Category Archives: Anne Western

Nick Hodgson payout ?

You will recall that Nick Hodgson the chief executive was “asked” to leave Derbyshire County Council by the incoming Labour Group? He’s left with a payout, guess how much?? Well your guess is as good as anyone’s if you ask … Continue reading

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Barlborough In Gloom

The most important day of the year, when Grandparents, Aunty and Uncles visit Barlborough to join the celebration of the Barlborough Village Fair and what do the Parish Council do to help with the fun, yes they leave rubbish littered … Continue reading

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Come and sit with the public, Andrew

Derbyshire Times 7th June 2013 Members of the public will be allowed to ask questions at Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet meetings for the first time in a bid to get local people more involved in decision-making. Previously, residents had to … Continue reading

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Labour Cabinet Meeting Agenda 4th June – No Questions Unless Anne Agrees!

Item 3 on the agenda: Questions by Minority Group Leaders The approach to involving Minority Group Leaders at Cabinet meetings has varied over time since the introduction of the Cabinet under the Local Government Act 2000. Most recently, the Minority … Continue reading

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Barlborough Parish Council Accounts – Open To Public Inspection

Barlborough Parish Council have previously kept this window of opportunity well hidden from local residents as they never want the public looking at how they waste spend our Council Tax money. After a long campaign by a local resident asking … Continue reading

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Dangerous Pot Hole in Barlborough

At the top of Oxcroft Way on the Treble Bob Roundabout a large pot hole which is filled with water has been allowed to become dangerous by Derbyshire County Council. We have been advised that a local resident reported this as … Continue reading

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Conservative Party Give Funding To Barlborough Darby and Joan

Barlborough Darby and Joan Luncheon Club have been given funding by the Conservative controlled Derbyshire County Council to help with transport and running expenses. Lets hope David Jackson – Conservative County Councillor can continue to support Barlborough after the election…………..thank … Continue reading

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Watsy and Western Under Investigation

Received in the Inbox: 10:13 11th March 2013 As you are aware Barlborough Parish Council are being investigated by the Freedom of Information Commissioner for failing in their duty to supply members of the public with copies of council minutes … Continue reading

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Council tax bills can be spread over a year from April

Moneysavingexpert.com Households in England will be able to spread their council tax payments over the full tax year, rather than over 10 months as now, from April. The existing regime makes it more difficult to budget properly, and paying over … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information – Now Investigating Barlborough Parish Council – Can They Do Anything Correct?

Received in the Inbox: 14:21 10th January 2013 Dear Barlborough Life I thought I would send you a copy of the letter sent by the Freedom of Information Commissioner to Barlborough Parish Council for refusing to send residents copies of the … Continue reading

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