About

I’ve always enjoyed getting involved in local affairs, politics and issues of the day. When I moved back to Dinnington after ten years in Sheffield I started attending Parish and Town Council meetings and listening to what the Parish and Borough Councillors were saying.

I was disappointed to find out that much of what was said was lies, half truths and cover stories told by dishonest and unprincipled people who put themselves before their duty.

I started a web site to expose their lies and discuss openly the issues affecting local life in Dinnington and Anston, the web site became a campaign.

LoveDinnington is the new campaign for those who love Dinnington, Anston and Laughton Common.

We love Dinnington, Anston and Laughton Common and wanted to establish a campaign for all those who feel the same way.

Our aim is to actively campaign for causes which we feel would benefit our area, we will also campaign vigorously against anyone who seeks to damage or undermine the place we call home.

We are not a political party but we do believe everyone in public life from the Prime Minister to the lowest Council Officer and School Governor should follow the Nolan Principle of Public Life below:

  • Selflessness – Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for themselves, their family or their friends.
  • Integrity – Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.
  • Objectivity – In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
  • Accountability – Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
  • Openness – Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.
  • Honesty – Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.
  • Leadership – Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.

 

5 thoughts on “About

  1. firtleberry

    I would be very happy to join your small band and with regards to your filming of the Anston meeting it added greatly to the effect. Brian lewis has been contacted by the Rotherham Advertiser they want to do an article on him. Anston are having a re-run on Monday night hope to see you there, I think it will be 7pm.
    Dave Smith

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  2. M

    I have yet to see anything on this site which benefits anybody under the age of 50. Any suggestions how we can get the apethetic majority involved in village life?

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    1. lovedinnington Post author

      You make a good point, engaging youth is something that politics generally is really struggling to do. I don’t know about 50+, though, I’m under 50 and have worked on the vast majority of the site.

      Pressuring politicians to support better public transport links to large centres of employment definitely benefits young people, getting Dinnington and Anston back to work is certainly important to us.

      It is a reality that people tend to get more involved in local affairs later in life, however.

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  3. M

    Sorry for the presumption about age lol. We live in a weird area where its almost a 1/3 for the different age brackets. I am on a few different youth orientated committees and its not the councils that are preventing me from helping out the young but the general public of a certain age if you get my understanding.

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