Monthly Archives: May 2016

Democracy Matters


In addition to proposals for new bodies operating above the level of local councils, some people argue for decentralisation of some powers to neighbourhoods below the level of existing councils. Local councils often cover large populations. This means that those … Continue reading

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Is thIs this our share of the £10 million Roads spend.


Contributed by Patriot. While I realise that this is Anston Parish Council Watch, my opinion is that anything of interest or concern in the areas around Anston should be newsworthy enough to warrant discussion on here. First, before I get to my … Continue reading

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Setting the Council Tax for 2016/17


  Leader of RMBC Cllr. Chris Read gave details of the levels of Council Tax for the next financial year. This includes the new 2% Adult Social Care ‘precept’ encouraged by the government and included both the Police and Crime … Continue reading

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Unlawful activities in the Parish Hall car park


Monday 9th May at 7:30 pm two cars; Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.4 petrol. YR54 EXN (Black) and a VW Polo GTI 1.4 petrol. KP11 BNE (White) were seen and photographed throwing litter from their cars and smoking ‘substances’. The drivers/passengers have … Continue reading

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New House Building on Plaxton Site.


Despite objections from nearby residents, Anston Parish Council and Independent Borough  Cllr. Clive Jepson RMBC has given permission for up to 30 homes to be built on the disused Plaxton’s site on Ryton Road. Many of the objectors raised valid … Continue reading

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Local Election Results


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