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Got something to say? / Re: Micro Focus
« Last post by Number 6 on Today at 10:48:01 am »
Sad to see that Micro Focus are facing some inevitable integration challenges which will inevitably turn attention inward for a while. Lets hope they also find enough resource and energy to concentrate on opportunities as well, as a very large swathe of their potential customer base has to focus on ROI (return on investment) as global businesses comes under pressure due to the prevailing economic climate and slowly rising interest rates.
Got something to say? / Re: Newbury - The Marsh Lane Scenario - All over again.
« Last post by Number 6 on March 12, 2018, 09:32:10 pm »
Indeed. What was public right of way will be signed over to a private developer who will immediately exclude public access. Can't remember voting for this kind of abuse of power and all for the princely sum of £1.00 . All we can plan to do is to vote the administration out of office at the next election.
Got something to say? / Re: Headline News ? Not in the NWN
« Last post by Number 6 on March 10, 2018, 02:06:51 pm »
In case you missed it - very easy to do unless you buy the NWN paper - Council Tax rise of 6% agreed on the nod, Extra £50 charge for green waste collection approved and a compulsory order to allow for the Mkt. Street development over-riding established rights of way etc. Car drivers who need to park to shop continue to be soaked to the detriment of local shops - more and more seem to be closing.   It would seem the Conservative run Socialist state of West Berkshire expands accordingly whilst all the time services continue to be cut. Just how much the taxpayer is funding and put at risk to fund their property developer aspirations is never made clear. This needs radical reform and the next election locally can't come quickly enough.
Got something to say? / Re: Headline News ? Not in the NWN
« Last post by Number 6 on March 08, 2018, 07:36:15 pm »
Still no online reporting of the Market Street development debacle that could end up costing local taxpayers a fortune for WBC's incompetence. Buried inside the NWN last week in the inside front left page position that is a favourite for hiding bad news the online reporting has been noticeable by it's absence. Should have been front page and top of the website.
Got something to say? / Re: Headline News ? Not in the NWN
« Last post by Number 6 on February 19, 2018, 11:29:09 am »
So £3.6 million cut in Govt. grant and a £5.4 million increase in council tax. Do they think we can't do the math ? No doubt the vast majority of the extra money is to go on wage increases ? It is time for this shambles of a council to be held to account.
Old Photographs of Newbury / Re: Newbury - The Railway Hotel - 1964 and 1984
« Last post by Bam on February 17, 2018, 06:33:00 pm »
Re The Railway Hotel Photo shown as 1964. The car in the photo is a Buckler 90 sports/racing car made in the mid 1950's and the driver almost certainly Richard Brown from Newbury. The car was one of many made by a company in Reading and Crowthorne and this is the works prototype of 1953, which had an extensive racing career.   I have been an excited passenger in the same car for many miles in the 1950's.

The attached photo shows the same car racing at Silverstone. The car is still on the road and being restored at Bristol.

Got something to say? / Re: Headline News ? Not in the NWN
« Last post by Old Goat on February 14, 2018, 10:01:30 pm »
Would we notice any reduction in service if Reading took over the whole thing, retaining only the direct front line service staff for WBC and all the parish level councils. To keep up the pretence that local Councillors do have a role, doubtless Reading wouldn't object to say three or four new Councillors for West Berks joining their deliberations.  Job done and no one would even notice.
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