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 .                                                                                                                     The Parish Council minutes from 17th February 2014 say:  RESOLVED: that minute 112/13 be amended to include ‘4.9% increase in precept’. That the minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held on 17th February 2014, with the amendment as shown above, be confirmed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings.    

The average inflation rate in Britain in 2013 was 2.5%, in 2014 it was 1.5% and in 2015 it was 0.1%.  http://www.rateinflation.com/inflation-rate/uk-inflation-rate

Let’s think about this. RMBC gave APC an extra £12,155 but Labour councillors increased our precept (aka ‘Anston Tax’) by 4.9% in 2014.                                            What happened to the extra money? What was it spent on? There are no extra litter bins, no extra grass cutting and the changing room facilities at Crowgate were not refurbished. Nor did the parish staff receive a 4.9% increase in wages.

APC Labour councillors-led by Burton,Dalton and St.John-were a bunch of devious and economic illiterates (aided and abetted by sham Independent Joyce Brindley who admitted she never understood simple budget sheets) conned Anston residents out of thousands of £’s. For what purposes?                                                                               Instead of looking at how savings could be made to APC expenditure they had no qualms about clobbering the good people of Anston with a rise in the precept that was more than three times the rate of inflation.

It should be plainly obvious they can’t be trusted to run a whelk stall let alone a council.




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

  1. S Thornton says:

    For those who attended last nights Council Meeting it was quite evident that there were differences of opinion between Cllrs as to those who want to make savings and those who do not.
    My bet is that the people of Anston will be on the side of those making savings to their hard earned wages.
    On average the Parish Tax (precept) has risen over the years, adding to the burden of those struggling to live. If individual Cllrs vote to raise the Council Tax again, dont expect the public to roll over and accept it, and dont expect that the public will vote for you in the next Election.


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