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WHY DON'T YOU CELEBRATE SIMON?

Sandwell Academy in West Bromwich has scored an “Outstanding” rating from its latest Ofsted inspection. The highest grading a school can achieve.

JUDGEMENT REVISED

An amusing incident is alleged to have occurred at the Tipton Sports centre during the election count. That is if Julian Saunders author of the Sandwell Skidder is to be believed, and, occasionally, he may be.

 

JUDGEMENT DAY

 

The 9th of June was judgement day in the General Election when the results for the 3 Sandwell Constituencies were announced.

NEVER AGAIN?

“I’ve voted Labour all my working life but I won’t be voting Labour this time round” said a Tipton man on last night’s local BBC news.

MOVING ON

Congratulations to Sandwell MBC. Travellers who occupied Greets Green Park were moved on within 24 hours using bailiffs while the police, as usual, were passive observers. This demonstrates what can be done if the local authority only has the will to do it.

WHAT DO THEY DO FOR THE MONEY?

 

The reply, to an information request asking how many enquiries had been made by councillors on behalf of themselves or constituents to sort out problems, was revealing and shocking.

The period covered by the request was May 2015-April 2016

COUNCILLOR CLAIMS HE WAS USED AND ABUSED.

After the bankruptcy of Cllr. Richard Marshall became public, that gent’s position was discussed at the group meeting of Sandwell Labour councillors. Leader Eling told them that Marshall had tendered his resignation from the council cabinet but that he, Eling, had refused to accept it.

MARSHALL BANKRUPT

It’s official Cllr. Richard Marshall, Sandwell council leader Eling’s appointment as Cabinet member for Leisure, is bankrupt.

BYE BYE MEIC

Meic Sullivan Gould, who as acting monitoring officer was responsible for keeping Sandwell council and councillors within the law is on his way out. At last week’s Audit Committee, as usual, he gave clear unambiguous advice to its members and refused to back down when his advice was disputed.