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Personal Blog Thought Pieces

New Year Message

‘Thank heavens it’s nearly over’ comes the cry of the socially distanced masses all over the world who are looking forward to a better 2021. At least that’s the conventional wisdom, and it’s good to see hope abounds. Temper it, though, because we’re not out of the woods yet, and there’s more trouble to come […]

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Personal Blog

Peace and goodwill toward all mankind

The COVID-19 virus is just that: a virus. It’s an indiscriminate microscopic parasite that relies on a host body to thrive and reproduce. Ruthlessly efficient and devoid of any emotion a virus does not care if you’re fed up with it or not, and it doesn’t give a toss about your opinions on how the […]

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Redditch Borough Council

Redditch Town Centre Conservation Zone ‘at risk’ status

There’s a maxim in politics: perception is reality. It’s a way of saying that it doesn’t matter what the reality is, the perception that people have is all that matters. It’s true because people vote based on their perception, not based on actual facts. It’s a warning I raised when the Borough Council’s Executive Committee […]

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Church Hill Thought Pieces

Update on Coding Clubs

I wanted to report that I am in danger of being unable to fulfil one of my pre-election promises, which was to provide coding clubs for Church Hill residents. I have attempted to launch a scheme three times, but each one has not had a sufficient level of uptake to make them viable. Learning how […]