More Jottings from Anston a “Quality Parish Council” from Mrs Overall

More Jottings from a “Quality Parish Council” from Mrs Overall

November 2011 Charity meeting 7pm start Finance meeting follows

Well it is in the air that Robin Stonebridge wants to step into Jo Burton’s shoes as Borough Councillor Will prince charming be offering the glass slipper! Anyway it is selection night for the Labour Party so what do you expect? Robin Stonebridge aka Prince (not) Charming and Cinderella not present at the Meetings.

Question: Are Parish Council meetings important?

Answer: Obviously not Labour Party firs!

Chairman Ireland – The captain of our ship is off cruising – However Cllr Beck chaired the meeting well. All was going beautifully, getting on with the business –

THEN – Roll of Thunder Flash of Light –Enter stage right at c7.55 Cllr St.John. Well hello sailor AND THEN THE PANTOMIME STARTS.

Loud and interrupting – does he have to be the centre of attention?

Immediatley – Cllr St.John yet again makes his disparaging remarks and gestures towards Cllr Thornton. Cllr Brindley now feels free to snort at Cllr Thornton throughout the meeting.

Question: What did Cllr Thornton do?

Answer: Followed the Code of Conduct, made a Point of Order, to ask the Chairman to bring Cllr St.John under control AGAIN!

Cllr Ireland – Nominated himself to be elected to the NATIONAL Association of Local Councils!! – The High Level parliamentary lobbying group – Oh dear – What a BUGGERS MUDDLE HE MAKES OF Things at Anston .

Interestingly Cllr St.John said John is doing a good job and doing his best. It is known that Cllr Ireland puts it around freely that he is Iain St.John’s puppet hence he is Parish Council Chairman.

Despite opposition Cllr St.John proposed the nomination – he was elected by Cllrs St.John, Liz Bridges, Joyce Brindley & Helen Wardle

Questions: Isn’t the country in enough mess?

Answer: Not half as much as Anston!

Cllr Thornton made his point re his ejection from the last Finance Meeting

He was correct – Items cannot be introduced on to the Agenda at the whim of the Chairman.

Question: Was Cllr Thornton’s eviction politically motivated?

Answer: You decide – Cllr St.John has proposed, nominated or seconded this Cllrs eviction every time!

Local Development Framework (LDF)

Cllr St.John shouted PASS very loudly to keep things quiet?

Question: Do Labour want this discussing?

Answer: No they do not!

Borough Cllr Darren Hughes – The Defector

LDF Meeting at Dinnington, assured everyone present that Borough Councillors will not be voting on the LDF Core Strategy. Surprise surprise – It appears that Borough Councillors will be voting on the Core Strategy early in the New Year

Question: Was Cllr Hughes deliberately towing the Labour Party line to keep things quiet?

Answer: You make your mind up – he is up for election in May 2012!

Goodnight All

Mrs Overall

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