Author Archives: jasperbouverie

About jasperbouverie

I am Jasper Bouverie. I have two blogs: jasperbouverie.com which is about promoting sustainability in the village of Wye in Kent (and beyond); and FunderFilms.com which I will fill with short films dedicated to promoting social and environmental awareness and change. Find me on Twitter: funderfilms and finelinej

Who to vote for…

Far be it from me to say who everyone should vote for in the election tomorrow – but at least Kent Online have posted short interviews with the candidates so you can see what the options are. For the interviews … Continue reading

Posted in Governance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Coming Second is Fine

Why does Jeremy Corbyn look so relaxed? His supporters may be knocking on doors, kissing babies, saying hello to people to whom they wouldn’t usually give a second glance, but Jeremy Corbyn at times looks like he’s just been on … Continue reading

Posted in Governance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meritocracy versus social cohesion

My three children are currently studying feverishly for AS and A levels at local grammar schools. They are all predicted to do well. But, like Michael Rosen, I still cannot understand the government’s policy on grammar schools. Writing in the … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Leisure, Education, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Broadband scam

Long silence… Slightly ropey line. Long distance call. “Hello.. are you there?” “Hmmmmm…” “The reason I’m contacting you today is because we’ve been doing some work on broadband in your neighbourhood for BT and we’ve noticed that your line isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Care, Connectivity | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Election Prediction Ashford

Since writing this piece I’ve discovered that Brendan Chilton and Debbie Enever aren’t standing in Ashford… for full list of candidates please click here. Despite the seeming foregone conclusion of the election result in Ashford, it’s nevertheless interesting to take … Continue reading

Posted in Governance | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Voter in Ashford

Hands in the sink as usual. “Well son, I expect you’re excited about voting for the first time – your chance to tell the government what you think, to have a say in the running of the country?” Teen2 was … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Leisure, Education, Governance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manipulation old and new

There doesn’t appear to have been much interest locally in last week’s county council election. The only candidate who put a leaflet through my door was the conservative candidate Clair Bell.  She too was the only candidate to have any … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment