Darren 2011

Rotherham Politics compared unfavourably with Pinocchio

I know it’s difficult to believe, but Rotherham Politics understands that this blog was compared unfavourably to Pinocchio, by parish councillor Robin Stonebridge. This blog stands accused of deliberately publishing untruths, by Robin Stonebridge. In the vernacular, Rotherham Politics was … Continue reading

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For your entertainment – The Acorn Antiques Christmas Pantomime! Act2

ACORN ANTIQUES – December 2011 Mrs Overall’s Anston parish, Christmas Pantomime – Act 2 Hope you all enjoyed the intermission? Lights down – Curtain up! Anston Parish Council Pantomime – Act 2 begins: It was a dark and dank Monday … Continue reading

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For your entertainment – The Acorn Antiques Christmas Pantomime! Act1

ACORN ANTIQUES – December 2011 Mrs Overall’s Anston parish, Christmas Pantomime – Act 1 Finance Meeting 7th December Cllr Thornton queried what interest Cllr St.John had declared in relation to a 100% grant (free use of Parish Hall) on 21 … Continue reading

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Vanity, pure vanity at Anston parish council

The Anston parish council chairman wants a chain of office! Anston parish chairmen have managed perfectly well for over 100 years without one, so why propose to buy one now for the chairman, John Ireland, when public funds are to … Continue reading

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‘Cult’ wants to build school on Anston’s greenbelt!

A Christian group, with some pretty unchristian practises, has applied to RMBC for planning permission to build a place of worship and a school on greenbelt land at Anston. This application has received the backing of Labour or so it … Continue reading

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Imprint on a Christmas card?

When Rik received this Christmas card to the voters of Anston & Woodsetts ward it seemed to add little to our understanding, He was wrong. Rik, despite many years of experience to call upon, could not remember ever receiving a … Continue reading

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Full page adverts – anyone might think Darren the Defector was seeking re-election in 2012

Darren Hughes has been taking out half page advertisements trying to convince the voters of the Anston & Woodsetts ward that despite turning his backs on them by defecting to Labour, he should be re-elected. The latest example is now … Continue reading

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I remember when – Robin Stonebridge resigns – for the first time!

Anston councillor Stonebridge quits Published on Wednesday 17 October 2007 CHAIRMAN Robin Stonebridge quit Anston Parish Council this week amid an atmosphere of ‘distrust and verbal agression’ from a handful of parishoners. Coun Stonebridge, who will still represent Anston and … Continue reading

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Darren the Defector – Is this guy for real?

Darren Hughes was elected four years ago as a Tory Councillor for Anston & Woodsetts Ward. He defeated the sitting Labour Member, Robin Stonebridge, by the considerable margin of a more than 500 vote majority! Darren fell out with his … Continue reading

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Jobs for the boys again? Darren Hughes and Robin Stonebridge.

So it looks like jobs for the boys again, Darren Hughes and Robin Stonebridge. Just to remind your readers, Cllr Hughes stood as a Tory against Robin Stonebridge who was then the Labour Councillor for Anston and Woodsetts. Cllr Hughes … Continue reading

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News of two more!

Thanks to readers it can now be reported that two more of next years crop have fallen on their own swords. Firstly the veteran Councillor Sheila Walker, currently member for Keppel Ward largely made up of Thorpe Hesley, is standing … Continue reading

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Labour’s problem for 2012 – time to wield the knife?

This is the time of year that all local politicians dread, at least those involved in selection or reselection battles for next years May council elections, that is! I bring you the full list of sitting labour councillors who’s term … Continue reading

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Save our Greenbelt Public Meeting Last night!

This photograph, by Simon Collett, supplied by Vic to whom we are grateful, thanks, was taken at the end of last nights most successful Public Meeting. The meeting took place in the Middleton Hall (DART) on Barleycroft Lane, Dinnington. Click … Continue reading

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Labour’s true man of the people? – A Tory in disguise?

@darrenjlhughes Darren Hughes Typical, my Porsche has special tyres which they can’t get until Tuesday Looks like I’ll be phoning round tomorrow whilst stuck in Liverpool Spotted this the other day, thought it might amuse you. Darren Hughes lets his … Continue reading

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Next years crop – badly in need of some weeding or pruning, perhaps?

I thought it might be interesting to take a quick look at sitting councillors on RMBC who would be expecting to be fighting their seats for their party at the local elections next May. Unless their Party tells them otherwise, … Continue reading

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Darren the Defector – gets his reward!

Darren Hughes the Tory councillor from Anston and Woodsetts Ward who famously jumped ship, defecting to Labour, has received his reward at last! He is now Chairman of the Self Regulation Select Commission that will pay him an additional £13,000! … Continue reading

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