Also known as Hemingbrough Parish Council. This Blog takes you to the heart of Council meetings so you will see and hear what really happens when the different gang members follow their own pet interests. Although recent times fully justified the ‘Bear Garden’ description I had hoped the team of Councillors elected in 2015 would live up to their pledges. Some hope!
Sunday, 2 July 2017
The Big Questions
week’s Parish Council Election campaign spawned a raft of Questions about Council
Vice-chairman Bob Procter’s ‘Village Hall Project’.
Centres, Conference Centres, Halls and provision of Recreation Grounds and Playing
Fields are under the Parish Council remit, so
why are current activities and concerns in Hemingbrough absent from the Parish
Council Agenda and debate in the presence of the public?
Will Procter’s proposed state-of-the-art
District Community Centre be under private of public ownership? If under private ownership, how many of today’s
Parish Councillors will be involved?
Is a more-modest venture more in
keeping with national village hall and community centre trends (declining!) while
other efforts cater for the fortunes of the local football, cricket and bowls
clubs and the Charity that owns the existing Playing Fields?
Will the Parish Council assess
the implications for the village of the Vice-chairman’s and two Parish Councillors’
private scheme before any Public Meeting?
Will Procter’s private scheme be
presented alongside the Council’s assessment of all possible implications
affecting the village, such as road congestion, effect of local businesses, possible
Playing Field’s redevelopment, improved community facilities, etc?
Will Parish Councillor and Director of the ‘Hall for
Hemingbrough’ private company Forbes Davidson share with the Council at its
next meeting, and the public, the Village Hall and Playing Fields information
he talked about in public after a bowls event?
COUNCILLORS, DO YOUR DUTY, HONOUR YOUR ELECTION PLEDGES. TALK OPENLY AT THE PARISH COUNCIL. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO ADD ITEMS TO THE AGENDA. IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW, OR THE PARISH CLERK CAN'T TELL YOU HOW, I CAN.