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Tinhead
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Tinhead
   Old Thread  #156 24 May 2022 at 9.13pm    Login    Register
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There's a difference between a huge majority and no majority.
At Westminster Labour still have the ability to make things difficult. Can you image parliament where every single seat is occupied by a Tory.
All the Tories on one side facing the empty side of the room.
That's what is happening at some council meeting rooms.
mal
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mal
   Old Thread  #155 24 May 2022 at 8.19pm    Login    Register
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Just like a government with a huge majority eh?

All the signs are still up around Manchester for the clean air zones. Not sure it's ever going to happen while Andy Burnham is in post
Tinhead
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   Old Thread  #154 24 May 2022 at 7.54pm    Login    Register
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oops DP
Tinhead
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Tinhead
   Old Thread  #153 24 May 2022 at 7.54pm    Login    Register
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A council with no opposition is a bad council. They just take the electorate for granted.
troutybrown
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   Old Thread  #152 24 May 2022 at 4.58pm    Login    Register
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At least the one in Dulwich has had the hours halved I'm in Lambeth and we have 57 out 0f 57 Labour councillors.
Tinhead
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Tinhead
   Old Thread  #151 24 May 2022 at 2.01pm    Login    Register
No surprises
Councillors are nearly ten times more likely to live in areas where through-traffic has been minimised than on congested boundary roads, The Times has found.

Freedom of Information requests to local authorities that implemented the schemes, known as Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), during lockdown found that 24.6 per cent of councillors lived within the areas but only 2.9 per cent lived on the surrounding roads. By comparison, 19.6 per cent of residents lived within LTNs and 8.5 per cent lived on boundary roads.

The figures are likely to raise concerns of Nimbyism by councillors who have supported the schemes, which use bollards, planting boxes and enforcement cameras to block through-traffic.

People living in the zones have benefited from quieter streets but residents on the boundary.........


Taken from
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Tinhead
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Tinhead
   Old Thread  #150 7 May 2022 at 1.08am    Login    Register
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My borough has 54 out of 54 Labour councillors. Low turn out 35% give or take a couple of %
No opposition, bad for democracy.
They can do whatever they like as most people don't care what they do and they just ignore anyone like me who tries to make them accountable.

@Wandsworth
Just wait until they get wooden boxes full of weeds at the end of the streets the councillors live in and then they'll regret it.


duggs
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   Old Thread  #149 6 May 2022 at 5.17am    Login    Register
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Labour got wandsworth

That is a shocker, no doubt the parking charges and council tax will jump in the near future
Tinhead
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   Old Thread  #148 4 May 2022 at 10.24pm    Login    Register
LINK

Local elections around here tomorrow. I'm hoping for some fresh councillors. the ones we have are corrupt.
mal
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mal
   Old Thread  #147 22 Apr 2022 at 9.15am    Login    Register
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His second job sounds a lot like boris' 1st job...
KenTownley
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KenTownley
   Old Thread  #146 21 Apr 2022 at 2.36pm    Login    Register
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Bump...

Here's some food for thought: Grant Shapps (aka Michael Green & Sebastian Fox) denied using pseudonyms & having a 2nd job while being an MP...

...then confessed that he had been lying!

He should not be in a position of responsibility.

(His 2nd job was a quasi only barely legal online get rich quick scheme...Now, think on!)
Tinhead
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   Old Thread  #145 17 Apr 2022 at 9.13pm    Login    Register
short video
mal
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mal
   Old Thread  #144 3 Apr 2022 at 10.07am    Login    Register
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Yeah he's a resident and registered with the council.

They cancelled his 1st fine. Then sent him 4 more...

I do think it's a good idea but as tinhead says, it just moves the same issues to nearby streets outside of the zone.

I see plenty of selfish parking to pick up teenagers while I'm on bus duty at mine.
troutybrown
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   Old Thread  #143 3 Apr 2022 at 9.35am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #141
The zones are closed except for access so if you live in a zone you need to register your vehicle with the council and prove you live there if not you receive a penalty notice.
Tinhead
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Tinhead
   Old Thread  #142 2 Apr 2022 at 9.04pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #141
No but it doesn't surprise.
The school streets idea is good one if it works. They close the street outside the school at opening and closing times.
The idea is encourage parents to leave their car at home and get their kids to school by other means, ideally walking.
The problem is all too often the parents park and clog up other streets, walk the last bit in their pyjamas, then drive back home to watch TV
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