Tag Archives: Gloucestershire County Council

Gazette column: Abused women need support

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 National Domestic Abuse week and how, when women and children suffer at the hands of abusive men, those women and children need support – even if some do regard it as ‘do-gooding’.

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: Pick up the poop, dog owners

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 dog poop, or, more specifically, the picking up of it right outside a school.

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: Say thank you for all those blessings

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 saying thank you, and why we should say it more when it comes to being grateful for the services we use.

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: Riff raff comment is just so out of order

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 judging others and how, when it comes to where people shop, we shouldn’t think ourselves better than others.

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: It’s time the Tories stopped blaming the poor

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 the bedroom tax and food banks, and why, with recent outbursts on the subjects by Conservative politicians, it’s time the Tories stopped blaming the poor.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Are those on the breadline being lampooned or are they responsible for their own situation? 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: When we buy a house, we don’t own the views

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 protests against a new housing development in Dursley and how not only do we not own the views from our homes, but sometimes change can actually lead to improvements.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should we be able to keep the views from our houses or can we not own everything around us? Is there a development proposal in your area? 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, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: Why can’t councils just get stuff done?

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 potholes, Uley and why on earth councils just can’t get things done that little bit faster.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Potholes, councils – do they move fast enough to make our communities better or not? 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, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: The council must provide equal access to libraries

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 mobile library scheme in Saul, Gloucestershire, and why the county council has a duty to provide equal access to libraries. 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**