Please define your comments “so far removed from public opinion” or split a community in such a way”. You cannot make things up without proof. It smacks of the old Labour tactic, “say it enough times and they will believe it”. Only a very very small number of the community ( average 5 or 6) actually attend the Parish Council meetings. ( and two of them happen to be Council Contractors) . I would like to think that many more watch the recorded broadcasts. But so far none of those watching have turned out in numbers to make any complaints to the Council.
whoops, sliped up, I posted the previous post regarding the “staffing Meeting” etc.
Ultimate, Yet again persons posting without the true facts. I find it very surprising that you seem to have “inside information” on what is discussed at Confidential Staffing Meetings. I challenge you to give an example of which item(s) of the Councils Agenda have been discussed in a Staffing meeting.
Groups Bank accounts, When a local group asks for a grant from the Council, they are asked to fill in a form, and send along with it a copy of their accounts. This so that the council can see if they have had previous grants and make an assessment as to their financial status. Over the years under the Last Council, only certain groups actually produced the information, yet were given the grants regardless ( I am quite sure it was nothing to do with votes). Surprisingly, now that all groups have to produce the accounts, it has shown that overall the community groups in North and South Anston have quite healthy balances.
Reserves, Yet again sniping from a position of ignorance. All reserves, Earmarks or otherwise, have to be spent on the residents of both N&S Anston.
Another keyboard warrior, sniping without giving his/her true identity. Remember my challenge.
Sorry David then explain why items from the agenda if not reached are then discussed at staffing meeting s explain why groups bank account s are asked for when the council as a surplus wich should be spent to benefit the community
What exactly has your comment got to do with the results of the local elections?
You are posting under another ID (again) and your diversionary tactics are becoming tiresome.
Stop it or I’ll stop you.
The council as to take the bull with the horns it is an total mess I personally can’t wait for the parish elections I just hope by that time there is a council left never in the history of anston as a council been so far removed from public opinion or split a community in such a way
Perhaps ‘ultimate’ should revisit some of the statements he/she made.
Another keyboard warrior who will not reveal their identity.
” so far removed from public opinion”. Would that be all 5/6 members of the public who attend APC meetings? Or the 65% of people who couldn’t be bothered to drag their backsides to a polling booth last week?
Where is the evidence for a ‘split community’? It’s no good making wild and woolly accusations if they are not backed up by solid facts. ‘ultimate’ makes the same mistake as other ill informed people; presenting a prejudice (not an opinion because an opinion is based on evidence) as a fact.
No parish council is perfect but APC has come a long,long way from where it was under the Labour party. It is more open and transparent IMV and more importantly genuine debate takes place instead of the cosy stitch ups agreed in secret pre-council meetings.where following the party line was deemed to be more important than parish business.
‘ultimate’ is entitled to comment but is not entitled to his/her version of ‘facts’.
Rebuild relationship with the public as it would appear it is at all time low actually get though agenda items in an orderly manner address management issues an most important actually work to generate stability because at the moment this is not the case and is stopping progress and to be fare this council as not shown anything different from the last one
Yes Mr Thornton quite agree and proved this with the number of votes but apc still needs strong leadership wich you must admit as been a bit hit and miss at times and management is still abit wobbly there is a lot of issues that need a dressing it remains to be seen if this council is fit for the challenges it will face this may be abit more difficult if issues are not delt with
Would you care to explain the ‘issues’ as you perceive them?
All gone quite on here”, what`s changed, 2 Labour Cllrs, 1 Independent. ( exactly same as before ) Going to be interesting to see what our two “newbies” are going to do for the village. I challenge them to try to “out work” the Independent.
Seem to have gone very quiet on here since the election mm wonder why will all three elected cllrs be sitting at meetings now
Dalton this Burton that why is this constantly being used as an excuse move on i don’t think it matters who is in power at anston As it is clear they don’t trust each other never mind other parties anston needs dragging into the future not the past
Burton and Dalton were members of the clique that mismanaged parish affairs and parish funds and the legacy they left behind meant extra work for the new Independent council.
I agree we should move on.
The past is for memories, not for living in.
I’m disappointed that that just over 37% of registered voters in Anston bothered to take the time to cast their votes.
