Archive for the ‘Motcombe’ Category

Post Offices

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

The death by 1000 cuts goes on and on. What makes this so insidious is that the slow death is beating down people's resolve; although the politicians are lining up to make it an issue, and there is clearly public support for such a campaign, it seems that ...

NEW DATE FOR The Showground Development Meeting

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

It looks like a date has been set for a dedicated meeting of the Full Council of NDDC, to hear the next stage of the application for the development of the Turnpike Showground by the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show Society. The meeting will be on the 20th November, in Blandford. It ...

And so it rumbles on…

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The saga that is the planning application to build a pavilion at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Showground continued yesterday when the development committee at North Dorset met at a special meeting at the Royal Chase in Shaftesbury to discuss the application.á The marathon meeting, at about 4 1/2 hours, eventually ...

The Royal Oak

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Here's a comment I wrote in my diary at the beginning of the year: Wednesday night, having a quick pint in our village pub, tucked away in the bucolic idyll of north dorset. Fire roaring, horse brasses hanging off the wall, ôhopping hareö the guest beer, and a letter of thanks ...

Post Offices… (then Job Centres next…)

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

This government has no knowledge or concern for the rural areas of Britain. Worse than that it can at times be truly callous in its dismantling of rural life (I am not in this instance talking of hunting, although I think that Tony Blair showed political cowardice of the lowest ...

Recycling in North Dorset, and the Gillingham Pilot Scheme

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

This just isnÆt going away as an issue. Which is probably a good thing, as it is something that we on the policy review committtee at North Dorset are looking into, and itÆs reassuring that weÆre looking into a live issue!! At Motcombe Parish Council last night, I was asked again ...

Elected!!

Friday, May 11th, 2007

IÆd like to say a huge thank you to the many of you who helped, and also to the many more who voted for me in the local elections on the 4th May. I have been elected as your District Councillor, for Motcombe & Ham, and am looking forward to ...