Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
and tomato and cos lettuce
Vegetable frittata and salad
Soba noodles in miso soup with chilli and ginger
Perhaps a reading of my letter below and a re reading of the letter above may show you how
" a put down " can be constructed out of words I did not actually say. Its done a lot in politics.
The key word I said was "could" which is not definite. Anyway I thank Councillor McFarlane for allowing me the possibility of a reply letter to The Leader.
keywords: Cllr David Mcfarlane Broughton South
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Do a 1000+ speeders a day qualify?
keywords: Chief Superintendent Ruth Purdie Commander of Eastern Division.
Dear Penyffordd Councillors,
Postscript. Cllr Cindy Hinds replies within 8 hours by email. Cllr Linda Vidamour will also respond. Cllr David Williams will not he ignores his councillor code of conduct.
If you go here it says:-
What is North Wales Police's commitment to you?
To retain the highest standards of honesty and integrity at all times.
To stay responsive to the needs of the local community.
To provide an excellent policing service which exceeds public expectations.
To be at the heart of local communities, working with you to improve the quality of life.
North Wales Police activity in Penyffordd here.
1000+ vehicles speeding through Chester Rd each day is NOT on the list.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Here's a nice couple with their daughter. Fighting Tesco in Ruabon. Tesco will decimate local shops. People who care about their local environment. He tells me Denmark are doing big things to reduce cars in communities.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Cllr Cindy Hinds Basic allowance £12,831, Travelling Expenses £182.85, Subsistence £0.
Cllr David Williams £12,831, Travelling Expenses £0, Subsistence £0.
Cindy goes to Shire Hall at least twice a week. David visits Shire Hall about 5 times a year.
As I have said previously. If you do not play the game (representing Penyffordd at Shire Hall) I cannot see how you can be anywhere except the bottom of the queue when funding is available.
The top amount claimed by a county councillor for travel was £1300.
The basic allowance might seem a lot to some people but it will be well below the minimum wage level when time spent on council matters is added up at the end of the year.
Community and Town Councillors receive nothing.
If you have a responsibility at Shire Hall such as Council Leader ( Cllr Arnold Woolley) you get the £12,831 plus a special responsibility allowance of £28,920. Other Cllrs such as Patrick Heesom or Tony Sharps get a £14,686 and £16,496 repectively.
Special responsibilty councillors have to spend much time at Shire Hall.
The government of Flintshire County Council is a minature version of national government. The leading party governs in this case The Independents, last time we were Labour led.
The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Peter Green's Biography
A Purple Orchid
My daily presents include long walks in the country.
Being able to do what I like with who I want.
Goals. To live in a village and not a race track
Tx to Sue Postoffice for the birthday present.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I sent the letter to The Leader because I am fed up with the manner that officers deal with me. They have tried for two years to deny me traffic data collected on two occasions in Penyffordd. This data could be read by MS Excel (still can) . They have recently bought new software so that I cannot read the data. Wasting rate payers money to deny me an FOIE.
These officers need to know that they work for us ( as do North Wales Police).
There should be total transparency and scrutiny except for exceptional circumstances. Denying me traffic data that shows the true extent of speeding outside my house is not one of them.
The hiding of Chester Rd traffic data allows the All Wales Safety Partnership, North Wales Police and Flintshire County Council to work against the interests of Chester Road instead of working for Chester Rd.
This is totally counter to the published aims of the above agencies.
The statement that we need more Cllr Heesom's can be expanded to include politician's of all parties including The Independents.
Still over a 1000 speeders in Penyffordd each and every day.
The unedited version (I have no issue with The Leader editing letters)
Link The Daily Post
Meanwhile his force continue to ignore our daily rat run that's part of the 1000 speeders a day. Recently North Wales Police have been publicizing a new Pledge Policy where they are promising to deal with residents complaints about North Wales Police. Time to put it to the test?
Postscript: The Leader
Sunday, May 17, 2009
To replace the melon plant the snail killed. Why can't they wait till the plants get some leaves?
Not the best day to go as its the Chester Half Marathon, a 30 minute wait whilst they trundle past. In another life time 3 stone and 25 years lighter I could manage a half marathon in 1 hour 35 mins, a marathon in 3 hours 23 minutes.
Marathons are funny affairs in that you hit a wall about 20 miles in. This is where the body runs out of glycogen and starts to use body fat as energy. It affects runners differently usually in an emotional way. It can make you cry.
I met Lisa when I was a jogger.
Marathons that I have run include the North Wales, Liverpool, Manchester and Barmouth. I have had a look at the rain radar which is not good. A band of red and pink moving up the country. It was at Mid Wales when we came out. Red and pink means a downpour. Sure enough the heavens open. Running in cold rain is uncomfortable, a pace is required that keeps body temperature up. Stopping is not an option unless there is somewhere warm to go.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I used to go in The White Lion in my 20's when I did not live in Penyffordd. It was like having a pint in your house. Three old ladies ran it. Nigel the Clerk to the Community Council is related.
They had pickled eggs in a jar.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
The cost to the ratepayer £10,000.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
CBM Chris Pullen is moving to Penerlag.
Inspector Alun Oldfield is moving to become a Detective Inspector. On the point of speeding traffic ( a 1000+ a day) they have been a dead loss. There has been progress however with our "youth". Will this be temporary or lasting?
Link The Evening Leader
On the plus side Inspector Oldfield got rid of the travellers who were trespassing pretty smartish.
Four CBM's have applied for the position of CBM for Penyffordd district and Higher Kinnerton.
This is somewhat unprecedented according to CBM Chris Pullen.
We have acting Police Inspector Alan Massey until the Inspector Martin Best is ready to take up his position.
Two community councillors tonight were rather unwell.
Cllr Cindy Hinds is the new Chairperson for the next year.
Cllr Linda Vidamour is Vice Chairperson.
Speeding was brought up. Vounog, Penymynydd Rd.
Possible 20 mph for outside Penyffordd junior school. 30 mph for Dobshill.
Chester Rd continues to have a 1000+ speeders each day.
Cllr Colin Bithell ("I stand for the family"local elections 2008) of course is dead against 20 mph in the middle of the village. I will campaign actively against Colin if he should stand again for councillor if he will persist on being against 20 mph in our village centre.
Cllr David Williams is having trouble with Flintshire County Council. Apparently they are not answering his correspondence. David will not answer any emails I send him either.
What goes around comes around David. lol
Is Cllr David Williams for traffic calming in the middle of the village? Or a wide open road for his speeding mates at The Red Lion.
The bridle path in Lower Mountain appears to be a success. I managed to get The Leader to do a story. FCC has filled in the bog as they said they would. The horse riders are happy with it.
Friday, May 01, 2009
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