Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rotherham Children’s Services to remain in Commissioner control


There are significant challenges still to overcome before RMBC regains public confidence and trust. Children’s services will remain under the power of commissioners, led by Sir Derek Myers. They were appointed in 2015 after a damning report by Louise Casey, … Continue reading

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Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals


People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.                                                           A final package of budget cuts, efficiencies, charges and proposals to change how some services are … Continue reading

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Rotherham Council finances “dire”


The lead commissioner at Rotherham Council has warned that the authority’s finances remain “dire” and the estimate of the savings it needs to make in the next three years has increased from £40m to £48.1m, with 500 jobs set to … Continue reading

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APC Labour Councillors Increased Precept Above Inflation-Then Ran Away.


Between 2013/14 and 2014/15 Anston Parish Council’s grant from RMBC was increased by £12,155 .                                                   … Continue reading

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What happened to Common Sense


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red … Continue reading

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What the authorities won’t tell you about the flooding


Although not directly affecting Anston the heavy rains during the past few weeks have caused untold misery and damage in York, Cumbria,Lancashire and Northumberland.        Many of us will have visited historic York or spent time in the Lake District and … Continue reading

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Anston Parish Council Watch in 2015


Happy New Year from Anston Parish Council Watch  Crunchy numbers The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it … Continue reading

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