Category Archives: They don’t work for you

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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Illegal Parish Council Meeting Scheduled for Monday 23rd July at 7pm

Nothing changes – they are a law unto themselves. A letter addressed to ‘Dear Councillor’ appeared in the notice board this morning – Thursday 19th July. An extraordinary parish council meeting is scheduled for Monday night at 7pm in the … Continue reading

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Dangerous Parking On Slayley View Road

A child was nearly run over yesterday tea time as they ran out from between cars which had parked all the way along the verge next to the pedestrian entrance on Slayley View Road. When a resident challenged one of … Continue reading

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Wakey, Wakey, Wesley

Received in the Inbox: 28th March 2012 19:32 Dear Barlborough Life I thought I should update you following the email I sent to Wes Lumley, Chief Executive at Bolsover District Council concerning their failure to clear litter in Barlborough. Well … Continue reading

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‘We Are Already Very Active In The Social Networking World’ – Eion Watts

Bolsover District Council to launch e-updates click here According to Cllr Watts ‘We are already very active in the Social Networking world.’ They haven’t quite got it sorted – they have set it up as a personal account on Facebook … Continue reading

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Poisenous Plants, Broken Glass, Litter and Now Vermin!

Received in the Inbox: 17 Feb 2012 11:01 Dear Barlborough Life Having lived in the village for 20 years I was upset to read your blog item about Doreen’s Garden. The garden was dedicated to the memory of Doreen Haywood … Continue reading

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Wind Farm Planned For Our Area – B’bro Councillors Keep Their Mouths Shut – Again.

Our local councillors are at it again, keeping their mouths shut about matters that affect us all. A wind farm is planned along the ridge and consultations have been taking place. At a public meeting in Barlborough only 11 people … Continue reading

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You Couldn’t Make This Up!

Received in the Inbox: 25 Jan 2012 20:27 ‘Dear Barlborough Life As a resident of Barlborough and someone who believes in transparency I thought I should write to Barlborough Life and give them an example of the comments that have … Continue reading

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District Auditor Slams Bolsover – They Just Don’t Learn…

At a full council meeting district auditor Sue Sunderland said: “You should take no comfort from this letter. It is the worst letter I have written this year. “Financial and good governance are important and there are issues here I … Continue reading

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Bolsover District Council Fined £25,000 By Audit Commission

Bolsover District Council has been fined £25,000 because of poor accounting. Watsy is quoted in the damning article in the Derbyshire Times ‘We’re not skint and we’re not failing to balance the books – we’ve had some administrative errors and … Continue reading

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