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 listening to what local politicians like 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 Principles 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.
It is also our opinion that the relationship with Rotherham Council is toxic for Dinnington and Anston. We are overlooked when it comes to investment and services, indeed I think anything on our side of the M18 is forgotten by the crooks at the Town Hall.