Archive for July, 2007

Funding the Gillingham Leisure Centre

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

I had a meeting with the trustees of the Three Rivers Partnership, where I articulated the "best practice" for going about funding the new leisure centre. This is going to be a huge task - there's a lot of money needed, and funds are pretty scarce at the moment for ...

Gillingham Leisure Centre Meeting – where there’s smoke there’s fire

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Frankly, if it wasnÆt so important, youÆd have laughed out loud. As it was there were a few muted titters, and numerous muttered conspiracy theories when last night, half way through a public meeting on the future of the Gillingham Leisure Centre, a fuse blew and started a fire. This ...

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 ...

Capping – how the government is reducing local services in North Dorset

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

One of the problems withápolitics today is that nobody trusts anything that politicians say.áThis is in part because the truth is so complicated, and to quote the old maxim ôa lie is half way round the world but before the truth has got its boots onö. That might be a ...