Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Minutes of the Leicestershire meeting, April 2011

Minutes of the BNP meeting, held in North West Leicestershire on 2nd April 2011

The meeting was opened and chaired by Geoff Dickens.

Minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Geoff first gave us a critical explanation of our monetary situation centrally and locally, then called upon Councillor Ian Meller to begin on today's subject of elections.

Ian, councillor in NW Leic., told us about the planning application in Coalville for a superstore, where the local people want Asda on one site, the Conservative councillors want to put a Tesco's on another site for what seem to be private reasons.

Cathy Duffy, Borough Councillor in Charnwood and East Goscote;
Cathy told us that we must concentrate on keeping the seats we hold, as we are much appreciated in the areas where we work by the public and by other councillors.

Councillor James North (Melton & Rutland) then gave us a presentation on the Localism Bill which is on it's second reading in Parliament. The bill gives power away from the government to local councils.
He summarised at the end:
Councils to decide who goes on their housing waiting lists,
Referendums on any local issue,
An open book for councils,
Decentralisation of services...and said that if we are aware of the bill we can use it.
Q and A:
Ian asked when the bill would be passed and James told us that it would be a few months after the elections.
Councillor John Ryde (Hinckley & Bosworth) told us the bill was part of Cameron's big society but that we can use their tools to fight our fights.
On being asked how to vote on AV James suggested we oppose it.

The collection made £145.20
The raffle made £36.

The next meeting will be in early June in NW Leics.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a alot of people, where are all the BNP candidates in the EM then?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good meeting, sorry I missed it but had to work. Will try and get to the next one.

Steven

Anonymous said...

Where is all the BNP candidates?

Jim

Keats said...

Thank you both for your interest and support.
We shall be publishing details of our candidates soon, but in the meantime feel free to contact us at eastmidsro@bnp.org.uk
if you'd like to join us leafletting/canvassing

Keats said...

Them is around innit.

Sorry, couldn't resist!

Jim, you wouldn't be the NF member who joined a dating club many moons ago, by any chance?

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Anonymous said...

Correction Cathy Duffy isn't a parish councilllor only a borough in East Goscote.