Last night saw Dinnington Hero, Dave Smith, take his seat on Dinnington Town Council where he pointed out a number of sensible matters to DTC.
Probably the main and most important being that the Rotherham Business Plan was not on the Agenda for the meeting. Dave Smith then forced the chairman to put this on the Agenda as an Emergency Item. Well Done Dave.
I have, courtesy of Love Dinnington, watched the web casts of DTC and noticed the lack of input to the meetings by many councillors. Most notably
Jane Havenhand, who appeared to just sit there doodling. Well last night I watched her in person, yes sitting there doodling and making no contribution.
This is the person who was Advisor for 2 years to Shaun Wright whilst Jo Burton (Anston) was Senior Advisor – Jane Havenhand then became Senior Advisor to Shaun Wright and was Senior Advisor when Paul Lakin took over after Shaun Wright’s ignominious departure.
Jane Havenhand has refused to reveal what she knew about Child Sexual Exploitation along with Jo Burton, despite Paul Lakin saying at a RMBC Meeting that Advisors were privy to the same information that Cabinet Members received.
Jane Havenhand is Chair of the Rother Valley South Area Assembly with Judy Dalton, Vice Chair, who by her own admission was (Senior) Advisor to Paul Lakin and who has the dubious provenance of setting up a company – Gangs & Grooming – making money out of the misery of the abused children!
Doesn’t Rother Valley South have better and more high minded councillors?
The Chair of DTC allowed the public to contribute during the meeting and a number of times relaying to the public what the timorously spoken Pauline Davies had to say – Speak up Pauline Davies if you have the conviction of your points, you are giving the Chairman extra work.
I congratulate The Clerk – he was open and informative in a clear voice – unlike the mumbling into his moustache we have to put up with from Michael Gazur, Clerk to APC.
I congratulate Cllr McIver, Chair of DTC, for a well run democratic meeting, unlike John Ireland, Chair of Anston Parish Council who at the last meeting said – “There is nobody in this meeting who has got more power than me other than the Queen.” YES that is what we have to put up with at Anston.
Roll on May.