Category Archives: Environment

Shame about Mr. Rosenthal

The names of parliamentary candidates are not yet finalised here in Kingston & Surbiton, however a list of the likeliest runners and riders has been circulating. Apart from the ones you’d expect there will also be a Monster Raving Loony. … Continue reading

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Sir Humphrey lives in Kingston

I attended a meeting organised by Tolworth and Hook Rise Conservatives on Friday evening. The hot topic was the Council’s plans for the improvement of Tolworth Broadway. Much discussed was the consultation questionnaire the Council had put out to selected … Continue reading

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Driving me up the wall!

Very useful meeting this afternoon with leading Southborough residents. Subject: driving schools! Apparently there are 90 of them operating in the Southborough area. I saw 5 separate ones in as many minutes on my way home. It would be greatly … Continue reading

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Equality before the Law vs. ‘Human Rights’

I read in the Telegraph today about a woman who has been told she can’t have planning permission to put a caravan on her organic vegetable garden to enable her to live near the plants she is growing. Fair enough, … Continue reading

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The pleasant part of council work

Last night I was asked to present the awards at School Lane Estate’s gardening tournament for 2008. The residents set out to show what could be done in an estate of maisonettes and sheltered flats to make the environment more … Continue reading

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You’re never too old!

No-one in public life should ever feel too old to take on fresh ideas. I received this today and recommend the link to London readers especially, but others past the first flush of youth elsewhere in Britain might find it … Continue reading

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