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West Sussex unitary authority?

February 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Politics

There has been a bit of discussion about whether West Sussex county council and the various district and borough councils should be replaced with a unitary authority. The current round of debate started when the UKIP group on the county council raised the matter and the Lib Dems decided to support it. While I agree […]

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Council twits

July 6th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Politics, Technology

I like to keep an eye on the blog of our friend and one-man political soap opera, James Doyle. The soap opera comment is because of the complicated nature of his political allegiances. He was a Lib Dem but quit the party after the general election (at which he was a Lib Dem candidate). He […]

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BNP governor or not?

January 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Politics

It should be possible to find out information about school governors on either a school’s website or the local education authority’s website, but I am having trouble digging out information about Three Bridges Junior School’s governors.  Maybe I am losing my touch. The reason I was trying to look up governors is this:  I was […]

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Council funding cuts in West Sussex

December 15th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Politics

I have been having a look at the details of the government funding for councils (Excel spreadsheet), and very depressing it is too.  Of course it would be even more depressing if I lived in, say, Hackney, Newham, Manchester, Liverpool or any of those other places faced with cuts in spending of more than 10% […]

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The inevitable Mark Hammond announcement

September 29th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Politics

According to the County Times the county council has announced that the chief executive is ‘formally leaving the post’.  It goes on to say that the council say Mr. Hammond is leaving on ‘amicable terms’.   Everything about this is a bit vague -  necessarily, since the council leader forbade any of the councillors from talking […]

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Council changes

September 13th, 2010 · 29 Comments · Politics

There are a few changes coming up in the local councils around here.   It would be nice to see some changes in the all-out district elections in Horsham and the one third of seats up for electin in Crawley next year (but don’t hold your breath for Horsham.  Historically the only challenge to the Tories […]

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All change in West Sussex

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on All change in West Sussex · Life

In the same month both the West Sussex County Times and West Sussex county council have revamped their websites.  The council have gone for the big band and changed their live site, while the local paper launched the new version as a beta site alongside the old one.  Having said that, they quickly ditched the […]

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I’m black and I’m proud

January 8th, 2010 · 13 Comments · Life

I am trying to resist the temptation to write about the weather, but really nothing much else is happening here.  Today I decided to spend the day at home reviewing a huge pile of HR policies instead of walking either one mile or five miles to work (depending on whether the buses are running).  I […]

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Steepest road in Crawley?

December 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Steepest road in Crawley? · Life

A chap in Hobbs Road is in the local paper complaining about the lack of a gritting bin in his road.  Having had my own simlar experiences discussin grit bins with West Sussex council I have a lot of sympathy for him, but where I have to disagree is when he says it is the […]

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Abandoned and let down by West Sussex county council

December 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life

What am I going to do?  How am I going to learn how to use my mobile phone now?  WSCC went to all the trouble and expense of producing a (presumably) excellent video tutorial on how to make a phone call, but before I get a chance to watch it they take it down! (According […]

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