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Got something to say? / Nearly normal - long may it la...
Last post by Number 6 - 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.
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Got something to say? / Something not right here ?
Last post by Number 6 - August 19, 2021, 11:47:44 am
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Got something to say? / Beware of Unexpected Consequen...
Last post by Number 6 - July 12, 2021, 11:19:25 am
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 ?

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/council-looking-to-move-out-of-offices-9206582/
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Got something to say? / Re: A rapid re-think needed ?
Last post by Number 6 - June 28, 2021, 09:23:44 pm
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.


https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/council-remains-defiant-over-readibus-gagging-clause-9204987/
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Got something to say? / A rapid re-think needed ?
Last post by Number 6 - 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.

 https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/anger-and-despair-of-newbury-areas-readibus-users-9195662/
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Got something to say? / Receiving bad advice ?
Last post by Number 6 - 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 ?


https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/coronavirus/34215/newbury-mp-laura-farris-backs-vaccine-passports.html

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Got something to say? / Re: Much better use of investm...
Last post by Old Goat - February 27, 2021, 09:09:21 pm
I wonder when we are going to have the guts to refocus Berkshire's atomic industry from weapons to nuclear energy - fission particularly.  Given we don't actually own, let alone have the capability to fire one, atomic weapons production and maintenance is now redundant.
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Got something to say? / Much better use of investments...
Last post by Number 6 - January 28, 2021, 01:32:02 pm
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.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/33495/10m-solar-farm-could-be-built-on-west-berkshire-council-land-at-grazeley.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Future Prime Minister ?
Last post by Number 6 - December 21, 2020, 12:46:18 pm
Cometh the hour cometh the person ? It is clear that Boris has to go and very soon.
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Got something to say? / Conflicted Interests ?
Last post by Number 6 - 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 ?

 https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/32773/concern-over-height-of-rebuilt-kennet-centre-in-newbury.html
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