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Expensive Whitewash


The summaries of six investigations into the devastating failures of RMBC before,during and after the CSE scandal can be found here: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/iir. Click the ‘Find out more’ button on each report. £440,000 of our money has been wasted on these … Continue reading

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Fracking Hell!


The barbarians have appeared on the horizon in the lovely village of Woodsetts in the shape of INEOS, the company who want to frack the hell out of South Yorkshire. Gas drillers INEOS have followed up their appalling proposal for … Continue reading

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RMBC Stealing Anston’s Money.


When HM Treasury set out the grants it will give to Rotherham Borough Council for 2015/2016 and beyond it recommended that Parish Councils should not be deprived of their annual grants. (A number of RMBC departments including Child Protection and … Continue reading

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Parish, town and community councils are genuinely democratic vehicles for translating localism into reality.


Let’s see if you can identify the Cinderella of British Politics. They’ve been around since 1894 and there are roughly 10,000 of these most-local of local authorities. They serve urban and rural communities; are elected and have tax raising powers. … Continue reading

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Collins leaves through the Exit Door


Politically biased Jacqui Collins-Former Monitoring Officer-has finally left RMBC for pastures new.                                                         … Continue reading

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Facing Stark Reality.


Parish councils monitor street lighting, they can provide allotments and look after play areas and village greens. They have a hand in communications by maintaining or guarding such things as rights of way, bus shelters and public seats.                                                 Parish councils … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Us!


Just a year ago Anston Parish Council Watch was launched to expose the ineptitude, procedural irregularities, bullying and financial incompetence of Labour councillors who treated APC as their private club and fiefdom.                                                                   Throughout the last 12 months APCW has maintained … Continue reading

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