APC meeting 19th October. The video recording* is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQLO0PimL7U At 17:00 minutes in you will hear the raised voice of Judith Reynolds who attempts to hijack the meeting for her own political ends. She was sitting close to ex-councillor Dalton who not only was wearing her silly smirk but had primed Mrs.Reynolds beforehand. In La La Labour land verbally abusing an opponent and at the same time refusing to listen to the answers is the norm. How sad. At 18:18 into the video the meeting was suspended despite the Vice Chairman’s requests to Mrs.Reynolds and Mrs.June Thomas they should sit down and stop talking. Mrs.Reynolds and Mrs.June Thomas attended to prevent the council conducting its lawful business. At 25:30 in the video the meeting resumed however Mrs.Reynolds and Mrs.Thomas can still be heard interrupting the proceedings. For a few minutes Mrs.Reynolds appears to run out steam but at 29:27 she starts shouting again. A member of the public remonstrated with Mrs.Thomas and Mrs.Reynolds saying they were delaying council proceedings. She was verbally abused for having the courage to speak out. Other voices can also be heard also interrupting Cllr.Thornton so again the meeting was suspended at 31:43. Resumed at 39:50. At 41:20-Guess what?-Reynolds and Thomas were at it again showing complete disrespect for Councillors, the Vice Chairman and other members of the public so the meeting was closed. If Anston Parish Council business is delayed the fault lies entirely with these two vindictive females who think they have the monopoly on Truth and Wisdom.
APC meeting 28th October. Members of the public in attendance included Judith Reynolds and her buddy former APC councillor Iain St.John. And a Police Officer. Perhaps Mrs.Thomas had decided to stay at home to wash and polish her broomstick? The meeting was chaired by Cllr.Clive Jepson and it was a pleasant change to see council business conducted without silly interruptions from post-menopausal/psychotic/hysterical/vindictive (Delete as appropriate) women. Finally, Item 22 on the Agenda which concerned RMBC’s (Double) Standards Board recommendations that Councillor Stuart Thornton should be censured, removed from any and all committees and sub-committees and removed from all outside appointments to which he had been appointed or nominated by the Parish. Cllr. Jonathan Ireland mentioned Standing Order 87-which says (in essence) that Cllr.Thornton should leave the room until the matter was discussed and voted on. Cllr.Thornton answered by saying he had taken legal advice and would remain seated. The vote to censure Stuart Thornton was carried, the other two recommendations were defeated by majority votes. It is worth mentioning that RMBC will not be invading Anston because APC Independent councillors-unlike the previous Labour administration-did not bow and scrape to ‘Unfit For Purpose’ RMBC councillors. After a couple of questions from members of the public the meeting ended (peacefully) at 9:30pm.
*Thanks to https://lovedinnington.wordpress.com/ for the video.*