Monthly Archives: December 2008

Last night at Scrutiny

It was a very heavily attended meeting with advocates of subsidy for the Rose theatre very much in evidence but not having the public gallery entirely to themselves. Interestingly two of the regular Lib Dem attenders were absent and substituted … Continue reading

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Blooming Rose or black hole?

“That which we call a rose, by any other name Would smell as sweet…………..” I am sure Shakespeare had it right, but he was talking horticulturally and poetically and his Rose wasn’t always coming cap in hand to the Council … Continue reading

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To Hell in a hand cart?

Sky News at midnight had a review of tomorrow’s papers as usual, given by the Editor of the Mirror and the Assistant Editor of the Telegraph. It seems the Times poll has the Tory lead down to 4% with 9% … Continue reading

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The pleasant part of council work

Last night I was asked to present the awards at School Lane Estate’s gardening tournament for 2008. The residents set out to show what could be done in an estate of maisonettes and sheltered flats to make the environment more … Continue reading

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