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Got something to say? / Care Home Report
Last post by Number 6 - October 04, 2019, 12:14:23 pm
Interesting to see the kind of language being used in both the report and the NWN article. Previously it had been clear that things at Birchwood had slid to a very low and unacceptable level under the previous provider. Now under WBC control the two key areas of effectiveness and care are rated as good - these being the things that affect the service users most directly and also those things that take the greatest amount of effort to improve. That this has been achieved in a relatively short timescale is to be applauded. It would certainly be more effective and morale boosting for inspection reporting to recognise this and congratulate the team, encouraging future progress, than to be so critical of other areas still needing work? Progress is a series of steps in the right direction not one big leap. Just a thought.

Got something to say? / Re: Climate Conference
Last post by Number 6 - September 23, 2019, 02:24:19 pm
That's all right then. Do as I say not as I do. Would we expect anything else from our fine upstanding council ?https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/28252/council-falls-at-first-hurdle-since-declaring-climate-emergency.html
Got something to say? / Climate Conference
Last post by Number 6 - September 15, 2019, 12:53:11 pm
Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Old Goat - September 14, 2019, 08:51:29 pm
The way things are going, we won't need an MP, just  Euro District Commissioner.
Got something to say? / Re: More traffic disruption ah...
Last post by Old Goat - September 14, 2019, 08:49:45 pm
Do WBC do ANYTHING these days?  My lad has just told me even Building Control is run by Wokingham.  Perhaps that's the idea, empty the offices and they could be used as a day centre for the OAPs who are said to be a problem.   
Got something to say? / More traffic disruption ahead ...
Last post by Number 6 - September 12, 2019, 12:03:59 pm
I am starting to scratch my head in disbelief at both the length of time and the amount of chaos that the A339 road works has been allowed to cause in Newbury. Stretched over many months the amount of work actually undertaken seems miniscule in proportion. Large sections of coned off areas seemed to go untouched for many weeks but now the darker and more problematic autumn nights are drawing in we are to be subjected to more closures. Is anyone in authority in real control of this process or are the contractors being allowed to do what they want ?

Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Number 6 - September 05, 2019, 01:25:14 pm
Yet another truncated article on a topic of major local and national importance. I suspect that if the local Conservative Association fail to re-select Richard Benyon then they will certainly hand the seat to the Lib Dems at the next election. I would suggest that they think on.

Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Old Goat - September 04, 2019, 08:03:24 pm
Hard to disagree, it's blatent discrimination.  I've no issue about being made to pay but not on this basis.  Is this a sign that NWN is in desperate straights.  They have to maintain a 'click rate' to justify prices for their declining advertising business.  However, they are clearly missing a trick, because if they didn't discriminate, they'd get some really useful marketing data.
Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Number 6 - September 04, 2019, 05:46:39 pm
There seems to be a double standard of treatment going on that seems at best ill thought out and at worst intentionally biased and malicious as illustrated by the following links.


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