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Dinnington Miners Welfare to Rise Again???

The Bulldozers moved to demolish the remains of Park House, the Dinnington Miner’s Welfare this week but sources involved in the recent secret meeting between Kevin Barron MP, Dinnington Town Council and the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (CISWO) indicated today that a new Miners Welfare could rise from the ashes.

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The price to be paid? One third of the prime land surrounding the institute must be sold to developers to build new houses adjacent to the High Nook estate.

Dinnington Town Council and The Friends of the Miners Welfare group led by Cllr Steve Scott are understood to have green lighted the demolition on condition that the Town Council be given a 100 year lease on the remaining two thirds of the land and some of the proceeds from the land sale be invested into Park House II (our name not theirs)

However not all of the Town Council were present at the meeting so it is unclear how they as a body have agreed to this undertaking. Also a split has opened in the Friends of the Miners Welfare group as two of their membership were thrown out of the meeting when Sir Kev spat his dummy out and refused to tolerate their presence.

A source close to Sir Kev explained that there is precious little love between our local MP and firebrand ex NUM official Dave Smith which may go some way to explaining events.

Meanwhile Dinnington Town Council will at its next meeting consider this application to knock Park House down. WHY HAVE A PLANNING APPLICATION TO KNOCK DOWN A BUILDING WHICH IS NOW A SMOKING CRATER?


Muppetry becomes mayhem as we try to make sense of this Barronesk carbuncle of blunders.

A Letter to Kevin Barron (UPDATED #2)

Update 2: Get off the fence!

“Dear Kevin

I appreciate that as an MP you have to represent all of your constituents, however, as the whole of Rother Valley is being disadvantaged by RMBC’s local plan, I invite you to get down from the fence and engage with RMBC to ensure their local plan distributes the
future housing growth in the borough more fairly.

The plans speak for themselves.

You are Rother Valley’s MP Kevin, so start acting like it. Hold RMBC
to account and help us ensure a fair outcome for all.”

Update 1: Ah there’s nothing like a letter in a Houses of Parliament envelope.

Straight from Westminster this reply to our correspondent confirms once again that Kevin’s backside and the fence are inextricably linked.

Wake up Kevin, the Local Plan is taking the whole of Rother Valley for a ride, get back on side with your constituents! We know you’ve been to lots of meetings but nothing in the plan has changed as a result!


Original Post: A Letter to Kevin Barron:

This letter from a regular reader will be winging its way to Kevin by now, I’m obviously not the only one who wishes he would protest a bit more at the way Dinnington is being treated.

How about the closure of the Council Offices and the cuts to our Library as well, Kevin?

We haven’t asked much over the last few years but we could do with some help here!

“Dear Kevin

I was very pleased to see you today at the SYPTE bus in Dinnington car park, (I was loading my red car next to it.) You asked me if I was ok and because you were already in a conversation I said yes. I really wanted to say no, I am very displeased because our MP will not support community objection to RMBC’s plans to build on greenbelt land, rather than pursuing other avenues first. You are in a position to stop RMBC’s underhand, secretive, and dishonest ways of dealing with electors. My view is that you are following party line rather than what is good for our village and community. I hope these actions of yours will be made public at the next election. I for one will be looking for someone who supports this area.”

Splinters in his Bum!

Kevin Barron must be bored of sitting on the fence now surely? Our MP still refuses to openly criticise Rotherham Council’s Local Plan even though it so thoroughly stitches up Rother Valley generally and Dinnington in particular.
Kevin your voters need your support, join Dinnington Council and get off the fence please!