Tag Archives: Cam

Gazette column: If towns looked to the past, they could learn something for the future

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about the past and how, if towns and retailers looked to it, if they learned lessons from it on how things should be done, it could be the key to future, successful development.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: Stop messing with our local services

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about vital local services and how, with the axing of the ambulance service in Cam, cuts to such provisions could mess with people’s lives.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should local services be kept? Or are they simply not as essential any more? Let me know.

**OUT THIS SATURDAY: My latest column for  Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo newspaper.  Catch the Weekend Magazine on their website link here**

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, um, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: It’s not always possible to have everything your own way

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about wanting it all, and specifically the case of the Fourboys Garden Centre going against the planning regulations – and then complaining about it when they get caught.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should we expect it all? What about disagreeing with planning regulations, with rules? How should we handle that? Let me know.

**OUT THIS SATURDAY: My latest column for  Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo newspaper.  Catch the Weekend Magazine on their website link here**

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, um, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: When is too old to drive?

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about driving as we get older, the responsibility of it, asking when, really, is too old to drive?

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should all ages be allowed to drive or should there be a limit? Let me know.

**OUT THIS SATURDAY: My latest column for  Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo newspaper.  Catch the Weekend Magazine on their website link here**

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, um, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: The real cost of the horsemeat fiasco

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about the recent UK horsemeat fiasco, local butchers and how it’s the people we know least about are the most affected.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Is the provision for libraries enough? Should people make their own way, no matter how far, to a library, or should there be more local access to libraries? Let me know.

**OUT THIS SATURDAY: My latest column for  Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo newspaper.  Catch the Weekend Magazine on their website link here**

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, um, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

My latest column: Shop fronts should look better for business

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is all about why better shop fronts are better for business. You can also catch up on my Gazette columns from the past few weeks. To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should shop fronts be neater? Should they follow a town ‘brand’ including colours? Or should each shop be individual? 

**STOP PRESS: I’m writing for a new newspaper very soon. It’s a brand new weekend column. Details to follow shortly. Watch this (well not this, but you know, the blog..) space…**

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, um, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

My latest column: Why are women still not allowed to be Bishops?

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is all about equality and why women still aren’t allowed to be Bishops. To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should women be Bishops? Or is that just a preserve of male clergy? Is equality a right or a privilege? 

Look out for tomorrow’s  post, “Friday Fact or Fiction”. This week it’s fiction.  I’ll be posting part one the 1st chapter of a young adult story I wrote for a competition. It forms part of a trilogy called The Dakota Duels**