An APC meeting was scheduled for this evening (02/02/15) at 6:30pm. It was supposed to be a continuation of the meeting held on 19th January.
Only four Independent councillors attended the meeting plus Cllr.Ireland and the Clerk. Not one Labour councillor could be bothered to turn up to represent the people who voted for them. Why ? Because once again there were questions on the agenda concerning Cllr. Dalton, raised by Independent Cllr.Clive Jepson. There has been collusion between Anston Labour councillors on a massive scale. The missing Labour councillors are cowards and they have deceived their constituents by failing to attend Anston Parish Council meetings. Labour councillors will be knocking on doors during the next few months asking residents to vote for them in May. Why should anyone vote for part time Labour councillors who fail to obey a summons to attend a Parish Council meeting and refuse to answer legitimate questions concerning their behaviour? The questions about Dalton have been agenda items from October 2014 and ever since then she has either a) failed to attend Parish Council meetings or b) made sure questions about her are on the bottom of the agenda and the PC meetings ‘run out of time’ and c) delayed the proceedings by waffling on about less important matters or finding excuses to pick arguments with members of the public.
Answering questions from Independent Cllr.Thornton the Chairman John Ireland quoted a reply from Dalton where she says she ‘Has had lots of letters of support and has changed her mind about about being a part time councillor and resigning as Vice chair’ of APC. It is very odd that Dalton did not think to send another letter to the ‘Advertiser’ (Which published her original letter) stating she has ‘changed her mind’ and giving the reasons why.
Once again Anston residents have been Let Down by Labour Councillors who conspired to defeat the democratic process and stifle legitimate debate concerning one of their own. (Judith Dalton) Who is acting very strangely.
There needs to be a mass cull of Labour councillors who treat the residents of Anston with such contempt. Well done to the Independent Cllrs.- Baker. Jarvis. Jepson. Thornton who made the effort to attend and represent their voters.
AWOR from tonight’s meeting; Beck. Bridges. Brindley (Sham Independent). Burton. Crowther. Dalton (Quelle surprise) O’Brien. St.John. Stonebridge. Wardle.