Friday, 11 April 2008

The importance of Parish Councillors

The recent announcement by the British National Party, that they have recently had ten new BNP Councillors elected unopposed, is excellent news and a big moral booster for their activists in the run up to the May elections. Well done those people.

Now the fact that these ten councillors were elected unopposed actually tells us quite a lot about both the British National Party and the Marxist alliance of the Lib/Lab/con parties.

Unlike the Tri-Axis parties, the members of the BNP who seek office as councillors, do it for love of country and community and so do not expect financial rewards for their efforts. Tri-Axis local politicians, however, tend to do things for themselves first with love of the community coming in a long way behind, second.

Now Parish councillors, up until 2004 were unpaid positions but because of lack of people prepared to serve their communities, councils were granted the right to make allowance schemes. However many councils still choose to maintain a strictly unpaid status. These councils are the ones that believe that their councillors should stand for the love of the parish or town and not for any financial reason. People like the BNP, in fact.

Many of you will have seen statements from other parties, making statements, on hearing of the BNP victorys (and they are), that they either did not know about the elections or that, big deal it is only the Parish Council. Both shameful statements for any political party that supposedly cares about the people to make.

If they did not know about the elections, they should be ashamed for not knowing what is going on in their local communities and if the second reason, then they should be ashamed for ignoring the issues of those communities because there would be no real financial benefit for themselves as individuals.

But the responsibilities of a Parish Council are not as limited as some might think. They wield incredible powers to improve the lot of the people who live within their sphere of influence as this list shows:

  • Allotments
  • Burial Grounds, Cemeteries, Churchyards and Crematoria
  • Bus Shelters
  • Bye-laws – the power to make bye-laws concerning:baths and washhouses (swimming pools), cycle parks, mortuaries and pleasure grounds
  • Clocks – public clocks can be provided and must be maintained
  • Community Centres, Conference Centres, Halls, Public Buildings
  • Drainage – of ditches and ponds
  • Entertainment and the Arts
  • Footpaths
  • General Spending – parish councils can spend a limited amount of money on anything they deem of benefit to the community that is not covered by the other specific responsibilities described in this list
  • Gifts – parish councils may accept gifts
  • Highways – lighting, parking places, right to enter into discussions about new roads and road widening, consent of parish council required for diversion or discontinuation of highway, traffic signs and other notices, tree planting and verge maintenance
  • Land – acquisition and sale of
  • Legal proceedings – power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the interests of the community, power to take part in any public enquiry
  • Litter - provision of litter-bins and support for any anti-litter campaigns
  • Planning – parish councils must be notified of, and display for residents, any planning applications for the area. Any comments submitted to the planning authority by the parish council must be taken into account
  • Postal and Telecommunication Facilities – power to pay a public telecommunications operator any loss sustained in providing services in that area
  • Public conveniences – provision and maintenance of public toilets
  • Recreation – provision of recreation grounds, public walkways, pleasure grounds, open spaces, village greens, gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps and boating ponds
  • Rights of Way – footpath and bridleway maintenance
  • Seats (public)
  • Signs – danger signs, place names and bus stops signs
  • Tourism – financial contributions to any local tourist organisations allowed
  • Traffic Calming
  • War Memorials
  • Water Supply – power to utilise stream, well or spring water and to provide facilities for general use
So you can see, the Parish Councils are the bedrock that the whole political structure is build on. Without the support of the Parish Councillors, who are in touch with events and the concerns of the local people, the County Councillors are isolated and ignore the wishes of the people represented by the Parish Councillors at their peril.

But the success of the British National Party, is that it is a party of the people, for the people. Their Councillors have chosen to serve because they care for their country and their children's future not for financial rewards. In a decently run country, the BNP would never have even existed. Thankfully, in these desperate times, it does.

They are not "professional" politicians and do not need to be - yet. Becoming a BNP Parish Councillor will be their training camp for their future roles. They will learn how to chair and conduct themselves at meetings. They will learn to interact with the paid civil servants who carry out their decisions and they will lean to speak in public whilst building their confidence.

For many of the BNP Parish Councillors will become the future County Councillors and Members of Parliament that Our Country needs to replace the traitors who have thrown away the chance to make Our Country a land fit for heroes that the True British People deserve.

