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system to improve waiting times and quality of service to patients.  options, not bein
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system to improve waiting times and quality of service to patients.
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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 ?

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/22598/transparency-concerns-over-west-berkshire-council-s-commercial-deal.html
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News Stories / Re: Newbury - Classic Car Show raises money for blood cancer charity
« Last post by Delltabico on September 26, 2017, 10:34:43 am »
Never thought anyone would be interested in a topic like me. I love this topic very much.
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Got something to say? / Micro Focus
« Last post by Number 6 on September 02, 2017, 11:27:27 am »
Now that Micro Focus are the largest tech company in the country let's hope our council concentrate their energies on using their planning powers to help them stay in Newbury. With their existing head office full to overflowing an accommodating approach to their needs could well create further inward investment in Newbury, with the subsequent employment and revenue wealth that would generate. This would seem a proper use of the councils planning powers rather than it's more speculative schemes.
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Got something to say? / Re: Conflict of Interests ?
« Last post by Number 6 on August 15, 2017, 08:50:45 pm »
Interesting article. If I did not know better it could be seen as a warning salvo in a turf war ? p.s. I know nothing !

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/22093/very-strong-message-to-developers-after-thatcham-appeals-turned-down.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Conflict of Interests ?
« Last post by Old Goat on August 13, 2017, 09:55:19 pm »
Conflict of interest is inevitable as Unitary and Parish level Councillors scrabble amongst themselves for what little real work and responsibility is left to local government.  It's made even worse round here by political gaming. I would say that local government is now a joke; trouble is, that's not funny.
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Got something to say? / Conflict of Interests ?
« Last post by Number 6 on August 09, 2017, 11:16:14 am »
I notice in this article on the rejection of two schemes for housing in Thatcham that mention is made of the Councils Market Place scheme offering alternative provision. Is there a risk that a potential conflict of interest in planning applications and decisions could arise as the council develops it's own property building empire ? Certainly two viable schemes seem to have been flattened in preference to two controversial ones.

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/22045/minister-rejects-two-housing-developments-for-thatcham.html
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Got something to say? / A very careful use of words ?
« Last post by Number 6 on August 05, 2017, 11:21:12 am »
It would seem that as ambitions grow for the property developing role for our council that the use of plausible deniability about what was actually said and meant is growing amongst our leaders.  Could it be that a mega development of high quality flats is planned with a tiny space below for community use (easily converted at a later date for extra gain as funding is withdrawn ?). Just a thought.

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/22019/newbury-community-building-will-not-be-sold-council-says.html
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Got something to say? / Re: School deficits
« Last post by Number 6 on August 02, 2017, 07:11:57 pm »
Yes you are right. The current Conservative party is just a clone of New Labour and have totally failed to get to grips with almost every problem the country faces. Maybe, though it just reflects the opinions and attitudes of the country as a whole - in which case we are in serious trouble. Maybe a good time to start researching a bolt hole.
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