Wednesday evening May 6th is the last APC meeting before the General Election. This will be the last time incompetent and abusive Labour councillors get to strut their stuff (If they can be bothered to attend) and the last time John Ireland gets to play at being the chairman. The Labour party’s control of Anston Parish council has ended with ignominy. They are a busted flush and instead of fighting the Parish Election Labour councillors, plus sham Independent Brindley, know their record* on APC is indefensible and they did what was expected of them. They ran away and surrendered control of the parish council to the Independents. No token resistance.No blustering. No admittances of failure.
* An unprecedented number of complaints (35) to the Monitoring Officer concerning procedural improprieties and councillors behaviour- including verbally abusing parishioners. The Boy Blunder (Beck) threatening a disabled pensioner with forcible removal by the Police. The massive £254,000 debt (repayable over 20 years) to buy greenbelt land without proper public consultations. Burton, Dalton and St.John’s denials that they “knew nothing” about the CSE scandal. Beck,Burton and Dalton included on the list of Borough Cllrs. declared ‘not fit for purpose‘. The threat by the Monitoring Officer to close APC down.
Coffee mornings with Labour supporters? No problem. Using TARA meetings to spread Labour party propaganda? No problem. Phoney ‘litter picks’ with supporters? (making sure a press photographer attended) No problem. All this while the Labour party continually turned a blind eye to what really matters; The interests and welfare of all Anston residents.