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Old Photographs of Newbury / Re: Donnington Castle aerial photograph
« Last post by FredYates on December 14, 2018, 04:34:33 am »
I really want to know How does the site crawl and most of the information about it is enough to explain?
Memories of Newbury / Re: pubs along the a4 between Newbury and Theale
« Last post by FredYates on December 14, 2018, 04:34:21 am »
Do not know how much you can help me get this information because I want to access a lot of information, do not know how to help me?
Got something to say? / Re: A very careful use of words ?
« Last post by FredYates on December 14, 2018, 04:33:34 am »
How big is this large data source? How much data can I get because I suspect that this large content has deleted the database?
Got something to say? / Re: 'They' win!
« Last post by Number 6 on December 04, 2018, 05:30:49 pm »
Interesting to see how the lead story in the Newbury Weekly News paper edition never made it onto the Newbury Today website ?
Got something to say? / Re: 'They' win!
« Last post by Number 6 on November 27, 2018, 07:26:35 pm »
My take is that they reap what they sow. If the local population are so disinterested in local politics and decision making it's because they hold it in such low regard and place no value on it. The next step in that downward spiral is to question why they are expected to pay for it (no one wants to pay for something of no perceived value). A dangerous trend that our self serving elite  need to wake up to. They could try doing something useful for a change. Wishful thinking, I know.
Got something to say? / 'They' win!
« Last post by Old Goat on November 27, 2018, 06:02:38 pm »
Well, for me, the watch is over!  Pretty clear that social media has just about wiped out any pretence of local involvement in local politics; if ever there was any in the first place.  Sadly, this forum seems moribund and the other is kept just alive by ultra right wingers and Facebook, lets just not go there.  At least it saves a walk to the polling station every few years.
Another new vision but traffic brought to a complete standstill for hours at a time for months on end ? At some point reality will intrude as the cost to business becomes unbearable but for many it will of course be too late by then.
Got something to say? / Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Last post by Old Goat on October 25, 2018, 07:42:12 am »
No one is ever held to account.  Yet we continue to pay vast salaries to people who take no responsibility, bear no risk, and are demonstrably failing to manage even the small amount of work they are left with after austerity cuts and process transfers. Self generated rules protect from removal and why would anyone even consider resignation?  As the saying goes, 'you couldn't make it up'.  Mind,
Got something to say? / Re: Where goes our council now ?
« Last post by Old Goat on October 25, 2018, 07:35:39 am »
Absolutely!   What commercial organisation would be permitted to get away with such a mess? 
As has always been, one man's safety net is another's profit.  Ironic really, deep blue Tory Newbury invented the precursor to the modern welfare state.  Of course, once our forefathers saw the cost, the next step was to introduce workhouses; is that next on today's political agenda?
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