On 19 Apr 2011 at 1:18pm A. Mazed wrote:
Don't forget to vote on the 5th May and give your opinion on the idea that the self elected Parish Council are suggesting:-
To increase your Council Tax by 125% to pay the £500,000 'improvements' to the Village Hall!
Yes I said 5th May not the 1st April.
Note also the planning application for a large 'portable building' (shed?) for the local Primary school to teach your children in.
Errmmmmm which is the most important to your family?
On 19 Apr 2011 at 1:50pm I don't believe it wrote:
I find this incredible in these stretched times! I've used the hall a few times........whatever are they thinking about!
On 19 Apr 2011 at 2:28pm MC wrote:
Makes Barcombe's recent update look particularly good. It took 10 years for us to get a new hall but it's fabulous and it cost the local tax payer nothing (possibly).
Also, the horrible permanent portacabin and asbestos canteen at the school has recently been replaced by a wonderful modern school extension.
On 19 Apr 2011 at 6:58pm Extra wrote:
I think Barcombe Parish Council purchased Cobbs Mead for £35,000 and have recently taken out a public services loan for another ¬£15,000 in order
to complete the project to the opening stage. Looks good.
On 20 Apr 2011 at 8:23am MC wrote:
A complete bargain then.
I hear Barcombe Village Hall is now open for hire for weddings, functions, parties, clubs, meetings, lectures etc: www.barcombe.org.
A lovely modern hall with two (almost) fully glassed walls overlooking the most glorious view Barcombe has to offer. The hall has a number of rooms, a great stage and a full size snooker table too.
On 20 Apr 2011 at 9:15am MC wrote:
This forum wouldn't let me post a link last time so lets have another go.
On 20 Apr 2011 at 9:16am MC wrote:
Ha, still won't. What a palaver
On 20 Apr 2011 at 9:18am A.Mazed wrote:
Well done Barcombe. Sounds like the Barcombe Parish Council and local residents have got the right idea.
Not like the Ringmer Council which is a body of unelected old fogies whose only interest is amateur dramatics!
On 20 Apr 2011 at 11:10am Ignore The Facts wrote:
I understood that one of the options being suggested by the Parish Council is an increase of £2.50 per month, less than the price of a Costa cup of coffee per household. Ringmer residents must be very lucky if that represents a 125% increase in their Council Tax.
I didn't know that the Parish Council was mainly made up of luvvies, how many of them are involved in amateur dramatics ?
On 20 Apr 2011 at 12:12pm Mr Forks wrote:
Does Mingmer actually need a new Village Hall though in these times of austerity?!
On 20 Apr 2011 at 12:53pm A.Mazed wrote:
I don't know where you got your info from Ignore The Facts. Get someone to read this extract from the Ringmer newsletter to you:-
"Ringmer Parish Council is consulting on whether residents are willing to pay for the village hall extension through their council tax. The extension is likely to cost something over half a million pounds, yet fund-raising has been bringing in only around £30,000 a year. The parish council could therefore take out a loan over a four-year or eight-year period, which would be paid back by upping the parish‚??s percentage of council tax.
The amount involved is likely to be around ¬£56 a year for an average Band D property on a four-year payback period, or ¬£30 a year for an eight-year period."
On 20 Apr 2011 at 1:21pm A. Mazed wrote:
The £56 p.a. over a 4 year pay back period is the figure quoted and is extra to the current precept of ¬£47.47 and equates to 199.31% if you want to split hairs.
On 20 Apr 2011 at 1:35pm Ronnie Harvard wrote:
Ignore The Facts, in answer to your question All of them and their latest production is Midsummers Daydream methinks!
On 20 Apr 2011 at 1:37pm Roly Mo wrote:
Oi Forks, wait until I next see you.
On 20 Apr 2011 at 2:43pm Ignore The Facts wrote:
£30 / 12 = ¬£2.50. Works for me.
On 20 Apr 2011 at 4:09pm A. Mazed wrote:
Oops, err sorry the percentage increase using the 4 year pay back figures should have read............an increase of 118.81%.
On 20 Apr 2011 at 4:16pm I Keep you wrote:
IGF with your creative accounting and the fact that you drink Costas coffee gives you away.
You must be on benefits with that mindset. I bet you know all the wriggles.
On 20 Apr 2011 at 8:17pm Expert wrote:
My parents have lived in the village for 30 years and never used the village hall. This rates up there with the poxy cycle path......PATHETIC
On 20 Apr 2011 at 8:51pm MC wrote:
If you'd said that of Barcombe I'd have wondered if they'd had any part in village life.
I understand that for Ringmer, being so much bigger, things will be different.
On 20 Apr 2011 at 9:38pm A. Mazed wrote:
I agree Expert. Please encourage your parents and their friends to make it known how they feel about the suggested charge.
On 21 Apr 2011 at 2:58pm Ignore The Facts wrote:
In a way, it would be a shame if Expert's parents went to the Village Hall to express their view and thereby broke the habit of a lifetime. I also assume that they have never voted in the last 30 years.
On 21 Apr 2011 at 5:15pm Teachers Pet wrote:
Postal voters perhaps?
Now assume, strange but true........remove the u and you are saying ass me? It figures!
On 21 Apr 2011 at 9:15pm Extra wrote:
So why didn't a.mazed and others stand as Ringmer Parish Councillors?
I know it's too late now, but they could still be co-opted and work for the
good of Ringmer.
Barcombe PC need four co-opted members.
On 21 Apr 2011 at 9:31pm MC wrote:
I was going to ask "What are co-opted members?", but I looked it up. They seem to be none-elected parish councillors. If this is true why does a parish council require them?
On 22 Apr 2011 at 10:53am Teachers pet wrote:
Exactly MC, why do we need extra nonentities to spend our cash on useless projects? Q.E.D.