Archive for Month: January 2017

  • SALLY ARMY CELEBRATES IN THETFORD

    Attended the 130 years celebration of the Salvation Army in Thetford on Sunday. I was invited as a representative of Breckland Council. This was just part of a very full weekend for the Corps and had included a concert in the local Anglican church on the Saturday (I did not attend that) which was apparently…

  • SWANTON MORLEY // YAXHAM

    Attended the consultation launch of ¬†the Swanton Morley Neighbourhood Plan yesterday. Well done for the village for getting started on this, and for the quality of all the questions you are asking your residents and others. I did not fill a questionnaire in as that would be quite inappropriate, but I was asked twice, so…

  • EDUCATION

    As a councillor I am always coming across people who either are just too glad to have come out of school or, on the other hand, regret the opportunities they have ‘lost’. My advice is it is never too late to start again. During my whole life I have sought to be as well informed…

  • POLITICS AND CHRISTIANITY

    I wrote this some time ago, but only recently came across it and publish today Coming from a humble background I first joined the conservative party in 1960 as I could then see that despite the views of my friends and colleagues they did more to enable¬†any rural ‘working class’ boy to get on than…

  • MEETING MP

    Had an interesting meeting last week with local MP George Freeman to discuss planning matters. Since I took over as Cabinet member for Growth, (planning and housing) in November I felt the need to establish a working relationship with other levels of government in the area. Breckland is in the latter stages of producing a…

  • Starting the New Year

    2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year. New position in Breckland as EM for Planning and Housing is a big job and promises an interesting time as we see the mainly very well received Local Plan through its last stages before presentation to the inspectorate. Equally as interesting will be getting my head…