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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

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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

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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

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PARISH HEADLINES 40

This is my recollection of last week’s parish council meeting: The public hearing for the Neighbourhood Plan will now be held at the Julie Rose Centre (not at St Anselm’s Church as previously advised). The time however is the same: … Continue reading

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OUR PLACE: WYE. AN EXPLANATION

Village resident Dave Martin explains the need for Our Place: Wye. For a longer (6 minute) version, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RowAhbE-mNg

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PAY RISE?

I’ve been thinking for a while that I need a pay rise. I don’t want to seem ungrateful to my electorate, and I do realise that my work represents a “calling” rather than a job. But, as a parish councillor, … Continue reading

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PARISH HEADLINES – 14

I was present for most of last week’s parish council meeting. These are my recollections of the main points: Councillor Shoults reported back about the meeting held with Imperial College and Ashford Borough Council on December 4. The meeting was … Continue reading

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