You can learn more about becoming a Parish Councillor here.


Anonymous said...

When we can see councils across the country spening tax payers money on whatever fancy they take. dipping their grubby little fingers into the public purse of course when there's no purse to dip into their interest ceases.
Good luck to all the BNP parish council members it's in these parishes the real people live.

Anonymous said...


Jihad with money
Monday, 7th April 2008
Alex Alexiev on National Review Online sets out the reasons why sharia finance — described by Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi as ‘jihad with money’ — is a serious threat to the west:

The legitimization of sharia in the West and its gradual imposition in Muslim communities and beyond is a key objective of sharia finance, and there is no doubt it has already made huge strides. …
Notably, for those Muslims who cannot engage in physical jihad using force of arms, sharia requires that they support jihad financially. This is what sharia finance is all about.

Far from being a legitimate investment vehicle, sharia finance facilitates religiously sanctioned support for terrorist organizations — as well as providing radical Islamists with highly paid sinecures as sharia-finance board advisors in the sanctum sanctorum of capitalism, all the while that they are pursuing a subversive campaign to destroy it.

Predictably, none of this is even remotely disclosed by any of the dozens of Western banks promoting sharia finance today, which obviously exposes them to huge non-disclosure risks ranging from fraudulent misrepresentation, to material support for terrorism.

And not disclosed either by Gordon Brown, whose stated ambition is to make London the global centre of Islamic banking (reported to be yet another brilliant wheeze from Ed Balls). Of all the manifestations of the Islamisation of the west (see this piece by Dan Rabkin on the acceleration of Londonistan) sharia finance is perhaps the most deadly, because it effectively sells the west to Islam, and the most difficult to stop — because for the financiers and politicians in the west who are thus selling it, all they can see are the trillions of dollar and pound signs being dangled enticingly before their eyes.

The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London, SW1H 9HP.

Anonymous said...

while labour are busy selling out to anyone that has the money!

Saudi prince gives Cambridge University £8m for Islamic studies centre
By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent
Last Updated: 2:43am BST 07/04/2008

Cambridge University has been given £8 million by a Saudi Arabian prince to establish an Islamic studies centre.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, ranked in the top 20 richest men in the world, with a fortune of about £10 billion, has donated the cash to the university to fund a centre in his name for the study of the role of Islam in the Middle East and globally.

The gift has been recommended by the university's general board and is expected to be announced in June.

advertisementThe grandson of King Ibn Saud and nephew of King Abudllah, the prince counts the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall among his friends.

With a huge portfolio generating massive returns – he calls his investments his "hundred wives" – the 50-year-old is the biggest single shareholder in Citigroup, the world's biggest bank.

In 2005 he bought the Savoy Hotel in London for about £220 million. Last year, he became the first person to buy an Airbus A380 superjumbo to use as a private jet, dubbed the "flying palace".

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal hit the headlines in 2001 when his offer of cash for the victims of the September 11 attacks in New York was turned down after he criticised American foreign policy. New York's then mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, rejected a £6.6 million donation when the businessman issued a statement that America had to adopt a "more balanced stance" on Palestine. The row belies the prince's influence in America, however.

He is the biggest foreign investor in the US and has the ear of its leaders and business figures. He also learnt the basics of commerce at Menlo College, in San Francisco, in the Seventies. The title of his biography, Alwaleed: Businessman, Billionaire, Prince, signifies how he would be liked to be perceived.

A renowned philanthropist, the prince has made two donations of £10 million to establish Islamic studies centres at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Georgetown, in Washington. He also gave £10 million to fund an Islamic art wing at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Kingdom Foundation, his Riyadh-based charity, has earmarked £100 million for projects aimed at improving understanding between the West and the Islamic world.

The gift to Cambridge, which will transform its Islamic studies department, follows news of a £4 million donation to the university to widen access from alumnus and businessman Harvey McGrath, former chairman of the Man Group.

About 15 institutions in Britain offer more than 200 courses in Islamic or Middle Eastern studies. Last year, the Government defined Islamic studies as a "strategically important subject". British universities receive more than £200 million a year in donations, with at least 50 institutions engaged in fund-raising.