Category Archives: Wasting Public Money

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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Derbyshire Councillors Get £4k Rise

Good to see that Aunty Anne is getting her priorities right. After sacking the Chief Executive Councillors are to be given a £4k pay rise. Oh! and the ‘slimmed down’ cabinet has also resulted in lots of deputy posts being … Continue reading

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Barlborough Parish Council – What are they hiding this time?

  Received in the Inbox: 18:02 9th November 2012 Dear Barlborough Life I asked the “Acting” Parish Clerk for a copy of the approved Parish Minutes and Accounts using the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the information that residents are entitled to. Here … Continue reading

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Yogurt Treatment Needed For Wall

Arrived in the Inbox Thu 13/08/2009 21:01 ‘Dear Barlborough Life, now that the wall on Ward Lane has finally been rebuilt and the coping stones replaced someone needs to paint the new stones with natural yogurt to encourage algae growth … Continue reading

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Fish Rot From The Head Down, As Do Organisations…

In 2005 Cll Malcolm Crane was found guilty of bullying and harrassing a council officer (see article below published on Barlborough Life in August 2008), after a £30,000 investigation. Today, the Derbyshire Times has reported that Cllr Crane has been … Continue reading

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Who Ditched The Chair To Avoid The Glare? Part Two

To read the article in full click on the link Worksop Guardian: 16 May 2008 “I suggest as a council we fight this to the bitter end so the people see exactly what is going on here,” said Mr Watts. … Continue reading

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Parish Clerk Vacancy – Barlborough

Barlborough Parish Council needs a new clerk(s) because the last one resigned was bullied out of her job. This will be costing the taxpayer yet more money. Money no object with the current Labour controlled Parish Council.                                             

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How Bullying is ‘Rewarded’ at Bolsover District Council

‘A BOLSOVER district councillor has been shamed after an investigation upheld complaints of harassment and bullying against a council officer.  A Scarcliffe ward councillor, who is also chairman of Scarcliffe Parish Council, harassed and bullied council a worker from 1999 … Continue reading

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Minature Baskets – All the Rage!

On the the 10th June the Labour controlled Parish Council bought 18 hanging baskets for the basket trees on Townswell Green. By the 17th of July (the day before East Midlands in Bloom judging), all the flowers in the baskets were dead … Continue reading

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