This report from last nights meeting of Anston Parish Council, it’s brilliant!
Dominic Beck last night, 18th February, provided us with the answer to the conundrum, who does the Rotherham Labour Party believe are the more important themselves or the electorate?
Last night I attended the monthly meeting of the Anston Parish Council, better known as the comedy club, with shouter Beck in the chair.
Amongst the public attending was a 70 year old disabled retired miner. Over four weeks ago he wrote to the council clerk with a complaint about the conduct of a Parish councillor, he never received a reply. Yet here it was as an item on the agenda.
So, as we all would, he expects to get a response, Beck with the help of Dalton attempt to fob the man off, this is no surprise as the councillor being complained about is none other than St John, better known as Sinjin.
However the man is not in any mood to allow his complaint to be swept under the carpet and demands the letter be read out.
Beck using his usual vociferous demeanor orders the man to shut up, his reply to this was just read out the letter.
Beck once again shouts at him to be quiet, all this does is antagonise him further.
Any chairman worth his salt would realise that the situation was getting out of hand, so to placate the man he would have had the letter read out.
However the egomaniac that is Dominic Beck can not see this so he escalates it by vehemently ordering the 70 year old disabled man to leave the meeting, he of course refuses.
So in the best traditions of the Labour party, remember the 80 year old man they had forcefully ejected from their conference, shouter Beck adjourns the meeting and calls the police to eject this man.
The majority of the public remain behind to support the dissident.
An hour goes by with no sign of the police, things are now developing into a major farce Beck is making himself and the rest of the council a laughing stock. 9.30 pm arrives the time that standing orders dictates that proceedings should finish so Beck with due aplomb reopens the meeting councillor Dalton immediately leaps to his aid and moves suspension of standing orders for half an hour Beck straight away adjourns the meeting again.
This proves how inept he is at chairing the meeting he can not adjourn the meeting again without discussion.
It was patently obvious the tactics being used by Beck and Dalton was to delay proceedings until the police arrived, they wanted to show the rest of us what could be in store for us if we step out of line; we were quaking.
Alas the well laid plans of Beck and Dalton came to naught, at ten o’clock he had to close the meeting with barely a quorum of councillors left.
At this point the police arrived to much cheering and clapping from the public, Beck still attempts to get the police to eject the protagonist.
I point out that he has closed the meeting so there is nothing to be ejected from, at this he lambastes the police for their tardiness.
They quite rightly reply that they have had far more urgent things to do than eject 70 year old disabled people from Anston Parish council meetings.
It descends further into farce when Beck attempts to get the police to stop a man from filming, the man just carried on and calmly stated this is going on UTUBE can’t wait.
The moral of this story is that Beck and his cronies believe they are more important than a 70 year old disabled retired miner who only wanted an apology.
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