‘The Parish Council Did Not Take Over The Country Park’ Cllr Wapplington

At last night’s Parish Council meeting, Cllr Vicki Wapplington (Labour) argued that the Labour controlled Parish Council had not ‘taken over’ the running of Barlborough Country Park (in July 2007). Click here to read the Minutes from that meeting in full. The latter part reads like some Stalinist missive from the Politburo.

A letter was sent to the Country Park Committee telling them it was being taken over. Barlborough Country Park Managment Committee is a registered charity (number 1115804). However, it would appear that the Labour Party’s powers extend beyond charity law!

“Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Mr. S Riley Secretary of the Barlborough Country Park Committee

Dear Mr. Riley

I wish to inform you of the decision made at a meeting held on Monday 9th July. Your request for the first half precept for the Country Park Committee from Barlborough Parish Council has been refused. The running of the Barlborough Country Park will be taken over by the Parish Council.

Whilst this decision has been agreed by the Parish Council I as Clerk to the Council am concerned about the legality of the decision and am currently taking advice from the Derbyshire Association of Local Council’s.

Kind Regards

Rosalind Bullimore

(Clerk to Barlborough Parish Council)”

It is evident that Labour Party don’t know what decisions they have made!

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