Archive for the ‘Walking & Walkies’ Category

FatBike Ride from Barbury Castle To Coate Water Via The Ogbournes……

I’ve already tried to publish this on Facebook but FB’s algorythmns decided that I’d used music which I wasn’t entitle to use and muted the video. Here it is, complete with the same music from which I am, funnily enough, allowed to use on my videos. Starting at Barbury Castle Rachael and I ride […]

From Wifi’asco to Wimax – And Swindon Gets £1.2 Million Worth Of New Lamp Posts

I humbly ask that readers consider the above and reflect on whether the council is seeking investors solely for the failed Digital City Wifi’asco, or is actually using the heat, light and smoke generated by the WiFi’asco to disguise a much bigger purpose

Budget Denial: A Political St. Peter Syndrome ?

“She’d just voted for a budget that would see every deprived child in Walcot paying more for their swimming but allowed golfers at the Broome Manor course to enjoy 18 holes of council tax-payer subsidised golfing pleasure without any increase in charges.”

Farenheit 451: When Swindons Politicians Attack

“Most people will get the Fahrenheit 451 reference. It is the flashpoint of paper. It is considerably higher than the political temperature at which Swindon’s conservative group flashes into a mob”

Swindons ASBO Councillors – Rod’s ‘Bluhligans’

“The behaviour of our Conservative Councillors doesn’t reflect well on them, but a few of them are secretly delighted that they have been nick-named ‘Rod’s Bluhligans’ by members of the public”

Gagged: Swindon Borough Council Chair of Scrutiny & The Chief Executives ‘Secret’ Patel Report

“Derique Montaut is not fit for purpose in my honest opinion, and he should seriously consider his position as leader of the Labour Group”

FOI: The ‘Accidental Director’ Update #1 – Council Says my FOI: “Prejudicial to effective conduct of public affairs”

“I imagine Hitesh Patel, Gavin Jones and Roderick Bluh are wondering how many of us already know quite a bit about the report, and are even now biting their nails nervously wondering if they could, or should, risk releasing a doctored version of it to satisfy the FOI”

Dudley – A Year To The Day

For my boy Dudley

FOI: Swindon Councillor Claims Euro Law makes £300,000 Grant To Local Dial A Ride Charity ‘Illegal’

“Rest assured that a nasty smell is already pouring off this story and this Freedom of information request should give some broad hints as to the direction of travel”

FOI: The ‘Accidental Director’ – Swindon Council Director who ‘Didn’t Know’ about other Directorship

“freedom of information request relates to the directorship held by Mr HITESH KUMAR PATEL of Company Number:6990831 – DM56 Limited, (now known as ‘Digital City (UK) Ltd’), between the 15th of September 2009 and the 12th of March 2010”

Swindon Borough Council: Chief Executive Investigates Colleagues Secret Directorship of WiFi Firm

“Something is still rotten in the Borough of Swindon and, (as most honest people know), you can’t bury a bad smell and gangrene doesn’t go away if left untreated”

But is it art? – Banksy vs Bristol Museum 2009

“If I could write even half as well as Banksy paints….I would feel truly gifted”