Archive for Month: January 2015

  • “ANY QUESTIONS” FROM DEREHAM

    Attended at Dereham Memorial Hall last night and a very good session it was too. Not too political and interesting questions including about whether to pay hostage demands, The Churchill funeral 50 years ago and NHS. My question was not asked, disappointed, but so were about a hundred others in the room I expect. Met…

  • MAGNA CARTA

    It’s now just 800 years since King John signed Magna Carta – a treaty which allowed that no man, be he King or Lord Priest or Commoner could be above the law. This is a principle which our entire democracy is built. Let us this year just celebrate this in all that we say and…

  • JUST A THOUGHT

    Holocaust Memorial Day 70 years from the Allies relief of AUSCHWITZ Our world is dangerously close to seeing similar movements arise in various places WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO HAAPPEN  

  • THAT OTHER ELECTION

    May 7th sees the General Election. We will all get the chance to elect our member of Parliament for the next session, presumably 5 years again. I hope that all will vote and follow their own consciences. I hope also that we will consider the person we are voting for and not just the party.…

  • VILLAGE MATTERS

    WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT LIVING IN A VILLAGE? This was the thrust of a question posed by the EDP a couple of weeks ago. Well as we saw in Hockering last Saturday its when people of many backgrounds meet and work together for the good of the community. Of course it works in towns and…

  • ELECTION PLANNING

    Democratic and Electoral services come under my remit at Breckland. This is an odd situation for although I am the person ‘politically’ responsible I am not allowed to have any input into what is actually happening. The election in May 2015 will be the biggest election Breckland have organised for decades, probably since it came…

  • DIARY WEEK ENDING 17/01/2015

    A week in the life of a District Councillor. Sunday 11th was a day to relax, spent morning in Mattishall Church for last service of a support minister then home to cook dinner Monday 12th most of morning taken up with Brecklands Strategy Board followed by a series of short meetings and briefings in Elizabeth…

  • OWEN PATTERSON

    Spent much of yesterday with Owen Patterson as he visited Norfolk. Always admired his straight talking approach to politics and that has not changed on the back benches. Pity he is missing from the front bench debate now Off for a political briefing this morning for the up-coming elections. Make sure I obey the rules!

  • DOG WARDEN CONTRACT

      PRESS RELEASE AS PROMISED New contract will provide more for less At Tuesdays Cabinet meeting, Breckland Council Executive Members approved a new contract for Dog Warden services that will increase the range of facilities to residents and save Council Tax Payers money. In addition to the services currently offered by the Council, the successful bidder,…

  • NEW DOG WARDEN CONTRACT

    It was a pleasure to propose to Breckland that the new Dog Warden contract be awarded yesterday. Sometimes all things come together in a situation and this was one of them. New contract with people we know and savings as well, plus a better service model, see press release to follow