Tag Archives: Thornbury

Gazette column: What makes behaviour anti-social?

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 anti-social behaviour and, given the recent graffiti and disruptions in Thornbury, I ask what actually is anti-social and how much do we really know each other?.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Is behaviour getting worse? Does it matter that we understand each other? Or is it each to their own? 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: Wind turbines – it’s time for a compromise

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 wind turbines and how, with a new, smaller proposal for them put forward in Thornbury, it’s time people began to let them happen and learn to compromise.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? All for wind turbines or not at all? 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: Child car seats are our responsibility

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 child car seats and how, with Thornbury police providing a checking service, the responsibility for our children’s safety lies with us.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Is the checking service vital by the police or should we each except that we are responsible for finding out information and carrying out checks on our own? 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: 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: 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: 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: Investment in families, not youth centres should be the priority

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 youth centres and why I think we need to invest in helping families more than developing youth centres. To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Is family the answer to better society or are youth centres a vital investment?

**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**