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Posted on 2:40pm Tuesday 9th April 2013
If Worcestershire’s Councils were reduced and restructured, this could save thousands of pounds and give far greater local accountability. The Shire Counties surrounding Worcestershire have already been restructured and rationalised, with far less Councillors, and recently even the leader of Bromsgrove District Council has stated his support for the idea of a North Worcestershire Unitary Authority. In this era of ever more austerity measures to get public spending under control, we can’t now afford the luxury of having all these highly paid Councillors and Council Officers, with mega-salaries and massive pension provision, paid for by families now struggling to pay their ever-rising energy and food bills and at the expense of cuts to necessary services to balance the books; in a period where the government is now constantly cutting its contribution to local council funding.
Posted on 3:28pm Thursday 4th April 2013
In last year’s election cycle, it seemed that the discourse was more raw, rough, and angry than ever before. It seemed that posturing was taking place among the candidates, of course, but also mainstream media was clearly favoring one candidate/party over another. How does this impact our relationships? Does it impact them? And, since the election, has it changed? I think not.
Posted on 10:49am Thursday 4th April 2013
April 8th 2013 sees the Government introduce a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP). "Oh no...not more change, what's that all about?" you may be asking. Read on....
Posted on 8:11pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013
In my last blog entry, I briefly spoke about when I collected my awards at my school's annual Celebration of Achievement ceremony, the following text is the letter that I sent in response to my nomination to the head teacher, trustees, and governors of the school.
Posted on 11:47am Wednesday 3rd April 2013
I continue to marvel at how busy everyone seems to be these days. Wasn’t all this new technology supposed to make our lives easier? Do any of you feel life is easier today? Or, are you busy and tired ALL the time? My wife has two favorite words – “I’m so tired.” So, I can’t count. Why is she so tired? Why is she so busy? Why are we all so (apparently) busy? Is this a new way of life or do we have some choice in it?
Posted on 11:41pm Sunday 31st March 2013
Well it's been a while hasn't it? RT's been busy with this and that but is back for good with the first of many revision- themed posts. I've got revision coming out of my ears up until 13TH JUNE when I finish for Summer. Boom. Revision can be hard but here for today are my top 5 distractions from it.
Posted on 6:51pm Thursday 28th March 2013
I thought i would do a quick update before i go to Gambia. I honestly can't believe how quick the time has gone all the meetings i have been to e.g. preparing activities etc and it's finally here i go to Gambia tomorrow and right now i feel sick to my stomach in all different kinds of emotions, this really will be the biggest experience of my life so far.