Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Quote of the Week (1)

David Aaronovitch writes in todays Times.......

''Cyberspace permits contact between people who, in other times, might have thought each other mad''.......

Monday, 27 April 2009

25 years ago

How many people rember LASER 558 ? it was 25 years ago they stopped broadcasting. They made almost as great an impression on European radio as Caroline in the 60's.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

French Trawlermen/women

Am I the only one who see's double standards when it comes to the recent channel dispute.

Thousands of protestors clog London for the recent G 20 talks, a few hundred threaten our electricity supplies at Northfleet last year, and there are calls for the police to be 'softer' in their approach to the protesters.

A few fisherfolk are blockading the Channel Ports, and the cry goes up 'Stop them causing chaos' Are some forms of protest OK, but others not OK?

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Moderation, Elections

As most will know there will be Euro, County and some Parish elections in June. As a result, in order to comply with electoral law, I will, until the election is over, restrict my postings to Non Political issues. I will also enable comment moderation until June 5th. Sorry for the inconvenience , but I do not wish to fall foul of the law. (I know that technically I do not have to do this until the elections are 'Called' , but I wish to make sure that no allegations can be made about this blog.)

Friday, 10 April 2009

Access to E Mails.

Just to advise that there seems to be some problem with access to Councillors emails at the TDC address. It has been reported and hopefully solved soon. (for those who are not aware, TDC members can access their council emails from home, but it does seem to rely upon some really 'clunky' procedures.Though maybe that is a penalty we pay for security)

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Hospitals Car Parking and Planning

Recent media coverage seems to blame local authorities for the chaos that is reduced car parking availability at hospitals in Kent.

Sorry, not true, Central Government lays down the requirement for parking availability at hospitals.The intention is to discourage use of private cars for journeys to hospital.

I have to keep an open mind on this, but would suggest that an adequate public transport network should be part of the equation.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

More Roadworks in St Peters

Just to let all the residents know, there will be some more road 'improvements ' in the 'Trees' estate during the next three weeks. No serious details yet, but I will update.