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Got something to say? / Town Center Pedestrianisation
December 08, 2023, 03:03:35 pm
I see the council has wasted no time in removing cars from the town centre altogether - even when the shops are shut. Just another nail in Newburys wellbeing.
Got something to say? / Re: Future Prime Minister ?
July 07, 2022, 02:06:24 pm
Given the list of possible contenders currently being mooted in the press I would not be unhappy to see our MP Laura throw her hat into the ring to be our new PM. Untainted by the current administration she would would be an ideal new broom in my opinion. Hopefully whatever happens the "right stuff" will win out this time. Just an optimistic thought in an otherwise grey landscape.
Got something to say? / Oh Dear !
November 11, 2021, 05:40:47 pm
For the avoidance of doubt Laura you are supposed to represent the views of your constituents (all of them !) not the secular interests of the party, particularly when so clearly wrong and misguided.

Got something to say? / Nearly normal - long may it last !
September 26, 2021, 08:13:35 pm
Today in Newbury's Northbrook Street the Artisan Market enjoyed perfect weather which brought out the crowds and reminded us of how normal life should look like. Life still has it difficulties and the winter ahead may be turbulent but we should all be grateful that we can still enjoy our community when the opportunity arises. No doubt a lot of hard work went into the event from all involved but it is a reminder that we have a lot to be thankful for.
On the face of it this may sound sensible, but when services rely on teams of people working and communicating together there may be all sorts of unwanted consequences in fragmenting the workforce. The pandemic may have provided an excuse to rush in where angels fear to tread ?

The answer (if one is desired) and solution to this will not be found by playing it out in public but by an adult conversation behind closed doors. De-construct the polarised positions and seek common ground and agreement would be my recommendation. Leadership (on both sides) is required.

Got something to say? / A rapid re-think needed ?
April 16, 2021, 11:14:27 am
It is perhaps the clearest evidence of our councils ability to shoot it's own most vulnerable constituents in the foot that a volunteer service gets tangled up in bureaucratic nonsense. This becomes doubly annoying when the sums involved are so small. Perhaps the new CEO of West Berkshire Council, when appointed, will take a more enlightened view as to the needs of the frail and elderly ? Shameful.

Got something to say? / Receiving bad advice ?
April 05, 2021, 11:04:56 am
Just who is advising Laura ? A string of poor choices almost suggests a deliberate undermining of her potential ?


Not sure I would want to live near a foreseeable radiation hazard and given the poor state of commercial property investments this seems much more like a proper use of money and land by the council that ticks a lot of very real boxes. Whatever the future holds power is a key resource and will always have a market. Green energy(so far)is not a total solution but can and should make a huge contribution to future needs.

Got something to say? / Re: Future Prime Minister ?
December 21, 2020, 12:46:18 pm
Cometh the hour cometh the person ? It is clear that Boris has to go and very soon.
Got something to say? / Conflicted Interests ?
November 24, 2020, 03:03:28 pm
Hmmm. Anyone spot the potential for a conflict of interest in the decision making process ? Perhaps WBC as the planning authority should recuse itself from the approval process or forego the provision of office space ?

I wonder if Laura can understand why this does not sit well when the Chancellor has just splurged billions of pounds in other support ? It can be wise at times to take the blinkers off of personal opinion and do some real research at ground level across the country before voting on the basis of fixed beliefs. Not a good look or optics to use the modern vernacular Laura.

Daughter went for a Covid test today. Was told to insert swab herself and aim for the tonsils (she had no idea where they are). Given the unreliability of the PCR test anyway this suggests that accuracy is not a requirement. Making up the results to suit an agenda ? This has got past a joke.