RESIDENT TELLS SALFORD COUNCILLORS TO BUY HER HOUSE!
“He yawned so much that I asked him if I was keeping him awake?”
Sixty something Salford resident, Doris Lyons, made her public speaking debut at Salford Council’s planning meeting last week. She was objecting to the new plans for Moorside School. But having experienced democracy, Salford style, Doris felt compelled to write her first ever article for the Salford Star.
Here she tells of yawning ignorant councillors with a complete lack of compassion for residents’ fears. And Doris ends the feature by offering her house for sale to the councillors who love their new plans for her neighbourhood…
Doris love it was a Forgone conclusion you can’t have Democracy when in realty we have a One party system in Salford. And after May well i dread to think.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
I wonder what people think who watch this tonight.15 a day fag user ,never goes to School and as his own Nicotine patches,i don’t think you would believe the age 13 ASBO AT ten what a record. Perhaps the Labour Councillor would like to comment? may be not i believe they are a little busy at the moment.
Civil servants attempting to answer parliamentary questions about the Tories’ free schools programme had their requests blocked by a key adviser to education secretary Michael Gove, leaked emails reveal.
Civil servants feared they would be “seen as … obstructing parliament” if they failed to respond to the MP’s inquiry, the emails show.
The questions related to the New Schools Network, a charity set up to provide advice and guidance to the schools.
Labour MP Caroline Flint had asked Gove how many “expressions of interest” in setting up free schools the New Schools Network had received in her constituency, Don Valley, and in Doncaster. She also asked how many private schools had made either expressions of interest or formal proposals to become a free school.
Dominic Cummings, a confidant of Gove who was freelancing for the charity at the time, told a senior civil servant: “NSN is not giving out to you, the media or anybody else any figure on ‘expressions of interest’ for PQs, FOIs or anything else. Further, NSN has not, is not, and will never answer a single FOI request made to us concerning anything at all.”
SALFORD COUNCIL CHICKENS OUT OF PEEL HOLDINGS FARM FIGHT
Star date: 21st September 2011
SALFORD COUNCIL BACKS DOWN OVER BURGESS FARM
Having refused Peel Holdings planning permission to build on the greenfield site of Burgess Farm in Walkden in July, Salford Council is now chickening out of taking on the huge developers at a Public Inquiry.
This means that residents have been left to battle Peel on their own. And the latest news the Salford Star is hearing is that there might not be a Public Inquiry at all.
Full story here…
It’s any politicians dream to gain power,to try to put forward new ideas new thought in relation to issues you feel strongly about and to rectify problems that develop. You live by your policies and you fall at the ballot box if you fail,it’s a game of chance but is it right what the Liberal Democrats did and prostitute their principals for what can only be a short taste of power.Of course when i took the first step into local politics i sat in the fringes with the Liberal Democrats and that feeling that what you really wanted was that one chance to exercise your Policies and the fact was you never would was heart breaking but you always felt
in one way what ever the outcome you could hold the moral high ground ,you never felt you had bent in favour of the sheep that did and you offered that degree of reasoning to what at most times was one sided debate. Today all i can see is the Political Destruction of a local Party and a reduction in numbers Nationally of the Liberal Democrats and that saddens me that it’s leaders not the grass routes have taken them down this path win or loose on May 2012 we at least can say we are offering choice and reason to the Political spectrum and not a faceless group that hangs on to the Tory Shirt tails.