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  • ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW

    I will be there all day, give me a ring if you want to meet up

  • MY SPEECH FOR COMMUNICATIONS AWARD CEREMONY

    I was honoured to have been chosen to be granted the first recipient of  of The Dereham Articulate Speakers award which was presented last night at a ceremony in Dereham. Thank you to the group and to anyone who supported my nomination. My speech in full First of all thanks to Dereham Articulate Speakers and Toastmasters…

  • BRECKLAND WINNING AWARDS

      Copied from Leader of Breckland As you may be aware, the council was a finalist in the Commercialism in the Property Estate category – and I’m delighted to inform you that the council was named as the winner. This is a tremendous achievement for the council. It recognises on the national stage the vision…

  • LGA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

    Just completed the LGA leadership awards in Warwick. Apart from all that we learn to make us better at our job of being a councillor we do make some excellent contacts. My course meant I now have close contact with about 20 leaders from across the country, plus more at the graduation. This contact is…

  • Reference call for national unity government

    I am just saying….. It is so often forgotten in the mass of socialist propaganda that almost exactly 80 years ago the template for the National Health Service was forged during 1937/8 by a government of national unity, actually headed up by the conservative party. The fact that the war got in the way and…

  • GENERAL ELECTION

    8TH JUNE 2017 saw a general election called by Prime Minister May. She need not have called it, but had very good reasons, the main declared one being that the next scheduled election in 2020 would have been very close to the end of Brexit. This turned out to be a misjudgement on her part.…

  • THE AGE WE LIVE IN (just one lifetime)

      To those born in the 21st century everything in the world must seem exactly as normal. The older we are the stranger the world seems. Just imagine for a moment that you time travel back into the past or to the future, what would your reaction be.   I had this challenge recently when I was having to…

  • THE LOCAL PLAN

    Breckland draws ever closer to finalising its local plan – as chairman of the Local Plan Working Group I am now expecting our last meeting to be on 16th June. We will make commendations which will carry it forward to approval by the council  in July, on it’s way it will pass through Scrutiny and…

  • General Election

    The ‘snap election’ is almost upon us. Can you help in Mid Norfolk, if so then please get in touch. I am still suffering the after effects of a nasty six week virus, so will not be doing much but many may be willing to help out.

  • Michael Fanthorpe

    I attended the funeral of Michael Fanthorpe yesterday. I have known Michael for many years but particularly well for the last 14 both as a councillor with Dereham and Breckland and as a landlord and fellow antique dealer in his centre in Dereham where I rented a room. He was one of a kind, eccentric…