ACORN ANTIQUES 19 MARCH 2012
JOTTINGS FROM A “QUALITY” PARISH COUNCIL
WHAT A NIGHT IT WAS – IT REALLY WAS
THIS IS A DARK AND X RATED PRODUCTION
Little comedy – just gloom
Read and despair
Last Meeting of the Financial Year:
Councillor Thornton asked if the budget was over or underspent
Computer says aka (The Clerk, Michael Gazur) Don’t Noooooooooooooooooooo
Joyce Brindley also known to us as Poison Ivy- Asking whose turn it was to do the audit checks
Q Was this a loaded question
A Of course
A Because Councillor Thornton refuses to do the audit check, having asked on numerous
occasions for a breakdown of transfer of monies, between the Charity and the Parish
Q Did she trip up
A Oh yes, she ensnared the “illustrious” chairman who never does an audit check!
MEETING ADJOURNED by Cllr Dalton
Q Was a vote taken to adjourn the meeting
A Don’t be ridiculous
Q Did she declare the items for which this meeting was adjourned
A Don’t be silly
Q Was a vote taken to put items into secret session
A Don’t be so very silly
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Chairman Ireland opens the meeting with more obfuscation e.g.
Regarding the guest speaker from Groundwork who had been invited to talk about litter picks (child labour!) A councillor asked who invited this lady.
The chairman replied “We invited her at the last Parish Council Meeting”
WHAT A WHOPPER! – Councillor Dalton invited the lady unbeknown to the clerk or the chairman or indeed councillors.
THE LADY WAS NOT INVITED AT THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Q Does the chairman know which end of him is up?
A No but he knows where the Trooper is!
In Attendance – School boys of the local area who are users of the Skate Park.
They attended to bring their observations to the attention of the Parish Council of the poor and unsafe condition of the Skate Park.
An eloquent young skate boarder pointed out that rivets were sticking out of the ramps and this was dangerous. Also the mud on the tarmac was a danger.
After all the normal excuses the Chairman invited the boys to attend the inspection of the Skate Park on a week day i.e. school day!
Q Is it the Chairman’s policy or that of the Parish Council to encourage truancy?
A Looks like it
Mrs Wallhead – Who has been campaigning for this Skate Park for many years and is now campaigning for it’s safety, asked:
Q Have any of the councillors been to look at other skate parks
A In jumps Iain St.John “Yes is the short answer,
I was cabinet member for skate parks etc., The major problem with skate parks maybe the day to day use. What you are wanting is something like Clifton Park we think or Maltby.”
The eloquent young skate boarder replied: “The point is we have got other skate parks round the area. We are not asking for these amazing skate parks “WE JUST WANT THIS TO BE SAFE. IT IS TOO DANGEROUS FOR US TO USE.”
At this point the whole of the public applauded this eloquent and perfectly controlled young man and called Hear Hear
If Iain St.John was Cabinet Member and Parish Council Member – HOW COME WE END UP WITH CAST OFF EQUIPMENT AND END UP WITH THE WORST UNSAFE SKATE PARK IN THE BOROUGH?
Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 20 February 2012
Untrue recording of above Minutes:
Now for the truth (a foreign land to many Anston Parish Councillors)
Q Was Councillor Thornton evicted from the previous parish council meeting 20 February
Q Did the Minutes record the events truthfully
Q Did the Chairman take a vote to evict Cllr Thornton
A Yes TWICE!
Q Why twice
A Because the Chairman made a Bugger’s Muddle of this
Q Was he complying with Standing Orders
A proposal was made to amend the Minutes to record the true events
This was put to the vote
RESULT – 7 Abstentions 1 For 6 Against
NOTE: The 6 Against – These had been present at the 20 February meeting and therefore knew that the events recorded in the minutes were untrue!
Q Is it acceptable for councillors to cover up and lie
A NO certainly not
However untrue recording of minutes amounts, at Anston Parish Council to:
Record not what took place but what you would have liked to have taken place.
Hey here comes Boy Wonder giving us his wisdom – convoluted though it is!
The Chesterfield Canal Trust
Q Why did Staveley Town Council write to request Anston Parish Council to grant monies
to The Chesterfield Canal Trust?
A Surely the Chesterfield Canal Trust should write on their own behalf?
Q Why did Boy Wonder press so hard for this grant
A Surely not to impress the Chairman of the Chesterfield Canal Trust (Robin Stonebridge)
Q Did Boy Wonder speak against donating to our own stretch of canal
A Yes – it is a linked up project (Clang – medal struck for stating the b……g obvious)
Q Later did he report that 3 areas, including Rotherham had donated to their own stretch of the Canal
A Yes he did – Well let’s have it straight Boy Wonder (Clang – another medal struck)
10i Agenda Item -To discuss bullying of Councillors
Q At the previous month’s meeting, did Cllr St.John accuse another councillor of bullying
Q Did Cllr St.John make a complaint about bullying to the Standards Committee
Q Did Cllr St.John make this accusation for effect
A Of course – He can’t resist being on a stage
Q Did the accused councillor read out a statement in order to prevent himself being
evicted once more
Q Why were Poison Ivy and Boy Wonder sitting smirking with each other
A Obviously they think bullying is funny but then Poison Ivy does have a certain record
10ii Agenda Item – To discuss Councillor Thornton being evicted from the previous council meeting
Q Why did the chairman strike this item off the agenda
A Too near the knuckle
Q Did the chairman allow any discussion
A None whatsoever
Q What powers was he acting under
A Maybe he will let us know – when he finds out!
Q Did Cllr Thornton stand to make a point of order
Q Why was Boy Wonder jabbing his finger at Cllr Thornton saying “You need to state the
rules, You need to state the rules”
A Because he is infantile
Q Why did Poison Ivy stand to show a copy of Councils Direct regarding bullying
A Who knows why, this from a councillor who has assaulted another member 3 times
At this point Robin Stonebridge said to Cllr Thornton this is a platform for your paranoid fantasies – the tone of which can be imagined.
10iii Agenda Item To discuss the position of RMBC Members in relation to their role as Anston Parish Council Members.
This item was withdrawn due to the councillor not being given a fair chance to speak
At this point Cllr Stonebridge came in again and said “YOU ARE A WASTE OF LIFE”
The reaction from the public was one of understandable horror.
The meeting then descended into chaos with Poison Ivy shouting Shut UP to Cllr Thornton. Poison Ivy then turned her spleen on a member of the public and said in a threatening manner “I will see you later”
Outside in the playground –
Behind the bike shed –
I am not that childish –
Well you could have fooled us all, firstly she is striking councillors, then making untrue remarks, in a meeting, re a member of the public’s personal life and now issuing threats to a member of the public.
No wonder the meeting was in uproar
AND WHAT DID THE HAPLESS AND HOPELESS JOHN THOMAS IRELAND DO – BUGGER ALL!
The young skate boarding spokesman knew how to handle himself with maturity beyond his years –
He and his friends must certainly have been appalled at what they observed from certain councillors.
This Parish Council has plumbed the depths – it is an utter farce – is not fit for purpose – spends our money wantonly and should be disbanded immediately.
This type of base behaviour is not acceptable in any way to the people of Anston.
A DARK NIGHT INDEED – A VERY DARK NIGHT