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Got something to say? / 'They' win!
November 27, 2018, 07:02:38 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.
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We are investing huge, huge amounts in our railway system. To modernise it and make it fit for purpose.  Great project, but, as has been pointed out by colleagues abroad, abysmal project management skills.  Then, the latest debacle at BA, where all our armchair IT pundits know what went wrong.  Sure, things go wrong all the time, so the real IT skill was putting things right, hopefully before many even noticed.  Both skill sets, project management and IT systems are skills that we hope to sell abroad.  Along with our banking and financial skills. Mind, mind the latter is a bit difficult given the court cases pending.  If you were in another Country; is there anything at all you might want from us?
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Got something to say? / West Berks Museum
July 28, 2016, 08:52:46 pm
What's happened to our museum?  I took my nephew round today, whilst the feminine side of the family went shopping.  It's been a quite time since I've been, and I know there have been cuts, but this is ridiculous.  We saw more local history in the Weatherspoon's pub at lunch. 
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Does anyone know if the other Councils in the district are also in the same predicament as West Berkshire with regard to funding?  They can't spare a bean and are even thinking about shutting libraries and making people redundant, yet Newbury Town Council for instance can find the money to put up a new flag pole and can even afford a new cafe in Victoria Park.  That doesn't compute as they say.