Friday, October 30, 2009
"'Here we have a cosy group of people who are so used to residents taking them at face value that when they are challenged they can't take it."
Thursday, October 29, 2009
The Dow and FTSE 100 yesterday both threatened a secondary correction — on the 80th anniversary of the great crash of 1929. Today the Shanghai Composite fell below 3000 and the Nikkei 225 below 10000, both warning of another down-swing. The Australian All Ordinaries index closed below 4600, signaling a correction, but final confirmation will come from the Dow.
We have involved ourselves in a colossal muddle, having blundered in the control of a delicate machine, the working of which we do not understand. The result is that our possibilities of wealth may run to waste for a time — perhaps for a long time.
~ John Maynard Keynes: The Great Slump of 1930
An alternative lesson from the double dip the economy took in 1938 is that the GDP created by massive fiscal stimulus is artificial. So whenever it is eventually removed, there will be significant economic fall out.
~ David Einhorn - Greenlight Capital
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Cllr Woolley describes a situation I do not find in Penyffordd. Lorries that use the village instead of the bypass. Buses that pile through. Unpoliced traffic by the 1000.
Flintshire County Council have on record that Chester Rd, Penyffordd has over a 1000 speeders each day. I and others in Chester Rd await action by Flintshire County Council to slow down the constant speeding in our village which resembles a race track on a major route to school by our children.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Anyway here is a good article on noise and listening. I am not on my own.
All comments on the recommendations made by the Expert Panel in their report will be recorded and forwarded to the Minister for Social Justice and Local Government, Dr Brian Gibbons. The comments made in your email regarding the *banning of "Independent" election sheets do not relate to a specific recommendation made by the Panel - so it will be recorded in the "general comments" section.
* should say group election sheets
postscript: I'll explain what is unfair about 10 councillors on one election sheet be they Independent, Labour, Conservative or BNP shortly.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Served with glazed carrots and steamed brocolli.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
There are also the costs for the website space and website name which are ongoing and yearly. Also the site needs modifying and updating by someone who can program in html or a similar language. A knowledge of cascading style sheets is also needed.
Northop Hall Community Council have a website here. I notice they too wish to deter traffic taking a short cut through their village . At the bottom of the page is a free software to set a community website, it will not be as easy or functional as mine though.
Blogger which is what you are looking at is the best way forward for Penyffordd Community Council.
The website name is free.
Its easy to use.
Items can be added by most councillors who are familiar with computers within a few minutes of their machines being set up. No learning of html code. Cllrs Cindy Hinds, Linda Vidamour, Jane Hopwood and David could add content.
Information will be indexed by Google in seconds, a private website like the one David is currently stuggling with can take 9 months to start to get indexed by Google. I know I have been there with our commercial website.
Access permissions can be granted or removed.
Polls can be carried out online.
There can be a forum area.
You could have a donation page through Paypal which allows secure payments from all credit cards.
There are various other options available and many more continue to be added.
Instead David struggles on with a website that costs money to run annually and which he will struggle for ever to master. It's time to give up the struggle David and get real.
Friday, October 23, 2009
May I suggest they ban group "Independent" election sheets for local elections. This allows a local "Independent " godfather to surround himself with cronies and dead wood blocking those keen to stand. Currently if your face fits you get a free ride in Penyffordd elections.
If Leader readers in other areas of North Wales have had similar issues when trying to stand as a councillor now is the time to put your thoughts forward to the expert panel. You have one month.
The Leader has the contact information.
notes. I believe Penyffordd Community Council have approached FCC for a second time with a view to gagging my blog.
Postscript: Cllrs Cindy Hinds, David Williams and Colin Bithell published their own sheets. Clr Colin Bithell also appeared on the general sheet of community Independents.
Still over a 1000 speeders each day on a major route to school councillors!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Mr Mark Polin was appointed Deputy Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Constabulary on 19th October 2007.
Mr Polin entered the Police Service in 1983 joining the City of London Police where he rose to the rank of Chief Inspector. His last posting saw him in charge of operations at Snow Hill, with particular responsibility for security operations at the Central Criminal Court and other high profile venues.
In 1998 he transferred on promotion to Gwent Police as Superintendent in charge of various central operational functions, including the Force Control Room and the firearms, public order and traffic units. This was followed by command of the Ebbw Vale Division.
December 1999 saw his appointment as Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander of Caerphilly Division and in 2002 he assumed responsibility for Professional and Ethical Standards Department.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Chief Constable he held two other Chief Officer portfolios in Gloucestershire Constabulary. As Assistant Chief Constable (Corporate Services) he was responsible for the Criminal Justice, Community Partnerships and Contact Management Departments and a member of the Local Criminal Justice Board and other strategic partnerships in the County.
