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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.
https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/25760/overhaul-of-newbury-town-centre-roads-will-begin-in-january.html
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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,
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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? 
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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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Got something to say? / Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Last post by Number 6 on October 23, 2018, 07:43:18 pm »
And now an absolute muddling of reality. A lack of revenue is not the causative factor for a budgetary overspend. I suggest that they consider the pay rises awarded staff and the associated pension costs may be one factor together with an ever expanding general and out of control overhead. It can not be the provision of actual services as these continue to be in decline. What a complete and utter incompetent shambles of a council this is.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/25695/council-overspend-as-adult-social-care-demands-rise.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Where goes our council now ?
« Last post by Number 6 on October 18, 2018, 10:27:24 am »
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Got something to say? / Re: Where goes our council now ?
« Last post by Number 6 on September 10, 2018, 01:34:49 pm »
Yet more evidence of the bottomless money pit that WBC has become ? The degree of disinterested incompetence this represents is truly astounding and would have earned anyone and all of the leadership the sack in the private sector. Asleep at the wheel they continue to cover their incompetence with ever increasing demands for extra revenue from council tax payers. Totally and utterly shameless and shameful.
https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/25333/council-spent-9m-on-temporary-staff-in-two-years.html
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Events / Newbury - Town Council to mark the First World War 100 years on.
« Last post by Administrator on August 20, 2018, 03:29:56 pm »

Newbury Town Council’s World Wars Working Group is arranging a number of events throughout November to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

During 2016, the World Wars Working Group organised a successful series of evening lectures to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.  Similar lectures will take place during the evenings of 15, 16 and 17 November.
 
In addition, the popular WWI Exhibition will take place again this year at the Town Hall in the Market Place for the final time, highlighting the effects of the war on Newbury and her residents. 

Cllr Adrian Edwards, Leader of the Council said, “We are looking for items to display and would ask if anyone has any WWI memorabilia to contact our Civic Manager, Joyce Lewis by telephone 01635 780203 or email mayor@newbury.gov.uk.

He continued, “The exhibition will open on 9 November and continue until 19 November and
of course, whatever is loaned for the exhibition, will be returned to its owner at the close of the exhibition.”

The final event being organised by the Town Council is the “Battles Over Beacon” event which is part of a national initiative. This will take place in the Market Place on the evening of Sunday 11 November starting at 6.20pm and will finish at 7.45 pm.

Newbury Town Council are seeking local choirs who are willing to join us and lead the singing of WWI songs to close our event.  Please contact Joyce Lewis by telephone 01635 780203 or email mayor@newbury.gov.uk if your choir would be interested.
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Got something to say? / Re: Where goes our council now ?
« Last post by Number 6 on August 20, 2018, 10:22:17 am »
Is this a salutary lesson in what can go wrong when councils loose sight of their primary purpose and role ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-45211357
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