One might assume that Councillors of whatever party, when making decisions, read the papers presented, listen to the facts, ask questions and then vote according to the information they have gleaned from the professionals. But, could there be another agenda?
Local Tories have dealt a major blow to the Ramshill community by failing to support users of the popular No.4 bus service which will cease to operate in its present form at the end of March. This service is regularly used by over 1000 passengers per week, many of whom are elderly or infirm and have no alternative form of transport. A double blow is that the replacement service, which will operate on reduced hours, may not accept concessionary bus passes. More
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Members of the Labour Group on Scarborough Council have welcomed a decision to push ahead with proposals to develop a sports village in the Town; despite having serious concerns about the way in which the scheme is being managed. More
“Keep this ‘lifeline’ Weaponness Valley & South Cliff bus”
Campaign launched by Ramshill Ward’s new Labour councillor Steve Siddons.
Labour’s Steve Siddons is campaigning to have County Council plans to axe Ramshill’s Weaponness Valley and South Cliff bus service reversed. He hopes to arrange a public meeting on the proposal and invite a representative of NYCC Transport Service to come along and explain the rationale behind the planned change. More
Labour’s Steve Siddons topped a by-election poll (22 August) in Scarborough’s Ramshill ward, leaving the Borough’s Tories, who had held the seat, in third place.
Surveyor Steve Siddons noted the once-controlling Tory Group, after a series of blunders, had lost the trust of residents to manage the Borough’s historical assets.
He said, “Ramshill is the centre for several planned key Council developments over the next few years. Having watched recent administrations make a dump of Atlantis, a dump of Mr Marvels, and a dump of Kinderland, all in the North Bay, Ramshill voters don’t want “them” moving south into Ramshill to make the same mistakes here.
“I welcome the chance to give serious and considered scrutiny to the plans for Ramshill, our wonderful heritage mustn’t be devalued any more. It is time people with aspirations and who can inspire had their say.”
Local Labour Leader Cllr Eric Broadbent said: “A seat in Ramshill was last won by Labour in 2003 when we had a Labour government and a Labour MP, this “bellwether” seat result forecasts welcome major changes to come.”
SBC by-election Thursday 22 August
Steve Siddons (left), Labour candidate for Ramshill by-election briefs his campaign team
Diana Jeuda writes about her experience as part of the Labour team on the doorstep in Ramshill:
The last Sunday before polling day and its neck and neck – and Labour could be set for a dramatic Labour win in Ramshill! That’s provided that everyone who says they are Labour actually goes out to vote!
The Labour team is going flat out and Labour’s Steve Siddons is delighted with how the campaign is going. More
Both by-elections in Ramshill and Newby, Scarborough are to be held this coming Thursday ,22nd of August and I’ve being doing my best going around ‘stirring up apathy’ in Ramshill. For most people that is the less posh part of South Cliff so in some areas you get a better class of poverty under the coalition government who are still performing miracles via Atos.
“Mr Lazarus you did not attend your interview therefore you are deemed fit to work.”
Ian Duncan Smith makes Jesus look like a shirker in his success rate at getting the lame to walk, the dead are raised to life etc. Full details: Matthew 11.5 or DWP press releases! Apologies to those people who do not like the message of the New Testament mixed up with moral codes. More