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Something odd about this
« on: January 04, 2018, 11:04:33 am »
Not sure this is the whole story here but it's enough to raise some important questions about who is road blocking the project and why ?

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/23190/council-abandons-plans-for-new-primary-school-in-theale.html

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Re: Something odd about this
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 08:24:21 am »
Yes, really, really odd.  Theale Parish Council has a leading West Berkshire Councillor sitting on it!  This is an expensive and embarrassing mess. In any other organisation heads would roll.  Planning and design work, particularly to this level of detail, doesn't come cheap.  For me, it again shows up the desperate need for total reform. Yes, we need a total clear out.

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Re: Something odd about this
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 10:34:09 pm »
How curious. Surely our administrators should be fully grown up adults ? This tends to suggest that some have not progressed from adolescence or are slipping into senility. Whatever we obviously need some major changes. Heads - and I do mean that in the multiple - should roll.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/23278/two-councils-clash-as-row-over-new-school-in-theale-heats-up.html
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Re: Something odd about this
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 05:00:14 pm »
Total and utter shambles. If this is the best they can achieve over a period of years then change must happen now !

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/23309/council-says-compulsory-purchase-order-for-new-school-in-theale-is-unviable.html
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Re: Something odd about this
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 09:34:07 am »
Frankly, I'm beginning to think that this expensive and now institutionalised incompetence in our local government is quite acceptable to the Conservative leadership.  Its the tactic they are using for the NHS.  That is, keep the groans and complaints at high levels, agree the situation is dreadful and do very little apart from making empty promises.  That way, the population at large will be more than willing to accept the politically unpalatable solutions the Tory think tanks have been suggesting.  That is the total abolition of locally controlled services and, in the NHS case, an insured service similar to the German / French models.