Tag Archives: Dursley

Gazette column: We, the community, deserve a better bus service

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 bus services and how, with the axing of the number 21 service in Dursley by Stagecoach, it’s time this privatisation domination changed, because we, the community – the electorate – deserve so much better. 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**

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Gazette column: More community cinemas, please

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 community cinemas and how they are vital to the cement of the areas in which we live. 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: 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: Car and pedestrian areas do not mix

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

Back after a (much needed) holiday, this week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about cars and pedestrianised areas, and how, if people continually ignore the rules and drive down them, they risk the worst of all outcomes .

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

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Gazette column: It’s time we let our kids play outside more

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 playing out and how, in the light of a new initiative in Dursley to get kids playing outside more, parents should switch off the X-Boxes and get their children outdoors.

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: Local retailers should smarten up their shops

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 local retailers and how, given the budget deficit and tough times, they should smarten up their shops to drum up more business.

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: We need to award our local heroes

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 New Year’s honours list and how, when faced with awards to celebrities and political figures, what we should be doing is rewarding regular people, the ones we see every single day.

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: You can’t call Dursley ‘crap’

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” (today out on a Friday…) 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 Dursley being nominated to be a ‘crap town’, and my defence of why it is absolutely not deserving of that title.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think?  Is your town great or just a bit rubbish? Let me know.

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