Council Car Parks Continue To Be A Cash Cow

Monday, November 25, 2019 Editor 1

With the most recent ‘Financial Management and Performance Report’ being published we wonder if the extra revenue that the Council is collecting from its car parks will be reinvested into helping our town centres and High Streets. Councils have long been criticised for their ‘cash cow’ approach to car parking […]

Christmas Light Switch On Event

Sunday, November 24, 2019 Editor 0

We’re back round to that time of year again for the BIG event of the year, the Christmas light switch on. It’s happening this Thursday 28th November from 1600 until 1830. For those of you who work, you’ll have to beg the boss to let you leave a little earlier […]

It’s Good To Talk (if you can get through)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Editor 0

The Council is still experiencing problems with their phone lines since 13th November. They have posted this on their website. We’re concerned about their apparent lack of urgency in getting the problem sorted which could leave certain residents finding it difficult to speak to someone about their enquiry.

Road Safety Week 18th-24th November 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Editor 0

Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road. Each of these tragedies has a devastating effect on families and local communities. This year’s Road Safety Week theme, ‘step up for safe streets’, is focussing on the safe systems approach – the design led solutions that […]

Ashingdon SER8 Plans Not Expected Until Early Next Year

Friday, November 15, 2019 Editor 3

Officers have informed us that they do not expect to see the revised plans for 600+ homes on SER8 in South East Ashingdon, until early in the new year. Meanwhile, many cowardly Conservative Councillors are reluctant to ‘stand by’ residents and offer any support and continue to appear to be […]

Is Our Recycling Scheme Just Rubbish?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Editor 0

We recently came across this piece published in ‘The Independent’ on how ‘Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish’ The UK has made strides in the proportion of waste recycled under an EU target of 50 per cent by 2020. This has underpinned hundreds of […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Change Starts With Us

Monday, November 11, 2019 Editor 3

Small change. Big difference. Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with […]