Mrs Overall’s Anston parish, Christmas Pantomime – Act 1
Finance Meeting 7th December Cllr Thornton queried what interest Cllr St.John had declared in relation to a 100% grant (free use of Parish Hall) on 21 November. Other members had declared personal or prejudicial interest whereas Cllr St.John just declared “An” interest. Cllr St.John stated he was a Trustee of Safe at Last, the group asking for the free use of hall.
Question: As a Trustee – Does he have a direct financial interest?
Answer: Yes and it is prejudicial, due to financial implications.
Cllr St.John was not at the meeting of the 7th – not available to answer what interest he had declared. Cllr Thornton queried if Cllr St.John had left the room, as required to do in Standing Orders.
Tra La Tra La – Riding to the rescue – Boy Wonder Beck, declared Cllr St.John had left the room.
OH NO – He didn’t , He’s behind you looking at the wall map. Then came back and sat next to you.
A member of the public confirmed he did not leave the room.
Telling porkies for a friend!?
AGRD Anston Kids – Grant
Question: Was this granted last month?
Answer: NO – Blocked by Cllr St.John.
Question: Was it granted This month?
Answer: YES – Overwhelmingly – £100 –
Question Was Cllr St.John Absent?
Question: Was this unanimous?
Answer: NO – Cllr Stonebridge queried if Children’s Services at RMBC had been informed? WHY?
Did he query The Junior Football Team’s application? – NO!
Well the pantomime season is here and he made a great performance of abstaining and asked for a recorded vote.
Question: Was this to let everyone know (if they were in doubt!) he had abstained.
Answer: Maybe it was more to do with Mrs Sheldon-Ennis – the applicant.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PARISH COUNCILLORS WHO VOTED FOR THIS GRANT TO BE GIVEN.
Broadcasting of Meetings
Question: Is this now dying a death – Seems to be – WHY?
Answer: Don’t they want us to see their performances? Oh shame.
Chairman of Parish Council sitting next to Cllr Dalton Chair of Finance Meeting.
Question: Did he start to get agitated at 9.30pm?
Answer: Well he always has to leave around this time to go to the pub!
Question: Had all Agenda items been discussed?
Answer: NO – There were more than 10 items left to discuss!
MEETING CLOSED IN FAVOUR OF THE PUB!
This was brought to you courtesy of Mrs Overall, to whom I am sure readers will be grateful.
We will bring you Act 2 later on.