Tag Archives: governance

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

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PARISH HEADLINES – 16

The following is my recollection of the main points of the parish council meeting on Thursday night: There was a meeting in early February involving the Free School, United Learning, the Department for Education, Wye Parish Council, Ashford Borough Council … Continue reading

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GETTING WHAT WE PAY FOR?

Another rainy day. Another mince pie. This morning I set about working out how much we are all paying for our political representatives. For this purpose I estimated that we have 2000 electors here in Wye with Hinxhill, and I … Continue reading

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WHO SPEAKS FOR WYE?

I’ve had a bit of time on my hands over the Christmas period so found myself surfing the internet examining the performance of our political representatives. If that doesn’t sound like much fun, let me just say that I was … Continue reading

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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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PUBLIC MEETINGS

The parish council is calling an important public meeting to discuss the Neighbourhood Plan at 7.30 pm on May 20th in the Church. Please everyone make an effort to be there as this is a good opportunity to establish consensus … Continue reading

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PLAYING POSSUM

My daughter has been studying meditation at school. A whole class devoted to not doing things: not talking, not putting one’s hand up, not looking at the blackboard, not looking out the window, not catching each other’s eyes, not laughing, … Continue reading

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