Monthly Archives: March 2016

People Shape Localism


Local councils have been in existence since 1894, are a formal part of English (& Welsh) local government, have tax raising powers, are democratically accountable and exercise powers under the Localism Act 2011. Local Councils – the collective name for … Continue reading

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How hard can it be?


During the 10 months the ‘new’ APC has been in existence there seems to be a distinct lack of co-operation between some new councillors. An awful lot of time is spent bickering about minor points instead of discussing the agenda, … Continue reading

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EU green transport target ‘may have increased greenhouse gas emissions’


Renewable transport goal has encouraged biofuels including those from palm oil and soybean, which are found to be worse than diesel oil for emissions. European Union renewable energy targets may have increased greenhouse gas emissions because the dirtiest biofuels produce … Continue reading

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Labour’s Election leaflets


Passed on to me by non Labour voters in Anston, they make interesting reading. No.1                                                                                                                                                       The ‘A’ side reads ‘Labour victory against police cuts’.                                                                     True but what this has to do with the local elections in Anston and Woodsetts escapes … Continue reading

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How do we square the circle?


We desperately need more houses but we love our greenbelt. THE new Conservative Government has placed rectifying our current housing shortage at the top of its agenda. The party’s manifesto promised 200,000 new starter homes and 275,000 additional affordable homes … Continue reading

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Rotherham: Where Some Cultures Are More Equal Than Others


Published in 2014 but still relevant.                         https://anstonparishcouncilwatch.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=672&action=edit                                                                                                                                           here:                                         … Continue reading

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