Monthly Archives: August 2015

To Frack or Not to Frack?


UK Energy Minister Lord Bourne said:(On August 20th) “Keeping the lights on and powering the economy is not negotiable, and these industries will play a key part in providing secure and reliable energy to UK homes and businesses for decades … Continue reading

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Parish, town and community councils are genuinely democratic vehicles for translating localism into reality.


Let’s see if you can identify the Cinderella of British Politics. They’ve been around since 1894 and there are roughly 10,000 of these most-local of local authorities. They serve urban and rural communities; are elected and have tax raising powers. … Continue reading

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Now for Something Completely Different.


Why we lost our Post Offices. Have you ever heard of the EU Post Office Directive? No.? Why is it never mentioned in the newspapers? Are you sure it isn’t made it up because we want to blame the EU … Continue reading

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Doing More With Less


Anston Parish Council in common with every other council in England and Wales has to manage its finances responsibly.                                           … Continue reading

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Collins leaves through the Exit Door


Politically biased Jacqui Collins-Former Monitoring Officer-has finally left RMBC for pastures new.                                                         … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Day-August 1st


Happy Yorkshire Day! As the old saying goes: ‘Tha can allus tell a Yorkshireman, but tha can’t tell ‘im much’. The number of acres covered by Yorkshire is more than the number of letters in the King James Bible. Yorkshire … Continue reading

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