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Peter
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26/05/2015 : 11:32:19      reply with quote


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GAMEKEEPER
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27/05/2015 : 14:52:15      reply with quote


Ah bugger!!!!!! I must have missed this yesterday. Any news/updates?
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tetleydrinker
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27/05/2015 : 15:20:44      reply with quote


Where else was this advertised ?
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27/05/2015 : 15:38:07      reply with quote


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Where else was this advertised ?
Don't know. I'm not knocking Peter, but at lunch time the day of the event is a tad short on notice.
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27/05/2015 : 17:05:08      reply with quote


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Where else was this advertised ?
Sorry about the late notice. I found out about it on Thursday at the STC meeting and received the poster info on Friday evening. It was a Bank Holiday weekend so didn't get around to sorting it out until Tues morning.

I believe there was a poster on the Town Hall notice board, and might have been in a few other places (put up last week).

Shows how much we all look at the Town Hall notice board.
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27/05/2015 : 17:54:59      reply with quote


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Where else was this advertised ?
Sorry about the late notice. I found out about it on Thursday at the STC meeting and received the poster info on Friday evening. It was a Bank Holiday weekend so didn't get around to sorting it out until Tues morning.

I believe there was a poster on the Town Hall notice board, and might have been in a few other places (put up last week).

Shows how much we all look at the Town Hall notice board.
Surprised anyone can see anything in that through the grime. Has anyone noticed the state of the windows recently?
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27/05/2015 : 18:37:04      reply with quote


So a post about the annual town meeting slowly turns into "lets slag the town hall off again". Please change the record, and not the subject !!!!
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gazzer
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27/05/2015 : 20:37:01      reply with quote


I close my eyes when I walk past so none of the paint flaking off ends up in them
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Peter
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27/05/2015 : 22:52:53      reply with quote


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So a post about the annual town meeting slowly turns into "lets slag the town hall off again". Please change the record, and not the subject !!!!
The windows of the Town Hall are VERY dirty, perhaps Bradford spent so much money on the refurbishment that they can't afford to hire a window cleaner?
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28/05/2015 : 07:55:02      reply with quote


not sure how they can call it an annual town meeting when there's practically no effort made to engage and let the people of the town know in advance that:
a) there is a meeting
b) what will be discussed
c) how they can participate

not having a go at Peter here or this site but this is hardly the most visible method of communicating with people. I don't expect a hand written invite through every door but some attempt to engage would be nice
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28/05/2015 : 12:36:39      reply with quote


I've got to say I have to agree with that even letting people know the week before is not really a lot of notice.
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victor
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28/05/2015 : 12:50:24      reply with quote


Thank you Peter I saw your post about the meeting, and if there had been another ten of us we would have had to stand in the car park.
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28/05/2015 : 13:24:52      reply with quote


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not sure how they can call it an annual town meeting when there's practically no effort made to engage and let the people of the town know in advance that:
a) there is a meeting
b) what will be discussed
c) how they can participate

I have to agree with you. I missed the meeting last year because there was no notice.

The meeting is not part of the STC meeting schedule and I'm not sure what it was supposed to achieve. Many of the people there knew about it because they attended the STC meeting on 21 May. The room was small but adequate for the number of people that attended.

I came away from the meeting thinking it all could have been put into a newsletter which would have reached a wider audience. Being an annual meeting the minutes were from the meeting held last year and the statement was about achievements over the past year and future plans for the coming year.

One point to note, the precept covered all the expenditure and there was some money left over (as it should be).

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28/05/2015 : 13:51:16      reply with quote


Posters with agenda were put out around town end of week befor last,Co op,PO, town hall/library,same as last year. No one turned up to last years and looking through previous meetings minutes the town meeting is not often well attended by public.
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28/05/2015 : 14:56:52      reply with quote


Peter correct me if I am wrong, I think it was said that this year there was a surplus of 16000 mainly due to the increase in the precept two years ago. At the time it was said that the precept increase was to cover the cost of any possible council elections, this money has now been put to one side to cover any expense. Also it was said that Brad met were in talks to buy more land next to the land it has earmarked for a new school. The problem I have about a newsletter is that you can't ask a newsletter any questions.
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28/05/2015 : 16:24:26      reply with quote


Money has been put aside to cover the likelihood of an election.

That aside, Silsden now employs a lengthsman to keep Silsden tidy and there have been grants to good causes. I thought the difference between expenditure and income was about a 6K surplus. I wasn't listening that closely, I was more interested in the word surplus than the actual amount.

