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Got something to say? / Is Newbury open for business or busy shutting itself down ?
« Last post by Number 6 on November 16, 2017, 06:47:51 pm »
Given the miniscule progress to be made around Newbury at present during peak periods one has to ask if this is just another scheme that will convince employers that Newbury is not a good location to run a business from. Like it or not for many (particularly those who cannot afford housing in the locality) the car is the only choice of transport and if the road system cannot support journeys in peak times companies will locate elsewhere. Spending money just because it's offered seems very short sighted.
Memories of Newbury / Re: Newbury - Do you remember when Park Way looked like this?
« Last post by Srutinrun on November 10, 2017, 06:58:04 am »
The traffic is very smooth offline.
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Memories of Newbury / Re: pubs along the a4 between Newbury and Theale
« Last post by Anibisala on October 27, 2017, 07:35:17 am »
I like this way of thinking is very high.
It is a good thing and must be told.
Got something to say? / Re: Micro Focus
« Last post by Old Goat on October 24, 2017, 08:00:19 am »
The trouble is, given the severe austerity measures WBC have had to introduce, there isn't a cent left to spare on even considering such ventures.  Unfortunate, yes, but when you gave no money even to run a public lavatory, it's understandable.
Trying to be very polite about it, this must rank as one of the most spectacularly stupid ideas they've ever come up with. Have they really not understood that the economic crisis the Council faces is actually a direct result of this type of sophisticated financial gaming?

However, if one takes a step back and gives this a bit more thought, one doesn't even need to be a cynic to feel that this suggests 'austerity' is actually a myth used to cover the implementation of Conservative convictions. 

What makes the WBC senior executives and Councillors think they can buck Wall Street?  That they have clearly used time to spend even thinking about this 'magic bean' scheme, if there was any truth in the need for severe austerity, it's quite obvious that we could extract an expensive level of senior management without noticing the loss.
system to improve waiting times and quality of service to patients.  options, not bein
system to improve waiting times and quality of service to patients.
Got something to say? / When did we sanction the council to gamble with our money ?
« Last post by Number 6 on October 17, 2017, 10:56:15 am »
It would appear that our local councillors have taken a decision in secret to gamble with taxpayers funds by borrowing money to play at investing in the property market. With most financial sentiment intimating a downward market correction from historic highs this would seem foolhardy to say the least. As they have been secretive about the deals arrangements can we take it that they are accepting personal liability for any losses as they have not consulted the electorate and been transparent on the details ?
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