The Independent councillors who will control Anston Parish Council after May 7th have a lot of work ahead of them. Other than electing Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, deciding other responsibilities and ensuring the day-to-day management of the PC is not unduly interrupted our new parish council has to decide what needs to be done to secure the long term financial future of APC, how to maximise the assets and at the same time make sure the residents of Anston are not burdened with more costs during the next four years. The previous Labour administration had no qualms about spending our money and then raising the precept-and/or raiding the reserves-to make good the shortfalls.
The new councillors bring a wide range of skills to APC including Financial Management, Sales Management and one new councillor is a former employee of RMBC, these are desirable and beneficial competences for the council in the 21st century and should be used.
A) What needs to be done?
B) How will the goals be achieved?
C) How will the council make sure Openess, Transparency and Honesty is the norm? These are the some of the challenges our new council-and councillors-will have to face.
It would be unfair to expect the new council to hit the ground running but there is massive enthusiasm and a willingness by all councillors to forge a new start and reputation for APC and put an end to the divisive policies of Labour councillors who did so much to bring Anston and our Parish Council into disrepute.