Where’s tha’ bin?

August 12, 2015

So the old joke goes:

“Sidney, where’s the bin?”

“Ah bin nowhere Alfred, where’s tha’ bin?” Read the rest of this entry »

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Snow Champions Needed

January 20, 2015

I’m a Snow Champion. Walsall Council have funding in place to support 250 local people who will undertake to clear sections of pavement outside their house for the general benefit of the local community.

I'm not being funny about this, but I live in Aldridge. There are an awful lot of people who are a bit older than me and shouldn't be expected to be out and about if conditions are poor underfoot. I live very close to a senior school with hundreds of pupils walking past my front door daily. I live close to a convenience store with a high footfall. It appears I need to do my bit.

Many thanks to Paul Leighton for organising and equipping me. I'm only sorry there appears to be a shortage of volunteers.

This is your chance to get involved. Follow the link at the top of the page to find out more and volunteer to serve.

With snow forecast, it’ll be my pleasure to clear it as fast as snow off a council-issue shovel.


Driving us all to Distraction

November 11, 2013

Well done to the Express & Star who this week uncovered the purchase of a brand new Jaguar for use as an official car by the Mayor of Walsall, and the subsequent demands that he boycott its use.

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Not the actual car in question, although it is better looking.

Brownhills Bob wrote a suitably scathing post about it. Read the rest of this entry »


Setting an Example (Parking)

October 26, 2013

Gah! You go out for the afternoon, take the children round the shops and come home to THIS.

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Things about which I have become excited.

September 30, 2012

A number of rather good things are in the offing. I am quite excited about many of them, and thought rather than write individual posts to be published over the next few days I’d share them all in brief and save the detail for later. Read the rest of this entry »