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Gazette column: Tax works because we’re made to pay it. So tax me, please. Tax me now.

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 tax and how, if, like South Gloucestershire Council, we are asked to opt-in for paying for services, we just won’t do it. That’s why they should just tax us and be done with it – because it works.

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: Thatcherism wrecked our public transport system

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 Margaret Thatcher and how, with the loss of the bus service in Thornbury,  Thatcherism wrecked our public transport system.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Did Thatcherism change our public transport system forever? Is bus deregulation acceptable & inevitable? Or should privatisation be stopped? 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: We need more commuter towns

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

Back from my holiday now, so time for my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette. This week it’s about commuter towns and how, if communities are to grow, we need more of them.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Love or loathe commuter towns? 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: Thornbury may have a Sunday Times accolade, but it needs to learn to share itself

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 town of Thornbury and how that, with it’s recent fantastic award by The Sunday Times as being one of the best places to live in the South West, the town needs to learn to share itself  and its good fortune with others.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should Thornbury welcome in new people and housing developments? Or should it close its doors and preserve it as it is? 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: School buildings are crumbling around us

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 school buildings and how the governement is not doing enough to help create better environments for children to learn in.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Are school buildings a mess? Do the Government need to do more? Or does it not matter where children learn? 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: Charge us our taxess & be honest about it

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 South Gloucestershire’s ‘green bin charge’,  taxing by the back door and how councils – and government – would earn our respect if the were more honest.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think?  Should we be charged extra for services, but not call it tax? Should our tax charges cover everything? Should politics be more honest? 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: Getting older shouldn’t mean you get forgotton

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 loss of the police station in Thornbury, how sheltered housing – not family housing – is to be built on it and how, when people get older, they shouldn’t get forgotton.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Is sheltered housing more vital than affordable family housing or do we have to provide more for our ageing population? 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 Severn barrage must go back to the drawing board

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 Severn barrage and how, with the current proposal by a private firm now on the table, the whole project has to go back to the drawing board. To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should the Severn barrage be stopped or changed? Or should it go ahead now? 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**