In the role of Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) he was accountable for performance improvement and responsible for the three territorial Divisions and the Specialist Crime Investigation Services and Operational Services Departments. He also performed many national and regional roles and in particular was, and continues to be, the ACPO Lead for criminal justice reform issues and also the chair of the Regional Tasking and Coordinating, Firearms and Forensics forums.
He acts as an umpire on the national counter terrorism exercise programme focusing on Gold Command and associated structures and processes.
Mr Polin holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Open University.
Mr Polin starts in his new position of Chief Constable of North Wales in November.
Postscript Mark Polin comes from Gloucester Police Force which have a proper Police Pledge system in place. As opposed to North Wales Police whose current policing pledge is non existent.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Postscript. It's on a Saturday and starts 30 minutes earlier than normal. Gates open 6 pm.
Date. November 7th.
They say they are no longer Arrive Alive. The North Wales web address tells a different story.
Mark Tami MP has sent me a letter he received from WCRP following representations made by Mark to the WCRP with regards Chester Rd Penyffordd speeding. Previously Carl Sargeant AM has made similar efforts. I am told CBM Howie Williams has also been in touch with WCRP recently.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Both Boeing and Airbus seem to be biding their time on new models.
Amounts of energy for flying might also be an issue.
Link Daily Post
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Horse box parked in The Millstone. There are ongoing issues with "youth". CBM Howie Williams is on the case. This must be part of a program to reassure residents of North Wales Polices' commitment to neighbourhood policing. They must have been riding around in the dark. There is horse muck near the Millstone always gets Leader readers going. Cow muck is better for the garden as they send the grass through 2 stomachs which gets rid of the grass seed or so I am told.
Monday, October 12, 2009
In light of ongoing planned improvements the above FOIE now answered with satisfaction if not puzzlement.
They knew nothing............
Sunday, October 11, 2009
1. The Poachers in Ffrith has shut.
2. The Railway in Coed Talon is shut.
3. The Cross Keys in Llanfynydd have applied for planning permission to turn pub into a house.
Meanwhile another pub we pass has few customers...............
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
• 1, Towers Way, Penyffordd, CH4 0JS - Sold for £175,000 on 03-08-2009
Sales recently added within 500 metres of CH4 0LJ
• 8, Green Park, Penyffordd, CH4 0LY - Sold for £157,000 on 31-07-2009
Sales recently added within 500 metres of CH4 0HP
• Gilwell House, Abbotts Lane, Penyffordd, CH4 0HW - Sold for £249,995 on 03-08-2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
This was about his father who returned from WW2 a much altered person.
Adolf, his part in my father's downfall.
"But he had not the nous to capitalise on his talents as an artist, a natural pianist and a skilled carpenter. Instead he chose to assiduously train for a place in the Welsh national drinking team".
War can damage your health.................
It is aproximately 960 days since I first wrote a polite letter to Penyffordd County Council about speeding in Chester Rd. This was met by a phonecall from Clerk Nigel Jones saying that speeding was nothing to do with the council.
I calculate conservatively that 226,000 cars have sped through the middle of the village since the phonecall from Nigel
North Wales Police sit on their hands. Their neighbourhood forum promises just talk.
Arrive Alive remain unaccountable as ever. I have spotted their van in Pontblyddyn three times in the last month. Why aren't Penyffordd councillors pressing Arrive Alive. Do some councillors have too many mates who speed through the village?
Chester Rd is a major route to school, it's where your children go to school, grandad and grandma get their pensions.
It's still like a race track.......................................................
Councillors should resign and North Wales Police forced to do their job.
keyword. Chief Inspector Ruth Purdie
postscript grammatical errors remedied.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Lisa says it will not get me far ridiculing Penyffordd Community Council however.
Postscript. One of the few books that will make me laugh hysterically.
Their description of Chester Rd on their website under Flintshire a complete fabrication that hides a 1000 speeders a day.
In The Mail
"The Tories will also scrap the Safety Camera Partnerships quangos and force local authorities to take a lead on the location and running of cameras."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1218377/Tories-promise-brake-number-speed-cameras.html#ixzz0T8vd28V1
A letter for consideration.
keyword: Inspector Martin Best
Monday, October 05, 2009
Link The Telegraph
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Link Wales Online
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
I have followed your ongoing struggle against boy racers in Mold in The Leader. We have boy racers in Chester Rd, Penyffordd perhaps more but ours are spread over a wider period. A 300 speeding morning rat run is ignored everyday by Inspector Martin Best in Chester Rd, Penyffordd.
Is it not time in your position on North Wales Police Authority to persuade North Wales Police to forget the "soft touch" and to book them. They speed and have illegal exhausts.
We in Chester Rd are not happy, you in Mold are not happy. What's going on?
ps. No councillors in Penyffordd will stand up to our rat run. It's been going on for more than three years. Why is this?
Link read Roland Cleth in the comments
Thursday, October 01, 2009
speeds of up to 1 Gbps (gigabit per second) by 2012.
Link The Telegraph
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