The precept actually went down slightly this year, so perhaps STC are doing something right.
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28/05/2015 : 19:57:49      reply with quote


Peter I think it was 16000 surplus, the lengthsman cost was 3000. The money put to one side 15000 for any election and 3000 for any by-election has now been raised. It was a shame that no-one could tell us how much money the council had in the bank, it has to be a tidy sum 16000 surplus this year 18000 for elections 25000 police money and who knows how much more.
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28/05/2015 : 21:09:06      reply with quote


Town Councils have to produce Accounts by law, and publish them, so this information should be known?
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Peter
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28/05/2015 : 21:12:17      reply with quote


Sigh!
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dexter
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28/05/2015 : 21:18:12      reply with quote


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Sigh!
Eh?
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victor
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28/05/2015 : 21:54:23      reply with quote


what's up Peter, don't you want the public to know about the money chest.
solid wood flooring

Peter
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28/05/2015 : 22:06:33      reply with quote


Sigh, rather than starting a conspiracy theory I suggest you email the Town Clerk and report back
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28/05/2015 : 22:38:33      reply with quote


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Peter I think it was 16000 surplus, the lengthsman cost was 3000. The money put to one side 15000 for any election and 3000 for any by-election has now been raised. It was a shame that no-one could tell us how much money the council had in the bank, it has to be a tidy sum 16000 surplus this year 18000 for elections 25000 police money and who knows how much more.
Perhaps Gordon Brown should have adopted the TC model..fix the roof while the sun shines!!
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29/05/2015 : 09:53:10      reply with quote


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gazer Gordon Brown did not put up the basic rate of income tax, Silsden TC put up the precept to pay for any council elections in the future. The extra money 18000 has been put to one side, so what is the extra precept money for now. All people want is transparency. Peter I have asked for the full financial position of the T.C., as you know when I asked at the meeting " how much was in the bank" no-one was able to tell me.
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29/05/2015 : 10:23:34      reply with quote


So can we spend some of this money on the flower beds( like around the nail) now Bradford council are stopping planting them up?
List try to keep Silsden looking nice
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29/05/2015 : 11:02:24      reply with quote


victor.. the annual accounts would have been signed off at the AGM recently, so what you are looking for should be available soon in the minutes.
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victor
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29/05/2015 : 11:05:29      reply with quote


Dexter the clerk is on leave, so when I get them I will post them.
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HB
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29/05/2015 : 11:34:34      reply with quote


So can we employ a Silsden town council gardener?
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dexter
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29/05/2015 : 11:47:08      reply with quote


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So can we employ a Silsden town council gardener?

Keep pushing HB, it's a good idea which a lot of locals would support. If Bradford stop doing the flower beds, we should do our own. Pride in the town is a good thing.
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29/05/2015 : 11:51:24      reply with quote


Well they have/ about to stop them, ask skippy he would have been part of the council that agreed the budget that closed the nursery.
I feel it would be a shame if the town lost the lovely flower beds.
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29/05/2015 : 17:41:30      reply with quote


In a similar vein to the previous post, are there any vacancies on the Town Council?

Councillors Maddie and James Jump have both moving to pastures new. Does this mean that there are two places on the council?
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In a similar vein to the previous post, are there any vacancies on the Town Council?

Councillors Maddie and James Jump have both moving to pastures new. Does this mean that there are two places on the council?
According to the Bradford Council website, there is 1 vacancy on STC.
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29/05/2015 : 19:59:34      reply with quote


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gazer Gordon Brown did not put up the basic rate of income tax, Silsden TC put up the precept to pay for any council elections in the future. The extra money 18000 has been put to one side, so what is the extra precept money for now. All people want is transparency. Peter I have asked for the full financial position of the T.C., as you know when I asked at the meeting " how much was in the bank" no-one was able to tell me.
Thinking more of Brown selling the nations gold cheap and blowing the money!!
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29/05/2015 : 20:19:32      reply with quote


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gazer hindsight is a wonderful thing, when thatcher sold BT the next day the shares went up and up and up until they were worth 13 times more than the asking price. Whilst she was in power only twice did the government have a surplus at the end of the year. Sorry Peter off topic.
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29/05/2015 : 20:39:12      reply with quote


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Also it was said that Brad met were in talks to buy more land next to the land it has earmarked for a new school. The problem I have about a newsletter is that you can't ask a newsletter any questions.
Did they say where this land was?
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27/06/2015 : 10:42:20      reply with quote


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Dexter the clerk is on leave, so when I get them I will post them.
victor... AGM minutes now available on this site, in usual place. Worth a read.
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