Everyone and his/her dog seems to find the time to criticise governments and councils but very apathetic when push comes to shove.
“You get the government (Borough/Parish council) you deserve”
Glad we got our Labour councilors and a good independent. It could of been UKIP which our village does not need. I happy with the turn out and cudos to Clive for getting the most votes.
I think cllr jepson had clear policys his views clearly helped is campaign and well done to him but once again cllr Thornton comes in guns blazing sign of desperation last time I looked I was female and a student at university and political views have no place in anston parish council cllrs are there to act in the public interest not there own
It is my personal view that party politics have no place in a parish council. I remember such a comment on this blog and I wholeheartedly agree.
APC suffered under one party (Labour) rule, nothing was done or could be done until the Labour party members agreed-usually at secret meetings beforehand.
Parishes should IMV be apolitical, there is nothing to be gained by putting party interests before the public interest.
The elections are over and the results are known.
Live with it.
“The elections are over and the results are known.
Live with it.”
Thanks for your comment and objectivity.
In Anston 8911 people are entitled to vote. Only 3341 made the effort to cast their votes,that means 5570 could’nt be bothered or ignored the election.
What is the point of democracy if you don’t take advantage of it?
Don’t vote? Don’t moan if you are disappointed by the results.
I think we should start a guessing game. Lets all guess who Miss f sales really is, cos we all know it not a real name. Yet again, another key board warrior who has not the guts to give his (whoops) His/her name whilst slagging off Parish Councillors.
Wanted a “Mixed Council”. Utter rubbish, count up the votes and you will find more people voted against Labour than voted for Labour. The reason Labour got in again is purely that the “right wing” vote keeps getting split between UKIP and the Tories. The reason Clive Jepson was elected was because he is well known (and born) in Anston, Further over the last 4 years he has worked for the people of Anston whilst Burton, Dalton and Taylor ( who`s he) did nothing. They took our Tax money on false pretences.
Here is another comparison. More people voted AGAINST UKIP than voted for them.
Sir anston pc is controlled by independent s for how long after another apc cllr as left so in eleven months three cllrs have left two rmbc cllrs elected now having two seats available and you don’t have a problem
APC is not my problem!
I only comment on it.
Firstly congratulations to all that have been elected what ever party the first objective for all candidates is to ensure anston is herd in rmbc all cllrs must now work together to restore harmony this election as proven that anston is unhappy with one party rule it is now time to work together
” anston is unhappy with one party rule”
Which party are you referring to?
Well it looks like hard work on Mr jepsons part paid off this exactly what I sead about candidates needing clear policy s that public can understand Mrs sadler will now realise no policies no seat it is also a good thing some young blood as found its way into seats it is now obviously clear that anston want a mixed council and don’t want to be totally controlled by independent s sorry guys but the results say all
It is not “obviously clear that anston want a mixed council”. If you’ve been following this blog since its inception you will know the Labour party ran away from the last parish council elections and refused to field any candidates.
The fact APC is now controlled by the Independents is not relevant to borough elections.
RMBC is publicly outed as ‘Not Fit for Purpose’.
Commissioners have to take control of RMBC because Labour councillors are not fit to run it.
Undertones of anti-semitism in the Labour party.
Dodgy loans to a private company while cutting school crossings patrols.
What does it take for Rotherham residents to wake up and smell the coffee?
I won’t allow this thread to turn into a Left-v-Right debate.
Comments are always welcome but stick to the results of the local elections.
Not difficult is it?
They won’t ever wake up and smell the coffee. They continue to vote for them, just like Dad did, just like Grandad did, just like Great-Grandad did. Even after the scandal of CSE and the “not-fit-for-purpose” Council they will still vote Labour, even if it was a blind, one-armed monkey, as long as it had a red rose on it.
Labour candidates won 48 of the 63 seats up for grabs in the Town Hall council chamber.
UKIP remains the borough’s main opposition with 14 councillors, while Clive Jepson regained his seat in the Anston and Woodsetts ward and the Tories were wiped out, with Mayor-elect Chris Middleton losing out.
RMBC council chamber is-
Labour: 48 seats
UKIP: 14 seats
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