Monthly Archives: February 2010

Sir Humphrey lives in Kingston

I attended a meeting organised by Tolworth and Hook Rise Conservatives on Friday evening. The hot topic was the Council’s plans for the improvement of Tolworth Broadway. Much discussed was the consultation questionnaire the Council had put out to selected … Continue reading

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The media are the message?

Are the media in Britain trying to dictate the political agenda rather than reporting on what goes on? I read somewhere a suggestion that, in the upcoming General Election, ‘the media have decided, rightly or wrongly, that they want a … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Elections, Health and Community, Kingston, Labour, Lib Dems, Media | 1 Comment

‘Closure? Forget it!’ says doctor

We had a highly successful ward social event on Saturday evening, attended by 48 people, including MEP Syed Kamall and GLA member Tony Arbour. One lady, attending one of her first such events, told of a friend who had asked … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood last night

The Neighbourhood Committee last night lasted 4 hours and a bit. We had a very long debate about the bridge over the railway at the northern end of King Charles Road. This was followed by another one on access to … Continue reading

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Hospital rumour starts election campaign

Health Overview PanelĀ  27th January 2010 The meeting proceedings began with a question from the floor by Cllr Geoff Austin (Con) politely seeking clarification of the position on Maternity and A&E services at Kingston Hospital. The Chair, Cllr Don Jordan … Continue reading

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Councillors’ timesheets?

I see on BBC London News today that someone from the Taxpayers’ Alliance would like councillors to fill in timesheets to. I should be happy to do so. For the record I spend an average of 2-3 hours daily dealing … Continue reading

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