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Got something to say? / Future Prime Minister ?
Last post by Number 6 - May 22, 2020, 01:26:24 pm
Leaders always need to show that they are made of the right stuff. With the first really lucid comment on the pandemic I have read from a politician is it possible we have a future Prime Minister in the making in Laura ?

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/30691/newbury-mp-laura-farris-on-schools-reopening.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Covid 19
Last post by Number 6 - May 18, 2020, 08:31:50 pm
Latest Government figures state that 10% of the population have so far been exposed to the virus. This means that 90% have yet to have any kind of antibody protection/immunity. Please be sensible in your actions and stay safe. There is a long way to go yet.
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Got something to say? / Re: Covid 19
Last post by Number 6 - April 01, 2020, 02:27:36 pm
Excellent to see our local Food Bank charity continue to do such good work in these difficult times. As the situation escalates over the next few weeks and the financial hardship placed on families and individuals grows is it time that West Berkshire Council stepped in to help co-ordinate the list of those needing help as the numbers are set to increase dramatically ? With their staff still receiving wages I suspect they are best placed to do this work to help those newly destitute during the crisis period. The slow and hole filled machinations of the central Governments aid packages will not reach many in time but as a civilised society and community we cannot let people starve as a consequence. Time to step up and lead the good fight WBC ?

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/29929/coronavirus-west-berkshire-foodbank-appealing-for-donations.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Covid 19
Last post by Number 6 - March 24, 2020, 09:27:48 pm
Good to see this initiative from West Berkshire Council. It may not seem much in the greater scheme of things but every little will help as the community battles against this unseen menace.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/29809/coronavirus-west-berkshire-free-car-parking-in-west-berkshire-council-operated-car-parks.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Covid 19
Last post by Number 6 - March 21, 2020, 08:58:44 pm
Having been out to get essentials today I am surprised by the lack of use of personal protective equipment by staff at the outlets visited. I hope this is not outlets putting profit before their staff and public safety ?
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Got something to say? / Re: Covid 19
Last post by Number 6 - March 05, 2020, 05:52:49 pm
Interesting to see that our esteemed council think that such a rise will be understood by council tax payers when the costs of the Covid 19 emergency have not yet begun to work through on jobs, incomes and the community as a whole. I suspect that many who have just been managing to keep their heads above water will be severely challenged by this profligacy and continued featherbedding of the council establishment.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/29535/west-berkshire-residents-hit-by-council-tax-rise.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Covid 19
Last post by Number 6 - March 02, 2020, 04:16:45 pm
Surprised to see multiple shoppers randomly picking up and putting down grocery items in a food hall today with staff standing by and watching them do it. Perhaps we are doomed after all by our own stupidity.
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Got something to say? / Covid 19
Last post by Number 6 - March 01, 2020, 06:50:26 pm
Good to hear that the council has a plan in place. Let's all hope that the situation is contained without the need for extreme measures until a vaccine can be developed for this very nasty virus. With common sense and self restraint we should be able to come through this without too much damage being done, although the financial implications put us into uncharted territory. Stay safe and best wishes to all.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/29501/west-berkshire-council-reveals-it-has-coronavirus-plan-in-place.html
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Got something to say? / Re: How to build an impermiabl...
Last post by Number 6 - February 15, 2020, 12:09:23 pm
Interesting - perhaps this is the cart before the horse answer ?

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/29328/newbury-s-kennet-centre-sold.html
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Got something to say? / How to build an impermiable wa...
Last post by Number 6 - January 02, 2020, 10:04:14 pm
This is an interesting decision that poses some governance issues that need resolving. How does the authority in charge of planning separate these decisions from it's commercial projects and protect itself from accusations of land price manipulation as well when running such a building development scheme ? Anyone with a good answer ?

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/29018/council-could-set-up-own-housing-company.html
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