At a time when national politics is focusing on our possible broken relationship with Europe I feel Dinnington and Anston politics should be looking towards our broken relationship with Rotherham Borough Council.
It feels to me RMBC are essentially pulling out of Dinnington and Anston.
They are closing the service centre, we have no public swimming or leisure centre and the state of our roads gets worse every year. Dinnington is supposed to be a town but has a very rural bus service.
Our borough councillors are not helping matters. They should be off fighting our cause in Rotherham, instead they are basically told what will happen to Dinnington and sent back to tell us all the bad news and trot out the Labour Party line.
All these consultations RMBC launch in Dinnington and Anston invariably end the same way with RMBC doing what they were going to anyway.
We are a principal township when it comes to building new houses on our countryside.
When it comes to library hours, service centres and leisure facilities it’s all forgotten.
The only way to break this cycle of events is for us to change the way we vote, that’s the only language the comrades in Rotherham will understand.
I would call on anyone who would like to stand as an independent candidate in next year’s elections and put the people first to do just that. Many people in Dinnington and Anston would support them.
And it would send the right message to Rotherham, don’t take us for granted or you will end up with another bloody nose.