*See Update at Bottom of This Post*
Some members of the Labour party are full of bitterness because they were either declared ‘Not Fit For Purpose‘ by Louise Casey or they made a complete horlicks of representing residents on Anston Parish Council and decided that 34 complaints against them was too much-even for hypocrites. Local Labour party members including Judy Dalton, Jo Burton and Iain St.John have decided that troublemaking at APC meetings is better use of their time than helping local people who may have more urgent priorities. The evidence for this is below:
From: barry holloway firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: 10 October 2015 13:20
To: Margaret Marshall
Cc: Horsfield, Kath; Daine, Anne and Brian; Foster, Geoff; Foster, Pauline; Venimore, Mike
Subject: Re: Message frrom Judy Dalton/Ian StJohn
Perhaps we would have more fun going to the council meeting than our Tara meeting??
Sent from my iPad
On 10 Oct 2015, at 12:50, Margaret Marshall <email@example.com> wrote:
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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:37:48 +0100
From: Judy Dalton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: ‘Judy Dalton’ <email@example.com>
I am forwarding this cutting from the Advertiser to a few of you who might be interested. I attended this meeting, and the behaviour of a number of councillors was truly awful.
I will also be attending on Monday 19th , hopefully there will be a decision on the findings of the standards board.
From: Iain StJohn [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 09 October 2015 18:40
If you could publicise this and say that the Council reconvenes on Monday 19th October at 7.30pm it would be very helpful. I will certainly be there.
(I’ll bet these three ne’er do wells do not realise that the local Labour party leaks like a sieve) Judy Dalton uses the words ‘truly awful’. Not as “truly awful” as concentrating on ‘diversity’ when you were an RMBC councillor instead of abused children eh Judy? Or delaying the start of a Parish Council meeting so one of your minions could go and collect a missing Labour councillor to make sure Labour had a majority. Or not as “truly awful” as failing to declare a Personal Interest in the Members Register. RMBC councillor Jo Burton was overheard to say at the last APC meeting, when referring to Cllr.Thornton “He’s got some brass neck”. Would this be the same “brass neck” as denying she knew nothing about the vile crimes against young children when she was Senior Adviser to Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services (May 2005 to May 2007) and Vice-Chair of Children and Young People’s Services Scrutiny Panel (May 2007 to May 2009) also Children and Young People’s Services Scrutiny Panel (May 2007 to May 2009? The ex-Leader of RMBC-Paul Lakin-is on record stating “The Senior Advisor had the same information as the Cabinet Member“. Publicly denying you ‘knew nothing‘ won’t wash. Who’s really got a ‘brass neck’ Jo?
Dalton,Burton and St.John have no interests in helping local residents, they are more interested in trying to promote Labour propaganda and denying any knowledge of the CSE scandal.
- *As a result of further information and clarification I want to make it clear that Barry Holloway has no interests in or connections with the Labour party nor with Anston Parish Council. My apologies if I’ve caused him any embarrassment. It seems that Dalton and Burton tried to impose themselves on Greenlands TARA but to his credit Barry Holloway refuses to let councillors attend TARA meetings. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- * Update *
- APC meeting on Monday 19th October.
- Chairman of the Council Clive Jepson is ill so Vice-Chairman Stuart Thornton took the Chair.
Politely he greeted members of the public to the meeting and started to go through the Agenda. Amongst members of the public were failed ex-councillors Dalton and Brindley and ex APC councillor Burton. (Who is also a Borough Councillor). Joining them were Mr.& Mrs.Thomas and Mrs.Reyonolds.
Item d) ‘Allow one question per elector of the civil parish of Anston on a topic for which the parish council has responsibility’. Up jumps Mrs. Reynolds-in full rant mode-wanting to know why Cllr.Thornton has not been suspended/dismissed/hung drawn and quarted. Mrs.Thomas also joined in, grumbling loudly during this verbal onslaught. Councillor Thornton showed a great deal of patience and said he would be addressing the subject of RMBC’s Standards Board finding later in the evening. A couple of other questions followed relating to other matters and………. Quelle Surprise!
Up jumps Mrs.Reynolds again in full turbocharged rage trying to take over the meeting and refusing the Chairman’s requests to sit down. The meeting was suspended at this point. During the subsequent 10 minutes or so following this the Gruesome Twosome (Reynolds and Thomas) went into a conspiritorial huddle with Dalton,Brindley and Burton and Councillor Jonathan Ireland was also spotted heading in their general direction. The meeting resumed and before council business could be discussed Reynolds,Thomas and Brindley started up again. Their sole intentions were to disrupt the meeting and Joyce Brindley was overheard saying “You used to do it to us”.
The difference this time is that these troublemakers are politically motivated whereas previously disruptions were the sole responsibility of the Labour councillors who refused to follow correct procedures, refused to answer legitimate questions from members of the public and could not answer simple questions about the budget.
The meeting was closed at 8pm and at this point Mrs.Reynolds snatched a copy of the agenda from another female resident and kept pointing to Item d) while loudly insisting she was right and everyone else was wrong. Mrs. Brindley also verbally abused this lady and accused her of not supporting the previous Labour dominated council.
Is there a possibility that Mrs.Reynolds is perhaps slightly mentally unbalanced? She is (or was) a Magistrate. Whatever happened to neutrality?
The evidence from last night is that Mrs.Thomas and Mrs.Brindley are also vindictive harridans firing bullets for the Labour losers.
- Something for the troublemakers to consider: Meetings of the Parish Council are not public meetings but members of the public have a statutory right to attend meetings of the council as observers. They have no legal right to speak unless the Parish Council Chairman authorises them to do so. (You would think failed councillors know this) APC Standing Orders: 95-…...’Generally (Operative word) time will be allocated at each meeting in order to allow the public to speak. At the start of the meeting a maximum of 20 minutes will be allocated for electors of the Civil Parish of Anston ……….to put questions. An elector will be permitted to ask one question only and may speak for no more than two minutes.’ (It is a concession granted by the Chairman but it is not mandatory) However as Labour party supporters are intent on disrupting the business of the council it is up to the Chairman and Councillors to decide on the best course of action to ensure these rowdy people do not frustrate council business.