Friday, 17 June 2016
Admission that will shock residents.
Council Chairman Jan Strelczenie invites his Deputy to tell the Council what’s going on at that independent working group that includes three Members of the Parish Council (Procter, Davidson & Carstairs) not wearing their Council hats who hadn’t briefed their eight Council colleagues about probably the most important community project concerning Hemingbrough Village until prompted to do so at the Council’s Annual Meeting in May despite an election pledge of “committed to working together for the community”. (16 June 2016)
Some Members of this Council need to remember the pledges that earned them votes.
(To be continued)
Monday, 11 May 2015
Democracy is alive in our village.
CONTESTED PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS (6)
Brayton, Hambleton, Hemingbrough, Selby (North), Selby (South) Selby (West)
UNCONTESTED PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS (63)
Parishes where there were fewer Candidates than available seats so everyone putting forward their name was ‘elected’ without a contest!
4 Year term. 11 Council Seats. 15 Candidates
CARSTAIRS, Elizabeth 545 Votes
CHILVERS, Roland Bernard 460
TERRY, Keith William 443
STEBBINGS, Leslie John 442
HARRISON, Glenis Mary 414
PROCTER, Robert 397
DAVIDSON, Forbes Thomas 395
STRELCZENIE, Jan 393
SEDMAN, John Stephen 376
KINSELLA, Edward John 375
DREW, Richard Haldane 370
McCANN, Kenneth William 350 (Not Elected)
SENIOR, Martin Gregory 342 (Not Elected)
PARKIN, Victor William 323 (Not Elected)
PICKERING, Neil Charles 285 (Not Elected)
Thursday, 7 May 2015
05:16 7 May 2015.
Will it be a bright new day for the village? Eleven Parish Council seats are at stake.
The choice seems simple from reading the election leaflets.
‘The Village Memorial and Oldways Crew’
Nine residents “Pledged to be of strong moral principles; honesty and decency in Parish Council Affairs with a programme for better Communication with residents, the Village Entrance, Village Memorial Garden, ‘Oldways’, using the Precept for Improvements and Services, Transport, Local Issues, Hagg Lane Green, Accountability, Consultation and Working Together”
The nine candidates “fully support the current Official Investigation into the Probity of the Parish Council dealings with the Hagg Lane Green Group.”
Liz Carstairs, Roland Chilvers, Forbes Davidson, Eddie Kinsella, Vic Parkin, Bob Proctor, Les Stebbings, Jan Strelczenie, Keith Terry.
‘The Hagg Lane Green Group’
Six residents who controlled the Council proposals by their bloc voting for the past four years and who want “to run the Parish Council” for the next four years with not a single item of Improvement in their election literature, just a commitment “to keep the precept at the same level by using the reserves accrued” by their inaction.
The Hagg Lane Green Group denied the Village Memorial Rose Garden even a tiny donation despite a formal request from a resident for them to do so! Personal animosities got in their way.