Mrs Overall’s Acorn Antiques Part Two – Anston Parish Council Meeting 21 May 2012

ACORN ANTIQUES

ANSTON PARISH COUNCIL MEETING:  21 May 2012

There was a welcome to newly elected Independent Borough Councillor – Clive Jepson. The welcome came from a member of the public – Something that the Chairman obviously forgot to announce!!!

New Chairman – Dominic Beck! Thank Goodness – About Time – Sigh of relief
Now Watch this space to see how this 19 year old Chairman performs.
Q   Will he be fair – Will he bring his colleagues to account when they misbehave
A   Let us watch wait and see

Election of Vice Chair:  Judy Dalton obviously likes this position, nominated every year
NOTE:   Labour take over complete

Surprise Resignation
Ex Chairman John Thomas Ireland even stepping down from the Finance Committee – The Loyal Trooper’s profits in for a boost?

To Agree Chairman’s Allowance
A proposal put to abolish this – It is very rarely spent and certainly not on allowances.
Q   Did all the Labour Members vote to keep this
A   You bet
Q   Why
A   Well don’t you remember? – They are saving up for a Chairman’s chain!
Q   Don’t we have another Buggers Muddle
A   Yes
Q   Surely – Play School fees reduced, not increased and giving grants to local groups takes priority
A   Well you would think so – well wouldn’t you?

Look after the community councillors and not yourselves.

From the Public Question Time

The Village Green

The WI Jubliee Oak Tree
The oak tree planted to commemorate the WI 60 year anniversary is in a sad state.
The leader has been vandalised and the tree is not growing symmetrically
The Parish Council promised the WI that it would replace the sapling should it be vandalised.
They now appear to be dragging their heels.
Q   Was this oak sapling planted properly
A   No
Q  Was this sapling given the care it should have had
A  No
Q  Was an adequate tree guard put in place
A  No
Q  Did a tree guard eventually appear
A  Yes ages after, inadequate height and cemented in disregarding the tree roots
Let us watch wait and see – keep you posted folks

Bench
Q  Was it repainted last year
A  Oh No – it was not repainted last year
Q  Was the Parish Council told
A  Yes they were a number of times
Q  Did they do anything about it
A  Do they ever
Q  Who checks and signs the work off
A  Don’t be daft, this is Anston Parish Council
Q  Surely it should be the clerk
A  The clerk – he is hardly ever here – Don’t like being in Anston
Q  Surely a waste of our money
A  Oh yes – Anston Parish Council have a history of wasting public money
Q  Do you think other profligacy will come to light
A  Oh yes Oh yes Oh yes – time is no barrier – keep watching folks

Dog Bin
Q  Will there be a dog bin on the village green
A   NO
Q  Why
Because there is no money to pay RMBC staff to empty it
Q  Did our RMBC Cllrs tell us of these cuts to services
A  NO just like the other cuts they haven’t told us about
Q  But don’t councillors spend money on lots of jollies
A  Ah well that is different!!!
Q  Have they just voted 1st Class travel if going to London
A  I do believe so!
Q  So we just go on getting dog mess around the place
A  Well two spray on signs have just been redone
Q  Oh! The ones that only last a week or so
A  Those are the ones
Q  How cost effective is this then
A  Well you tell me

So is it dog s..t on the Village Green, do s..t on your shoes so what do you think of these explanations…………………!

Overall!  A rather pleasant meeting – let’s hope it lasts – It will be watched and progress reported on.

Goodnight A……………………ll    Whoops slipped on the dog s..t
Mrs Overall

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