County councillor Stan Waddington under fire from town leaders

Stroud News and Journal: Under fire: County councillor Stan Waddington Under fire: County councillor Stan Waddington

COUNTY councillor Stan Waddington has been criticised for not supporting town leaders in his ward.


Cllr Waddington failed to attend his last town council meeting as county councillor for Nailsworth, ahead of May's county elections - prompting criticism of his role by town mayor Steve Robinson.


"This would have been his last meeting," said Cllr Robinson at the meeting last Tuesday, April 16.


"Personally I am disappointed that over the last two or three years he hasn't supported us as much as I would have liked, such as with the library and youth centre closures.


"He hasn't stood up for Nailsworth."


The comments come while a row is continuing over how Cllr Waddington should spend the £10,000 allocated for highway improvements in the ward.


Speaking to the SNJ after the meeting, Cllr Waddington, who represents Nailsworth and Minchinhampton for the Conservatives, said: "I am annoyed about these comments.


"All the work I have done and I'm now being castigated over a silly argument.


"What happened with the youth centre happened across the county and there was nothing I could do.


"The library is a pretty good result down to volunteers keeping it open."


Nailsworth Town Council wanted the £10,000 to be put towards a pedestrian crossing on the A46 but Cllr Waddington said the scheme was too expensive.


Some councillors, including the mayor, say they have written to Cllr Waddington asking where the money has been spent but have yet to receive a reply.


Cllr Waddington has now revealed that some of the money has been spent on a scheme on the Cirencester Road in Minchinhampton.


Cllr Waddington is the Conservative candidate for the new seat covering Minchinhampton and Chalford due to boundary changes.


Dorcas Binns, (Conservative) Jo Smith, (Labour and Co-operative Party) Paul McClosken, (Lib Dem) and Uta Baldauf, (Green) will run for the new Nailsworth, Amberley, Woodchester and KingÕs Stanley county division.

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2:36pm Thu 25 Apr 13

JPatStarsmead says...

It is no surprise that Waddington is coming under fire... in my opinion he is entirely unsuited to serve in public office, having seen his recent ham-fisted attempots to force the citizens of Gloucestershire to accept his half-witted "solutionb" to the waste problem.
Waddington is convinced that he is right and entirely incapable of reasoned discussion with others. He should bve voted out at the first opportunity.
It is no surprise that Waddington is coming under fire... in my opinion he is entirely unsuited to serve in public office, having seen his recent ham-fisted attempots to force the citizens of Gloucestershire to accept his half-witted "solutionb" to the waste problem. Waddington is convinced that he is right and entirely incapable of reasoned discussion with others. He should bve voted out at the first opportunity. JPatStarsmead
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5:33pm Thu 25 Apr 13

BigBoy22 says...

He should be voted out but he won't be and he knows it. The masses continue to vote Tory regardless of what these people do. His election leaflet strangely doesn't even mention the incinerator - I thought he was supposed to be proud of it.
He should be voted out but he won't be and he knows it. The masses continue to vote Tory regardless of what these people do. His election leaflet strangely doesn't even mention the incinerator - I thought he was supposed to be proud of it. BigBoy22
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11:55pm Thu 25 Apr 13

Enviroment Ian says...

Stan is responsible for GCC signing the contract with UBB which will result in taxpayers in Gloucestershire paying millions of pounds in compensation.
He should have stepped down and let Chas fight this seat but no he just doesnt know when to stop.
He's not a has been - he's a never been when it comes to telling an open story. This money for the roads seems to have been spent on improving the road nearest where he lives and totally ignores the Nailsworth requirement.
Stan - its time to go!!
Stan is responsible for GCC signing the contract with UBB which will result in taxpayers in Gloucestershire paying millions of pounds in compensation. He should have stepped down and let Chas fight this seat but no he just doesnt know when to stop. He's not a has been - he's a never been when it comes to telling an open story. This money for the roads seems to have been spent on improving the road nearest where he lives and totally ignores the Nailsworth requirement. Stan - its time to go!! Enviroment Ian
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11:55pm Thu 25 Apr 13

Enviroment Ian says...

Stan is responsible for GCC signing the contract with UBB which will result in taxpayers in Gloucestershire paying millions of pounds in compensation.
He should have stepped down and let Chas fight this seat but no he just doesnt know when to stop.
He's not a has been - he's a never been when it comes to telling an open story. This money for the roads seems to have been spent on improving the road nearest where he lives and totally ignores the Nailsworth requirement.
Stan - its time to go!!
Stan is responsible for GCC signing the contract with UBB which will result in taxpayers in Gloucestershire paying millions of pounds in compensation. He should have stepped down and let Chas fight this seat but no he just doesnt know when to stop. He's not a has been - he's a never been when it comes to telling an open story. This money for the roads seems to have been spent on improving the road nearest where he lives and totally ignores the Nailsworth requirement. Stan - its time to go!! Enviroment Ian
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2:20pm Fri 26 Apr 13

Charles Golightly says...

A lot of jolly bad form with these comments, Stanley is a splendid fellow with an excellent track record of looking after the more "decent" types of people in Nailsworth. These left wing layabouts who are trying to blacken his name should be ashamed of themselves. Mrs Golightly was delighted when Stanley fixed the Cirencester road, made the weekly trip to Waitrose less of a chore. Far too much money gets spent on the ne'er do wells and their like. The incinerator was a splendid idea and would have saved us a lot of money which could then be used to cut taxes.
A lot of jolly bad form with these comments, Stanley is a splendid fellow with an excellent track record of looking after the more "decent" types of people in Nailsworth. These left wing layabouts who are trying to blacken his name should be ashamed of themselves. Mrs Golightly was delighted when Stanley fixed the Cirencester road, made the weekly trip to Waitrose less of a chore. Far too much money gets spent on the ne'er do wells and their like. The incinerator was a splendid idea and would have saved us a lot of money which could then be used to cut taxes. Charles Golightly
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6:15pm Fri 26 Apr 13

Aldebron says...

Councillor Waddington has shown his true self over the past year, during which he has made it very clear there is only one view that counts and that is his. Is he the right person to represent Minchinhampton, Chalford and Thrupp? The residents will give their answer on Thursday when they vote. I do hope that they use it wisely and kick Councillor Waddington out.
Councillor Waddington has shown his true self over the past year, during which he has made it very clear there is only one view that counts and that is his. Is he the right person to represent Minchinhampton, Chalford and Thrupp? The residents will give their answer on Thursday when they vote. I do hope that they use it wisely and kick Councillor Waddington out. Aldebron
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