Monthly Archives: May 2015

Being labelled ‘Not Fit For Purpose’ means you get promoted by RMBC.


Forced to resign after being heavily criticised by Louise Casey CB. in the aftermath of the CSE scandal RMBC’s former Cabinet Members stayed out of sight waiting for the results of the elections on May 11th. Since then they have … Continue reading

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Powers and Duties of a Parish Council.


What powers and duties do parish councils have?                                               Parish councils have more formal powers to do things than are often suspected. The following are all under the remit of a parish council: · Allotments · Burial Grounds, Cemeteries, Churchyards and … Continue reading

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RMBC Is Not Good Value For (Our) Money


At long last we have the figures for Rotherham Councillor’s Allowances & Expenses for 2011/12 only three months after our neighbours in Sheffield published theirs. So here we go in 2011/12 Rotherham Councillors claimed £1,112,003 a drop on last year … Continue reading

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The Art of Not Being Responsible


There is a very good poem about responsibility by Charles Osgood that sums up the attitude of Anston Parish Labour councillors who failed to be fiscally responsible, open, transparent and democratic and who continued to blame the problems at APC … Continue reading

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Back From The Brink. With Positive Signs of Life.


Anston Parish Hall. 7pm on Monday 18th May. First meeting of the new Parish Council. The Annual Parish Meeting. Item 1; To elect a Chairman. Cllr.Clive Jepson unanimously elected. A well deserved reward for his years of service and hard … Continue reading

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How Your Parish Council works.


Parish Councils are the 1st tier of government and councillors are accountable to you. Councils are not charities, residents associations or private members clubs, they are part of local government. Parish councils do not have an all embracing document such … Continue reading

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Improving Anston Parish Council Services-Or-How To Save Our Money.


The 2011 Open Public Services White Paper recognises the way local government has operated and delivered public services over the last 50 years is no longer affordable and efficient in the face of; Reduced public spending. Increased demand for services. … Continue reading

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