Friday, 17 June 2016

Parish Council has nothing whatsoever to do with the Community Hall

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

Well done, Hemingbrough

Democracy is alive in our village.



Brayton, Hambleton, Hemingbrough, Selby (North), Selby (South) Selby (West)


Parishes where there were fewer Candidates than available seats so everyone putting forward their name was ‘elected’ without a contest!

Acaster Selby, Appleton Roebuck, Balne, Barkston Ash, Barlby (Bridge), Barlby (Osgodby), Barlby (Village), Barlow, Beal, Biggin, Bilbrough, Bolton Percy, Brotherton, Burn, Burton Salmon, Byram Cum Sutton, Camblesforth, Carlton, Cawood, Chapel Haddlesey, Church Fenton, Cliffe, Colton, Cridling Stubbs, Drax, Eggborough, Escrick, Fairburn, Gateforth, Grimston, Heck, Hensall, Hillam, Hirst Courtney, Kelfield, Kellington, Kirk Smeaton, Kirkby Wharfe with North Milford, Little Smeaton, Long Drax, Monk Fryston, Newland, Newton Kyme Cum Toulston, North Duffield, Riccall, Ryther Cum Ossendyke, Saxton Cum Scarthingwell, Selby (St James), Sherburn In Elmet, Skipwith, South Milford, Steeton, Stillingfleet, Stutton with Hazlewood, Tadcaster (East), Tadcaster (West), Thorganby, Thorpe Willoughby, Towton, Ulleskelf, Whitley, Wistow, Womersley.

Hemingbrough Parish Council Election - May 2015 - Results

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

Sunrise on Election Day in Hemingbrough

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. 

Glenis Harrison, ‘Part-time’ Neil Pickering, Ken McCann, John Sedman, Martin Senior, Richard Drew.