Archive for the ‘Walking & Walkies’ Category

63 Days A Member – Already Stolen a Hospital and Misleading Parliament?

“Perhaps it was the thought of playing Doctors and Nurses with Devises MP Claire Perry that spurred him into boasting about the ‘size of his constituency…..”

#Swindon Playpark Money ‘Bluhvered’ Up As Council Tries To Fill Black Hole In Budget?

“Past events in Stratton suggest to many that the parents of Penhill, Highworth, Wroughton and Rodbourne might wish to watch Rod Bluh and Garry Perkins very carefully if they want to see their children playing in safe, modern playparks in the near future”

Borough of Swindon Sucked Over Event Horizon of Bluh’s Black Hole Budget

“We are going into this Black Hole whether we want to or not and are going to see a lot of things we currently take for granted being terribly squeezed or completely crushed as the inescapable consequences of Bluh’s fuckwittage pile up on us”

#Swindontory Bluh’s ‘Safe Guarding Children’ WiFi Hypocrisy

As I find myself saying quite often of Bluh’s term in office, “You can’t bury a bad smell”…….

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#SwindonTory Promise 50a – Are Our Roads Now As Safe As We Were Promised?

50 Promises from #Swindontory Council: Promise 50a – Through better safety initiatives on the roads we control, we will reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads by 40%.

Leaked: #Swindontory budget fails – Chief Executive Announces Emergency Budget Plans

In 2007/2008 Eight Swindon Borough Council Directors each took home more than £100,000

Gavin Jones earned £191,711 in the same year which was just £3,000 less than the Prime Minister.

I believe the chief executive usually trousers more in ‘bonuses’ and pay awards each year, (£16,762 bonus and a £2,103 pay award in 2007/2008), than an ordinary worker earning minimum wage who works flat-out for 48hrs each week for 48 weeks of the year who would gross, (£13,300 approx).

Where’s Our Wifi? – Ask Residents Of ‘Rotten Borough’ Swindon

The reality of Bluh’s ‘Getsignal’ pRodject, just the latest in a long line of Bluh’s expensively failed vanity/legacy spends – always with public money and never his own – is that it has already swallowed £400,000 of Swindon taxpayers money and is several months behind schedule in completing even the first installation phase in the small town of Highworth .

Swindon Todd & Chums: Hacking Their Way Through Your Money?

Politically speaking, February 2010 was the month Swindon’s Conservative councillors once again lined up loyally behind their leader and his cabinet and voted for a budget which, as several Tory councillors commented at the time, was reckless and almost certain to fail and fail badly. Recent events, and the reaction of Bluhs micro-cabinet to them,  […]

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Islamic School For West Swindon ?

In February 2009 the Al Habib Islamic Centre’s bid to run Oakhurst Primary School was rejected by the Schools adjudicator which said there was more support for a community school in Oakhurst than an Islamic one. Oakhurst is now run by Swindon Borough Council.

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Thanks For Reading My Blog at www.geoffreid.com !

Swindon’s Tories tell each other that no one pays attention to twitter, facebook, Talkswindon.org or Swindon Bloggers. I think they’re wrong.

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Council Selling Off Open Spaces Will Make Swindon Children Fat & Antisocial Says #SwindonTory MP

In his maiden speech to the House of Commons on the 10th of June 2010, Justin Tomlinson, MP for Swindon North said that  dwindling amounts of public open space in the town worried him. Tomlinson said high density new developments like those in Abbey Meads would lead to problems in the future and blamed them, […]

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Bluh’s Monkey Trap – Silver Service at Lydiard Park or Sandwiches at the Civic ?

Who said recently :“No one should underestimate the size of this problem. No one should go around thinking any public service can carry on with business as usual”….

….and who’s not practicing what they preach?