Around the blogs – Maltby

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Much respect is due, by me, to maltbyblogger, for helping me to get going with rothpol, in the first place. Never dull and frequently provocative, maltbyblogger is always worth a read. To read this blog, please click on the image … Continue reading

Maltby Town Council By-Election – Results

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There was one contested by-election yesterday in Maltby, click on image to download a .pdf of the full declaration: Congratulations to the victors and a huge lot of gratitude to everyone who made this exercise in democracy possible. A win … Continue reading

Maltby Town Council – by-election, nominated candidates

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There are two by-elections taking place on 27th March for Maltby Town Council. Maltby Town Council By-Elections Statement of persons nominated for East Ward of Maltby Town Council Statement of persons nominated for South Ward of Maltby Town Council Best … Continue reading

Maltby Town Council – by-election, two come along at once!

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The RMBC website is carrying this information on the two by-elections taking place on 27th March. Maltby Town Council By-Elections Elections are to be held on 27 March 2014 for one Parish Councillor for the East Ward and one Parish … Continue reading

Wonder why TUSC Won? Last weekend leaflet!

Maltby by-election: TUSC’s final push

It’s the final weekend before the election to the North ward of Maltby Town Council, and TUSC are making a last big push before polling day on Thursday. A new leaflet is being distributed to residents through the week and another stall was done today (Saturday) on the High Street, which, as with previous stalls, was popular with the general public.

In the new leaflet there is a Q&A in response to questions received on the campaign, addressing questions about TUSC’s stance, agenda and Joe Robinson, their candidate. A new addition has been added to the ‘local issues’ section, about the state of Maltby’s High Street. To quote: “I propose that MTC seeks additional funding for a second street cleaner/community warden… as well as look into measures to stimulate local shops rather than more take-aways/throw-aways!”

MALTBY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING – FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY

During a Town Council meeting last Friday the council discussed issues such as the proposed play area on the New Estate. Whilst having a large unused budget councillors offered to fund a measly 10% towards the project. Councillor Christine Beaumont mentioned the sale of the former Tarran estate (Newland Avenue) for private development, despite the fact it was meant to be replaced with social housing – a TUSC campaigner plus a member of the public backed up this, while Beaumont insisted “there is not enough money for full social housing,” and “a mix of private and social housing is better”.

When a member of the public brought up issues to the town council, such as corruption, unspent money and failure to maintain notice boards, they were quickly shouted down and looked at with contempt. When discussing the failure to maintain and update many notice boards in Maltby, Cllr Beaumont’s response was – “they are the responsibility of Rotherham borough, not Maltby Town council” (despite being Maltby’s responsibility). For asking a few simple questions in a polite manner, a rude response filled with false information was given back; in true MTC style.

Breaking News TUSC Win!!! in Maltby North

Result:

MALLINDER 201 Votes
Jeanette
372 Bawtry Road, Hellaby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 8EY

ROBINSON 303 Votes Elected
Joe
3 Willow Road, Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 8DT
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts

A huge thank you to both candidates, for giving democracy some valuable exercise. Our congratulations go to the winner Joe Robinson, a record breaker in Rotherham and we believe the first win for a TUSC candidate, anywhere!

The TUSC campaign in Maltby is underway

This is a press release from the TUSC campaign:

On Sunday the campaign began for TUSC in Maltby, where Joe Robinson is standing in the North ward for Maltby Town Council. The ward was leafleted on Sunday, outlining who Joe is, his policies and some information about TUSC in Rotherham.

On Monday a stall was set up in the morning near Tesco, where leaflets were handed out to voters about the election, and also a petition on NHS cuts in Rotherham which was quite well received, pictured below.

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After the stall a larger portion of the ward was leafleted – many households in the ward should now have received a leaflet, with further campaigning planned at the weekend. Policies outlined include the saving of the bowling greens and tennis courts in Maltby and improving the conditions of parks and greenspaces in the town. Joe has given support to a community group aimed at a new play area for children around the New Estate. Greater transparency and accountability between MTC and the residents of Maltby is also called for and pledged in the leaflet.

The public seem to be quite pleased, being part of the campaign myself I’ve spoke to a few people who like what Joe is standing for and are glad there is a Labour alternative standing in Maltby. No sign of the other candidate, Jeanette Mallinder, yet – whether she’ll be campaigning or not is unknown, for now.