidence. If you do a little homework you will find the only evidence you need will be the police and court records. Why do you hide behind ‘the watchman’. You your own name and be proud of your convictions, people may think you are a coward(not my thoughts but those of the local electorate). Open your eyes and see the excellent work the parish council does for the community. Why not turn your attention to R.M.B.C. or is the challenge too much. Scared of litigation and slander maybe. Let your conscience be your guide.

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    • Watchman says:

      I asked a rhetorical question.This site does not exist for you or anyone else to conduct private feuds.As for people thinking I’m a coward? I doubt very much that the ‘local electorate’ agree with you-unless you can provide solid evidence to validate your spurious claim? “Why not turn your attention to RMBC”? I suggest you read my latest post and more importantly; this is Anston Parish Council Watch in case you had’nt noticed. I have no fear or worries about litigation,nothing has been published nor will be published that is defamatory or libellous against anyone. As you raise the subject of transparency perhaps you’d like to explain why you use a non UK offshore host email address?
      If you read ‘Our Purpose’ it states quite clearly ‘This site does not support any political party’.
      How hard can it be not to understand?

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  3. Bob Rust says:

    If I want to know what you are doing I only have to listen to what you accuse others of doing. You seem to be very close to ukip, handing out their leaflets etc. Perhaps you are too cowardly, hiding behind an independent label when really you’re a kipper.

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    • Watchman says:

      You are reaching the limits of my patience.Final warning. Either comment on the topics or play somewhere else.

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    • Bob Rust says:

      Well Mr Watchman it would seem that some people on this site can have Anonymous names and not be questioned, perhaps that’s because they are not criticising Co Thornton, just criticising every other Independent councillor. Thornton is not independent he is hiding under that title because really he is a ukip supporter.

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    • Watchman says:

      Your post has been edited. Independent Cllr’s are not criticised. I hope you can substantiate your claims about Councillor Thornton.
      Don’t use this site to carry out your personal agenda and vendetta.

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  4. S Thornton says:

    Note “Mr Rust” did not make any comments on the actual subject. I found the comments very interesting. But alas, Mr Rust still hides behind a false name, what`s the matter, too cowardly to have a go at Independent Cllrs and give your real name. This is typical of the Labour Group in Anston, they will make nasty comments, bully people who disagree with them and then hide behind false names
    Stand up and be counted like the rest of us.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Joyce Brindley has never fought an election and if she decides to stand again she will find it very difficult explaining to her constituents how she has failed them during her wasted years on APC. She did not vote against the purchase of Rackford Meadows-which will cost Anston taxpayers an extra £12,800 per year (for 20 years) for loan repayments, she did not vote against the Budget when it was presented even though it was misleading in its presentation. She later admitted she did’nt understand it but still voted for it, but only after watching Labour Cllr’s St.John and Dalton vote to accept it.
    She is not an Independent councillor, she is biased towards the controlling Labour group.
    I agree she should resign and stand as a Labour candidate.

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  6. S Thornton says:

    I think we all would welcome “Rob Rust`s” comments on this post. Lets see if “Mr Rust” will make comments on OTHER Parish Cllrs, rather than trying to attack those Independent Cllrs who are actually working for the people of Anston.

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    • Bob Rust says:

      Well if I could actually think of anything positive that you have done Co Thornton I would applaud you for it. Unfortunately all you seem to do is delay council business and spend your time politiking and whining about the Labour party, whilst at the same time accusing others of doing exactly what you are doing.
      Oh and I seem to think that you got a 6 month Bide Over for hitting a senior citizen, a man who was 20 years older than you. You left some nasty marks on his face, I don’t think he touched you.

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    • Watchman says:

      In the interests of free speech I will allow your comment but……………this topic is about Ireland and Brindley and their deception of electors.
      If you want to argue with Cllr.Thornton I suggest you do it elsewhere.

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